Awelani Lodge & Eco-Tourism Park at Pafuri Gate

Awelani Lodge is situated near Pafuri Gate at the northern section of Kruger National Park. The Lodge offers self-catering chalets as well as camping sites and an on-site restaurant and pub. Situated in a 1700 hectare conservancy, Awelani provides visitors an outstanding opportunity to walk or mountain bike through a wooded conservancy with a remarkable arrange of trees, Baobab, Mopani and Lobombo Ironwood to name a few.

Sandstone outcrops hide what is probably San and Khoi rock art and traditional Venda grain storage units. A purpose-built birdhide and waterhole offers outstanding bird watching. A sightings list of over 700 birds confirms this Pafuri area destination is an excellent site for twitchers.


Awelani Lodge offers self-catering standard and luxury chalets, as well as camping sites and an on-site restaurant, pub and swimming pool.



Awelani Lodge is located just 12 km’s from Pafuri Gate on on the R525, offering excellent accommodation near Kruger National Park situated in a 1700 hector conservancy.


What Our Guests Have To Say

We spent the most beautiful evening on our trip in the “Awelani Lodge & Eco Tourism Park”. The scene under the arch was so great that one could forget time. Also the food served under the stars was excellent and the rooms were nicely decorated and very clean. When exiting or entering Kruger National Park in the North you got to stay with Awelani Lodge.
Facebook review, Thomas Hofinger
We stayed here in December 2015 for 3 nights, intending to use the lodge as a base from which to visit the Kruger Park but we decided to not go into the park and explored the reserve instead. We ended up hiking as the landscapes are fantastic and we explored the many caves to discover the amazing rock art. The Christmas dinner was also tops!
Facebook review, Mario Fazekas
The rooms where clean and the space was good for both of us, me, my hubby and my twin girls aged 14. We loved the venue and is good for couples just to relax.
TripAdvisor review, jane_sithole