The Outpost is a luxury lodge resting high on a hill overlooking the Luvuvhu River Valley – situated in the wildest and most remote part of the Kruger National Park.
The Outpost lies in the Makuleke Contractual Park, a vast and remote wilderness area bordered to the north by the Limpopo River and Zimbabwe and to the east by Crooks Corner and Mozambique.
The Big 5 Makuleke Park spans some 26 500 hectares and is well known for its abundant wildlife including less common species not evident in the southern and central regions of the park. Apart from large herds of elephant and buffalo, guests will be able to see Nyala, an antelope which is not easily found in the more southern regions of the park, and over 350 recorded bird species. The diverse terrain of the region includes Mopane Woodlands, Fever Tree forests, Acacia thickets as well as some of the largest and oldest Baobab specimens.
The Outpost has been designed using simple, clean lines, combining elements of steel, concrete and open space. The unashamedly contemporary design of The Outpost emphasises its beautiful surroundings but blends into, and preserves the wilderness that is its home.
Accommodation consists of 12 unique and modern stand-alone open plan en-suite Luxury Suites offering spectacular panoramic views of the river and bush below.
Game drives and outstanding walking safaris are undertaken in what is without a doubt one of the most scenically beautiful and diverse wilderness areas in the Kruger National Park.
With space and views like this… you can soak up the wonders of the spectacular surroundings whilst indulging in the luxuries of your Suite.
The Outpost accommodates 24 guests in 12 stand-alone open plan en-suite Luxury Suites resting on a hill overlooking the Luvuvhu River. The Suites are connected to each other and the central Lodge area by a 500m Zimbabwean teak walkway.
These contemporary Luxury Suites have been cleverly designed, making full use of space, concrete and steel with state-of the art retractable screens offering 180-degrees of uninterrupted views of the Luvuvhu River Valley.
The open feel of the room extends into a comfortable lounge and an award-winning bathroom (which can be screened off for privacy) with a stone bath and open shower boasting views extending as far as Mozambique.
The outdoor terrace with daybed offers full views of the surrounding bushveld, and is the perfect spot to while away the time soaking in this natural wonder.
Exclusive Honeymoon Suite
The Honeymoon Suite, rests high above the camp offering uninterrupted 270° views as far as the eye can see. The intoxicating beauty and freedom of the vast wilderness flows into the Suite where you feel at one with nature even whilst sleeping in your comfy king-size bed.
All Things Big and Small…
This region measures some 26 500 hectares and is home to large herds of elephant and buffalo. The mountainous terrain is attractive to leopard and the region has resident prides of lion. Rhino were recently reintroduced and guests visiting The Outpost are likely to see various fauna and flora endemic to this remote corner of the Kruger National Park. The diverse terrain of the region includes mopane woodlands, fever tree forests, acacia thickets and some of the largest and oldest baobab trees.
Guests will be taken on game drives in the early morning and again in the late afternoon which may extend into the early evening. Game drives are conducted by qualified and experienced guides in open 4×4 safari vehicles. The drives are not restricted to public roads in Kruger National Park and mostly make use of tracks formerly reserved for the use of Park officials.
Guests who would like to experience the bush on foot may do so after breakfast as an alternative to a game drive. These walks are exhilarating and informative… the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with the wonders of nature, and a great way to stretch your legs and breath the fresh bush air. On request subject to availability.
The Outpost offers Walking Safaris in what is arguably one of the most scenically beautiful and diverse wilderness areas in the Kruger National Park.
The trails are designed to capture the magic of this wilderness. Trails are conducted over 3 nights
(or longer if required) with guests based at The Outpost.
With a group size of a maximum of 4 guests on the trails, guests will receive personal attention enhancing their wilderness experience. The trails will depart from The Outpost or from various
locations within the region that are accessed by an open game-viewing vehicle, and are led by a highly qualified and knowledgeable guide.
There is so much more to this wilderness experience than encounters with big mammals. The trails also focus on the broader aspects of nature and the wilderness such as the sounds, the smells, the ecological web, the little and the big. The trails can also cater for special interest groups, such as botany or birds, and are conducted in areas carefully chosen to capture the diversity of topography, habitat and wildlife.
Pre-booking for Walking Safari is essential
How To Get To The Outpost
- Self-drive (±6 hours from Johannesburg ±650km).
- Flight transfer or private charter into Pafuri airstrip.
- Road transfers are available from any airport to the lodge.
- Please contact reservations to assist in all air and road transfers.