Kruger National Park
Set within the northern most region of the legendary Kruger National Park, The Outpost Lodge is surrounded by a vast and remote wilderness. Perched up on a rocky outcrop, the views across the open plan landscapes are epic from here: endless stretches of flood plains sprawl out as far as the eye can see.
The area is renowned for the abundant, rare game that includes species which are less commonly found in the central and southern regions of the Kruger Park. The diversity is remarkable – Mopane Woodlands, Fever Tree forests, Acacia thickets and some of the largest and oldest Baobab trees in the world - and makes for a birder’s paradise. With over 350 recorded species, including the elusive Pel’s Fishing Owl, The Outpost is a must for keen twitchers.
Intrinsically linked to the local community, The Outpost's guides are all local: their knowledge and enthusiasm for the area is phenomenal and contributes indelibly on the experience.
The 12 modern standalone en-suite luxury spaces blend into the magnificent landscape, thanks to their subtle colour scheme and open walls that let in panoramic views. The state-of-the-art remote controlled weather screens allow as much or as little of the bird’s eye view into your luxury room as you wish for. After a game drive, relax on a day bed with the eco cooling air system, take an outdoor bath on your deck, or even indulge in a spa massage in the comfort of your own room.
The Outpost overlooks the Luvuvhu River valley which forms part of the Pafuri region in the Kruger National Park. The remoteness of the area and the unique landscapes are complimented by low vehicle density and options to take part in walking safaris. From this position, you can visit the Lanner Gorge and the Makuleke Community, who are part owners of this 26,500ha concession, as well as the historical and cultural areas of Crook’s Corner. Not to mention, the Thulamela archaeological sites, which are also found within this intriguing area.
Here, you are treated to two daily game-drives and bush walks, both of which are sure to include great wildlife sightings – with herds of elephants and buffalo in the dry months; an abundance of hippos and crocodiles on the Levuvhu River; and predators, especially leopard, which prey on the plentiful antelopes.
If you are looks for a haven to switch-off from everyday life back home, then The Outpost is for you. We believe this lodge is best suited to travellers looking for a rustic yet luxurious safari stay in South Africa.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Anonymous, India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka