The Outpost

Kruger National Park, Limpopo

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Amenities & Facilities

Air conditioning Game viewing Onsite Parking Restaurant Rooms Swimming Pool

The Outpost a luxury lodge, emphasises its beautiful surrounds but blends and preserves the wilderness that is its home.

The Outpost lies in a vast wilderness area in the northernmost part of Kruger National Park. This region, called the Makuleke Region, is bordered to the north by the Limpopo River and Zimbabwe and to the east by Crooks Corner and Mozambique.
Using simple, clean lines and combining elements of steel, concrete and open space, the unashamedly contemporary design of The Outpost a luxury lodge, emphasises its beautiful surrounds but blends and preserves the wilderness that is its home.


The Outpost comprises one large main building and twelve stand-alone living spaces set on the side of a hill overlooking the Luvuvhu River, all connected by a half kilometre long walkway made of Zimbabwean teak. The contemporary design of each Space makes use of concrete and steel with retractable canvas sliders which open to afford a 180 degree view of the Luvuvhu River valley. The living area of each Space comprises an outdoor terrace with daybed, indoor lounge and bedroom with king size bed under mosquito netting, as well as an en-suite bathroom with award-winning bath and shower. Goose down duvets add a touch of luxury to your comfort.
Despite its remote location, The Outpost strives to provide excellent cuisine. The style of food draws from its African surroundings and care is taken to source the best produce. Please advise beforehand of any special dietary requirements so that they are able to meet these during your stay. The Outpost offers a variety of places to dine. Breakfast is served under cover in the dining area in the main building with views of the Luvuvhu River Valley. Lunch is served in the dining area and dinner is either eaten in the enclosed courtyard under the stars or on the deck next to the pool.

The Outpost provides an ideal location for your intimate wedding in our African wilderness. There are a number of beautiful areas within the concession from which you can choose the perfect location.
The Outpost can arrange all aspects of your wedding including legal requirements, ministers, photographers, flowers, choirs and the like. Please contact the Outpost to discuss your personal requirements for your special day

On arrival guests are welcomed into the main building and are treated to the openness and extensive views that embody The Outpost. The modern bar is a focal point and defines the lounge and dining areas. The lounge is flanked by a large book case with an extensive and varied selection of books. This area leads off to the swimming pool deck with large lap pool.


The region measures some 28 000 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.
Game drives and walks
Guests will be taken on game excursions 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-air four wheel-drive vehicles. Game excursions are not restricted to public roads in Kruger National Park and mostly make use of tracks formerly reserved for the use of Park officials. Bush walks can be arranged, however there is a requiry for you to give at least two weeks notice prior to arrival.

The Makuleke Region was occupied by the Makuleke Community for some 140 years prior to their forced removal in 1969 under the apartheid policies of the previous government. After South Africa returned to democracy in the 1990's, the Makuleke's lodged a successful land claim resulting in the return of their land. This return was conditional on the land being used only for ecotourism and subject to the environmental management of Kruger National Park.
The Makuleke Community then awarded a 30 year concession to The Outpost. A true community lodge, the Outpost was built with a labour force provided by the Community. The Outpost now operates with staff drawn almost entirely from the Community. The Outpost pays 8% of its turnover to the Community as a concession rental and a further 2% of its turnover is paid to a Trust formed for the benefit and welfare of the Community. At the end of the 30 year period, the entire lodge is returned to the Community, the objective being for community members to have obtained the necessary skills to operate The Outpost for their own benefit.
This arrangement represents one of the most advanced integrated conservation and sustainable development models in the world and provides real ownership and control to the Makuleke Community.

Child Policy:

* Only children over the age of 10 is allowed.
* Children 10 to 11 years of age pay 50 percent of the full adult rate if sharing with parents.
* Children 12 – 18 years of age pay the full adult rate.
* Please note that the rooms are open-air with open balconies and that the lodge and swimming pool are both unfenced.
* Children must be supervised at all times.

Rates from:

South African Rate From:

R 4 000 per person per night sharing
R 3 350 per person per night sharing
Valid 01 Mar 2017 to 16 Mar 2017
R 4 000 per person per night sharing
Valid 17 Mar 2017 to 07 May 2017
R 3 350 per person per night sharing
Valid 08 May 2017 to 03 Aug 2017
R 4 000 per person per night sharing
Valid 04 Aug 2017 to 13 Aug 2017
R 3 350 per person per night sharing
Valid 14 Aug 2017 to 14 Dec 2017
R 4 000 per person per night sharing
Valid 15 Dec 2017 to 05 Jan 2018

Rate Includes:

* Accommodation
* Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
* Twice daily game drives in open vehicles with sundowners and snacks, all teas and coffees and game drive drinks (both alcaholic and non-alcaholic)
* Transfers to and from the Parfuri landing strip for fly-in guests to The Outpost
* Teas and coffees

Rate Exclude:

* All Extras
* Reserve entry fee of R70 per person per day

Term & Conditions:

* Rates are subject to change and availability
* These rates are only valid for SA residents

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