The Outpost Kruger National Park

The Outpost Kruger National Park

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Accommodation Category: Birding, Honeymoon, Kruger Park, Limpopo, Lodge, Luxury Safari Lodge, Spa Venue, and Up-MarketAccommodation Tags: big5, kruger-park, krugernationalpark, luxury, outpost, and Safari

Child Policy
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  • The Outpost Kruger National Park


    The Outpost Kruger is in the Wildest and Most Remote Part of the Kruger National Park 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 Contractual Park measures 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 Kruger 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 Spaces offering spectacular panoramic views of the river and bush below.
    Game drives and outstanding walking safaris are undertaken in what is arguably one of the most scenically beautiful and diverse untouched remote wilderness areas in the Kruger National Park. Almost 80% of the Kruger Park’s diversity is found here. There are over 350 bird species identified.  It is listed as a Ramsar Wetland Site. There are also traces of early humankind.



    • 26 500ha Contractual Park – the heart of the Limpopo Transfrontier “Peace” Park.
    • Untouched Big 5 Wilderness with only 3 concessionaires allowed to traverse.
    • Sharing a border with Zimbabwe & Mozambique.
    • Diverse Eco-System – Almost 80% of the Kruger National Parks diversity found here!
    • Listed Ramsar Site – Wetlands of International Importance.
    • Birder’s Paradise – Over 350 recorded species with an impressive list of specials.
    • Unique Typography with a diversity of landscape.
    • Traces of early humankind found in the area.
    • Baobabs carbon dating back 1400 years.
    • Lanner Gorge – Rocks dating back 250 million years.
    • Crooks Corner – The Confluence of 3 countries and 2 rivers


    A combination of innovative architecture and top-class facilities and services in the middle of an expansive wilderness…
    The lodge is built with a contemporary and tasteful design that is emphasized by the beauty of the surrounding bush. The use of clean symmetrical lines and the combination of unconventional
    elements such as steel and concrete creates a luxurious yet unassuming look.

    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, which offer a cool relaxing alternative to the daybeds and chairs on the terrace overlooking the swimming pool. The lounge is flanked by a large bookcase with an extensive and varied selection of books.
    The main building is connected to 12 stand-alone Luxury Spaces along a Zimbabwean teak walkway. The Outpost offers a variety of places to dine. Breakfast and lunch are served undercover in the dining area in the main building with views of the Luvuvhu River Valley. Lunch may be served as a picnic out on safari (requested on arrival or upon reservation), under Baobabs or on the river banks.
    Dinner is enjoyed either in the enclosed courtyard under the stars or on the deck next to the pool. The large wine cellar, filled with outstanding South African wines, including some amazing
    Sauvignon Blanc produced by the Lodge owner is separated from the main dining area by a glass partition.
    • Dining Room
    • Bar
    • Wine Cellar
    • Swimming Pool
    • Superb South African wines
    • Deck with Spectacular Views
    • Lounge with Fireplace
    • Library
    • Fictional, non-fictional books and novels
    • In-room Massage Therapies
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi in the central area



    VILLAGE TOURS – The Makuleke Community

    The Outpost is a partnership between the Lodge and the Makuleke people. The development of the Lodge is inextricably linked to the history of the Makuleke people, their forced removal from the region under the Apartheid laws of the old South African government and the subsequent return of title to the Makuleke people. The history of the Makuleke people is best explored by a visit
    to the Makuleke Village in the capable hands of a Makuleke guide. You will wander through the village meeting the community and gain insight as to how the Makuleke was won back and then
    surrendered to nature for the sake of wildlife and biodiversity. A village tour is a great stop for guests doing a road transfer to The Outpost Kruger Park

    HISTORY TOURS – Crooks Corner

    Crook’s Corner, a settlement at the meeting point of 3 countries (South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe) became a beacon for anyone who wished to avoid both the restrictions and the enforcers of law and order. When men got into trouble in any (or all) of the 3 countries they would naturally gravitate to Crook’s Corner. It was a bushy wedge of land where crocodiles sunned themselves on the sandy beach, dreaming their evil dreams, or popped up silently from submersion, warning the unwary of the dangers of the illegal border crossing.

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  • Address: Kruger National Park, Makuleke Contractual Park
    Kruger National Park
    South Africa
  • Facilities:

    Quick over view:
    Central swimming pool with expansive deck. Lounge with Fireplace & Library. À La Carte Dining with Bar & Wine Cellar. Open vehicle game drives. Walking safaris. In room massage therapies. Curio Selection. The main building is connected to 12 stand-alone Luxury Spaces along a Zimbabwean teak walkway.

    The lodge is built with a contemporary and tasteful design that is emphasized by the beauty of the surrounding bush. The use of clean symmetrical lines and the combination of unconventional elements such as steel and concrete creates a luxurious yet unassuming look. Distinctive touches include Nguni cowhides on the ottomans and colourful pillows.
    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, which offer a cool relaxing alternative to the daybeds and chairs on the terrace overlooking the swimming pool. The lounge is flanked by a large book case with an extensive and varied selection of books.

  • Child Policy:

    We only allow children over the age of 10 at The Outpost and Children 10 to 11 years of age pay 50% 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 at The Outpost are “open-air” with open balconies and that the lodge and swimming pool are both unfenced. Children must be supervised at all times.

  • Rooms:

    The Outpost accommodates 24 guests in 12 stand-alone open plan en-suite Luxury Spaces resting on a hill overlooking the Luvuvhu River. The Spaces are connected to each other and the central Lodge area by a 500m Zimbabwean teak walkway.
    These contemporary Luxury Spaces 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.
    Spaces include an indoor/outdoor shower, large stone bath, a lounge area with an outdoor terrace and day bed. Features also include a mini-bar, Nespresso machine and wireless internet (coming soon).

    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.

    Over View:

    Unique “open” Luxury Spaces with
    breathtaking panoramic views.

    State-of the art remote controlled
    weather screens.

    Award-winning bathrooms with open
    plan bathroom overlooking the bush.

    King sized bed with goose down
    duvets and mosquito netting.

    Lounge and private terrace with daybed.

    Eco-friendly cooling system.

  • Terms:

    Extras may be settled in camp. We accept all credit cards.
    Cancellations must be sent in writing to Safari Destinations.
    Our cancellation policy is as follows: Four weeks before arrival - 50% of full amount Two weeks before arrival - 75% of full amount One week or less - 100% of full amount.

  • High Season Dates: 1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
  • Normal Rates:

    Luxury spaces:
    R 7 400 per person sharing per night
    R 9 630 per person single per night

    Honeymoon spaces:
    R 9 100 per person sharing per night
    R 11 830 per person single per night

    # Please Note: No single supplement for the first single suite confirmed in any one reservation. Second single suite or more pay a 30% supplement on the per person sharing rate.

    Should you wish to set the pace of your Safari, a Private Vehicle & Guide allows you the freedom in this magnificent bushveld. Recommended for those wanting to do walking safaris. (Subject to availability upon request).
    R 7 800 for vehicle per day