The Outpost in Kruger NP
Moonrise view from Luxury Space Swimming Pool and Main area at The Outpost
Moonrise view from Luxury Space
Swimming Pool and Main area at The Outpost

The Outpost in Kruger NP

The Outpost lies in the Makuleke Contractual Park, part of the Kruger National Park. It is 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.


South Africa


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.


Game drives and outstanding walking safaris are undertaken in what is arguably one of the most scenically beautiful and diverse wilderness areas in the Kruger National Park.

One of the few true wilderness areas left in South Africa, The Makuleke Contractual Park (Pafuri) is steeped in history and boasts vegetation very different to any other area within Kruger. Early morning and late afternoon/evening game drives are conducted in 26 000 hectares of unspoilt wilderness. Experience the beauty of Lanner Gorge, the historic Crooks Corner and the fascination of the Fever Tree forest. These are just some of the wonders the area has to offer. 

Private Safaris and walking safaris are available upon request.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

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 400 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 main area consists of a library, lounge and bar where guests can relax between game drives. Cuppoccinos are complimentary and needless to say, very popular. 

The swimming pool is off the main area and an absolute delight during the summer months.

All Spaces come complete with a Nespresso machine, safe and minibar. The spectacular views are complimentary too.

Head , neck, back and full body massages are available on request and done in the privacy and comfort of your Space.


Accommodation consists of 12 unique, modern, stand-alone, open plan, en-suite Luxury Spaces offering spectacular panoramic views of the river and bush below.


52 weeks, 52 things to do in 2013 – CNN Travel (US Jan 2013)

Hideaway of the Year – Andrew Harper (USA 2007)

101 Best New Hotels – Tatler Guide 2005 (UK 2005)

100 Best New Hotels in the World – Conde Nast Traveller (US May 2004)

One of Five Best Baths with a View – Independent Newspaper (UK April 2004)

Hottest New Game Lodge – Young Rich Travel (Australia September 2003)

South Africa’s Sexiest Bathrooms – Style (South Africa July 2003)

Best Safari Lodge – Wallpaper (UK May 2003)


Summer stretches from October through to April with lovely hot summer days and warm nights. Afternoon thunderstorms are common.

Winter months are from May to August. Days are beautifully warm with cold, crisp mornings and evenings. Warm clothing is required for game drives.


Average StayAverage Stay

In order to experience and appreciate what the area has to offer, we strongly recommend a stay of 3 - 4 nights. 

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

From R7,400 per person sharing per night.



Children PolicyChild Policy

Children over 10 years of age are welcome at The Outpost unless the lodge is booked exclusively.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit The Outpost in Kruger NP's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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