Located in one of the most remote sections of the Kruger National Park lies the luxurious oasis that is The Outpost. It is a resort unlike any other, located in the Pafuri region which is not only rich in history but also home to 80% of the Kruger Park’s biodiversity. If this hasn’t already made you scribble down the name, we’re listing six reasons why you need to visit The Outpost.
- Award-Winning Architecture
It is not often that man-made structures can compete in beauty with the natural surrounds, but the simplicity of the Outpost’s genius design blends beautifully into the striking landscape. While not imposing on the surrounds, the contemporary cantilevered design of the 12 stand-alone villas creates a compelling relationship between nature and design. No wonder their design has been praised for being both elegant and eco conscious.
- Breathtaking Views To Enjoy From Sunrise to Sunset
Situated on a hill overlooking the Luvuvhu River, each open-plan unit offers unbridled views of the beauty below. Retractable walls blur the lines between inside and outside, so guests are always connected to nature. This elevates every experience, turning even the most mundane of tasks into a memorable experience.
- Nature Lover’s Paradise
Known as the Eden of the Kruger, the Pafuri is home to 80% of the Kruger’s biodiversity with white rhino and large elephants enjoying the concession’s large unfenced grounds. Between the Luvuvhu and Limpopo rivers lies a mix of botanically rich sandveld, mopane woodland and scrub, combretum woodland and baobab dotted hillsides. These are home to zebra, impala, wildebeest and many more. Birdwatchers are also spoilt for choice, especially during the warmer months when there are often sightings of rare and beautiful birds in the area. Over 350 species call this area home.
- Various Safari Tours
The best way for guests to engage with their surrounds is through a guided safari tour, of which Outpost offers several per day. Their twice-daily game drives allow guests to see all that have come out to play at dusk and dawn. Since there is so much to see and experience, two game drives per day scarcely allows for enough time to absorb and experience all the beauty in the surrounds. Guided walking safaris are the perfect supplement as guests can truly connect with nature.
- Magical Spa Treatments
Ever felt like you just want to roll into bed after an indulgent massage? At Outpost this isn’t just a wild fantasy, but completely possible since all spa treatments are offered in the luxury of your own villa. This is the perfect way to end an adventure packed day.
- Rich Cultural History
The Makulele people once called the rich expanse on which Outpost is situated their home. During apartheid the government removed the tribe in order to extend the park to the borders of Mozambique and Zimbabwe. At the end of Apartheid, the Makulele people reached an agreement with the South African National Parks Board to hold a concession over the land while it remained part of the park.Outpost is one of the first lodges to be built in the area with the help of the Makulele tribe and meets the strict ecotourism requirements of the Parks Environmental Guidelines. It is a beautiful tale with a happy ending.
Now that we’ve convinced you that you deserve a stay at The Outpost, you’ll be pleased to know that we can assist you with booking this exquisite property. Give us a call at 0860 23 24 25 for a quote.