The name says it all, the Outpost Lodge is just that, a base for wildlife exploration and luxury safari accommodation away from the madding crowds in the Kruger National Park. For the ultimate big 5 adventure in the wilderness, and a romantic bush holiday for two, choose this spacious haven in nature that is proud to be part of the Rare Earth Portfolio of luxury safari lodges.
Voyage2Africa promises irresistible online deals for the honeymoon of a lifetime at The Outpost Lodge in the Makuleke Contractual Park. Explore a vast untamed 26 500 ha wilderness area on the borders of the Limpopo River, Zimbabwe, Crooks Corner and Mozambique and discover true solitude. Slick modern architectural design uses simple, clean lines with a combination of steel, concrete and open space to blend into the landscape and have little impact on all aspects of the environment.
The award-winning Outpost features 12 spacious minimalistic en-suite luxury chalets, wide open to nature with big, polished screed decks that flow from the bedroom into the tree canopy and clouds. Find them on a hill overlooking the Luvuvhu River, private, stand-alone suites that are linked to the central living area with an attractive boardwalk created from Zimbabwean teak.
Screens can be changed to suit the sun’s direction and to adjust to the heat of the day and the chill of the night. Everything is decorated in muted browns, creams, whites, beiges and greys to blend in and create a send of calm comfort. Enormous beds, coffee machines, bath and shower, mini bar, seating area and fancy toiletries to boot!
Tuck into fresh venison meals beside the lap pool at dusk – candles are lit and stars come out then the owls serenade you along with the mighty lions. Tell stories of your day in the clean crisp wilderness with experienced guides and trackers who took you to places you never knew existed and showed you animals up close that made you feel humble.
A walking safari in Pafuri is a safari adventure into a magnificent and awe-inspiring part of the Kruger National Park. Owned by the Makuleke people and boasting about 80% of all the region’s biodiversity, it is here that you can feel at peace, learn how nature interacts and integrates into healthy habitats without even needing people around. The Makuleke concession falls in the epicentre of the Great Limpopo Park, which comprises Kruger National Park, the Gaza National Park in Mozambique and the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe meaning that this luxury Kruger Park lodge is in an ideal location.
Book the honeymoon of a lifetime at The Outpost Lodge way up north in the Pafui Section of the Kruger National Park. It is the Makuleke Concession, falling right into the centre of the Great Limpopo National Park that consists of Kruger, Gaza National Park in Mozambique and Gonarezhou in Zimbabwe. An enormous untouched wilderness area packed with elephant herds, Nyala antelope and other herds of beautiful grazing wild animals and myriad bird species too. What more could a romantic couple ask for?
Dreamy modern safari accommodation in the honeymoon suite includes all meals, drinks and activities. Absorb breath-taking views of the Luvuvhu River Valley from open, airy cement screed rooms with ensuite baths and showers, looking across the bushveld to Mozambique. The other 11 individual suites also boast mini bars, mosquito nets, tea and coffee facilities and remote-controlled fabric screens.
The architecture of the lodge itself uses clean lines, simplicity and open space – steel and concrete have cleverly created a very attractive building which emphasises its natural setting and blends into the wilderness around it.
Hosting a total of 24 guests, the Outpost Lodge is very secluded, halfway up a hill with panoramic views into Kruger National Park. The modern bar attracts guests to meet one another and a large swimming pool and deck offer a great chilling place in the heat of the day. All buildings are linked with attractive Zimbabwean Teak boardwalks that enhance the feeling of being in the bush.
There is so much to see in the form of rare fauna and flora, including of course the Big Five roaming this 26 500 hectares of the Makuleke concession. Look out for sprawling herds of elephant and buffalo, Nyala and Tsessebe on game drives twice a day with experienced guides.
Daily hikes and walks to see birds is thrilling – see the colourful bushveld species and the large raptors and owls that belong in this wild place: Scarlet-chested Sunbirds, Broad billed Rollers, Redheaded Weavers, Wattle-eyed Flycatchers and Owls such as the Pel’s Fishing Owl, the Scops, White-faced, Pearl-Spotted and Giant Eagle Owl.