Book the honeymoon of a lifetime at The Outpost Lodge in the Makuleke Contractual Park. This huge untouched 26 500ha wilderness area on the borders of the Limpopo River, Zimbabwe, Crooks Corner and Mozambique is all about romance on safari in South Africa. Using simple, clean lines and combining elements of steel, concrete and open space, The Outpost is a modern lodge that blends into the landscape
The Outpost rests high on a hill overlooking the Luvuvhu River Valley in the wildest and most remote part of the Kruger National Park in the 26 500 ha Big Five Makuleke Contractual Park. This vast and remote wilderness area is bordered to the north by the Limpopo River and Zimbabwe and to the east by Crooks Corner and Mozambique, and is well known for its abundant wildlife including less common species not evident in the southern and central regions of the park. 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.
Accommodation consists of 12 unique and modern stand-alone open plan en-suite Luxury Suites offering spectacular panoramic views of the river and bush below.
Game drives and outstanding walking safaris are undertaken in one of the most scenically beautiful and diverse wilderness areas in the Kruger National Park.
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.
Italian born architect Enrico Daffonchio designed The Outpost. Using simple, clean lines and combining elements of steel, concrete and open space, the unashamedly contemporary design of The Outpost 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 against the side of a hill overlooking the Luvuvhu River, all connected by a half kilometre long walkway made of Zimbabwean teak.
Book the honeymoon of a lifetime at The Outpost Lodge in the Makuleke Contractual Park, a huge and untouched wilderness area on the borders of the Limpopo River, Zimbabwe, Crooks Corner and Mozambique. Romance on safari in South Africa, surrounded by wild animals and pristine habitats – what more could honeymooners ask for?
Dreamy accommodation in the honeymoon suite includes all meals and activities – stunning views of the Luvuvhu River Valley from open, airy rooms and full bathroom with concrete bath and open shower with views into Mozambique.
All of the 12 individual suites have 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.
Abundant wildlife including the Big Five roam the 26 500 hectares of the Makuleke Contractual Park – guests are treated to large herds of elephant and buffalo in Mopane woodlands, Fever Tree forests and Acacia thickets. Nyala and Tsessebe are also seen on game drives twice a day with experienced guides.
Hiking and birding in this remote South African bushveld is equally rewarding – see Scarlet-chested Sunbirds, Broadbilled Rollers, Redheaded Weavers, Wattle-eyed Flycatchers and Owls such as the Pel’s Fishing Owl, the Scops, Whitefaced, Pearl-Spotted and Giant Eagle Owl.
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