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The Kruger National Park is world-renowned as one of the largest game reserves in Africa and is home to an abundance of wildlife, including the famous big five. The park's northern tip is home to the private Makuleke concession and home to The Outpost Lodge - an intimate getaway destination that overlooks the breathtaking floodplains of the Limpopo Province.


  • Whereabouts: Makuleke Contractual Park, Pafuri, Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • Experiences: Big 5 game drives, bush walks, cultural village tours, history tours, bush dining, African sunsets

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Child Policy

Children over the age of 10 years are welcome at the lodge.

Children aged 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.

Children of all ages are welcomed at Pel’s Post (paying full adult rate).

Please note that the rooms at both Pel’s Post and TheOutpost are “open-air” with open balconies and that the lodge and swimming pool are both unfenced. Children must be supervised at all times.

The detail

The Outpost boasts 12 individual Luxury Suites that nestle on a hill and overlook the Luvuvhu River. The suites connect with one another and the main lodge area by a wooden walkway. Contemporary in design, these open-plan suites are spacious and feature state-of-the-art electric screens that provide 180-degree uninterrupted views of the Luvuvhu River Valley. Each has a comfortable lounge area, award-winning bathroom with stone bath and open shower, and an outdoor terrace complete with daybeds.

The private Honeymoon Suite has all the features of the luxury suites but is positioned high above the camp in order to offer guests 270-degree views of the African bushveld.

The Outpost's new eco-friendly satellite lodge, Pel’s Post, is an exclusive-use establishment that can accommodate 8 guests in 4 well-appointed open-plan suites. A personal chef, private vehicle and experienced guide offer families or small groups the flexibility to move at their own pace.

The lodge facilities include a modern a la carte dining room with bar and wine cellar, sparkling swimming pool, a viewing deck with spectacular views, lounge area with fireplace and library, in-room massage therapies, and curio shop.

The 26 500 hectare park which comprises of mopane woodlands, fever tree forests, acacia thickets and ancient baobab trees, is home to an abundance of wildlife, particularly large herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as resident prides of lions. The mountainous terrain is attractive to leopard and rhino have successfully been reintroduced into the park.

The lodge offers early morning and late afternoon open vehicle game drives led by qualified guides. For the more adventurous traveler, bush walks are exhilarating and provide the opportunity to learn more about the smaller wondrous creatures of the bush.

Other activities include a local village tour and a history tour which visits Crooks Corner and the Thulamela archeological site overlooking the Luvuvhu River.

The Outpost is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for a true wilderness safari experience.

Price includes

  • Accommodation, road transfers from Pafuri airstrip, all meals, beverages excluding premium wines and spirits, teas and coffees, laundry, Wi-Fi in the central area, twice daily game drives with sundowners and snacks, and optional game walks
Rate Excludes

Transfers, premium wines, compulsory international fully comprehensive travel insurance, all items of a personal nature, park entrance fees, and concessionary levies.

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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
Stay 4 nights, Pay 3 nights: Validity - 15 Jan 2023 to 14 Dec 2023
Last minute SPECIAL
57% Off normal rate - Valid for bookings made for travel before 30 September 2023 bookable 60 days prior to arrival
Honeymoon SPECIAL
$ 440 USD
$ 210 USD
$ 440 USD
SPECIAL - Great news, you appear to be from a SADC country and can enjoy the discounted rate shown!
Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
We are able to arrange travel insurance that will make this booking totally refundable.
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What our guests say about Leigh-Ann

May 16, 2024 review. Victoria falls Safari
Leigh Anne was a pleasure to deal and worked tirelessly to make sure we had the best experience. Thank you.
Michael Rothwell
May 3, 2024
Leigh-Ann was amazing.
Leigh-Ann was amazing. She worked incredibly hard to provide us with our complex safari in Botswana and our travel and accommodation in South Africa. Leigh-Ann was always very helpful and encouraging which must have been very difficult for her as we were within a very tight time schedule to arrange our holiday. She was very thoughtful and even included a list of the things we would need to take. I am so happy with the final outcome and I am very thankful to Leigh-Ann and the other team members who worked so hard to make our dream safari a reality.
April 17, 2024
Great experience!
Leigh-Ann was very helpful, responsive and knowledgeable about our safari options. Handled our safari booking, transfers and even hotel in Cape Town for us! We’re excited for our trip - Thank you :)
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May 26, 2024
Great great service!
It’s my 1st time going to Africa and I didn’t even know where to start. Thanks to (Jayson and Catherin), I simply have not had to worry about anything. Their service and help has gone beyond any travel agent I’ve ever experienced. Any doubt I have, they were responsive, quick and efficient. And always so so nice.
joao roseta
May 26, 2024
Dorothy was absolutely amazing my dates…
Dorothy was absolutely amazing my dates on my Safari change a couple of times and she was more than accommodating making everything work for me with no stress. The resort she picked for me is absolutely amazing and I cannot wait to stay there. I’m also staying 3 nights in Cape Town and she took care of my hotel and of all my connecting flights . Was a big relief and spoke to her on the phone a couple of times. Very sweet highly recommend if you want a stress free vacation
Maria Mattaliano
May 24, 2024
Fast, Friendly, and Reliable Service
My travel advisor Mel was amazing. She was timely in her response, non judgemental about my budget, ans very helpful in figuring out potential safaris to fit my desires. She was super friendly and knowledgeable, and never once made me feel like I was out of my league.
Valerie Caswell
May 23, 2024
My experience was excellent as Pascal…
My experience was excellent as Pascal responded to all my questions in a timely manner and provided all the details I required to make a decision.
Stephen Turner
May 23, 2024
Shann was excellent
Shann was extremely responsive and worked around the clock to help us with our trip. She was extremely flexible throughout our trip when we needed to make changes. Overall, it was excellent service.
May 23, 2024
Shann is a Star!
Dealing with Shann was an absolute pleasure. Responses were quick, & options were tailored to our needs correctly.
Sean Geiser
May 23, 2024
Thanks Heleen
Thanks Heleen, great service!
Viv du Plessis
May 23, 2024
Great service from Jayson at
Jayson and his team have worked hard to help us put together a safari package that would hit all the points on our wish list. After weeks of work, when we came with some changes to the itinerary, he worked it in and added time in a location we hadn't considered, but we think is worth the time. They provided lot's of useful information and respond quickly to our frequent questions. Though we will not be taking our trip for a few weeks yet, we are excited and looking forward to having a once in a lifetime experience!
Bob McCook
May 22, 2024
Thanks to Dolan for making this last minute booking such a success. We stayed in Kapama River Lodge recently
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