The Pafuri airstrip allows guests to fly directly into the Kruger National Park. This is where the safari begins... on arrival guests are met by an open 4x4 safari vehicle and a guide for their transfer to the The Outpost. The transfer is a pleasant 45 minute scenic drive through the Pafuri region of the Kruger National Park, with some excellent game viewing opportunities on the way.
Directions via the Kruger National Park to The Outpost Lodge, Makuleke Contractual Park (Pafuri Triangle):
From Skukuza drive north to Letaba Camp, and then continue onto Shingwedzi and further towards the Pufuri Gate (the most northern gate of the Kruger National Park).
Once you have crossed the bridge over the Luvuvhu River, in the far north of the park, drive for approximately 18km and look out for The Outpost sign (which is on the right-hand side of the road, and built out of stones).
At the sign, turn left and traveled on a dirt road for about four km before you reach the camp.
Please take note that although the route is shorter via the Kruger National Park, the speed limit is 50 km per hour, making the driving time much longer. Skukuza has situated a total of 380 km from Pafuri.
We suggest departing from Skukuza as early as possible. Have breakfast at Satara and lunch at either Mopani or Shingwedzi Camps, depending on the time. Lunch at The Outpost is served between 14h00 and 16h00.
Directions Via Pietersburg (Polokwane) and Louis Trichardt (Makhado) to The Outpost Lodge:
Follow the N1 north towards Messina (Musina).
Just after you have gone through the Baobab Toll Gate, you will find the R525 turnoff to Tshipise and Pufuri.
Take this turn off to your right and you will eventually pass Tshipise on your right.
Further along, the R525, you will also pass through the Masisi boom (this access boom is approximately 111 km from the R525 turnoff from the N1).
Please note the detour: Directions for the detour at Masisi to get around the washed away road are
When reaching Masisi on the R525 (approximately 110km from the N1), just before the turn-off to Tshikondeni coal mine (to the right), turn off the tar road left where you will see a primitive control post with a gate and a person in green uniform.
Once through the gate all is gravel. Drive approximately 400m, passing over temporary concrete pipes, then turn right just before the very large tree.
Follow the road past houses to the right for almost 300m then turn right at the first crossroad.
Follow the road and keep to left curve after 200m, then after another 200m turn right.
After 300m, passing over concrete pipes you will get back to the tar road. Turn left onto the tar road and follow road approximately 20km to Pafuri gate.
Approximately 35 km further, still on the R525 you will enter through the gate to the Makuya and Kruger National Parks.
From this gate travel another 6.6 km until you see the sign for the Outpost. Turn right at the sign and follow the 4 km dirt road to the camp.