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The Outpost Lodge Kruger National Park

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Dining at The Outpost Lodge

Dining at The Outpost in the Kruger National Park in South Africa is a peaceful and unique experience, and an array of options are available for the guests’ dining pleasure.

Breakfast and lunch are available in the main dining area from which beautiful views of the Luvuvhu River Valley can be admired.  Lunch can also be offered as a safari picnic which makes for a memorable experience.  Dinner is a beautiful affair at The Outpost Lodge, which is available in the attractively enclosed courtyard or on the pool deck, both under the gorgeous night sky.

The cuisine is of the utmost quality and draws its flavors from the local African surroundings.  An extensive wine cellar, well-stocked with some of South Africa's best wines, also includes a delicious Sauvignon Blanc produced by the lodge owner.


Spa Facilities

Guests looking for the ultimate relaxation during their stay at The Outpost Lodge may enjoy rejuvenating massages in the privacy of their suites from where the incredible views of the surrounding bushveld add to an unforgettable experience.  The oils used in the health and beauty spa treatments are neutral vegetable based oils.

Full Body Massage:

This 60-minute massage encompasses head, neck, back and arms and uses some the tension in the muscles.

Head and Shoulder Massage:

This 40-minute specialised massage focuses on the scalp, trapezius and deltoid muscles.

Hand and Foot Treatment:

This 30-minute massage is a luxurious hand and foot exfoliation and massage.

Activities, Sports & Leisure

Game drives

Thrilling game drives at The Outpost Lodge take place in the early morning and late afternoon, which may extend into the early evening. These drives are conducted in 4x4 safari vehicles by qualified and experienced guides.  The guides take guests on tracks which were formerly used for park officials only, making for an exciting and exhilarating drive through the untamed African bush.

Bush walks

Guests can experience the bush on guided walking safaris as an alternative to a game drive.  Both informative and exciting, these walks are the ideal way to get up close and personal with nature in all its glory.

Private safaris

Guests can book a private safari which allows the opportunity to explore the park, choosing where and when to stop and watch.  Enjoy a picnic in the forest or on the riverbank and drive and walk as your heart desires while safe in the hands of an experienced guide.

Village Tours

The development of The Outpost has a history of the Makuleke people, with whom the lodge has a partnership.  This history can be discovered and surveyed via a visit to the Makuleke Village with a Makuleke guide. Guests will have the opportunity to wander around the village and while doing so, meet the people of this proud community and how the Makuleke was won back following the confines of the old South Africa apartheid government, but then given back to nature for the sake of wildlife and biodiversity.

Historical tour - Thulamela Ruins

A morning tour through the Thulamela Ruins will leave you with an incredible memory of an ancient city and the peaceful tribe that lives there.

History tour - Crooks Corner

Crooks Corner in Southern Africa is the meeting point of South Africa, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe and the settlement there became the safe place for anyone who got into trouble and wanted to avoid the law and order of any or all of these three countries.

Spa treatments

The most relaxing and rejuvenating massage treatments can be enjoyed in the privacy of the guests’ suites where incredible bushveld views add to the experience.  The oils used in all the treatments are neutral vegetable based oils.

Spa treatments:

  • Full Body Massage:  This 60-minute massage encompasses head, neck, back and arms and uses some techniques to ease the tension in the muscles.
  • Head and Shoulder Massage:  This 40-minute specialized massage focuses on the scalp, trapezius, and deltoid muscles.
  • Hand and Foot Treatment:  This 30-minute massage is a luxurious hand and foot exfoliation and massage.

Conferences & Events

Conferences at The Outpost Lodge, Kruger National Park

The peaceful location of this five-star lodge in the Kruger National Park in South Africa combined with its splendid beauty and array of safari activities makes it a superb venue for corporate getaways and team building events.  Delegates can leave the urban jungle behind them and disappear into the African bush for a few days.

The Outpost Lodge can accommodate 24 guests in total while a minimum of 16 guests ensures exclusive use of the lodge and tailor-made packages.

Companies have the opportunity to charter a plane for the group of delegates and arrange private game drives and bush safaris as well as birding activities, massage treatments and delicious meals in the bush.


Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Massage treatments
  • Safari drives
  • Walking safaris
Children Policy
    • Regrettably, no children under the age of 10 years can be accommodated at The Outpost Lodge in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.
    • Children over the age of ten are welcome to the lodge and children between the ages of 10 to 12 pay 50% of the adult rate.  Children over the age of 13 pay the full adult price.
    • It should be noted that children should be supervised at all times as the suites are open-air with open balconies and the swimming pool is not fenced.

Available Rooms

Honeymoon Suite

# Rooms:

The Honeymoon Suite at The Outpost Lodge, South Africa, is found on top of the camp and offers the most incredible and uninterrupted views of the outlying lands. This enthralling splendour and openness of the vast wilderness ensure honeymooners feel at one with nature.  The honeymoon suite offers a comfortable king-sized bed.

Single Room R12230
Double Room R18820

Luxury: Bush Suites

Single Room R8780
Double Room R13620

Luxury: River View Suites

Single Room R10750
Double Room R16580

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -22.440151

Longitude: 31.083804


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.

Star Rating

5 Star


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