The Outpost Kruger Park Hotel : Kruger Park Hotels South Africa

Tue, Mar 22, 2011

Game Lodges, Hotels

The Outpost Kruger Park Hotel lies in a vast wilderness area in the northernmost part of Kruger National Park. Deep in the Makuleke Region, it borders the Limpopo River and Zimbabwe in the north and to the east by Crooks Corner and Mozambique.  The Outpost was designed by Italian born architect Enrico Daffonchio using simple, clean lines and combining elements of steel, concrete and open spaces whilst preserving the wilderness that is its home.

Accommodation


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. The contemporary design of each Space makes use of concrete and steel with retractable remote controlled screens which may be opened to offer 180-degree views of the river valley below, or closed depending on the weather. The living area of each Space comprises an outdoor terrace with daybed, indoor lounge and bedroom with king size bed under mosquito netting. The award-winning en-suite bathrooms offer full views of the surrounding bushveld, or can be screened off for privacy.

Activities

The region measures some 28 000 hectares and is home to large herds of elephant and buffalo. The mountainous terrain is attractive to leopard and the region has resident prides of lion. Rhino were recently reintroduced and guests visiting The Outpost are likely to see nyala and tsessebe antelope which are not easy to find elsewhere in the Kruger National Park. The diverse terrain of the region includes mopane woodlands, fever tree forests, acacia thickets and some of the largest and oldest baobab trees.

Guests will be offered a choice of a long or short game excursion in the morning and again in the late afternoon which may extend into the early evening. Game drives are conducted by qualified and experienced guides in open-air four wheel-drive vehicles. Game excursions are not restricted to public roads in Kruger National Park and mostly make use of tracks formerly reserved for the use of Park officials.


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