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The Outpost lies in the Makuleke Contractual Park, a vast and remote wilderness area bordered to the north by the Limpopo River and Zimbabwe and to the east by Crooks Corner and Mozambique.

The Big 5 Makuleke Contractual Park measures some 26 500 hectares and is well known for its abundant wildlife including less common species not evident in the southern and central regions of the park. Apart from large herds of elephant and buffalo, guests will be able to see Nyala, an antelope which is not easily found in the more southern regions of the park, and over 350 recorded bird species. The diverse terrain of the region includes Mopane Woodlands, Fever Tree forests, Acacia thickets as well as some of the largest and oldest Baobab specimens.


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 Spaces offering spectacular panoramic views of the river and bush below.

Big 5 Cycle Safaris are undertaken in what is arguably one of the most scenically beautiful and diverse wilderness areas in the Kruger National Park.


With almost 80% of Kruger Parks diversity , the Makuleke region, renowned for its birding, boasts abundant wildlife and unique topography


One of the few true wilderness areas left in South Africa, The Makuleke Contractual Park (Pafuri) is steeped in history and boasts vegetation so different to anything else within Kruger that one might be forgiven for thinking they were in central Africa!

The large trees in this area are often almost 50% taller than most baobabs, and, scenically, the area is diverse: with stunning mountains, shady, deep gorges, forests of yellow-tinged fever trees, monolith baobabs, mopane woodland, and open savannah grassland.


Scenery ranges from the beautiful, quietly-flowing Levuvhu River teeming with hippos and crocodiles, shaded by Nyala trees and fever tree forests, to the grand Lanner Gorge, palm-fringed wetlands and rocky outcrops with thousand-year-old baobab trees.

The area is a favourite winter grazing ground for elephant from Mozambique, Zimbabwe and elsewhere in Kruger. Leopard love the thick bush environment and prey on the nyala and impala that feed close to the river. There is a large population of hippos and crocs at the confluence of the Limpopo and Luvuvhu rivers at Crooks’ Corner. Among the more unusual sightings in the Makuleke are the eland and Sharpe’s grysbok. The birding in the whole area is exceptional, with specialities being the Pel’s fishing-owl, black-throated wattle-eyed, orange-winged pytilia, African crowned eagle and racket-tailed roller.




The Outpost - Luxury Camp

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Reserve:  Makuleke Concession in the Kruger National Park


Cycling Info:  The Malukeke Concession in the very north of the Kruger  has to be one of the most beautiful areas in the entire National Park.  Cycling in this area will take you through expansive Fever Tree Forests, along the Levhuvhu and the Limpopo rivers and up to Lanner Gorge.  All of these offer mind blowing vistas and scenery.  This is the epitome of the cycling experience.  


Age limits:  12 years and up


Booking Basis: Booked on an individual basis - minimum 2 guests, maximum 8 guests  


Costs:    R 12 500,00 per person per night (8 pax) (incl private game drive vehicle required as a support vehicle)

              R 14 300,00 per person per night (7 pax) (incl private game drive vehicle required as a support vehicle)

              R 15 990,00 per person per night (6 pax) (incl private game drive vehicle required as a support vehicle)

              R 18 400,00 per person per night (5 pax) (incl private game drive vehicle required as a support vehicle)

              R 19 100,00 per person per night (4 pax) (incl private game drive vehicle required as a support vehicle)

              R 22 800,00 per person per night (3 pax) (incl private game drive vehicle required as a support vehicle)

                R 23 500,00 per person per night (1-2 pax) (incl private game drive vehicle required as a support vehicle)

      


What you get for your “Moola”:   This is one of the few lodges wheere one does not have to book out the entire lodge regardless of the size, however, a private vehicle is necessary to enable cycle safari’s separate to the rest of the guests staying at the lodge.  Thus the above rates are worked out per individual bookings with the daily cost of a private vehicle divided between the group size.    The rates include full board and lodging as well as all drinks exception for premium wines and liquers.  The lodge itself is fully staffed and as with all Ride Wild Tours you will also have 2 fully qualified cycling guides, and an additional ranger or tracker, accompanying you.  You will also receive 2 funky Ride Wild cycling shirts each. Basic bicyle repair kits and spares, bicycle foot pumps etc will be available for you should you need them..  Not included in the rates are the Kruger Park Entrance/  Conservation Fees, transfers to and from the camp, bicycle hire, additional cycle equipment hire..  


Accommodation Info: Superbly luxiour open plan spaces, perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the valley below and vista beyond.   Quite literally the most unique and exciting accommodation available.    

Please contact us for individual dates and availability