All the superlatives written before us are true. As private reserve lodges go, this one is particularly beautiful. Strings of "spaces" along a scenic cliff, the rooms, open on three sides, are private and one with the environment. Food is excellent and served romantically by candle and firelight. Service is impeccable. The Outlook staff manages to do all this without presumption.
The private reserve takes up the northern section of the park and is a nice counterbalance to the busier south. Vegetation is more lush and the physical landscape more spectacular. Not, however, for the first safari--animals are harder to see. Staying three nights, we had remarkable bird sightings, elephants, a wide variety of grazers, baboon, vervets, zebra, and beautiful landscapes--dramatic canyons, fever tree forests, swamp land, river environments...
Most important, safaris are in open vehicles with top guides. Ask for Sarah; she can spot anything, is brilliant in her knowledge of birdlife, and is great fun to be with.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Outpost Hotel Kruger National Park