Highlights of The Outpost
- Remote and wild area in the far-north of the Kruger
- Beautiful and historically interesting
- Luxury suites with panoramic bushveld views
- Prolific bird-life, some of the best in the Kruger
The Outpost is situated between the Limpopo and the Luvuvhu Rivers in the far northern part of the Kruger National Park, in a 26 000ha private concession. This area is filled with folklore of the early explorers and ancient civilisations. It’s the ancestral home of the Makuleke people and is one of the most diverse and scenically attractive areas in the Kruger National Park with its fever tree forests, beautiful gorges and Crook’s Corner, where three countries meet.
The Outpost is in the wildest and most remote part of the Park and offers varied vegetation, and good game viewing. The region is considered one of Kruger’s biodiversity hotspots, with some of the largest herds of elephant and buffalo, leopard and lion and the best birding in all Kruger with endemic rarities such as Böhm’s and bottled spinetails, racket-tailed roller, three-banded courser and southern hyliota.
One of the most important aspects of this area is its palaeo-anthropological history, with plenty of evidence of early human ancestors stretching back some 2 million years ago, through the Stone Age and into the Iron Age about 400 years ago. Throughout the concession, there is evidence of its human inhabitants, in the form of rock paintings and artefacts. Under many a baobab tree Stone Age hand tools, such as hand axes, are to be found .