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SA SAFARIS / RARE EARTH RETREATS

RARE EARTHEscape to serene hideaway bliss
RETREATS

THE OUTPOST                                      Game drives are conducted by qualified and       Top: Lounge area
                                                 experienced guides in open 4x4 safari vehi-      of the magnificent
Fast Facts:                                      cles. The drives are not restricted to public    Ekuthuleni Lodge.
•	 Private 26  500 hectare Big Five Wilder-      roads in Kruger National Park and mostly         Bottom from left:
                                                 make use of tracks formerly reserved for the     Explore the bush on
      ness                                       use of Park officials.                           foot - you won't get
•	 RAMSAR Wetland Site                           	 Guests who would like to experience the        a more personal
•	 Birders Paradise                              bush on foot may do so after breakfast as        experience. The
•	 Unique Design                                 an alternative to a game drive. These walks      sumptious bedroom
•	 80% of Kruger Biodiversity                    are exhilarating and informative... the perfect  suite at Tshwene
•	 Baobabs                                       opportunity to get up close and personal with    Lodge. Dining under
•	 Traces of Early Humankind                     the wonders of nature, and a great way to        sthe stars at The
                                                 stretch your legs and breath the fresh bush      Outpost. Ekuthuleni's
The Outpost lies in the Makuleke Contractual     air. On request subject to availability.         unique bath setting.
Park, a vast and remote wilderness area bor-      
dered to the north by the Limpopo River and       
Zimbabwe and to the east by Crooks Corner        EKUTHULENI LODGE
and Mozambique. The Big 5 Makuleke Con-
tractual Park measures some 26 500 hecta-        Fast Facts:
res and is well known for its abundant wildlife  •	 35 000 Hectares in size
including less common species not evident in     •	 Malaria Free reserve
the southern and central regions of the park.    •	 No Private Vehicles permitted
Apart from large herds of elephant and bu-       •	 Home to over 50 different mammals
ffalo, guests will be able to see Nyala, an an-  •	 Over 300 bird species
telope which is not easily found in the more     •	 Management deeply committed to on-
southern regions of the park, and over 350 re-
corded bird species. The diverse terrain of the        going conservation research and deve-
region includes Mopane Woodlands, Fever                lopment
Tree forests, Acacia thickets as well as some    •	 Ancient and delicate Bushman rock art
of the largest and oldest Baobab specimens.       
	 The Outpost has been designed using            Ekuthuleni Lodge invites guests to relax next
simple, clean lines, combining elements of       to the swimming pool overlooking sweeping
steel, concrete and open space. The unasha-      grassy plains, or watch the sun as it sets at
medly contemporary design of The Outpost         the end of an African day. If the weather is
emphasises its beautiful surroundings but        cool, curl up with a book in one of the com-
blends into, and preserves the wilderness that   fortable lounges before enjoying a delicious
is its home.                                     meal prepared with the freshest ingredients
	 The Outpost accommodates 24 guests             available. Meals can be enjoyed in the cozy
in 12 stand-alone, open plan en-suite Luxury     dining room or on the open-air deck, shelte-
Spaces resting on a hill overlooking the Luvu-   red from the elements by a reed awning.
vhu River. The Spaces are connected to each      	 Each of the five suites at Ekuthuleni Lod-
other and the central Lodge area by a 500m       ge offer guests intimacy, privacy and magnifi-
Zimbabwean teak walkway. These contem-           cent views of the grasslands – giving a whole
porary Luxury Spaces have been cleverly          new meaning to nature on your door step. 	
designed, making full use of space, concre-      The romantic bathrooms open onto a private
te and steel with state-of the art retractable   courtyard and have both indoor and outdoor
screens offering 180-degrees of uninterrup-      showers.
ted views of the Luvuvhu River Valley.            Two daily game drives are conducted by ex-
	 Guests will be taken on game drives in the     perienced rangers who will provide intimate
early morning and again in the late afternoon    details of the abundant flora and fauna, of
which may extend into the early evening.         which many species are unique to the Wa-

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