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A bespoke luxury lodge on a private concession in the northern part of the Kruger National Park.
Private Concession in the Pafuri region, Northern Kruger National Park
The award-winning eco-luxe resort, Pel's Post, is located in the remote, undeveloped far north of the Kruger National Park. There isn't a better location to unwind and rest than in one of the four suites, all of which have views of the Luvuvhu River that go on for as far as the eye can see. For the ultimate private safari experience, you also have the option of reserving the full lodge for a group of friends or family - this option comes complete with your own chef, game vehicle and field guide).
The lodge's main deck and associated sitting areas, as well as the 4 roomy bedrooms (or "spaces," as the lodge calls to them), are essentially completely open in the front, providing unhindered views over the Luvuvhu river below and the baobab-dotted plains beyond! The design is unapologetically sleek and futuristic, yet the copious use of wood and canvas prevents the lodge from appearing sterile or clinical. Simply put, Pel's Post is one of the most beautiful lodges in Africa!
Pel's Post is designed for a family or a group of friends to take over completely, if you wish. With only four suites, accommodating a maximum of eight guests, Pel’s Post is ideal for anyone looking for total privacy. Should you be travelling in a smaller group, you are also welcome to book on a per room, per night basis. All spaces have retractable, remote-controlled screens – offering uninterrupted, panoramic views of the Luvuvhu River below.
Sundowners in magical locations, spa treatments, two daily game drives, giant baobabs, the largest fever tree forest in the Southern Hemisphere, drinks around a crackling fire at night, any requests big or small... Pel's Post defines a once-in-a-lifetime bespoke safari experience. Pel’s Post is also famous for its specialist walking safaris. Should you book all four suites, you will have your own chef, vehicle and expert field guide.
The Pafuri region of the Kruger is probably the most wonderfully scenic part of the entire Kruger park! Due to its location on the western edge of the Makuleke concession, Pel's Post offers easy access to two magnificent gorges close by, including the well-known Lanner Gorge and the lesser-known but no less breathtaking Mutale Gorge. The gorgeous fever tree forest, some breathtaking pans that are a birder's paradise, and the notorious Crook's Corner—where South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique meet on the Limpopo river—can all be found if you travel farther east in the concession near Pafuri Camp.
Even with all the above, your visit to Pel's Post will most likely be dominated by the Luvuvhu river's ipresence. The Luvuvhu serves as the primary artery whose waters draw much of the wildlife found in this often fairly dry area, from the breathtaking views down on the river from the lodge, the dramatic Lanner valley the river has cut, to the game drives and hikes through its gorgeous riverine forest. Although the Pafuri region does not have the same concentration of plains game and predators as the southern half of the park, you are still likely to see superb elephant and good herds of buffalo, especially along the river.
Then there’s the also the stunning tree life (the baobabs and fever tree forest are simply spectacular) and the superb birding, commonly recognised as being perhaps the best in the country, especially during the summer months when the migrants from the northern hemisphere arrive en-masse. Who knows – perhaps you’ll even be lucky enough to spot one of the famous fishing owls that lend their name to this wonderfully stylish lodge!
- Luxury accommodation
Two game drives per day
Three meals daily
Tea & Coffee
Wi-Fi in central area
Pel’s Post has one of the finest locations of any lodge in South Africa – perched high on a bluff seemingly within touching distance of the Luvuvhu river below, these are some of the best views on offer anywhere!
The lodge’s 4 bedrooms are hugely spacious and open, courtesy of the use of the electronic sliding blinds that replace conventional walls and windows so you can raise them all during the day to enjoy literally 180-degree views and then lower them at night if you want to make things a bit cosier!
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