Last year we opened the doors of our brand new, luxury bush getaway, Pel’s Post. Situated in the north of the Kruger Park, our aim was to create something beautiful for a family or a group of friends to take over completely for the duration of their stay (chef, guide and staff included); a place that is both the epitome of world-class luxury but also, importantly, sets the bar high when it comes to its environmental credentials. The result is our magnificent Pel’s Post, an eco-construction that is the first of its kind in South Africa.
Minimal impact on the landscape
The design and build of Pel’s Post was planned and carried out with, at its heart, our intention to have as minimal an impact as possible on the landscape. The result? We managed to only lose three trees in the construction of Pel’s Post and, should the lodge ever be removed, the land will return to its natural form within a short time. This is something we are truly proud of.
Pel’s Post was built with only sustainable materials. The lodge is entirely solar powered, only LED bulbs are used and where we can make an environmentally positive choice, we have done so. For example, plastic has been replaced with glass and we do everything we can to reduce wastage. We continue to strive for the best, to learn and to implement new strategies which will decrease any footprint we leave on our piece of heaven up in the north of the Kruger Park.
We worked closely with our design teams to find the balance between luxury, locally-sourced and environmentally-friendly. From the furniture we have commissioned to the interiors, we have sourced as much as possible from local manufacturers and designers.
The land on which Pel’s Post and The Outpost Lodge stand was the first successful land claim in South Africa by the Makuleke Tribe. The Makuleke Tribe were removed from their land in 1966 and when they received their land back, they chose not to move back but rather to incorporate it into the Kruger National Park. 95% of the staff at Pel’s Post and The Outpost Lodge are Makuleke people.
Come and see for yourself
Pel’s Post accommodates up to eight guests in four stand-alone, open-plan suites. It is our flagship property that responds to the growing trend towards luxury, multi-generational family travel. You will have the entire place to yourself, along with a private vehicle and guide and a personal chef. For a family or a group of friends looking for privacy and a game experience set at their own pace, to those searching high and low for that special place to celebrate a wonderful occasion, we hope to welcome you soon.