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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Makuleke Region, Kruger National Park 2146, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
34Kat Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As long as I live, the days spent at the Outpost will remain one of my best memories ever! Pictures of this place just do not do it justice. The rooms are stunning. The views are spectacular. The food was excellent. From May the booking agent, to Erin and Beatrice our hosts, Alweet our guide whose incredible knowledge and wonderful... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Outpost was a wonderful and unforgettable experience! My husband and I absolutely love the northern parts of untouched Kruger and we have both dreamed of a magical bush wedding in the Fever Tree Forest. Last weekend The Outpost made both of our dreams come true. Our arrival was a warm welcome from all the staff and a super surprise... More

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TheOutpost, Director of Sales at The Outpost, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing The Outpost to celebrate your very special day. Thank you too for the fantastic feedback. I know a lot of planing went into it and we are obviously thrilled that it was so special. The Fever Tree forest is, in my opinion, the perfect setting for a wedding and clearly this was the case.... More

Limpopo
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

What a wonderful stay at this truly unique lodge, the photographs on the website do not do it justice, as you walk into your room the view will take your breath away. Thank you to Erin, Beatrice, and Winnie for making my birthday a beautiful and special day and to all the staff for the excellent service and delicious food.... More

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TheOutpost, Director of Sales at The Outpost, responded to this review

Wow. What a fabulous review. Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments. You certainly seem to have covered the highlights of the area. My personal favourite is the Fever Tree Forest however standing at the top of Lanner Gorge is an amazing experience. One has to do it to understand the beauty of it. As you say, the area... More

Bryanston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If silence and solitude are what you require from a bush break, The Outpost will not disappoint. It's surroundings are surreal and take a moment to absorb and appreciate the vastness of the Kruger. Being a regular visitor to the Southern part of the Kruger Park the Pafuri/ Marukele region opens new viewing from animals but mainly the diversity of... More

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TheOutpost, Director of Sales at The Outpost, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting The Outpost and the fantastic feedback. The Pafuri area is certainly very special and one of the best kept secrets as you say. The area has so much diversity and as you rightly say, the birding is phenomenal. So many guests visit the lodge specifically for this. Thank you once again and we hope to see... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This review is long overdue, probably because it's hard to put our magical wedding weekend into words. We got married in a lime green fevered cathedral to the chimes of gorgeous bush shrikes and screeches of hornbills, and where we were showered with a continuous confetti of butterflies! As a bird- and bush-loving architect, The Outpost comes close to my... More

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TheOutpost, Director of Sales at The Outpost, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing The Outpost to celebrate such a special occasion. Thank you too for popping into the office to show us the wonderful pics. We certainly enjoyed the bubbly too. We do hope that it's not too long before you visit us again. The Fever Tree forest is waiting for you. Kind regards Richard de la... More

Phalaborwa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

To try and describe The Outpost experience on paper does the establishment and its staff and the amazing natural beauty of the surrounds an injustice. The rooms are clean cut and contemporary, yet they fit so well with their environment. The view from the rooms is spectacular, overlooking the river. With the positioning of the rooms in such a way... More

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TheOutpost, Director of Sales at The Outpost, responded to this review

Dear Mkhulujo It's not often I am left speechless but your feedback did just that. We are obviously thrilled that you enjoyed your stay as much as you did. As you well know, the staff are the backbone of the lodge and we are so grateful for such a wonderful staff compliment. I have had the privilege of enjoying lunch... More

Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

9 years ago my brother, dad and myself stayed here. The memories and experiences are still so vivid and talked about today. We traveled to South Africa back in December of 2005 and the Outpost was our second safari location - our first being at the Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps. It's hard to put into a sentence of how amazing... More

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TheOutpost, Director of Sales at The Outpost, responded to this review

Dear Leanne S Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. It sounds like you had a fantastic experience which only Africa can offer. I realise Canada is a long way away however we sincerely hope we return soon. Kind regards Richard More

Sydney
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

After 6 nights eco-trekking this was a really good change - as other people have said, the rooms or 'spaces' are amazing with breathtaking views. The best bit was sleeping with the mosquito netting around the bed and all the blinds open so you are outside but not outside. Waking to the sunrise was very special. It is very expensive... More

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TheOutpost, Director of Sales at The Outpost, responded to this review

Dear Manlytraveller Thank you for your feedback. We agree that the spaces are very special and something everyone should experience. Hopefully we'll be able to welcome you back soon. Kind regards Richard More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I seek to place emphasis on the word: SPECTACULAR. This is the most incredible place I have been to on earth so far. It's beautiful. From the amazingly friendly staff to the knowledgeable and kind game drive guides. The Outpost did not disappoint our wildest imaginations. The rooms, are more like vistas over the escarpment. Your abode becomes a giant... More

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TheOutpost, Director of Sales at The Outpost, responded to this review

Dear Mario F Thank you so much for the fantastic feedback. I think you sum up The Outpost beautifully. I'm obviously thrilled to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and hopefully we will welcome you back in the not too distant future. Kind regards Richard de la Rey More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

I cannot begin to describe the experience I have just had at the Outpost!!!!! Incredible, amazing, mind blowing, serenity, spoils, spectacular just don't come close to describing it. It is places like this that allow for us to experience a little bit of heaven. To all who work there thank you for making our engagement a memory I will never... More

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TheOutpost, Director of Sales at The Outpost, responded to this review

Dear Gen_Hazleton Wow. What wonderful feedback. Thank you so much. Congratulations on your engagement and we sincerely hope you will visit The Outpost on your first anniversary. Kind regards Richard de la Rey More

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Address: Makuleke Region, Kruger National Park 2146, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Outpost 5*
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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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