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The Outpost

Makuleke Region, Kruger National Park 2146, South Africa
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently visited The Outpost for 3 days, after reading a review in the Sunday Times Travel Supplement. All I can say is wow. What an experience, the staff are so friendly and so willing to help, the food is amazing, the spaces (rooms) are superb and the game drives are second to none. If you want to spoil yourselves... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A place like no other. If you want to get away from it all except nature. The spaces are your spaceship above the Makuleke riverbed forests that animals love. The staff are attentive without being annoying. Go if you can afford it.

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Skukuza
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible views from the rooms, they call spaces, into the valley. Great architecture. Plenty of space and privacy. Outstanding Service. Exellent cusine. Very friendly staff and Rangers. Best place to stay in northern Kruegerpark.

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

Your feedback sums up what The Outpost is all about. Thank you. We sincerely hope that it will not be too long before you visit us again. Kind regards Richard de la Rey More 

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Amazing architecture - No photo can do the "spaces" or views justice. We woke up every night with hyena calling and no walls around... The staff are lovely and not once did we notice any staff member not smiling and not willing to assist - They attend to every need from arrival right to the moment you drive off again.... More 

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

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are really excited that you are already looking forward to your next visit. We love having return guests and are experiencing this more and more. This shows that we are doing something right and we are always looking to improve. Thank you once again and we certainly will pass your feedback... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Not everyone will be prepared to venture to the northern tip of the Kruger Park, but for those who do, this is the place to stay. The accommodation units are referred to as 'spaces' rather than rooms, with good reason. The whole 20m front wall of your unit consists of blinds which vanish into the ceiling, giving you an uninterrupted... More 

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

Your feedback encompasses what The Outpost is all about. Thank you so much for posting. Sam is indeed brilliant and his love of birds is something one has to see in order to believe. He really is a gem and we are thrilled to have him on board. Thank you once again for your wonderful feedback and we hope to... More 

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We enjoyed 3 great nights at this wonderful lodge in the far northern part of the Kruger National Park.The rooms called spaces are set on a hill overlooking the Levhuvhu valley, with great views and all the luxuries you expect in a luxury lodge.The spaces can be opened up on three sides giving an exceptional experience with nature. The bath... More 

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

A huge thank you for your comprehensive and constructive feedback. We always welcome feedback on all aspects of the lodge. I can assure you that our general manager, Sven, will take special note of your suggestions regarding the "do not disturb" signs and the baking skills in the kitchen. Sam is a remarkable guide and has really wowed guests with... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Just over a year ago - we won a trip to the Outpost, through On All Terrain. This was the beginning of the end. Shortly after our stay, Matthew and I got engaged. Our wedding date is 26 September! !!! This trip was a watershed in our relationship, and something neither of us will forget. The attached photo was take... More 

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

What an incredible story and congratulations on your engagement. The Outpost is a very special place and your feedback is testament to this. We are humbled by the fact that your experience at The Outpost was a watershed moment in your relationship and would like to wish you all the very best for your wedding and the future. We look... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We stayed 3 nights at the Outpost. Rooms are located on a hill giving you stunning views of the river and scenery. Service is great, rangers are knowledgable and the lodge is centred around the game drives. The lodge is located on a massive private concession where you normally are not allowed to drive. We have stayed in a number... More 

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

Thank you for posting your feedback on Tripadvisor. We love hearing that guests will return. It's always a good sign that they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The fact that we are able to traverse deep into areas where there are no public vehicles contributes in a big way to the overall wilderness experience we promote. Thank you for visiting The Outpost... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

What an amazing experience we had! It’s a very special place with friendly staff, delicious food, great birding and views that take your breath away! Our game ranger, Nick, was very knowledgeable and he takes your game-viewing experience to another level. He was very engaging and he showed us things that you normally drive pass in the bush. Very interesting.... More 

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

Thank you for the fantastic feedback. We love hearing that guests will return. It always means that they had a wonderful experience at The Outpost. Nick is a great asset to The Outpost. He initially started as a trainee guide and once he had completed his practical with us we just couldn't let him go. He is extremely passionate about... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A great 4 night stay. It was very warm for May. Very friendly staff both at the lodge and on the game drives. Our guides were very knowledgeable about the bush (trees, birds and animals) so it was a fantastic learning experience. The location of the lodge is superb with the rooms ("spaces") well positioned on a hillside overlooking the... More 

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

Dear Nicola Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your as much as you did. We pride ourselves in the quality of our staff and our guides really do have an in depth knowledge of the area and what it has to offer. It makes for a superb safari experience. Thank you for the feedback on... More 

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