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The Outpost

Makuleke Region, Kruger National Park 2146, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had the most amazing time, thank you. Wish it could have been longer. Truly ranks with the best lodges I have been too and I have been to a lot, and what made it so was the people. I have come away with such a warm feeling and to top it all I not only saw my Pels Fishing... More 

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SOUTH AFRICA
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at The Outpost as part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, and what a memorable stay it was! The setting of the Lodge is magnificent. The "spaces" as the rooms are called are not comparable to anything I have ever experienced, and I have travelled extensively - locally and overseas. How does one describe the feeling of sitting in... More 

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RareEarthZA, CEO at The Outpost, responded to this review

Thank you for the incredible feedback and congratulations on your anniversary. We are obviously honoured that you spent it with us at The Outpost. The "Spaces" are very difficult to describe to someone who has not visited The Outpost and I have to agree with you on the views from the Spaces. Specifically the honeymoon suite. Something very special. A... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The accommodation is excellent with the most amazing view from our room (10). My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our 4 days/3 nights. Cara our guide really knows her stuff and was a wealth of information. The landscape and trees are totally different from the south and well worth visiting the lodge for that experience alone! The team were very... More 

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RareEarthZA, General Manager at The Outpost, responded to this review

Dear Linda Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate this. Cara is definitely a great asset to our team, her passion and enthusiasm for the area is clear and evident in the way she consistently delivers great experiences for our guests. We are thrilled to hear your experience was out of this world from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Here's what's great: ● the rooms ● the views from the rooms (180°) ● the game drives ● the food (especially the brunch) ● the friendliness of the staff ● the relaxed atmosphere ● the entire experience (cannot beat it) Here's what's bad: ----(nothing)---- Highly recommend staying here!

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RareEarthZA, General Manager at The Outpost, responded to this review

Dear Vickers Family Thank you so much for the superb review! This is certainly a true testament to the wonderful lodge, staff and area we have here and we are truly glad you got to experience it. We look forward to seeing you again one day in one of Kruger National Park's great wilderness areas that we call home. Kind... More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Ever wondered what it feels like sleeping in a room high up in the sky between the clouds, close to the stars at night and watching the sunrise in bed with a glass of Paul Roger in your hand, this is the place to discover. The managers, Sam and Chris are wonderful and made us feel so special on our... More 

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RareEarthZA, General Manager at The Outpost, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate the great review and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our piece of paradise here at The Outpost. We cant think of a better way to spend valentines day than right here. We look forward to welcoming you back one day soon. Kind... More 

South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Firstly if you are looking for Big 5 and abundant game this is not the area for you. Having said that we did see elephant, buffalo, crocs and a good selection of antelope. The trees, particularly the baobabs, were fantastic. The remoteness and tranquility of the area are what makes it special. We stayed here for three nights. The views... More 

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RareEarthZA, General Manager at The Outpost, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are pleased to hear you had a good time with us here at The Outpost. Nick does a fantastic job and is truly a passionate safari guide. We will definitely take your comments on the view from space 9 into consideration. Thank you for the comments on the very... More 

Indy
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262 reviews 262 reviews
38 hotel reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The Outpost is a wonderful place to go for your very first safari. It is located in the top part of Krueger and it is beautiful. Each individual room allows you a full view of the river and the animals below. The food was wonderful and our guide Sarah was absolutely the best in Africa. We saw lots of animals... More 

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RareEarthZA, General Manager at The Outpost, responded to this review

Dear Indy Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. It certainly is a great compliment to us when one of our guests has their dreams come true at The Outpost! We look forward to welcoming you back one day. Kind regards Chris Tinkler More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Our experience at The Outpost hotel was overall excellent with only a couple of minor issues during our stay. The remoteness of the hotel is why we visited and we really enjoyed this aspect. Views from the rooms are really amazing, we have stayed at over 12 game lodges in SA and the view at the Outpost tops them all.... More 

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RareEarthZA, General Manager at The Outpost, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing this review. Nick is certainly an asset to the team and consistently receives excellent reviews. We are lucky to have him. We are always striving to deliver good and consistent service and will definitely take your comments regarding service training into consideration. You certainly saw some spectacular sights which is a very special corner... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews 67 reviews
53 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stayed at Outpost in between visits to the Sabi Sand Reserve to experience a different type of stay. The service was friendly - perhaps not as polished as other lodges in SA but always with a smile! The weather was very warm compared to the Sabi so lots of sunscreen is a must! Unfortunately the power cut out for... More 

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RareEarthZA, General Manager at The Outpost, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate this! We unfortunately yes had a short problem with the power during your stay, this was an unforeseen circumstance and you can be rest assured we worked as fast as we could to restore power. That problem has been resolved. We are glad that you had... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We love the Northern region of the Kruger Park and The Outpost offers breathtaking views of the beautiful Luvuvhu River valley from very contemporary style rooms set into the hillside. A very different lodge feel to the usual lodge design and decor sets it apart from the rest. Food was fantastic, staff friendly and polite but lacked that extra special... More 

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RareEarthZA, General Manager at The Outpost, responded to this review

Dear Ashley Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate this. We are glad to hear you had enjoyed our stunning corner of Africa, our food and our staff. On personalized touches we have always had good comments regarding this but we are ever developing our product so thank you for the constructive criticism, we will... More 

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