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The Outpost

Makuleke Region, Kruger National Park 2146, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

south africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Outpost certainly is not an ordinary safari lodge. The setting of the communal area and rooms are out of this world. The lodge is high above the Levuvu River gorge almost floating in mid-air. Our "space" as the rooms are called, was luxurious and comfortable.Even though the space only has one wall, we had total privacy. We loved the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a fantastic feedback. The spaces are very special and should be on anyone's bucket list. One has to experience it to believe it though. The bush pig sighting must have been very special. They are very seldom seen and fact that you managed to have a good view of them is rare... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Booked a family holiday at The Outpost Lodge after being recommended by a work colleague. Everything from perfect from the moment we arrived.. rooms (or spaces as they call them) are amazing with the most incredible views. The staff are so helpful, friendly and nothing is ever too much trouble. The guides were fantastic, we had Nick, who was absolutely... More 

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

Hi Phil Thank you so much for taking the time to post your feedback. Once again the staff have impressed and I cannot tell you how lucky we are to have such a wonderful team. We are obviously thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay as much as you did. We are humbled by your comment that it was "the... More 

Johannesburg
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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

Thank you for your wonderful feedback and the pictures you posted. I am so envious of our guests that have such wonderful sightings of the Pels Fishing Owl. It is truly and amazing sight to see and very special. I have spent many years in the bush and have only once had the privilege of seeing a Bush Pig. Our... More 

SOUTH AFRICA
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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 

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