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The Outpost

Makuleke Region, Kruger National Park 2146, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

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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