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The Outpost

5.0 of 5 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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    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My experience started with May Smith with Reservations, she was at all times available and very, very informative about the Lodge, she really took the time that I needed prior booking, great disposition!.. so not only was a great start with May but a great end when departing the most amazing and special place I have been in my life... More 

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

Dear Mari Thank you so much for the fantastic review. I think you encompassed all we offer in a superbly written piece! We could not have said it better ourselves. Thank you for commending our staff we are very proud of them and they take pride in offering great service to our clients. We hope to see you again at... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Before we had our first child, it was my great dream to do the whole camping thing with my wife and to give her the chance of appreciating the amazing feeling of being in the great outdoors, especially in our own country, South Africa. As much as I tried, this just did not materialise. Instead, three years and a few... More 

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

Dear Ashley Thank you for taking the time to submit your review! We are so pleased you had a fantastic time here. The journey to the Outpost really does encompass some of our countries most diverse scenery only to be met with the spectacular vista's and surroundings of our lodge which you described so well! Our wine selection is fantastic... More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

An out of this world experience in every sense! Incredible staff and the best guides we have ever ever met. A birders' paradise, a place to discover unique animals, explore the Fever Tree Forest fairyland, spy on the scaly crocks and plump hippos of Crooks corner and breathe in the view at Langa Gorge! A champagne and bubble bath surprise,... More 

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

Dear Amie Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We really appreciate this. I think you completely summed up the wonderful diversity and array of spectacular sights that make this a very special part of our country. Thank you for complimenting the team, we are very proud of them and they delight themselves in making sure our... More 

Red Lion, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Outpost was a unique experience. I wasn't expecting such well appointed lodging while having the experience of open air freedom. The staff was very accommodating, even doing our laundry. Baobab and fever trees were fascinating while variety of wildlife was not as great as other locations although we did see hippos! Food is average, but you don't go for... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

"Awesome" fails to fully describe this part of Kruger, but every part of our experience at the Outpost was amazing. The Outpost facility was truly spectacular: comfortable rooms overlooking the river, friendly staff seeing to all our needs and wishes, candle-lit dinner served pool side, guides adjusting the focus of each of the daily safari trips according to the desires... More 

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

Thank you for your incredible feedback and for rating us on Tripadvisor. We are thrilled that you had such and awesome time. I certainly will pass on your feedback to the lodge. I know the staff sincerely appreciate it. Boulder is a long way from us however I really hope that we will be able to welcome you back at... More 

Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I was seriously blown away by my experience here. Firstly I want to say I am not an adventurous person but absolutely love animals and seeing them in their natural habitats. The Outpost was our first experience of an African game reserve and although reading many positive reviews about it on various websites, I was still a little apprehensive. Our... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. I t was such a pleasure to read. We are so fortunate to have such wonderful staff at The Outpost. They really do go the extra mile and it shows in your feedback. The accommodation is certainly a highlight of anyone's stay at the lodge. As you say, the views from the spaces are... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My husband planned a surprise escape for ourselves and our two sons to the Kruger National Park. The highlight being a stay at the spectacularly positioned lodge The Outpost The vistas are dramatic and the rooms beautifully set to appreciate them. The food is satisfying and well thought out...a welcome change to the overwhelming supply at other lodges. Portions were... More 

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

Thank you for your incredible feedback. Wow !!!!! I realize I've said it in previous responses but we are truly grateful for the amazing staff we have at The Outpost. They really do ensure the guests have an awesome experience, Chris and Sam are simply fantastic. What more can I say. Their dedication is obvious in the way they run... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have travelled significantly in the Kruger National Park, but I must admit that not in my wildest dreams did I expect such scenic beauty, which includes gorges and spectacular African sunsets, and a superb guide (Nicholas). The accommodation setting is also superb, with views over the river and is perched high on the side of a mountain. The staff... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on Tripadvisor. We sincerely appreciate it. We are very fortunate to have Chris and Sam heading up the team. They have a huge amount of experience in managing lodges and this experience shows in the way they manage The Outpost. Nick is really passionate about wildlife, the Pafuri region and... More 

Carlsbad, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
37 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

All the superlatives written before us are true. As private reserve lodges go, this one is particularly beautiful. Strings of "spaces" along a scenic cliff, the rooms, open on three sides, are private and one with the environment. Food is excellent and served romantically by candle and firelight. Service is impeccable. The Outlook staff manages to do all this without... More 

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

Thank you for the feedback. We sincerely appreciate it. You sum up the lodge and concession so well. We are very privileged to have a lodge in this amazing part of Kruger and it's always wonderful to hear from people like yourself who truly appreciate what it has to offer. It really is a gem. Hopefully we will see you... 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*
Number of rooms: 12
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