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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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Pretoria, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Indy
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36 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews 67 reviews
53 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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 

Miami, Florida
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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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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 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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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 

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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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