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The Outpost

Makuleke Region, Kruger National Park 2146, South Africa
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of The Outpost is spectacular. The views across Kruger are stunning and the luxurious spaces are perfectly situated to view the beautiful South African sunrise. The staff were first class and made sure we were looked after at all times. As a vegetarian, I was surprised and pleased that the staff went to the trouble of offering two... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing Safari Lodge in Northern Kruger. We saw all Big 5 except Rhino. Epic Leopard and Lion sightings. Our Guides Nick and Gary would incredible. Cannot say enough about how great they were - went above and beyond to make sure we had a good stay. Staff was kind and service was impeccable. The spaces are amazing with views for... More 

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Benoni, South Africa
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45 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled to the Outpost mid December. We stayed in Space 7, which had an excellent view of 3 Baobab Trees and the expansive bush. It was exceedingly hot, and the room only had a cooling system, not airconditioning, which was both noisy and pretty much useless. We ended up putting wet sarongs on at night, to at least get... More 

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Fourways, South Africa
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27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Stayed in December 2015. Travelled with family. Wonderful views from rooms 4 to 12. Extremely hot and dry weather due to drought. Animals moved south, saw mostly elephants and birds.Meals were delicious although the meal times are spaced too far apart. Only serve two meals a day, one after morning game drive at about 10am and dinner from 7pm onwards.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The Outpost is not your average Kruger camp. With the rooms set on stilts looking out over the bush, and positioned creatively to provide privacy the camp has created a very unique experience. We unfortunately arrived in the coldest week experienced by the area in 2015 and the camp is completely unprepared for the cold. This was a miserable two... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

If you're looking for a truly unique bush experience then the Outpost won't disappoint. It is in all ways magnificent! In particular I'd like to mention Samuel - we'd asked to be allocated a guide with birding expertise - and we were put on Samuel's truck for all our drives for the duration of our stay. What a remarkable man... More 

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1 Thank Jennifer L
RareEarthZA, Director of Sales at The Outpost, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer Thank you so much for your post. Sam is indeed fantastic. I am a big birder myself and being with Sam on game drive is an unforgettable experience. I don't know of many guides like Sam and he is such an invaluable asset. We hope to see you back at The Outpost soon. Kind regards Richard de la... More 

Watlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

It's a bit of a haul to get there but make the effort. An architectural miracle when you consider how difficult it was to get the materials there. The higher up your "space" the better the view. Food is really good, staff are the tops. This is not the place to go to guarantee seeing loads of game, what you... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

In May went on 2 week tour of different resorts in the Kruger area. Spent just one night at most (we usually spend 5 nights) as aim was to try as many as possible. Happy to say the Outpost was a real highlight of this trip, and this opinion is based not just on this tour, but also the many... More 

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

Dear Nick Many thanks for your great feedback. It's reassuring to receive feedback such as yours from someone who is so well travelled. I have only seen a Verreaux's Eagle once at The Outpost so that is a really good sighting. The game drives are very different to anywhere else and it's an absolutely wonderful area to experience as you... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Our first stay at the Outpost and it surpassed all expectations! What a magical place! The rooms are gorgeous, views are breathtaking and only after spending a few hours in your room you instantly feel relaxed and seduced by the bush . Sleeping with the blinds up, we could hear the hyena's in the distance, whilst admiring the stars above... More 

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

Dear Carla Thank you for your wonderful feedback. I see you had an absolutely awesome trip. What better place to celebrate your anniversary than at The Outpost. I know I have mentioned it in so many previous posts but our staff are really the gems that make The Outpost and you now have first hand experience of that. I heard... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

The most incredible place! The attention to detail is beyond anything we have ever experienced. Peaceful, beautiful and luxurious. The friendliest staff and amazing food. A must for any bush lover or anyone looking to relax and recharge.

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

Dear Darren Thank you for the fantastic feedback. I will certainly pass on your gratitude to management and staff at the lodge. Hopefully it's not too long before we can welcome you back. Kind regards Richard de la Rey More 

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