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The Outpost lies in the Makuleke Contractual Park, a vast and remote wilderness area bordered to the north by the Limpopo River and Zimbabwe and to the east by Crooks Corner and Mozambique.The Big 5 Makuleke Contractual Park measures some 26 500 hectares and is well known for its abundant wildlife including less common species not evident in the southern and central regions of the park. Apart from large herds of elephant and buffalo, guests will be able to see Nyala, an antelope which is not easily found in the more southern regions of the park, and over 350 recorded bird species. The diverse terrain of the region includes Mopane Woodlands, Fever Tree forests, Acacia thickets as well as some of the largest and oldest Baobab specimens.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Makuleke Region, Kruger National Park 2146 South Africa
Getting there
Phalaborwa Airport166 km
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The outpost is set high above the river valley. Red rocky outcrops break up the green of the trees. The landscape is unlike any other safari landscape I have seen . Do go on a walking safari, see the Limpopo river and hippos and the fever tree forest . There are so many
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Response from Michael-theoutpost, General Manager at The Outpost
Responded yesterday
Thank you for posting such a complimentary review. You really have managed to sum up the beauty and uniqueness of this area. Visitors to the Northern Kruger mostly leave with a sense of fulfillment and thereafter a longing to return. Thank you too for the complimentary remarks about Dean – our guides really are an asset to the lodge and I am pleased when their efforts are acknowledged. Kind regards Mike
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This place was amazing every room has a great view. I would not recommend if you're afraid of heights but I would say get over that faro to experience this place. The rooms are amazing with moving walls my experience here was great and I would tell everyone to go for wedding
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Response from Michael-theoutpost, General Manager at The Outpost
Responded yesterday
Thank you, the Outpost is a very special place and a must visit for the avid bush lover. Your review identifies what sets us apart from others. We really enjoy hosting groups for the special occasions that you mentioned – undeniably, a wonderful venue. Kind regards Mike
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Everything was Fantastic, The Staff, food (Divine) Service, Game Ranger ( Nick was Exceptional) but everyone who was involved in our stay made it a memorable one and we have told so many people. To Mike (GM) and Staff , many thanks for the memories!
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Response from Michael-theoutpost, General Manager at The Outpost
Responded 16 Jan. 2019
It was a great pleasure being able to contribute, in a small way, to such a special day in your lives. Thank you for the complimentary comments about the staff, I will definitely pass them on to all concerned. Treasure the memories. Kind regards Mike
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Our family of 8 spent Christmas at Pafuri in Kruger Park. We stayed at pels post, a private area at the Outpost. We had a private common area with chefs and a private ranger Nick to take us out on safari. We had 4 private ‘cabins’ with luxurious amenities. Our kids range in age
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Response from Michael-theoutpost, General Manager at The Outpost
Responded 15 Jan. 2019
My staff thoroughly enjoyed hosting you at Pel’s. Nick in particular enjoyed the experience and offered cheery feedback on the way the family embraced the opportunity to be together. I am delighted that your experience at Pel’s Post exceeded you expectations. Thank you for your recommendation – much appreciated. Kind regards Mike
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Incredible location, beautiful rooms and facility, amazing beds and amenities, delicious food and above all outstanding game drive in this beautiful area of Norther Kruger. Donivan our guide was so knowledgeable, nice, welcoming and passionate. What an experience !
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Response from Michael-theoutpost, General Manager at The Outpost
Responded 15 Jan. 2019
Thank you for this hugely complimentary review. Feedback of this nature that covers all aspects of our offering is extremely gratifying. I am also very pleased that you emphasized our location and the beauty that awaits any visitor to the Northern Kruger. Thank you. Kind regards Mike
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Bathroom with a view of the Luvuvhu River valley
Bucket List Bath, Overlooking the Luvhuvu River
Hi Robyn, you must give yourself 5 to 6 hours traveling at the KNP speed limit. Regards Mike
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Hi, There are a number of camps in fairly close proximity to The Outpost. Punda Maria (2 hours), Shingwedzi (3 hours), Sirhini Bush Camp (2.5 hours), Mopani (4 hours). For these camps you can either enter the KNP at the Phalaborwa or Punda Maria Gate. Look forward to hosting you. Regards Mike
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Absolutely, we certainly do provide for vegetarians and the game drives are included. Regards Mike
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All units offer the same views. Have stayed at Outpost on three occasions in different units (including no 12) privacy is guaranteed in all units with all having spectacular views
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"Rooms 10, 11, 12 have magnificent view of the river but is a bit of a walk from the main lodge."
"All Luxury Spaces are Gorgeous."
"Rooms 7+ have the best view (with rooms 10, 11 and 12 having a river view)."
"Amazing views over the valley below, filled with beautiful baobab trees"
"N/A - All rooms offer fantastic views/privacy"
USD 876 - USD 1,319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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