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Aarschot, Belgium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For our last stop while visiting Kruger we stayed at the Outpost lodge. Even upfront when booking i got great help from Richard. Upon arrival we met a very friendly staff, even so the lady who greeted us seemed a bit shy sometimes. We were introduced to our room (we booked the honeymoon suite, just for the view) which offered...

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Thank Andy C
Johannesburg
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Fantastic Lodge. The service was impeccable and the game Guide was brilliant. There was a fantastic depth of knowledge from our guide who was traditionally from the area. Food was always well presented and very well made. It was a great experience.

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Thank strethowen
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The Outpost is an excellent place to chill. The rooms are excellent. The staff are extremely helpful and efficient. Our guide's understanding and knowledge of the bush was very good - he made our drives entertaining and instructive. The food is good but not great. Overall a wonderful place to stay

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Thank Renee S
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Outpost is a luxury lodge in the far north of the Park, in the Makuleke concession close to Pafuri. This is a truly 5-star experience in every way, from incredible gourmet food to breathtaking ultra-modern rooms and exemplary service from all staff members. The game viewing is obviously not the same as in the south of the park, but...

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1Thank Niel M
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Despite the Bush showing all the signs of the protracted drought and the mercury creeping above 40 degrees the Outpost was a veritable oasis of calm, comfort and luxury. The beautiful setting high above the still running Luvuhbu River just encouraged relaxed contemplation. The game drives and walks were excitingly educational with some very special sightings made all the more...

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Thank Nick E
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stayed for 6 nights in the honeymoon suite; a truly wonderful experience. Our private guide Nick really made sure we (photographers) could make some amazing shots of the wonderful wildlife in this diverse and rugged concession. All staff are excellent. We will be back!

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Thank joostdebruijnNL
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2016

My wife and I spent 4 days at this delightfully remote and unique part of the Kruger National Park. The lodge itself is a triumph of design with excellent suites/units, complimented by superb staff and a small team of very talented and committed guides. While the density of wildlife is not as high as it is further south, the biodiversity...

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Thank Traveller1157
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Been to the Outpost a second time in October 2016, and can say that this place is the jewel of Southern Africa! Excellent service, location, accommodation, food etc. Can recommend to anybody, anytime of the year.

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Thank Patrysjacobs
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Outpost is a must visit lodge. The design and setting are extra-ordinary, luxurious and without fault. The setting is magical, overlooking the majestic plains of Baobas. Choose your trip timing carefully because the summer months are very hot (over 40 degrees). The walks were an absolute life highlight. We walked in the fever tree forests and in the river...

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1Thank Mandi F
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Outpost was an absolute surprise and delight! Although we visited the far north at possibly one of the worst times due to the severe drought, the team at the Outpost worked extremely hard to make it an exceptional experience. From Charmaine and her crew at the lodge to Gary our ranger for the time we were there, nothing was...

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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. ... more   less 

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Address: Makuleke Region, Kruger National Park 2146, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range: $416 - $1,486 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Outpost 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“All rooms have incredible views and look the same inside and out. All great!”
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“Rooms with the bets views are a distance from lodge so choose convenience or views”
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“The view of the rooms are exceptional. Experiencing the sunrise was beyond imagination. Just an absolute WOW!”
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