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The Outpost
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

This review is long overdue, probably because it's hard to put our magical wedding weekend into words. We got married in a lime green fevered cathedral to the chimes of gorgeous bush shrikes and screeches of hornbills, and where we were showered with a continuous confetti of butterflies! As a bird- and bush-loving architect, The Outpost comes close to my idea of perfection.
Aaron, in your quiet way you made sure everything was as smooth and relaxed as possible. Nothing was too much trouble - you even fixed my sister's sump without drama (or expense!).
Beatrice, you went the extra mile by doing beautiful table decorations and by baking that gorgeous chocolate cake that people are still talking about! It's clear to us that your direction, attention to detail and natural flair for food are evident in what comes out of the kitchen.
Cara, Alweet and Sarah, you took us to all the best spots and impressed us all with your knowledge.
To all the wonderful staff (Winnie, Langu, etcetera), you blessed us with your love and warmth
Thank you - we look forward to returning in the not too distant future!

Room Tip: As the wedding couple we had the "space" with the most spectacular view - number 12 - but all the spaces are magnificent!
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank JuliarchSA
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TheOutpost, Director of Sales at The Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Thank you so much for choosing The Outpost to celebrate such a special occasion. Thank you too for popping into the office to show us the wonderful pics. We certainly enjoyed the bubbly too.

We do hope that it's not too long before you visit us again. The Fever Tree forest is waiting for you.


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Richard de la Rey

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

To try and describe The Outpost experience on paper does the establishment and its staff and the amazing natural beauty of the surrounds an injustice.
The rooms are clean cut and contemporary, yet they fit so well with their environment. The view from the rooms is spectacular, overlooking the river. With the positioning of the rooms in such a way that it affords, “open air” bathing and showering, plus sleeping with blinds open almost under the stars is quite breathtaking. The rooms are well appointed with furnishings, linen and fittings, plus a personal safe.
Meals are excellent and one needs to be careful of putting on a few kg in the process. Served in private settings, or as convivial as you would want, staff and management seem to be there just when you need them. The little details like a fire next to your table, fine dining touches to the meals without being pretentious, and a genuine desire by the entire team to see that you experience top notch service make your stay at this lodge just so above even top establishments. Just a small mention of a champagne brunch by the river for a special occasion. Thank you Erin (hope the spelling is OK), Beatrice, and Winnie (plus all the background staff who made this possible).
I have to say that this is undoubtedly the best service we have had at any bush establishment, including some of the high profile ones. If we compare this service to a 5 star establishment then this rates 6 stars or more.
Then there is Cara, our guide. Professional, knowledgeable, dedicated and so keen, she embodies what one should like to have in a guide. Thank you Cara for showing us some of the wonderful beauty of the area in which you have the privilege to work.
This environment is something everyone should make the effort to see. If you have a real interest is natural beauty, this will be up there with the best. We will be back.

Room Tip: We had room 11. Excellent views. Not sure if all rooms have equally spectacular views.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mkhulujo
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TheOutpost, Director of Sales at The Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

Dear Mkhulujo


It's not often I am left speechless but your feedback did just that. We are obviously thrilled that you enjoyed your stay as much as you did.

As you well know, the staff are the backbone of the lodge and we are so grateful for such a wonderful staff compliment.

I have had the privilege of enjoying lunch at the river and is a very special occasion I agree.

Thank you once again for your fantastic feedback and we hope you visit us again soon. Thank you too for the 6 star service accolade.

Kind regards


Richard

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

9 years ago my brother, dad and myself stayed here. The memories and experiences are still so vivid and talked about today. We traveled to South Africa back in December of 2005 and the Outpost was our second safari location - our first being at the Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps. It's hard to put into a sentence of how amazing this place is. I just want to list adjectives. The rooms were spectacular and the views were even better. Everyone there was so eager to make your stay the best it could be and even at 4:30 in the morning, they were just as spunky as the night before. From "Eddie Murphy" reading our dinner menus, fishing the river, loosing all gears except 1st (it was a doozy going though the check points), to the 5+ star accommodations... the Outpost is absolutely amazing place.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Leanne S
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TheOutpost, Director of Sales at The Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

Dear Leanne S


Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. It sounds like you had a fantastic experience which only Africa can offer.

I realise Canada is a long way away however we sincerely hope we return soon.


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Richard

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

After 6 nights eco-trekking this was a really good change - as other people have said, the rooms or 'spaces' are amazing with breathtaking views. The best bit was sleeping with the mosquito netting around the bed and all the blinds open so you are outside but not outside. Waking to the sunrise was very special. It is very expensive - particularly if you don't go on all the included game drives etc. But for a few nights probably worth it.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Manlytraveller
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TheOutpost, Director of Sales at The Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

Dear Manlytraveller


Thank you for your feedback. We agree that the spaces are very special and something everyone should experience.

Hopefully we'll be able to welcome you back soon.


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Richard

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

I seek to place emphasis on the word: SPECTACULAR.
This is the most incredible place I have been to on earth so far.
It's beautiful. From the amazingly friendly staff to the knowledgeable and kind game drive guides.
The Outpost did not disappoint our wildest imaginations.

The rooms, are more like vistas over the escarpment. Your abode becomes a giant balcony overlooking the plains of the Kruger Park at the flick of switch(operating the electronic blinds)
As the blinds raise, your view is expanded to the horizon and if its at night, it feels like the edge of the universe as you lay in bed under the canopy of the milky way.
It felt like we were jettisoned into a time gone by, yet remained in absolute 5 star luxury whether it be at the bar, in the room or on the game drive.

If you're looking to experience the sounds and sights of the wild from the comfort of your own lodge, encounters with elephants or leopard and other animals, Romance(a couple even got engaged at Lanner Gorge when we were there), great food and service, informative game drives and visit a place that is like no other place on earth, then stay at The Outpost.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Mario F
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TheOutpost, Director of Sales at The Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Dear Mario F

Thank you so much for the fantastic feedback. I think you sum up The Outpost beautifully. I'm obviously thrilled to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and hopefully we will welcome you back in the not too distant future.


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Richard de la Rey

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