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Treviso, Italy
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The Lodge is located in Lakefield (Benoni), in a safe area 20 minutes far from the Tambo International Airport. The Lodge is also 5 minutes walk from Korsman Bird Sanctuary, a nice nature place, perfect for a promenade and for birdwatching. We spent at the lodge two separated nights in two different rooms. Both rooms were very confortable, clean and...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights, one when we are arrived in South Africa and one at the end of our tour, 10 days after. We were very well welcomed and François has been very helpful with us. The place is comfortable and we appreciated to share a diner with other guests to talk about our experiences! Thank you again so much...

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OutlookGM, General Manager at Outlook Lodge, responded to this review

Hi yyGE1200, I am very happy to read that you had such a great stay at our Lodge. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards

Riverbank, California
Reviewed 4 September 2016

A host from Outlook picked us up at Tambo Airport andd promised we'd be treated like queens, and he was absolutely correct. The lodge is lovely, the meals generous and delicious, and Francois and his team are amazing. I can't wait to come back after our safari in Kreuger. Our room was perfect--comfortable and nicely appointed. The grounds are inviting...

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OutlookGM, General Manager at Outlook Lodge, responded to this review

Hi kjmsmom, I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, I am very proud of Francois and the team! We look forward to having you with us again Kind regards

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Stayed 1 night. They arranged transfers from J'Burgh OR Tambo airport. Hotel is close to airport, which is 10-15 away. Very comfortable bed, heating in room, huge bathroom with spa bath. Staff friendly and welcoming. Hotel seemed very homely and is in a quiet location. Breakfast great too. Convenient for short stay before or after safari. Would stay there again.

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OutlookGM, General Manager at Outlook Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Kirsty, I am happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Outlook Lodge. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Kind Regards

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We started and ended our Safari at the outlook lodge. It was beautiful, very comfortable, very relaxing. We started and ended our Safari at the outlook lodge. It was beautiful, very comfortable, very relaxing. A great way to start and end our trip. Francois, the manager, was fantastic! He made us feel right at home, was very kind, and very...

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OutlookGM, General Manager at Outlook Lodge, responded to this review

Hi plyogirlnc, I am very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at Outlook Lodge. I am extremely proud of Francois and his team. I hope that your travels bring you our way again in the future. Kind regards

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We are a family of four and only needed beds for one night ahead of our 12:30pm flight departure heading home after a fun 9 days in Kruger and Cape Town. Outlook Lodge ORT was recommended by the safari company I used. As the airport is about 40km from Joberg city, this lodge was convenient enough even though there were...

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OutlookGM, General Manager at Outlook Lodge, responded to this review

Hi CassHongKong_China, I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay at Outlook Lodge ORT, a property we acquired recently. I am very proud of Themba and Debbie, as well as our chef. Thank you for bringing the Wifi under our attention, this will definitely be fixed very soon. I hope that we can look forward to having you...

Toronto
Reviewed 12 August 2016

There are two lodges and we stayed at the OR Tambo one. The facility was under renovation so the decor was not finished when we were there. Overall the facility was ok and the wifi was so so. However, what made our stay was the staff. We've stayed in a lot of hotels in over 60 countries and I have...

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OutlookGM, General Manager at Outlook Lodge, responded to this review

Hi michaelfitzg, I am very proud of the staff after reading your review. We recently acquired the property, hence the renovations. I look forward to having you stay with us again after the completion thereof. I am sure the look and feel will impress you just as much as our staff has. Kind Regards

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We stayed at this place as part of our post-tour accommodation recommended/organized by travel agent. It is a nice mansion beautifully built and decorated. Room is very clean, modern, and spacious. The owner/manager is very welcoming and showed great hospitality. Meals (Dinner & Breakfast) were wonderful. The whole place gives a home away from home feeling that is warm and...

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OutlookGM, General Manager at Outlook Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Chiehshan, I am very happy to know that you enjoyed staying at Outlook Lodge. Thank you for pointing out the issue regarding the shower and privacy within the room you stayed in. You are correct when assuming that the rest of the rooms are not laid out the same way. The room you stayed in usually functions as our...

Auckland
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We stayed at both of the lodges, once at the beginning of our safari, and one at the end. The first one (the original) was lovely, and Francois was great, although the rooms were rather cold with not really enough heating for our stay, and wi-fi was patchy throughout the building, but very clean and great food. On our return...

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OutlookGM, General Manager at Outlook Lodge, responded to this review

Hi hagar99, Thank you for taking the time to review our properties. We greatly value guests' feedback and will certainly take it into consideration to improve our services and facilities. Kinds Regards

Chico,CA
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is an affordable, clean and comfortable hotel in Johannesburg. Francois prepared a delicious dinner and breakfast for us. The lodge had the feel of a B&B. It is actually in a large old house but has been upgraded with very modern rooms. Good shower pressure, large bath tub, cozy beds, decent pillows. There is an unheated outdoor pool (too...

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OutlookGM, General Manager at Outlook Lodge, responded to this review

Hi ChicoRanMan, I am pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at Outlook Lodge. Thank you for bringing the heating issue under our attention, we will definitely address it. I look forward to having you stay with us again. Kind Regards

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Outlook Lodge offers great value for money with home from home comforts in a tranquil gated community. We cater for discerning travelers, professionals, avid safari enthusiasts and families alike.Originally established as an overnight stop for guests embarking on safari with us, it now boasts a 4 star grading and confidently claims to surpass international standards, maintaining the highest possible levels of professionalism, hygiene and comfort.The rooms are tastefully furnished to celebrate South Africa's wonderful diversity of wildlife and spectacular landscapes. Breakfast is a scrumptious affair, while lunch and dinner is served on request at minimal extra charge. Special dietary requirements are catered for.Being right next to a golf course and within 5 minutes' walk from a gym and the Korsman Bird Sanctuary offers our guests activity on our doorstep. Day excursions to explore all that Gauteng has to offer can be booked through the lodge.We have been operating safaris to the Kruger National Park since 1998 and specialize in this region of South Africa. All safaris are conducted by professional safari guides employed by ourselves. You will deal with us personally and safaris generally leave from the Outlook Lodge. Options vary from budget camping to luxury lodge safaris.We are situated about 15 minutes' drive from Johannesburg's OR Tambo airport and offer transfers to and from the airport by prior arrangement at a minimal charge.We look forward to meeting you!. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Outlook Lodge

Address: 1 Ambleside Avenue | Lakefield, Benoni 1501, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Benoni
Price Range: $81 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Outlook Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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