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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We visited this beautiful little lodge for only one night and wish we stayed for more! The owners are so welcoming and accomodating. Our room was absolutely beautiful and it was the most comfortable bed we slept on during our whole trip! Definitely recommend to everyone.

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

Hi Ashley, I am so happy to read that we made such a good impression on you, at Outlook Lodge it is always our aim to make our guests feel comfortable and give them the best service we can. I look forward to having you stay with us again in the future. Kind regards. More 

Paris, France
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the lodge when arriving at Johannesburg. Very friendly and reactive personnel. After two weeks of traveling we were very happy with the accommodation and more specifically the bath tub in the room. Breakfast included a nice fresh fruit platter next to normal bread, cereal etc

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Hi mrepriels, I am very happy to know that your stay at Outlook Lodge was comfortable and that you enjoyed it. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future. Kind Regards More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We stayed here on our way to Botswana and Zimbabwe for a safari. We had some hiccups and Francois was AMAZING to us....for example, he drove more than 30 minutes across town to buy us a camera battery when we found ours had died. Food is great, rooms are clean and lovely, beds are comfortable, food was good, and value... More 

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

What a hospitality, a great staff and very nice place to stay overnight before you explore the country. We stayed here twice, once when we landed and once before we went back home. They have a shuttle that brings you to the airport.

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Hermanus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We have been using Outlook Lodge for years. Nothing changes - prompt airport pick-up and return, comfortable rooms, very nice dinners and a continental breakfast. Francois and the crew do a great job. The property has been slowly upgraded over the years. Wi-Fi and DSTV. 15 minutes from Johannesburg International Airport. You are always a name and not a room... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Our Sabi Sands safari company booked Outlook Lodge for us, so I was not sure what to expect at all. Myself and two family members were picked up from the OR Tambo airport and transported to Outlook Lodge, situated in a quiet and secure neighborhood. We were immediately greeted by one of the managers, Francois, and made to feel welcome.... More 

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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night on the way through to Kruger. A lovely and secure lodge with an exceptional host. François was attentive and made us feel very welcome. The food was delicious and the room clean and spacious. Couldn't ask for anything more after a long overnight flight. Would recommend to anyone visiting Johannesburg.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Popping into Jo-Burg for a night before our visit to the Kruger National Park it was ideal for us to be close to the airport and in a location where Tydon Tours could collect us from. The accommodation was good and the team very friendly, we booked dinner and breakfast as part of the package which proved a good idea.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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63 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

I enjoyed a great two night stay at the Outlook Lodge. The building is located in a nice secure area. Francois was very warm and welcoming and was super amazing with all of the guests. The room was large, clean and comfortable. The common area in the lodge was nice and cozy, especially with the fireplace going. It was a... More 

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West New York, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We stayed here 2 nights and really liked this place. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, particularly the owner Francois. Also of note was Clarissa who was helping out. The rooms were great and the beds very comfy! Breakfast was included and was very good as well. They recommended places to eat, had car service at no extra charge and... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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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: $63 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Outlook Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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