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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We very much enjoyed our stay here. Francois was very welcoming. Food was delicious & plentiful! The rooms were very cozy & spacious. The location was just right. Close, but not too close, to the airport. We would definitely return.

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OutlookGM, Manager at Outlook Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Susan, I am so happy to know that you had a good time stay with us. It was lovely having you as our guests and I hope that we will have you staying with us again soon. Kind Regards Francois

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We stayed here for one night before being collected for safari the following morning. We were collected from Jo'Burg airport by a very nice gentleman who took us to Outlook Lodge and showed us to our room. We then went to communal area, which was very strange as we were not welcomed by anybody - it was bizarre. I spoke...

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OutlookGM, Manager at Outlook Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Charlotte B We would like to thank you for your review and thank you very much for bringing these issues under our attention. At Outlook Lodge Lakefield we pride ourselves on the fact that all our guests enjoy their stay with us and it is with regret that we acknowledge that we failed to make your stay as pleasant...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We stop few times at the Outlook at the Outlook Lodge on our way to and from Kruger. We enjoyed the park setting of the Lodge in a quiet neighbourhood. Our room had large windows looking out to the garden. Beds were very comfortable after some long travelling. Compliment to Francois, Mr. Inkeeper/Host, for a great job in co-ordinating all...

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

Hi there, It was lovely having you as our guests! I am looking forward to having you join us again :) Kind Regards Francois

Reviewed 13 March 2016

We stayed here before flying down to PE and we enjoyed this place and the friendly hospitality. Dinner and breakfast are made for eyes and tummy, rooms are stylish and bright. Very quiet lounge and backyard, some rooms on the street side are note that silent, especially in the morning.

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OutlookGM, Manager at Outlook Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there Ulf, I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope you will visit us again :) Thanks for the tip on the street-side rooms, I'll look into it. Kind Regards Francois

Lake Mary, Florida
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Although my trip was a while ago, I feel I still needed to review the Outlook Lodge. After a long journey from the United States the Outlook Lodge was a fantastic place to rest up for the adventures to come. I felt like the lodge was my own home and felt extremely comfortable. The food was fantastic and Francois was...

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OutlookGM, Manager at Outlook Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there, I am happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, I certainly enjoyed having you as guest :) Looking forward to having you visit us again in the future. Kind Regards Francois

Colorado
Reviewed 6 March 2016

The room was outstanding. The owner was called away, so the person there to fill in for her was just the best!! The food was prepared well, artfully presented, and plentiful. The lodge seemed full. We met very interesting travelers in the lounge area before dinner. Our first experience on our African adventure couldn't have been better.

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OutlookGM, Manager at Outlook Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there, I am so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us :) I hope that the rest of your African adventure went just as well. I hope that you will come back to visit us again. Kind Regards Francois

Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 17 February 2016

the best this about this place is of course Francois, the serenity, the beauty, the food, the location close to the airport, and of course the the warrior terrorist ie the dog. I felt like home when i was there and Francois is soo helpful and kind the safest place you could be!!! I was there 2ce and would go...

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

Hi Lauren, I am happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Francois is very special and we are extremely proud of him. I hope that we will see you again soon :)

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Had an overnight stay at the Outlook Lodge in Lakefield. Lovely location, set in large garden with huge trees. Very quiet location well away from the traffic. Very reasonable costs for DB&B and had great meals with a wonderful host.

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Our room was comfortable and clean. The biggest advantage of the lodge is itd location closed to airport and of course Francois. Good spiry of the lodge. It is worth for sure to came back to the lodge.

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Riverside, California
Reviewed 13 February 2016

we stayed one night between arrival at OR Tambo and departure on safari. the host, francois, made us the most delightful dinner and then breakfast the next morning. he also indulged my academic curiosity, sharing his experiences in and impressions of the south african education system. only downside -- we couldn't get hot water in the shower.

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  • 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 

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Address: 1 Ambleside Avenue | Lakefield, Benoni 1501, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Benoni
Price Range: $62 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Outlook Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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