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“Our Last Night in Africa”

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Outlook Lodge Lakefield
Ranked #1 of 37 Benoni B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Our Last Night in Africa”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

When we decided that for our last night in Africa we would stay near the airport but not in one of the large hotel our travel agent recommended Outlook Lodge. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the Lodge, the first thing we noticed was how quite the location was. We were met by Francois who showed us to our room, organized dinner for us and the most important thing, made us feel at home. Our room (upstairs) was well appointed and comfortable as was the lounge and dinning area downstairs, the dinner and breakfast that Francois provided were also first class. We left J'Burg for our trip home thinking that Outlook Lodge was somewhere that we would be very happy to come back to.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tucson, Arizona
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152 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Best place to stay if you want to be spoiled by people, who really like their work. Located close to the Inter'l airport, shopping, gym, golf course and the Korsman's Bird Sanctuary, It's a peaceful and quiet Lodge safely secured behind gates. The rooms are very nice, immaculate, like the rest of the Lodge, comfortable family room with fireplace, dining area and bar. The pool and the greenery outside add to the attraction. Francois, the Lodge Manager and Chef will spoil you with great food,(try the Bunny Chow), salads, good wine and great breakfasts. He took care of my sightseeing plans, drove me to the store and helped whenever, I had a request. Also a great thanks to all the staff , you know who you are! Another guest, who joined me for dinner said it best;" Why would you want to stay in a hotel, when you have all this?" I concur with you Ben, The Bunny Chow was fantastic!
My six days stay at the Lodge were the best.
A great thanks to all the people who are the creators behind this wonderful Lodge and Safari

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2013

From the moment I sent the first email to request a booking to i said my final goodbye nothing was to much trouble and nothing was anything less then A Class service Francois you r a true gentlemen u made everyone at the lodge feel welcome your Bunny Chow was fantastic. The rooms were immaculate the lounge was fantastic the bar was stocked. The breakfast was plentiful overall was probably the best place i have stayed at.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Sacramento, CA
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013

My wife and I stayed here at the beginning and end of our South African Safari. Francois is a great host. Our breakfasts and one dinner we had there were all fresh and delicious. We stayed in two different rooms and both were clean and comfortable. My wife often has trouble sleeping and is especially sensitive to uncomfortable beds - and she had no problems here. I highly recommend the Outlook Lodge as a place to get settled after a long trip, both coming and going. Francois and staff gave us a very stress-free environment.

Room Tip: If you have a choice, I'd opt for the upstairs room in the main house.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
1 review
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

We stayed here just before our Southern Africa safari. The lodge appears to be a former estate of a country doctor, and is is very quiet and secluded, as well as being in a secure gated area. The room was very clean, delightfully quiet, and the breakfast was expansive and superb. We are very pleased with our stay here.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hout Bay
1 review
Reviewed 23 August 2013

Francois was very professional and cannot be faulted. He has a favourable personality and no request was an issue.
The breakfast was delicious, with fresh healthy produce being served.
The beds and pillows are of very poor quality resulting in no sleep for my husband and I.


  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2013

This is the place in Johannesburg that everyone should stay!! I was very impressed! I was picked up on time at the airport and taken directly to the Lodge where I was surprised at how comfortable and lovely it was. Francois couldn't have been more helpful and the meals were really good!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Outlook Lodge Lakefield
Address: 1 Ambleside Avenue | Lakefield, Benoni 1501, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Benoni
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Benoni
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Outlook Lodge Lakefield 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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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