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Outlook Lodge
Ranked #1 of 36 Benoni B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
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“Africa Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Everything about the Outlook Lodge was exceptional. The staff was extremely friendly. In fact they brought out some nice wine for us to sample the night we arrived. Plus the next day they set up a great tour for our small group.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Irving, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

Six of us just returned from from a trip to Kruger. We overnighted at Outlook both on the way and when returning. Cannot say enough good about the lodge. Francois is a fabulous host. The rooms are clean and comfortable(no AC. Great breakfast and wonderful reccommendation. We were very comfortable walking to resturants about a mile away.

John Hosea

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Richmond, Virginia
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

We had a wonderful stay the night before our safari to Kruger Park. Francois provides warm hospitality to all his guests. The rooms are very comfortable, the atmosphere of the lodge is very relaxed and welcoming, and Francois provides amazing meals for his guests. The location is very safe in a neighborhood. Francois will help with any details for your trip, especially transportation. I would not hesitate to stay at Outlook Lodge any time I pass through the Johannesburg area.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Conifer, Co, Usa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

We have stayed at Outlook twice on our way between the U.S. and Botswana. Rooms and beds are nice, not fancy. The lodge is beautiful and comfortable, and the management is friendly, warm and helpful. It is an easy drive from the airport, and the lodge arranges transport.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Norwich, Connecticut
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Awesome place to stay, quiet, secure and wonderful decoration inside and well maintained garden outside. Francois and his staff welcomed me and looked after well extremely well. I was picked up from the airport and had a short drive to the lodge. Welcomed by Francois and showed to my room. Lovely accommodation. Food was brilliant, met some amazing people and will definitely be back. Such a relaxed and laid-back lodge.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Wonderful place to stay. The Lodge is in a secure, quiet area opposite a golf course. Francois and his staff are extremely helpful and hospitable, including arranging pickups and sightseeing tours. Highly recommend Lodge and will be booking in again when we return.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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West Byfleet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

We spent our last night here before heading back home. Francois arranged late checkout the following day as our flight was not until the evening which was really appreciated. We spent most of the day relaxing in and around the house which was very pleasant. Very reasonable transfers to and from the airport and free wifi. Breakfast, dinner and lunch were all delicious. It was definately a great place to spend our last day in Soutn Africa!!

Stayed April 2014
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Additional Information about Outlook Lodge

Property: Outlook Lodge
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Benoni
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Outlook Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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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