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Outlook Lodge

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1 Ambleside | Lakefield, Benoni 1501, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had booked to stay at Outlook lodge indirectly through African Budget Safaris - the host François is delightful and goes out of his way to help his guests - as I am vegetarian he cooked me special delicious meals which I really appreciated! The room was very clean and neat with a bathtub and a shower. The area of... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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112 reviews 112 reviews
25 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here as part of a Safari package but I understand it is available by the night. Upon arrival in the evening, we were offered a glass of wine as a nightcap. Full breakfast and Supper available. Rooms were quite luxurious with huge bathrooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent two nights at Outlook Lodge and really enjoyed it because I felt like home. I got to stay in two different rooms, that were both lovely and comfortable. Clarissa was taking care of guests when I was there, and she was very welcoming and kind, patient and such a great cook! Breakfast and dinner there was just amazing,... More 

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The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very nice stay here, very friendy and helpfull owner. Rooms were clean and nice. The meal and breakfast very nice. Very good service. When we go back to South Africa we will go back here for sure.

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Eugene, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here the night before we flew to Hoeidespoet for 5 days of safari and returned for another night before flying yo Amsterdam. Francois arranged for us to do the your to Soweto, Mandella's home and The Apartheid Museum AND we were able to join his full house for dinner even though we weren't spending the night. The place... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
60 hotel reviews
287 helpful votes 287 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outlook lodge is in the green leafy area of Benoni, absolutely delightful to stay at. Rooms are big and clean and airy, and the bathrooms! oh the bathrooms! absolutely huge, modern and chic. Hosts are fantastic and the food was to kill for. We will never forget the pudding! Thank you for a wonderful stay and we hope to return... More 

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Zutphen, The Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice place, lovely room with magnificent bath, nice and friendly people, near the airport. A good place for us to stay the last day of our South Africa holiday. Hostel is in a secured part of Benoni..

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Elizabethtown, KY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our trip to South Africa. We started and ended here and also stayed in between safaris. Francois is a super host and a gourmet chef who provides his clients with a great place to rest and refuel the body after a plane flight or a safari. He really goes out of his way... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

the outlook lodge is the perfect place to get started or to round up your safari trip. the newly renovated rooms are beautiful (very comfy beds!), the lodge is a quiet oasis in Johannesburg and Francois is the most attentive and friendly host ever. he helps you whether you need medical advice, change a flight, booking activities or just shopping... More 

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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I cant say enough about Outlook lodge. We were pre booked for this lodge from our Safari company for one day before and one day after our safari. Unfortunately two days was not nearly enough! First off its very close to the airport so only a short transfer to a beautiful location. Very safe, gated and a beautiful neighborhood. A... More 

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