We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Outlook Lodge

4.0 of 5 1 Ambleside | Lakefield, Benoni 1501, South Africa
Hotel website
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Outlook Lodge
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Outlook Lodge
Write a Review

129 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    89
    34
    1
    2
    3
See reviews for
29
52
23
4
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (7)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (129)
  • Mar-May only
    (23)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (42)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (33)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (31)
All months
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a great time and the staff was able to arrange a tour of the city for us in the afternoon once we arrived. This was a good way to start our safari, and we highly recommend the location to everyone.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
27 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We used Outlook Lodge as an one night pre and post stay before a brief Safari holiday. I was very impressed with the room as 'twas huge and had all the facilities you needed. The pool was small but perfect with a couple of sun loungers for use. The communist areas were very comfortable with a largely get and plenty... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I very much enjoyed my stay here. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating, the rooms were comfortable and nicely sized (with big bathrooms!) and the food was yummy (nice breakfast of fruit, yoghurt, toast, muffins… as well as hot food, and dinner on request). The lodge is located in a beautiful, gated community, which is close to shops... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wyoming
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

1st as is 2nd and I'm sure 3rd time (in 2 years) will be a charm. Francois is the Host with the most. Rooms have been updated. Francois had to wrangle many guest on the night we arrived so he just whipped up delicious platters of appetizers and salads and sandwiches. The wine was nice and the whole experience was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hood River, Oregon, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We booked our night at Outlook Lodge based off reviews. Smart choice! Our airport pick up was waiting for us and very helpful. It was a pretty quick drive to the Lodge, which is located in a quiet residential area. When we arrived at the Lodge, Francois was very welcoming and showed us to our room. There was a wonderful... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portland, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Been meaning to write this one for a while... Outlook Lodge is a fantastic launching point for a S African safari. Francois is a complete mensch and took great care to make sure we were comfortable from Jo-Berg airport pick-up to an incredible 6-day safari from Kruger thru Swaziland and ending near Durban. (He even made me a sandwich upon... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orange Beach, Alabama
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor we contacted Francois at the Outlook Lodge. We explained that we were only staying overnight and he did the rest. He booked airport pick-up and return (at a very reasonable price), provided us with a delicious lunch and dinner on our day of arrival and a great breakfast on our day of departure.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Lodge in Jo'burg was perfect. Francois and all the staff really looked after me. Everything was made easy right from the airport pickup and nothing felt like too much hassle. I stayed the night before and after my safari in Kruger and can say that I would definitely do this again next time. The Lodge is comfortable and the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orkney Islands, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

For three birdwatchers arriving late into Johannesburg we could not have found a better place to stay. A member of staff from Outlook Lodge met both our flights at the Airport, took us to the Car Hire desk, then hire car and lead us back to the Lodge - all needed when its late at night and you have had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ahmedabad
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
35 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Stayed here for the last night of my South African holiday. Came back from an excellent trip to Kruger Park with Outlook Safaris and my flight was the next morning so stayed the night. Reached late evening after a 10 hour drive along the panoramic route and felt instantly at home. I was in room 2 just up the stairs... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Outlook Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Outlook Lodge

Address: 1 Ambleside | Lakefield, Benoni 1501, South Africa
Phone Number:
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Benoni
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Outlook Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, T4B, Agoda, Travelocity, Despegar.com, Priceline, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Tingo so you can book your Outlook Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Outlook Lodge Benoni, Africa

52 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (40)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (8)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Other (14)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (12)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay