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Outlook Lodge

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1 Ambleside | Lakefield, Benoni 1501, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Elizabethtown, KY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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St. Thomas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Ukutula is a perfect place to be. It feels like home. Everybody is so friendly, helpfull to make your stay comfortable. Compliments to everybody ! The breakfast, lunch and dinner were excellent. We enjoy our stay very much and we hope to come back next year !!!! Thanks to everybody.

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Ayr, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I cannot say enough about Francois and the Outlook lodge. You would never know that it is an airport lodge. It was extremely clean and everyone went above and beyond to make us feel at home. I was only there for a couple of nights but would not hesitate to go back. It was safe and the food was excellent.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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.

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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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 

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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

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 

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Wyoming
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

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Hood River, Oregon, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

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