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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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Westerly, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at the Outlook Lodge on 2 separate occasions on stopovers in Johannesburg during our recent visit to South Africa. We were both extremely pleased with the beautiful rooms/home and the hospitality extended to us during our visit. Francois was a charming and attentive host. My wife and I were tired when we arrived on separate... More 

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Strathbogie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Outlook Lodge one night at the beginning of our holiday and one night at the end of our holiday. Francois was an excellent host and made sure we were comfortable at all times. We enjoyed chatting with him. The building is beautiful and in a safe area. On our first night we had 3 rooms and on... More 

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Stouffville, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent two separate nights at the Outlook Lodge in between a Kruger Park Safari. We could not have asked for a better stopover. The rooms are beautiful, dinner & breakfasts were absolutely perfect, but by far the best was the service...both Francois and Karin went above and beyond by offering to launder and tumble dry our dirty clothes from our... More 

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Ventura, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this lodge late April 2015. It was part of a Safari package and we were a group of 10. The common areas were nice, plenty of room to sit and chat, one tiny bathroom, and outside tables and a pool that did not look very inviting. The people who worked there were lovely, very friendly and nice. The... More 

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FrancoisJones, Manager at Outlook Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Amelia H, Thank you for taking your time in reviewing Outlook Lodge. We do appreciate your feedback and have looked into the concerns that has been highlighted in your review. At Outlook Lodge we strive to exceed customer expectations, and to achieve the highest standard of service. Kind Regards, Francois Jones Guesthouse Manager More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a great night stay here in preparation for our trip to Kruger the next morning. The rooms were very comfortable and the dinner we had was excellent. Breakfast the next morning was very filling and delicious. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It was a very nice place. The room and bathroom was very big with comfortable bed. All the staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good. There was plenty of space outdoors ( and a pool) but visiting in the winter makes it a bit to cold for swimming.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We stayed two nights at Outlook lodge in April 2015 while waiting for friends that were going take a safari with us at Elephant Plains Lodge in Sabi Sand. The staff was welcoming and made every effort to assure our stay was memorable. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The meals were fantastic. The entire Lodge had a distinct B&B... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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 May 15, 2015

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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