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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked Outlook Lodge via African Budget Safaris, as a home base in Johannesburg for one night at the start and one night at the end of our 6-day family safari trip to Kruger Park, which was also a birthday present for my wife. From the start, Francois and his staff were friendly, welcoming and very helpful. Even before we...

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FrancoisJones, Manager at Outlook Lodge, responded to this review

Dear MDW2013, Thank you for reviewing Outlook Lodge Lakefield. We do value your positive feedback and it's great to see that you enjoyed your stay at the lodge. The staff prides themselves on making sure each and every guest receives the best service and care. Until next time. Kind Regards, Francois Jones Outlook Lodges Manager

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a little late with my review as we stayed in September but it was a fantastic stay. So welcoming. Francois is so friendly, greets you and cares for you like you are family. We stayed before and after our safari, so well organised. The food was wonderful. On our first night the tables were brought together so no-one was...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed on arrival in South Africa before going on safari, and also the night we returned from safari. Easy 15 minute transfer from Johannesburg airport. The lodge is a very comfortable large old house in its own large grounds in a quiet suburban location. Ideal after a long flight or drive. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and well equipped....

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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Outlook Lodge is the perfect stop over for those who want to travel ahead but also a comfortabel base for those who want to stay away from the crowds in busy Joburg. Outlook Lodge is an easy drive away from the International AirPort, their pick up service is immaculate, the rooms are big and the peaceful garden has a little...

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Westerbork
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Even though there was not really much of an transfer for me at the airport, and there was no WiFi in the room, this lodge is fantastic. And why? I don't know, for some reason I really enjoyed my time here. If you book online on the website KrugerPark.com you may end up in this lodge, which is great because...

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FrancoisJones, Manager at Outlook Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jeroen, Thank you for reviewing Outlook Lodge Lakefield, we do apologize for the inconvenience about the airport transfer but we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Can't wait to welcome you back next time. Kind Regards, Francois Jones

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The transfer was a bit messy but francois helped a lot..he was a great host..ensured we had everything in our room..and prepared breakfast to suit our dietary requirements. The rooms were well furnished..was on the first floor.(difficult to carry baggage with no elevator). A must stay place..definitely will stay again when in the city.

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Marysville, California
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We stayed here for 2 nights and were well cared for in this homey, clean and friendly place. Recommend highly for those looking for comfort and quiet while staying in the greater Johannesburg area. Airport transfer was also a welcome and surprising plus.

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Reviewed 21 January 2017

We were a family of four staying two separate nights, one before safari and one afterwards. Francois was a gracious host. This is very comfortable lodge that feels like a boutique hotel. The rooms are very comfortable with lovely crisp white linen, such a nice sight after safari. Francois was very thoughtful in offering connecting rooms. We ate in on...

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Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We spent 3 days here. ( my boyfriend, one of our good friends and I). The host is wonderful, the rooms are very confortable and clean. I would recommend this place to anyone! Outside is peaceful, green. The wine is very tasty.

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Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 9 January 2017

My friend and I stayed here for one night, before leaving for our safari in the Kruger. The place is in a great location, only about 15 min from the airport. It was great to relax after 28 hours in transit! My only issue was that when we arrived no one was there to really great us or show us...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about Outlook Lodge

Address: 1 Ambleside Avenue | Lakefield, Benoni 1501, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Benoni
Price Range: €57 - €72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Outlook Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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