A Boutique Bush Lodge in the City

Latest news from Aloe Lane

Latest news from Aloe Lane

Booking.com awardWe have a few things to report, not least of which is that we recently received our Booking.com Guest Review Award – with a resounding average of 9.6 out of 10! Thank you so much to everyone who has written us such lovely reviews – both on Booking.com and also TripAdvisor, where we continue to retain our Five Star rating.

Expedia LogoThe other exciting thing to tell you about booking-wise is that we are now also on Expedia – allowing our guests even more options for booking, paying and reviewing our beautiful guest lodge. Find out more on that here. Since going live in April we’ve already had bookings from as far afield as China!

Mall of Africa LogoCloser to home, one recent development in the local area which is definitely worth mentioning is the opening of the Mall of Africa just 15 minutes away from Aloe Lane, giving our guests an exciting new alternative to Sandton City complex.

At over 130,000 square meters it is Africa’s largest single phase shopping mall – and is part of the ambitious ‘Waterfall’ city development. The Mall of Africa has over 300 shops, including seven flagship stores, covering both local and international brands. It is split into five areas known as Forest Walk, Desert Court, Great Lakes, Crystal Court and Oleum Court.

Mall of AfricaThe international brands include well-known names such as Paul Smith, Adidas, Nine West, Swarovski, Geri Webber, Timberland, Bobbi Brown, Lacoste, Armani, H&M, River Island, Pandora, Hugo Boss, Guess, Jo Malone, Hackett of London, Hamleys and Versace. Definitely something for everyone . . .

Lastly, we also wanted to let you know that we are in the process of launching an Instagram page – more details on that soon!

Your guide to What’s On in our local area this Winter

Your guide to What’s On in our local area this Winter

We have loads going on in the area this Winter, so if you’re planning a visit, we thought you might like some more details on a few of the key events – and on some of our more regular local activities. And if you don’t have a visit booked already, it could be time to start thinking about one!

Click the ‘Find out more’ links to see full details, and buy tickets where appropriate.

Bike showSouth Africa Bike Festival

This is the motoring event of the year, taking place at the newly refurbished Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. A perfect weekend for dedicated motorcyclists and motor enthusiasts,  or if you’re just looking for an exciting fun-filled day out for the whole family.
27th to 29th May
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Wedding FairBridal Fair at Montecasino

Montecasino has partnered with Bridal Fair SA to bring create a new and exciting event. Prepare to be dazzled, wowed and entertained as they ignite the 2016 wedding market with a line-up of cutting edge surprises and performers – designed to inspire, educate, delight and amaze visitors.
27th to 29th May
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Oyster EventOyster, Wine & Food festival at Montecasino

The Oyster Wine and Food Festival is crowned as Gauteng’s largest Oyster Festival, and promises to bring the city of Johannesburg yet another sophisticated, exciting and vibrant event. Over 65,000 succulent oysters from Knysna are due to arrive this year, to be paired with 40 prime Wine Estates and Gourmet food vendors.
10th to 12th June
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SealSeal in South Africa

Seal has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and has released a total of nine studio albums in his career so far. He has won many music awards throughout his career including three Brit Awards, four Grammy Awards and an MTV Video Music Award. He is playing just one night at The TicketPro Dome – so get your tickets now!
12th June
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George BensonAn Evening with George Benson

George Benson has achieved tremendous success from the 1970s to present day – from jazz to pop and from instrument innovator to vocal sensations. He’ll be playing live at The TicketPro Dome – featuring all the hits including Give Me The Night, Turn Your Love Around, The Greatest Love Of All, Nothing`s Going to Change My Love, Breezin’, This Masquarade and many more.
15th June
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DisneyDisney on Ice

Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice at The TicketPro Dome! Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favourite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family`s favourite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment.
24th June to 3rd July
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coffee-and-chocolateCoffee & Chocolate at Montecasino

Following outstanding reviews in 2015, the Coffee and Chocolate Expo reappears to host both a new visual extravaganza – and an opportunity to sample some of SA’s finest coffee and chocolate delights. The 2016 show will bring a new experience, with several different themed areas designed to create both a visual and sensory experience.
14th to 17th July
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RonanRonan Keating at Montecasino

Ronan Keating has achieved 40 million album sales with Boyzone, 22 million sales of his nine studio albums and 14 Solo Number One singles including ‘When You Say Nothing At All’, ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’ and ‘Life Is A Rollercoaster’. He will be performing a range of these hits, as well as new material from ‘Time of My Life’.
18th to 21st August
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Weekly Events

BryanstonBryanston Organic Market

This operates every Thursday and Saturday from 9am to 3pm, and for the past 39 years has been a haven of calm in the busy city – where visitors can enjoy leisurely shopping in a peaceful and scenic outdoor environment. It carries the accolade of being Johannesburg’s original outdoor market and is a place of relaxed enjoyment for the whole family.
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LippizanersThe South African Lipizzaners

SA Lipizzaners is a great outing for the whole family which is available every Sunday. All shows start at 10.30am at the Kyalami Equestrian Estate, 1 Dahlia Road, Kyalami – which is just a short distance from Aloe Lane Guest Lodge. All performances last around 60 minutes, and guests can then join the team in the courtyard for refreshments afterwards, to meet the riders and feed carrots to the stallions.
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