A Boutique Bush Lodge in the City

We’ve certainly had lots to celebrate this year, not least of which has been the reviews we’ve received from new guests as they experience Aloe Lane for the first time. We now have over 30 reviews on TripAdvisor, and 20 on Booking.com already – since we went live on there at the start of the year.

Booking.com ratingWe are maintaining our 5 Star rating on TripAdvisor – which is just brilliant, thank you everyone – and we are currently standing at 9.6 out of 10, or ‘Exceptional’ on Booking.com. This all confirms that we are the No.1 choice for the Midrand and Kyalami area – so you can’t ask for
much more than that really!

Tripadvisor ratingIt does make a huge difference for us to know that people have enjoyed their visit, and here are a few of our favourite review comments, just to give you a flavour . . .

“I had no idea what to expect as this was my first trip to South Africa. Aloe Lane was superb, the lodge is beautifully decorated, has wonderful staff and has a view to sooth. I stayed for two nights and kick myself for not staying longer. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff are attentive and friendly. I am already planning my return trip to South Africa and Aloe Lane is on the itinerary!!”

 “Lovely lodge in Midrand, 30 mins out of the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg. The lodge itself is rustic in exterior design, and inside, some stylish interior designer has had big impact! Mix of old and new and extravagant. Spacious rooms, wine cellar, delightful outside entertainment area, infinity pool and bar. Very friendly hosts, close to restaurants etc., but you can order dinner at the Lodge as well. We will definitely come back here.”

“We were thrilled to find this oasis in Johannesburg – it was a perfect wind down after our safari in Kruger. The lodge was quiet, with a wonderful high view of the environ. It extended our holiday experience, and honestly, if we could have stayed there another couple of days to continue relaxing we would have, it was that good.”

Pool Sunset 4 extended small cropped“When I went to the Aloe Lane Guest Lodge, I had no idea what to expect because it was my first trip to South Africa. What awaited my arrival was truly an oasis in the middle of Midrand, especially considering the price. The decor is traditional African. My room was extremely clean, well appointed, beautiful, spacious, and best of all, private. The facilities were beautiful, a great outdoor patio with comfortable seating, and an amazing view– perfect for having a glass of wine and watching the sun set.

The staff were nothing short of amazing. They could tell when I wanted privacy, but were close enough if I ever needed them and were very quick in learning my preferences. They made me feel like not only a valued guest, but also family. As this was a special trip for me, I had a few special requests they made it happen even when I mentioned it casually in passing. They arranged a very tasty custom dinner menu per my request, helped me find local activities, and even were able to help me make an early breakfast sandwich when I had plans to leave early in the morning.

All in all, after spending hundreds of nights in 4*& 5* luxury hotels worldwide, the week I spent at Aloe Lane lodge gave me one of the best stays I’ve had anywhere. On my next trip, I will definitely go back.”