A Boutique Bush Lodge in the City

As ever, we have loads going on in the area over the coming months – especially with Christmas on the horizon as well. 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. But if you don’t have a visit to Aloe Lane booked already, it’s definitely time to start thinking about one!

aloe-lane-guest-lodge-function-5Conferencing and Festive Events

We also wanted to remind you that we have excellent facilities here at Aloe Lane for hosting your company end of year conferencing events and Christmas lunches.

For more information please email info@aloelaneguestlodge.com – and also have a look at our Meetings & Events section.

Seasonal Events

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

cycle-challengeThe Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge

This is the 20th year of Johannesburg’s biggest cycling event – the 947 Cycle Challenge – which takes place on Sunday 20th November at Riversands Commercial Park. It will be a great day out for everyone, whether you’re taking part or just watching the action! This event involves shutting down some of the busiest roads on the continent, to give participants the opportunity to ‘take over the city’, on two wheels – so for information on road closures, please click here.
20th November
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Christmas Lights and Carols at the Peermont D’oreale Grande Hotel

the-garden-of-lights-300x295The Emperors Palace invites guests into the Garden of Lights! Featuring colourful Christmas lights and characters, this spectacle is specially designed as a great night out for families, with a variety of funfair rides – such as jump and smile, break dancer, freeway fantasy, a helter skelter and the ferris wheel.

There will also be stalls selling food and drinks – and all proceeds go to charity. The light show will take place each evening every half hour from  7pm – with the last show starting at 9.30pm.
2nd December to 8th January
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Cirque Éloize iD at the Teatro at Montecasino

cicrque-eloizeThis show has been enjoyed over the past seven years by more than a million spectators in almost 100 cities worldwide. It’s a high-energy blend of circus arts and urban dance – a production for the young at heart, featuring an inspiring soundtrack and innovative video projections. Acrobats, aerialists, a trial biker, and hip hop and break dancers come together to create a microcosmic society where two groups celebrate everyone’s distinct identity.
30th November to 24th December – follow link below for show times and prices.
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The Great Moscow Circus at Montecasino

moscow-circus-e1472198268543-300x263The world-famous Great Moscow Circus returns to South Africa this year with an all-new two-hour World Premiere program featuring more than 65 circus performers and 18 acts. Taking place in the Big Top tent, the show features clowns, acrobats, daredevils, aerial artists, balancers, showgirls and more – and is supported by a live circus band.
22nd December to 8th January – follow link below for show times and prices.
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Robot Expo at Killarney Mall

robot-expoThe Robot Expo presents a unique and exciting international platform for education and entertainment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Featuring some of Hollywood’s greatest fictional characters such as Iron Man, Bumblebee, Megatron, Optimus Prime, Predator and Stormtroopers.
29th November to 26th February follow link below for times and prices.
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Weekly Events

Bryanston Organic Market

BryanstonThis 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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The South African Lipizzaners

LippizanersSA 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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Market on Main on Sundays

market-on-mainMarket on Main takes place every Sunday from 10am to 3pm at Arts on Main, and plays host to Gauteng based stallholders who trade in regional food and local design. Its goal is to encourage inner city lifestyle, educate on sustainable living and a provide a relaxed creative space for market-goers and traders alike.
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Rosebank Sunday Market

The world famous Rosebank Sunday flea market takes place at Rosebank Mall and offers rosebanka variety of hand-made crafts, bric-a-brac, antiques, original clothing and food stalls – often accompanied by live entertainment from local artists!
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