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Knysna, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location and views really lovely. Covered deck, outside braai and pool are great. Adequately equipped with basic necessities for a relaxing weekend stay. Cottage could be cleaner - bathmat and oven really dirty. Mattress and pillows a bit soft and lumpy.

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Felix U, Reservations Consultant at Aloe Ridge Self Catering, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to respond. Glad to hear you enjoyed your weekend away. Feedback has been sent onto the operations team. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Truly a hidden gem - even better than what you see on the website! Comfortable, beautifully decorated accommodation with the river right in front of you. House has everything (and more - loved the dishwasher) in it that you need .River rafting was loads of fun, staff are very friendly and efficient. Our 8 and 11 year old sons loved... More 

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Cape Town
1 review
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were blown away by the modern furnishings and the wonderful view from the deck. The sound of the river from your room was amazing. Beds were very comfortable. Surroundings were picture perfect. A short walk to the restaurant.

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Felix U, Sales Consultant at Aloe Ridge Self Catering, responded to this review

So happy to hear these guests enjoyed their stay with us and that the house was up to scratch. We hope to have yo stay with us again soon. More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Lovely accommodation, fantastic views over the Breede River and no too close to neighbouring chalets. Could have maybe offered servicing of chalets as inclusive other than at extra cost, but otherwise excellent standard. River rafting was great fun and the staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. Well worth a visit :o)

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Felix U, Sales Consultant at Aloe Ridge Self Catering, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Aloe Ridge More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 20 July 2016

My wife and our twin children (4 yrs old) had a wonderful stay. The pool is excellent, provided children can already swim unattended. Home is spacious, clean, good linen and has everything you need. The inside fireplace is essential in winter and we found it worked well.

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Felix U, Sales Consultant at Aloe Ridge Self Catering, responded to this review

Such lovely feedback on one of our Aloe Ridge Self-Catering houses. Happy to hear they enjoyed their stay and we hope to have them stay with us again... More 

Durbanville, South Africa
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Great self catering accommodation, nicest staff EVER! A soul recharge place for sure! Accommodation is private, luxurious and LARGE! Highly recommend doing a trip on the river with super friendly, knowledgeable and highly capable guides.

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Felix U, Sales Consultant at Aloe Ridge Self Catering, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice words about the accommodation. We glad to hear you had a lovely stay and enjoyed a trip down the Breede River. More 

cape town
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

We recently spent a weekend at Aloe Ridge and really had a wonderful time. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. The cottages were absolutely fantastic and our cottage was clean. We also did not see any mosquitos as reported by other reviewers but we were there in autumn. The best part was the trail running and mountainbiking so bring... More 

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Felix U, Sales Consultant at Aloe Ridge Self Catering, responded to this review

Such a lovely review on the beautiful Aloe Ridge. Thank you for your feedback and glad to hear you did some exploring while you were with us. Hope to have you stay with us again soon. More 

Cape Town
1 review
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

We went for our babymoon and absolutely loved our time at Aloe Ridge Lodge. It was very peaceful and wonderful to hear the bird life. We were introduced to Natasha, our hostess, who was very friendly and warm. I do have two areas that I would suggest for improvement: 1. The place needs a good dust (window sills) and the... More 

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Felix U, Sales Representative at Aloe Ridge Self Catering, responded to this review

We glad to hear they enjoyed their stay and look forward to having them stay with us again. We appreciate the feedback and will send these requests onto operations More 

Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 7 March 2016

The cottages where situated perfectly with fantastic views. Braai's top lintel very low and uncomfortable to use. Housekeeping leaves a lot to be desired. Nothing in kitchen could be used before we washed it including the kettle that was in a very bad state inside and out. The bed linen is old, stained and faded. The duvet is a very... More 

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Felix U, Sales Representative at Aloe Ridge Self Catering, responded to this review

Many thanks for the feedback on Aloe Ridge. We appreciate the points given on what to improve on and what needs to be addressed. We hope to have them visit us again More 

Cape Town
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place to rejuvenate and escape the city. My girlfriend and I enjoyed the weekend there in the heat of January and lost ourselves in the luxury that is aloe ridge. The pool was our highlight :) 2 tips for the managers would be 1) have a mosquitoe machine available as we got eaten alive until we discovered the peaceful... More 

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Felix U, Sales Consultant at Aloe Ridge Self Catering, responded to this review

Such a nice review of our Aloe Ridge establishment...so glad to hear our guests enjoyed their stay. The tips will be sent onto our operations team More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on a small ridge overlooking the Breede River, Aloe Ridge Self Catering accommodation is an absolute must for families and couples wanting a total getaway from city life with all the creature comforts. Aloe Ridge comprises of luxurious thatched A-frame houses with en-suite bathrooms and a magnificent riverside setting. Each house also boasts a large deck with swimming pool and braai area. There are a total of 5 Houses in the Aloe Ridge Collection, each with two rooms en-suite sleeping a total of 4 guests each in either twin or double.All Linen and towels are supplied along with a comprehensively equipped kitchen. Houses are available on a self catering basis only. On site adventure activities also available on request at an additional cost. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aloe Ridge Self Catering

Address: Bakkelys Farm | Breede River, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: $74 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“All the units are the same. Go with your 4x4.”
 of 5 bubbles Burgert_Psychologist, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
“The cabins along the river eg. Drakensberg, Cedeberg etc. are a definite must!”
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 of 5 bubbles CourtneyReece, 8 Jun 2015 | Read review
“All the chalets were beautiful and so well equipped”
 of 5 bubbles 625patsy, 1 Jun 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are similar”
 of 5 bubbles CharleneP690, 31 Mar 2015 | Read review
“For those wanting to have the best view of the river, go for Kilimanjaro.”
 of 5 bubbles Quartershark, 26 Sep 2014 | Read review
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