Aloe Lifestyle Hotel in Eshowe is more than a hotel, but an experience!

Aloe Lifestyle Hotel

The absence of skyscrapers, traffic and high levels of human density certainly makes Aloe Lifestyle Hotel in Eshowe the best place for anyone looking to retreat to the Northern KwaZulu Natal.

Aloe Lifestyle Hotel was previously known as the Aloe Guest Lodge B&B before it underwent extensive re-development to meet the needs of a new generation of leisure and business travellers.

Eshowe is actually the oldest European settlement in the KwaZulu Natal. This historic town’s name is said to come from the sound of wind blowing through the indigenous Dlinza Forest – which nearly surrounds the town and gives it its character.

Residents boast that there is a flower on a tree every day of the year in their town. This refreshing climate has always attracted people to the area including several past Zulu kings.

It is in this setting that the 4-star Aloe Lifestyle Hotel assures you exceptional hospitality along with luxurious accommodation in total relaxation.

From their design to the atmosphere, each deluxe room is uniquely fashioned with a patio offering Garden or poolside views all located in the heart of Zululand.

Accommodation at Aloe Lifestyle Hotel

The hotel is built on a two-hectare property with all the facilities to give it a resort feel – some actually call it the Sun City of KwaZulu Natal. There are 48 Executive rooms, 6 family suite and the Presidential suite all to choose from.

Their Executive Rooms are geared for leisure and business travellers. The design and décor is inspired by the traditional Zulu hut dwelling with a touch of post-modern grandeur. These rooms come with a Queen sized bed, reading desk, closet, fully-fitted bathroom and television with DStv.

You can choose to stay in their Family Suite – if you are travelling as a family or group. These rooms are spacious and come with a TV lounge and kitchen. In the main bedrooms are Queen-sized beds, reading desks and fully-fitted bathrooms. The second bedrooms come with two comfy single beds as well as fully-fitted bathroom.

Those desiring a more luxurious setting can opt for their Presidential Suite. Certainly designed for Zulu kings and queens, this suite oozes sophistication, elegance and the ultimate in platinum hospitality. It comes with a spacious TV lounge, dining area and kitchen. The Master bedroom has a King-sized bed, private lounge, dressing nook, closet and bathroom with double shower head. The second bedroom is furnished with a Queen sized bed, private lounge, closet and double shower head. In bedroom three are two single beds, closet and double shower head.

For your added convenience and peace of mind, there is free, secure parking on the premises as well as High Speed Wi-Fi access, round-the-clock CCTV security, 24-hour reception service, laundry service as well as a trained, professional baby-sitter should you need one.

Amenities at Aloe Lifestyle Hotel

There is plenty to do at the hotel if you are not planning to venture outside the premises. There is an on-site lounge, bar, spa, fitness centre, an outdoor kids’ play area with a super playhouse for kids, jungle gym slides and swings.

Feeling hungry and thirsty? You can enjoy their poolside beverage service and dine at the 100-seater, family-friendly Aloe Restaurant and Sports Bar. Expect fine dining at breakfast, lunch and dinner – from great coffees and teas, world and African inspired dishes to choice wines, delectable desserts and pastries from their a la carte menu.

The Aloe Sports Bar is for sports and entertainment enthusiasts and features a giant high definition television offering live sport while you enjoy cool beverages.

The spa and fitness centre will soothe your body and mind as well as ensuring that you don’t skip your workout and fitness routines. The gym has a shower areas and a smoothie bar that offers a medley of delicious fruit beverages and tasty light meals for the health conscious.

If you are planning to take your memorable wedding day, end of year party, conference or function to the Northern KwaZulu Natal, talk to Aloe Lifestyle Hotel about their Event & Conference facilities.

Things to do in and around Eshowe

Should you wish to step off the property and explore Eshowe, Aloe Lifestyle Hotel has Tour packages that are designed to deliver unforgettable experiences.

Eshowe does offer a variety of unique attractions. In addition to the Dlinza Forest itself, with its hiking trails and unique aerial boardwalk, visitors can go on cultural tours, try nearby golf courses, and visit nearby beaches.

The following are also popular attractions in Eshowe:

  • Eshowe Hills Country Club – 18hole golf course situated in the midst of Dlinza forest,
  • Fort Nonqayi – Historic European fort,
  • Shakaland – Zulu Cultural Village where the movie of Shaka Zulu was Filmed, and
  • Ngodini Bunduz – Adventure forest that include paintball, river rafting, Quad Biking, Forest trails.

Reviews from previous Aloe Lifestyle Hotel guests

“Very clean rooms and relaxed environment. a home away from home. I was very much trilled from the minute I stepped out of the car in the parking lot the attendant assisted me with my luggage to the reception where I was easily checked in and sorted out in no time. I was only not impressed with reception on checking out as they had an issue with their printers but was sorted out when a more senior staff intervened,” wrote Musa N on their TripAdvisor page.

Karloso Wyndham adds; “What an excellent service from Simpiwe at the reception, he called me to confirm my arrival hence I was late at the airport. I arrived; he helped me with my bags in assistance with the security. Warm welcoming clean young gentleman. I called again for set up for my air-conditioning very much excellent with the steps and settings. I will definitely recommend the place. Food arrangements spectacular. Family room very excellent as well.”

Aloe Lifestyle Hotel is located at 2 Von Keyserlink Road, Eshowe. For bookings, call +27 (0) 35 004-0076 or email Alternatively, you can do your bookings online HERE. Here is their location on Google Maps. Also follow them on Facebook HERE.


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