Guest Comments
From the Aloe Cottage visitors' book

Thank you! A perfect cottage with everything we could possibly need. Well done! We loved Darling and we loved the fact that everything was a 2-3 minute drive away. The children had a ball, the dogs want to move to this part of the country. Thanks a lot.
Staal Family

We’ve had such an amazing and significant weekend. These memories will stay with us forever. Rain or shine, your home was just perfect and the location is the best in Darling! We loved the bikes, it’s the only way to travel in Darling… and we got to see a show at Evita se Perron! Don’t change a thing!
Angie & Jacques

We had a wonderful time in Darling and especially enjoyed your extremely comfortable home. We will definitely be back! Thank you for sharing Aloe cottage – we’ve never rented such a cosy, well-appointed cottage.
The Glowacki and Macgregor Families

Thank you for a truly stunning weekend. You have a gorgeous home away from home. The house is well equipped and we didn’t need anything! The scenery is breathtaking.
Tash, Mike, Tania, Copper, Catherine

Oh my! Where to start? The house is stunning! Thank you so much for letting us stay to recover from the wedding, we could not have found a better place in the world. Thanx for all the special bits that you added!
Louis & Monique

What a beautiful place you have! We had a fab time here. Beautiful views – picture perfect. I love the garden, and the bathrooms are out of this world. Thanks for a lovely stay! What a way to spend my 26th birthday :-)
Cindi Adams

What a fabulous winter break. There were floods on the West Coast, snow on the mountains and hail in the garden, but we were snug by the fire in Aloe Cottage. Thank you so much for the recharge in Darling, darlings!
Lisa, Granny, Nika + Jasper the Daschund

Thank you so much for a gorgeous holiday in Aloe Cottage. What a beautiful home – we were so snug inside even with the icy chill outside! We’ll definitely be back soon!
Michaela Anderson
P.S. Our 2 dogs had an absolute blast!!

It was fantastic. We simply love your cottage.
D. Jacobs & Friends

Thank you so much! I had an amazing birthday here in these peaceful surroundings and beautiful home.
Love, Everard

Lovely! Another 3 days would have been stunning!

Aloe Cottage was so awesome!
Michael & Simoné-Ann

WOW!! Thank you so much for letting us spend our holiday in Aloe Cottage! We had a splendid time – relaxing, braaing, seeing the sights, braaing, relaxing... :-)
You have put a lot of effort into this beautiful home away from home and we felt absolutely pampered and spoilt! Unfortunately didn’t get a visit from the Ngunis, but had such a ball in the fields with our Jack Russell. We really had a GREAT time and look forward to returning soon. Thank you!!
Riaan, Sam, Peter, Jane & Miela

Once again we had a wonderful weekend – cold and wet – but wonderful. We are already looking forward to next year’s Voorkamerfest! Thank you for making your lovely cottage available to us.
Dean, Megan, Dean and Pierre

Wondrous cottage situated amongst flower meadows. Excellently appointed and a most pleasurable stay.
Monique, Lindy, David, Tim

We loved your cottage. The décor is fab, the beds are sooo comfy and everything spotlessly clean. The kids loved the loft. Despite some chilly evenings, the cottage oozed with warmth
The Jewells

Awesome views. Very peaceful and quiet.
The Forrest Family.

Sun, braai, wonderful views. What more could you ask for? Even Jake our Weimaraner had a great time. Thanks, we’ll be back.
Chris, Karen + Jake

This is the best place to go for a peaceful weekend or holiday. I would definitely come here for any special occasion. Thanks for the great memories!
Love, the Roberts Family

Thank you for lettings us use your wonderful cottage. We had a lovely time!
Devi, Jeremy, Sawyer + Jemmima (woof)

The Joubert family from George enjoyed the stay thoroughly!! Thanks.
Danie Joubert

Thank you for offering this beautiful cottage to us all so that we can experience the magic and enjoy the serenity of this beautiful little town, Darling. Oryx, our weimaraner also had a wonderful stay!
Warm regards,
Melanie, Joggie, Cara, Laruie, Judi + Oryx

Lovely place, thanks! My only “improvement suggestion” would be to put an engine on your bicycles so that I would not appear as unfit (as I am) to my cyclist boyfriend! Haha…
Sandy B.

We had a great time. Thanks so much!
The Massinghams and Rowlands

Thanks for an absolutely lovely stay. The cottage is gorgeous. Just adore that personal touch. Would love to come again soon.

Wat ’n plesier om hier te kon bly vir die langnaweek. ’n Bietjie reën, ’n bietjie sonskyn, baie gelag en wyndrinkery. Darling was rustig en mooi en die huis het wragtigwaar alles waaraan jy kan dink om nodig to hê. Ons kom graag weer en sal jou plekkie aan al ons vriende aanbeveel. Love from the Freedom Day weekenders.
Adrian, Zelde, Louise, Gido, Albé, Em

Thank you so much for allowing us to enjoy your lovely, cosy cottage. We had a blast and our three boys enjoyed the loft. What a relaxing weekend!
Thenjiwe and Sanele

A delightful and restful breakaway from the city! Wonderfully comfortable cottage. Many thanks.
Jongens Family

Thank you so much! We had a wonderful stay in your lovely cottage. Hope to be back soon.
Robertson Family

Thank you very much for a lovely stay. We had a great, relaxing time.
Oliviers, Rileys + Mullers

Your magical country home is just magnificent. Our stay at Aloe Cottage is something we shall remember for a long while. It was the prefect way to start off our Western Cape adventure. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Marcus & Kate

Perfect as always! Thank you!
Mark, Lin & Emma

Thank you for a wonderful cosy space for a much needed break – walks, fires, Scrabble and restful sleeps. A great place for a winter break and a treasured few days.
Jensen Family

Lovely cosy cottage even though stormy weather outside. Very comfortable. Thank you.
Sarah and Neil

A cosy home from which to explore the beautiful countryside. Thanks for all the added comforts.
Andrew, Wendy, Robert + Kate

Lovely weekend. Stunning weather! Will definitely have to come back.
Smith Family

We’re still wonderfing how it is that just a few days at Aloe Cottage can completely undo all the stress and tension of city life! Even our Jack Russell is visibly more calm and relaxed! We had a perfect time, really splendid, and could not ask for more… although, is permanent residency an option? The Nguni’s visited us daily (even nightly!) and made an already brilliant stay even more wonderful and memorable. Thank you for the time we spent at Aloe Cottage. We look very forward to returning next year!
The Lombards

I’ve got my mom and dad here from Durban and they are super excited. My mom has the room with the French doors and she can’t wait for the morning to wake up and have a wonderful view. The cottage is so relaxed and peaceful. We’ve had an enjoyable day – and it’s just our first day ere. Plan to make my mom explore and enjoy everything Darling has to offer. Thank you for a wonderful home you shared with us.
Terri, Nico, Jean + Derwent

Well done, we are very comfortable. Love the attention to detail.

Thank you very much for a most comfortable stay. It was a great place from which to explore Darling and view the spring flowers.
Alan, Shirley, Megan, Duncan, Bronwyn, Jessica

We had a wonderful stay in Aloe Cottage. Hope to be back (with our dog Rosie next time – felt guilty about leaving her behind)! Thank you!
Shirley, Dave + friends

Thanks for lettings us stay in your lovely place at such short notice! It was cold but cosy; enjoyed the view over the rolling greens.
Beverley and Ulrike and our 3 four legged companions

We had a wonderful time playing “I wonder if the cottage has …?”. In a whole weekend we only beat the house twice at the game – once when we looked for grapefruit spoons (really, you have everything else…). The other time was when we searched for a baking recipe book (I shall send you one). My daughter, Emma, was suffering badly from 6 months in res and when she saw the spring form tin and scale, she became ecstatic! I was fascinated by the potato masher – circa 1950s. My mom had one and as kids we begged her not to stir in the butter and milk, but to let us just eat the “worms” as they came out of the masher! Thank you for letting us bring 3 month old “Lucy”. The stairs were taller than she, but if she took them at a run she made it to the top. Lucy received and rejected a proposal from “Turbo” at Alexanderfontein, saw Darling from the basket of the bike and had the apparently not unique experience of being beaten up by a three-legged cat under the wooden gaze of “Die Groot Krokodil” at Evita se Perron’s Boerassic Park! Thanks for sharing your home with us.
The Dawsons + “Lucy”

Aloe Cottage is very comfortable. We enjoyed using the bikes and loved the bath – best I’ve ever been in. Love your water-wise garden. The weavers are a great asset – nice to watch them from the kitchen. No sign of Ngunis. I did hear some bellowing and snorting during the night, but that may have been my husband, after lots of red wine.
The flower displays at the flower festival were really impressive – well worth seeing.
Alison, Kevin and Stephen

What a wonderful haven! We enjoyed every second. Good for the soul. Beautiful view. Beuaitful and very charming cottage. Wonderful people. An experience we will carry with us like a treasured heirloom.
Ken + Madeleen

I loved it in Darling it is so prity. It was so fun here. I love the flowers and the cows and I enjoyed bike riding!
From Georgina

My name is Ella. I loved it here. I loved smelling the flowers and playing the garden and smell-ing the freash air.

What a perfect home away from home. I enjoyed it a lot. So well furnished and beautiful with such a view.

Absolute heaven. Will definitely be back. Thank you so much.

We enjoyed our stay. Lovely views and peace and quiet, nature. Haven’t ridden a bike in years, big plus.
Carol & company

We had a lovely relaxed weekend. Just lazing around (and the couches are perfect for that). Thanks very much!
Hermen, Jorita, Anton & Adri

You have a lovely place! We relaxed in the amazing rural setting – an opportunity for the family from all over to see one another again.
Tyrone, Matthys, Alan, Trumé, Kevin & Alta

We had such a wonderful time in your beautiful cottage! Thank you so much, we needed the peace and quiet. So happy we could bring our furry children along!
Pieter and Elize

Was a wonderful treat and retreat! Hoping to return soon and often...

Baie dankie vir jul gasvryheid!
Johnny & Annamien

What a lovely treat. Thanks!
Duncan & Gavin (and doggies)

Thanks a million – we had a lovely time!
Jo & friends

Baie dankie! Ons het heerlik gekuier.
Die Coene

We had a wonderful, relaxing time in this beautiful part of our country. Hope to be back soon!
Susanne, Megan, Helen, Corne, Simone & Rachel

What a lovely home away from home! We enjoyed our time in Darling!
The Hauser family

This has been an amazing experience. There was a nest with newborn chicks. We snuck into the paddock next to us! It has been awesome.
The Davis Family

We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. You’ve thought of everything! Thanks a lot.
The bikes were an excellent extra! Really going to miss the tranquil surroundings!
The Jassiems

Beautifully relaxing! Lovely home and stunning area. Thank you
Lize, Stewart, Jack & Maggie

You have a really lovely place in Darling. We so enjoyed our stay. Thanks for your kindness.
Stan & Pia

Had a great time here, perfect place to relax and fall into a book. Had a great family holiday and saw lots of the beautiful countryside. Great home with everything we could need!
The Oosthuizens

Too wonderful for words! You have made this a most beautiful home. Thank you so much!
Peter & Dorothy

Short but very sweet – a lovely stay in Darling.
The van Niekerks

Heaven on earth! So relaxing. We loved it! Hope to come back very soooon!
Jess, Jade & Mandy

Oh! We have loved our time here – please take good care of ‘our’ home till we return!

Wow! What a beautiful home! We so loved spending time relaxing. Our daughter, Emma, said it all for us (see below). Simoné’s Restaurant was great too.
Mark, Lin & Emma

Thank you for loaning us your holiday house for the weekend. I enjoyed it! I enjoyed being in a small, quiet town. I enjoyed watching the cows grazing in the field and the beautiful sunrise and sunset. It was funny watching two field mice chasing each other around the garden. The whole weekend was great! Thanks!

Style! Thoughtful! Caring! Had a relaxing time. Thanks
Haj, Ylara, Rushdi

This was the most relaxing and tranquil holiday we’ve ever had so close to Cape Town. It felt like we were miles away, thanks to your amazing home. Thank you so much!
Jo & Ben, and doggies Jessy & Mikey

Thanks so much for renting out your cottage! It was amazing to be here. We had a great time and we loved Darling.
Jade, Jason, Kriska, Ute & Gran

Enjoyed our stay once again. Will be around next year same time. Thank you.
Harold, Trix & Family

What an awesome place you have here. All that I can say is WOW!!! Beautiful! Extremely awesome scenery and tranquil surroundings and a perfect home away from home. You’ve out-done yourself, your home is beautiful, comfortable and you’ve thought of everything that we might need. Keep it up and thank you again.
Shaun + Lusanda

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