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Welcome to Aloe Cottage, Darling

Aloe Cottage offers comfortable self-catering holiday accommodation in Darling, near to Cape Town, South Africa. We are pet-friendly!

The holiday home has been beautifully decorated with top quality linen, furniture and artwork and enjoys possibly the best views in Darling - over rolling hills and farmlands to the distant mountains.

Aloe Cottage is the perfect romantic getaway for couples as well as for weekends away with friends or family holidays. The cottage is also ideal corporate accommodation when working in the Darling area.


Three en-suite bedrooms provide comfortable accommodation for up to 6 guests.

Downstairs comprises two bedrooms (one with a queen-sized bed, one with twin beds) both luxuriously en-suite, with an open plan kitchen, dining and living area with fireplace, leading via French doors to a large, sheltered verandah with built-in braai. Stairs from the dining area lead to the spacious loft with another sitting area. The loft has a queen-sized bed and free-standing Victorian bath, with separate loo and basin. The loft has a small balcony with panoramic views and guests can even star-gaze from bed!


The cottage is located in an indigenous renosterveld estate with only 9 other houses in the whole estate. The house has been designed for privacy and relaxation. Restaurants, shops and galleries are a mere 3 minutes' drive away, but you will probably prefer to unwind by absorbing the peaceful country atmosphere and wonderful views over the neighbouring farmlands. There are beautiful walks and trails nearby. Two mountain bikes are included for your pleasure to explore the quaint village of Darling.


Aloe Cottage is fully equipped with a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, gas stove, electric oven, microwave and a chef's array of pots, pans and appliances. The cottage includes a fireplace, heater, fans, books, games, a small fenced indigenous garden, and lots more for your relaxation. It also includes 2 televisions, DVD players, selection of DVD discs, and a CD player, just in case... Either bring your own DStv satellite smartcard or use ours for a nominal fee.


Enjoy your days unwinding on the sheltered verandah to the soundtrack of the local birds, have a braai (wood is provided), visit the iconic Evita se Perron, see the weaver birds build their nests right outside the window, curl up with a book in the hammock, or just relax on the deep, comfy couches in front of the fireplace with some fine Darling wine.

The adjacent fields of the Oude Post farm occasionally offer a glimpse of the beautiful long horns and speckled hides of the Nguni cattle.

Other activities: wine tasting at nearby wine farms (Ormonde/Alexanderfontein, Cloof, Darling Cellars or The Darling Wine Shop); excellent country restaurants; Darling Brew beer tasting; museum; art galleries and local crafts; Duckitt Orchid Nursery (1st Saturday of the month, May to Nov); various nature reserves, bird watching; mountain biking at Wolwefontein Farm; Yzerfontein beach; spectacular wild flowers in spring, Voorkamerfest arts festival in September; golf at the 9-hole course; and Christmas in Winter at Evita se Perron (throughout July). Click here for full events listing.

Darling is perfectly situated to explore the rustic West Coast and Swartland including wine farms, beaches, wildlife, birdwatching and nature.

General Details:

  • Sleeps up to 6 people (or 8 at a squeeze)
  • Includes all linen, towels, braai/firewood and use of 2 mountain bikes.
  • 3 bedroms, all en-suite.
  • 50% deposit required to confirm your reservation
  • Payment by bank transfer (EFT).
  • Cancellations: Over 60 days prior to arrival – full refund. 30 to 60 days prior to arrival – 50% of full accommodation account will be levied. Less than 30 days prior to arrival – full accommodation account will be levied.
  • Rates are subject to change without notice.
  • Pets and children welcome (the garden is securely fenced).
  • No smoking indoors please.

Reservations & Enquiries

For more information or to make a reservation,
please contact Paul on +27 (0)83 400 1666 or e-mail .


Guest Comments

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

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

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

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 and Lusanda

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