Welcome to the Yellow Aloe


Born out of a love for the countryside, and natural beauty – this upmarket, country-chic, guesthouse was created as a peaceful country escape in Clanwilliam. Yellow Aloe’s central position, affords guests a beautiful perspective of the unique Cederberg Mountains whilst offering convenient access to town. More than just a comfortable place to stay, our historic buildings are surrounded by an extra-ordinary garden that has been lovingly created over many years – she has a soul with a story.

What to do

The Yellow Aloe Guest House offers guests the convenience of being close to the bustling town of Clanwilliam but provides the serenity and privacy offered to those who venture into the quiet surrounding mountains.

Each guest room, cosy corner and garden nook is uniquely designed with a personal touch and tells a tale of relaxation and rejuvenation. We invite you to reconnect with nature and explore one of the country’s most spectacular landscapes with the peace of mind of having a gentle, luxurious place to return to at the end of each adventure-filled day.

We have information available including maps of the hiking trails in the Cederberg, areas of interest and knowledge on what to see, and what to experience and enjoy in our immediate surrounds.

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Our lights are on!

Yellow Aloe operates on both a solar and battery system to efficiently circumvent loadshedding during your visit.
Yellow Aloe, The Longhouse and a part of The Thatch House can operate as normal during load shedding.

For our international guests “Load Shedding” is when ESKOM, who is our main power supplier, reduces electricity supply nationally,
to groups of customers because the national power system is at risk.

Ideal for small weddings

Our beautiful gardens are perfect as a small, ideal wedding venue for an intimate affair. We are talking about 20 – 30 guests max of your nearest and dearest.

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Where you will find us

Yellow Aloe is situated in the main street of Clanwilliam, alongside charming historical buildings such as the old jail, Clanwilliam Wild Flower Church, Ramskop Nature Reserve and the town’s popular museum and art gallery. There are options for rooibos tea tastings (some require prior notice) as well as guided rock art tours – please ask at reception for further informtation. Nature lovers are without a doubt spoilt for choice when looking for walking trails and nature hikes to explore within the world-renowned Rocklands bouldering/rock-climbing area of the Cederberg. The Cape Nature protected areas of the mountain range are pristine and make for breath-taking photographic backdrops for those visitors who wish to simply relax and breathe in the natural beauty that surrounds them well capturing snapshots and memories to take back home. If you are an avid bird-watcher, the elusive Cape Protea Canary (Crithagra leucoptera) lives in nearby Paradyskloof, a mere 10 minutes away by car.

For boating and fishing enthusiasts Yellow Aloe is a short drive from the entrance to Clanwilliam dam. There are regular fishing competitions throughout the year including the annual Bass Classic.

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