Since 1986 the House of Aloes has ventured on a quest for wellness and beauty in the Aloe industry. The journey has taught us to value the extraordinary potency of plants such as the African Cape Aloe humans have relied on over the ages. Respecting ancient harvesting traditions, the African Cape Aloe is harvested in the wild in an ecologically friendly manner. The raw materials are extracted in a patented production process and, combined with the finest quality ingredients, finds its way to our customers worldwide in a wide range of wellness and skincare products.
Over the years, we have continued to innovate and refine our production processes. Today, one of the methods we devised is patented and the hallmark of our range remains the consistently high level of plant-based content in the form of top quality Aloe ferox raw products, bitter and non-bitter. The percentage of aloe active ingredients in our skincare and wellness products is calculated to approach up to 80% of the ingredients present in fresh aloe leaf gel.
In this area, Aloe ferox or the Cape Aloe grows wild on many farms – free from pesticides and artificial fertilisers, and with the highest concentration of beneficial substances in the country.
The ancient art of harvesting remains unchanged. The bottom few sets of leaves are cut at regular intervals, encouraging vigorous growth in the plant and ensuring its survival. It’s also labour-intensive, so provides a livelihood for unskilled, independent tappers.
WHERE TO STAY
There is a variety of graded self-catering options and unique farm stays close by.
ATTRACTIONS CLOSE BY
Garden Route Game Lodge; Albertinia Museum; Tuinplaas and Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar.