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Welcome to GL Cottages


We offer visitors and guests a haven of peace and tranquility in the midst of Johannesburg's thriving metropolis. Set high on the Observatory Ridge, where a number of national monuments are housed, it stands above the hustle and bustle of the city and provides those who visit an opportunity for reflection and renewal. Nestled in a beautiful garden, the complex offers the perfect venue for functions, business conferences, and retreat programs for special interest groups.

GL Cottages is ideal for training workshops, conceptual and think tank meetings, strategic planning, board meetings and team building and wellness

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What our customers are saying

  • “One of the most comfortable places I have visited and the delicious meals served completes the experience splendidly." Sarah Hunt says 

  • “This was my second visit and it was great to be back in such beautiful, tranquil surroundings. For anyone needing a battery recharge and time to reflect, this is THE PLACE. Watching the sun set from the top of the ridge is a MUST! Thank you!." Pam Saxby says 

  • “Beautiful gardens, the tranquility that is at GL Cottages is amazing considering you are in the heart of Johannesburg. The warmth and friendliness of the staff just made an already wonderful that much more special.” T Majele says 

  • Enjoyed my stay! Each cottage has its own character
    and decor. The staff are all professional and ready to assist. And the chef prepares great meals. Very nice and economical. Grounds are well manicured and a great place for quiet reflection and meditation." Rita Harris says