WOW means going above and beyond service excellence to create WOW experiences for our people – from guests to employees and suppliers. At the City Lodge Hotel Group, we love WOWing our world of winners!


Joint message from the chair, CEO and CFO

As times evolve, so does CLHG’s leadership.

In this interview, the refreshed team of
chairman – Bulelani Ngcuka,
CEO – Andrew Widegger,
CFO – Alastair Dooley and
COO – Lindiwe Siddo
share their insights on the 2019 financial year and how the group is re-energising for a sustainable future.

Read the joint message


Our brand overview

Sometimes people need places to stay with no frills, no fluff and no fuss. Our Road Lodge locations provide ultra-affordable stays all across the country. We do the basics right, not only to keep the costs down, but to keep guests happy throughout.

22 hotels

2 059 rooms

This brand caters largely for guests who are self-employed or from small companies, generally paying their own bills. Although Airbnb certainly takes market share, the brand remains popular for family travel (weddings, sports events and funerals) and school or sports groups.

Road Lodge rooms are compact but not squashed, featuring crisper, new look linen on the beds with blanket protectors rather than the traditional bedspreads.

Each room offers tea and coffee, with light breakfasts served according to a rotating menu basis so that regular guests can stay up to four days without repeats.

  Current locations
    Bloemfontein Airport
    Cape Town (N1 City, Cape Town International Airport)
      Durban (Central, Umhlanga Ridge)
      East London
      Johannesburg (Carnival City, Germiston, Isando, Johannesburg Airport, Randburg, Rivonia, Southgate)
      Port Elizabeth (Port Elizabeth Airport, Summerstrand)
      Richards Bay

Our rooms

  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Television with M-Net and selected DStv channels
  • Working desk
  • En-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and hand basin
  • Rooms with double or twin beds, with single sleeper chair available in selected rooms

Our services

  • A light breakfast is available daily
  • 24-hour vending machines stocked with snacks and beverages
  • Free, ample and secure parking
  • Free WiFi
  • 24-hour reception and check-in