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City Lodge Hotel Reservations

City Lodge hotel group is an iconic brand a reasonably priced chain of hotels spread throughout Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth. The hotels are used by tourists and business travellers alike.

News & History

  • 2016. City Lodge Newtown open (148 rooms), with less than expected sales.

  • 4 February 2014 : City Lodge agrees to purchase the 50% it does not own of The Fairview Hotel & The Country Lodge in Nairobi.

  • 1 August 2013 : City Lodge expects normalised diluted earnings per share over the year to 30 June 2013 to be 27% to 32% higher than the previous year.

  • 15 Dec 2009 : City Lodge Fourways announces the opening of 61 of its 211 rooms.

  • Oct 2009. At their annual conference in Polokwane, the following achievements were recognised:

    • Business Driver of the Year Award goest to Morne Bester, the General Manager of Town Lodge Midrand

    • Chairman’s Award to Clive Hadebe, the assistant manager of Road Lodge Carnival City.

    • The Gotcha Cup Award goes to the Town Lodge Nelspruit

    • Hotelier of the Year is Glenn Pappin, the General Manager of the City Lodge Port Elizabeth

    • NQ Assessor / Facilitator of the Year Award goes to Ian Whitmore a junior assistant manager at the Town Lodge Johannesburg Airport

    • NQ Site of the Year Award goes to Town Lodge Polokwane

    • People Caring for People Award goest to Anton Rademeyer, Manager of the Road Lodge Carnival City

    • Tip-top Loving and Clean Award goes to the City Lodge Bryanston

Sep 2009

It is confirmed that the City Lodge Hotel Group has purchased land near Lanseria Airport (in Cradle City Business Park) with the intention of developing a hotel.

May 2009

Construction begins on the 187 room City Lodge Hatfield.

Apr 2009

Work begins on the City Lodge Lynwood (202 rooms).

Q4 2008

Construction begins on a 200-roomed City Lodge in Fourways (Johannesburg), a 150-roomed City Lodge in Hatfield (Pretoria) and a 200-roomed City Lodge in Lynnwood (Pretoria).

2 Aug 2008

City Lodge Hotel runs some close-to half-price specials across the country.

May 2008

The Johannesburg Airport City Lodge adds 59 rooms and the Grandwest City Lodge adds 56 rooms.


Jessie Sheba, a staff member of the City Lodge at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, receives the "guest attendant of the year 2007 award" from the Housekeepers Association of South Africa.

1 Aug 2007

Naynesh Parbhoo is appointed to City Lodge's executive committee as accounting director.


City Lodge launches a project called "On Top of our Game", an initiative aiming to improve service levels and draws analogies with the Soccer World Cup 2010.

1 Mar 2006

Mr Stuart Morris and Mrs Ndumi Mdupe are appointed non-executive directors

10 Nov 2005

Mr David C Coutts-Trotter (BBus Sci, BAcc, CASA) and Mr DA "Buddy" Hawton resign from the board. Coutts Trotter and Hawton were representatives of Sun International, and resigned as a result of Sun International selling its City Lodge Hotel shares.


Sun International announces that it will be selling its 36.8% share ownership of the City Lodge Hotel group.


An internet based incentive scheme is set up, called the Lodger Club.


Net profit in excess of R100m is recorded for the first time.


City Lodge Hotels Limited is included in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's SRI Index (one of 51 companies included in the index, of which only two are small cap stocks).


The V&A Waterfront's City Lodge has 44 rooms added.


City Lodge Umhlanga Ridge is opened next to the Gateway shopping centre.

1 July 2003

- City Lodge's founder, Hans Enderle, becomes a non-executive chairman thereby relinquishing his executive functions.
- City Lodge appoints a new Chief Executive Officer, Clifford Ross.
- Bill Dickson, a founding director of City Lodge, retires.


Gary Bisset and Tony Balabanoff (executive directors) stand down from the City Lodge board in order to attain a better ratio of executive to non-executive directors.

18 June 2003

The group sells its millionth room-night in the financial year, a first.


City Lodges establishes an academy to train its future executives.


City Lodge GrandWest is opened in Cape Town


City Lodge launches an online hotel room auction site at


An online reservations system is implemented.

1 Aug 1995

The group launches an Employees Share trust, allowing for all employees to become shareholders.


Kersaf becomes a major shareholder in City Lodge hotel group.


City Lodge Victoria and Alfred Waterfront (164 rooms) and City Lodge Sandton Morningside (161 rooms) are opened.

23 Sep 1992

A share incentive trust scheme is adopted to replace the City Lodge Executive Employee Incentive Scheme, in order to enable group executives to acquire an equity interest in City Lodge Hotels Limited.

18 Nov 1992

The City Lodge Hotel group lists on the JSE (in the Beverage and Hotels sector), with each staff member being given a hundred shares in the company (staff members were also able to apply for shares on the same basis as institutions). At the same time, 13636364 unsecured compulsorily convertible subordinated debentures of R5.50 were issued and listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. These debentures are compulsorily converted into ordinary shares on the basis of one ordinary share for each debenture converted, with effect from 1 August of the financial year following that in which the total dividend declared on each ordinary share is equal to or exceeds 60.5 cents, i.e. the annual interest paid in cents on each debenture.


The City Lodge board appoints Clifford Ross as operations director.

16 Nov 1989

In terms of an authority granted by the shareholders, the City Lodge Executive Employee Incentive Sheme is approved and adopted by the directors, and a total of 1500000 ordinary shares of 10 cents each are created for the future requirements of the scheme.


Bloemfontein and Pinelands' City Lodges are opened. The City Lodge Hotel in Pinelands is the first hotel on a golf course in a major South African city.


Port Elizabeth and Durban's City Lodges are opened.


The Sandton City Lodge in Katherine Street opens, as does the City Lodge at Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport (then Jan Smuts International Airport).


"Team scheme" is launched, enabling groups booking four or more room on weekends to benefit from group discounts.

Jul 1986

The City Lodge Hotel group is incorporated.

1 Aug 1985

The brainchild of Swiss-born Hans Enderle, the first City Lodge Hotel opens in the Bryanston/Randburg suburb of Johannesburg, with 123 rooms.


City Lodge Hotel at the V&A Waterfront, with Table Mountain in background

Making a reservation

You can make a reservation at a City Lodge hotel via their website or telephonically.

City Lodge hotel website

City Lodge

Phone City Lodge hotel from within South Africa

0861 563 437

Fax number

(011) 557 2670

Phone City Lodge hotel from outside South Africa



Physical address of head office

City Lodge Hotels Head Office
"The Lodge"
Bryanston Gate Office Park
Corner Homestead Avenue/Main Road

Postal address

P O Box 97

Flags in front of the City Lodge hotel in Pinelands, Cape town (South Africa)

Contact Details

Bloemfontein City Lodge

Cnr Nelson Mandela Drive
& Parfitt Avenue,
Free State Province
South Africa

City Lodge Bloemfontein

Tel: 051 444 2974
Fax: 051 444 2192

Bryanstan City Lodge

Cnr Main Road & Peter Place,
Bryanston West
Gauteng Province
South Africa

City Lodge Bryanstan

Tel: 011 706 7800
Fax: 011 706 7819

Durban City Lodge

Cnr Brickhill & Old Fort Roads,
KwaZulu-Natal Province
South Africa

City Lodge Durban

Tel: 031 332 1447
Fax: 031 332 1483

Grandwest City Lodge

GrandWest Casino & Entertainment
off Vanguard Drive,
Cape Town
Western Cape Province
South Africa

City Lodge Grandwest

Tel: 021 535 3611
Fax: 021 535 3622

Johannesburg Airport City Lodge

4 Sandvale Road
Gauteng Province
South Africa

City Lodge JNB Airport

Tel: 011 392 1750
Fax: 011 392 2644

Pinelands City Lodge

At Mowbray Golf Park,
off Raapenberg Road,
Cape Town
Western Cape Province
South Africa

City Lodge Pinelands

Tel: 021 685 7944
Fax: 021 685 7997

Port Elizabeth City Lodge

Cnr Beach and Lodge Roads,
Port Elizabeth
Eastern Cape Province
South Africa

City Lodge Port Elizabeth

Tel: 041 584 0322
Fax: 041 584 0374

Sandton Katherine Street City Lodge

Cnr Katherine Str & Grayston Dr,
Gauteng Province
South Africa

City Lodge Katherine Street

Tel: 011 444 5300
Fax: 011 444 5315

Sandton Morningside City Lodge

Cnr Hill & Rivonia Roads,
Gauteng Province
South Africa

City Lodge Sandton Morningside

Tel: 011 884 9500
Fax: 011 884 9440

Umhlanga City Lodge

2 Palm Boulevard,
Umhlanga Ridge
KwaZulu-Natal Province
South Africa

City Lodge Umhlanga

Tel: 031 580 7000
Fax: 031 580 7001

V&A Waterfront City Lodge

Cnr Dock and Alfred Roads
V&A Waterfront
Cape Town
Western Cape Province
South Africa

City Lodge V&A Waterfront

Tel: 021 419 9450
Fax: 021 419 0460


The City Lodge Hotel group labels its hotels with the following brands:

  • Courtyard - the most upmarket of the City Lodge hotel brands.

  • City Lodge

  • Town Lodge

  • Road Lodge - cheap and friendly

Incentive clubs

The City Lodge Hotel Group has two incentive clubs:

  • the Corporate Club, for companies which spend more than R75,000 per annum on accommodation

  • the Lodger Club, for those who spend less than R75,000 per annum on accommodation (including individuals)

Board of directors

The board of directors of City Lodge Hotel group are:

Board of Directors
Executive team

Mr Clifford Ross (Chief Executive Officer)

Mr Andrew C Widegger (Financial Director)
- CA (SA)

non-executive Chairman

Mr Bulelani T Ngcuka
- appointed 2008
- a lawyer

Mr Tony Balabanoff

Mr Gary Bisset

lead independent Director

Mr Frank W.J. Kilbourn
- appointed 1996
- lead independent director since 1 Jan 2015
- BCom LLM, BA (Hons), HDip Tax

Mr Marcel Kobilski
- appointed 2003
Human Resources Divisional Director


Mr George G Huysamer
- appointed 1 Jan 2015
- a lawyer

Mr Alastair Dooley
- appointed 2009

non-executive Director

Mrs Ndumi Mdupe
- appointed 1 Mar 2006
- CA (SA)

Nahnesh Parbhoo
- appointed 1 Aug 2007

non-executive Director

Mr Stuart G Morris
- appointed 1 Mar 2006
- CA (SA)

Mr Peter Schoeman


Dr Keith I.M. Shongwe
- appointed Aug 2002
- BSc MB ChB

Ms Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo
BSC Dip (hotel management)


Mr Vincent M Rague
- appointed 1 Jan 2016
- BA Hons

Mr Patrick Tate
- appointed 1988


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annual report to 30 June 2002

annual report to 30 June 1993

City Lodge Hotels Limited
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
Registration Number 1986/002864/06
ISN: ZAE 00000 1483
Share code: CLH

City Lodge Hotel at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

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