Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, Darrenwood, Randburg
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  • Guests26
  • Rooms/Units12
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  • Listed on since September 2006

Idwala Boutique Hotel is a highly recommended B&B with self catering option, providing accommodation in Darrenwood for tourists visiting the Randburg region.

About Idwala Boutique Hotel

A luxurious and comfortable haven set in tranquil indigenous gardens, in the leafy green suburb of Darrenwood. The rooms are all thatched and tastefully renovated, with magnificent views over the Northern Suburbs. Delicious breakfasts are served, with dinner and light meals by arrangement.

The ambiance is luxurious, quiet, and relaxing, it is an ideal place for a stopover or as a second home during your business trip or stay in Johannesburg.

Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg is an original farmhouse which was built using natural rock over 100 years ago. This rock has been carried over into our bathrooms, which have natural rock features so that a clever mixture of luxury and nature is evident throughout the guest house.


The rooms are all thatched and tastefully renovated to create a luxurious and comfortable haven set in tranquil indigenous gardens, so that the guest house is now a stylish luxurious home away from home, equipped with the latest technology and conveniently situated in the middle of Johannesburg with magnificent views over the Northern Suburbs.

The spacious non-smoking bedrooms are comfortably furnished with extra length kingsize beds, crisp cotton linen, flat screen LCD television, with satellite channels (DStv), underfloor heating and stunning bathrooms, with heated towel rails. Computer facilities include wireless ADSL internet access.

In addition to the spacious bedrooms with luxurious en suite bathrooms, Idwala is also able to offer a charming 2-roomed cottage, with a bedroom, full bathroom, lounge with self-catering facilities and own patio, and a 1-roomed cottage with kitchenette / dining area and a superb view!


A huge welcoming lounge where you can unwind on arrival awaits you – watch the sun fade away over the Northcliff hill as you sip a cocktail at the bar adjoining the lounge area. On the many warm days and evenings perhaps a dip in the splash pool will refresh and revive you, or warm yourself at the open fireplace during the cold weather!


We also offer conference facilities, fax and printing services, airport transfers, laundry services, and restaurant bookings. For both tourist and executive alike, Idwala offers tranquil surroundings where you can immerse yourself in luxury while at the same time carry out your business efficiently.

Our focus is on your comfort and no effort will be spared to ensure that you enjoy a peaceful and memorable stay!


Idwala lies in the leafy green suburb of Darrenwood, away from the hustle and bustle of the large city and yet just a few minutes away from Cresta Centre, one of the largest and most popular shopping centres in Johannesburg. Rosebank, which has a variety of shops with an international flavour, is not more than ten minutes away, and Sandton, the ever expanding business centre with a treasure trove of boutiques and restaurants is also within easy reach. The trendy and varied restaurants of Parkhurst and Greenside are only a few minutes drive from Idwala.

• 30 min from OR Tambo International Airport
• 20 min from Central Sandton and Johannesburg CBD
• 10 min and easy access to N3 concrete Highway
• 5 min from Cresta Shopping Center.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Hi fi
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (dial up)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Underfloor heating

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Complimentary newspapers
  • Concierge
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Secretarial services
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls


  • Air-conditioning
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Bar
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Business services
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (dial up)
  • Parking
  • Secretarial services
  • Standard conf. equipment

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Swiss German
  • Zulu

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Garden House Rooms

The luxurious Garden House Rooms (double or single) offer their private entrance and own patio to guests who want to be able to retire completely from the Main House. The Garden House Rooms feature air-conditioning.

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Garden Rooms

Garden Rooms - double or single: Pathways lead you from the Main House to the Garden rooms, which are set in the tranquil seclusion of a lush, distinctively landscaped garden. The luxurious Garden Rooms offer their private entrance to guests.

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Main House Rooms

Main House Rooms: as double or single: Experience supreme comfort in our spacious and luxurious Main House Rooms which are distinguished by their round shape, each with their own individual d?cor, colour scheme & character and individually designed en-suite bathrooms.

Qty: 3
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

The Cottage

This beautiful and bright cottage is situated - next to Olive Tree Cottage - in a secluded part of the property. Equipped with its own kitchen for a self-catering option and a cozy sitting area it is perfect even for a longer stay.

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Olive Tree Cottage

This two-roomed cottage offers a suite-experience to guests who desire the more-than-usual-space. Bedroom, en-suite bathroom and separate lounge with comfortable sleeper couch (for children) & kitchenette. Enjoy your own patio surrounded by Olive Trees.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-12 years are allowed; over 12 years treated as adults

Guest Reviews

2 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Great location as it is close to main shopping centre and all amenities. The staff at Idwala are fabulous, the manager was very welcoming and kind to us. Rooms and breakfast was fantastic, it's the best place I've stayed in jozi.

July 2018

Henrietta (Malaysia)

Verified reviewexcellent

What a beautiful peaceful place and with outstanding staff! From the security guard to management, they were all warm and welcoming and ready to go out of their way to help, they made us feel special and very much at home. Every comfort has been thought of and both breakfasts and dinners were absolutely delicious. Will definitely return on my next trip to S.A.

August 2009

Helga Niendorf (Bielefeld Germany)

Need to Know

Response timeIdwala Boutique Hotel typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages welcome.

Closest airport(s)OR Tambo International - 24km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

Payment methods accepted by the propertyMastercard, Visa, American Express, Diners, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since September 2006

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