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Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg

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Garden House Rooms: double or single (3) | Hypo-allergenic bedding, down comforters, in-room safe, desk
Garden Rooms: double or single (2) | Hypo-allergenic bedding, down comforters, in-room safe, desk
Cottage | Living area
Cottage | Private kitchenette | Fridge
Garden Rooms: double or single (2) | Bathroom | Rainfall showerhead, designer toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes

Overview of Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg

Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg

5.0 star property
Luxury guesthouse in Randburg, connected to a shopping center

9,0/10 Superb

23 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
13 Garrick Road, Darrenwood, Randburg, Gauteng, 2194
Main amenities
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • 24-hour room service
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
Feel at home
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry service
  • Bathrobes

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Montecasino - 23 min drive
  • Gold Reef City - 32 min drive

Getting around

  • Lanseria Intl. Airport (HLA) - 25 min drive
  • O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB) - 43 min drive
  • Johannesburg Sandton Station - 20 min drive
  • Johannesburg Park Station - 29 min drive


  • Fish Hook - 7 min walk
  • Nando's - 18 min walk
  • Plaka - 19 min walk
  • Olivia's Coffee Bake - 3 min drive
  • Alpine - 3 min drive

About this property

Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg

Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg is a great choice for a stay in Randburg. Freebies like WiFi, self parking, and wired Internet are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby mountain biking. Other highlights at this luxurious guest house include a terrace and a garden. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.


English, German, Portuguese

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests are asked to communicate their arrival time in advance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 24-hour room service

What to do

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby


  • Laundry service


  • 1 building/tower
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair accessible


  • English
  • German
  • Portuguese

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down comforter
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Weekly housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 200.0 per day


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts major credit cards.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg?
No, this guesthouse doesn't have a casino, but Silverstar Casino, Krugersdorp (21-min drive) and Montecasino (23-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as mountain biking and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Fish Hook (7-min walk), Steers (2.1 mi), and Balata Restaurant (2.2 mi).
What's the area around Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg like?
Idwala Boutique Hotel Johannesburg is located a short 16-minute walk from Cresta Shopping Centre.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Honeymoon Wonderland
Extremely relaxing. The atmosphere was perfect. The staff was friendly, kind and extremely helpful.
2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

There was nothing not to like. It was a wonderful property in the "middle" of Joburg that removes you from the city. The staff was wonderful as was the food. The rooms were great! The only disappointment was we didn't stay there longer. We will definitely stay there next time on our next visit to Joburg!
1-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

SA round trip with friends
Just a one stay over before starting a round trip. Idwala never fails to impress and food is just outstanding!
1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Perfect place to stay!
The place was beautiful, cozy, as if I were at home. Jeanette was great. She took care of everything and was worried for us to have a great experience. She recommended us were to have dinner and was perfect. The restaurant at Idwala was delicious. My kids loved the garden. Definitely will go again! Totally recommendable.
ALBERTO, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Hidden Paradise
Amazing hotel hidden amongst the suburbs of Darrenwood near Cresta in NW Jo’burg. Once you step through the gates you forget that you're in a major city and you're standing in a serene surrounding of thatched roof houses listening to the trill of a grey lourie (the "go-away!" bird). The main building opens to large seating area and bar and leads straight onto the dining room under an impressive vaulted thatched roof and rustic stone fireplace. Outside there’s a built in seating area with firepit and a small pool however as it was autumn I resisted the urge to jump in. I was staying in one of the large separate huts away from the main hotel which are divided into 2 rooms, and this was a well-appointed room with king sized bed, TV with DStv inc M-Net Movies, and a fabulous shower and bath. I can highly recommend these huts as they are well sized, quiet and in a lovely floral part of the site. Breakfast is definitely not to be missed as the chef Paul is a master at poached eggs and creates an extremely tasty muesli with creamy yoghurt and fresh seasonal fruit. I did not get a chance to try the dinner menu but it looked fantastic. The info book in the rooms also provides a list of local restaurants which have received good reviews from previous guests which is really helpful if you’re looking to go out and eat and don’t know where to go. I would definitely stay here again when I’m next in Jo’burg.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Home Away From Home
I could not have imagined a better place to call home than the Olive Cottage at Idwala for my first visit to South Africa. The hospitality that I experienced by virtue of Idwala’s charming and attentive proprietor and her first-class staff made me feel truly welcomed and cared for—especially as a guest traveling solo during the first part of my stay. The entire staff looked after me like family, and Chef Paul, Maria, and Patty treated me like a long-lost friend during my stay. That hospitality is a reflection of the whole spirit of Idwala and symbolic of Johannesburg overall. To run an establishment so well certainly requires constant attention to every detail, so it was great to feel that my comfort and accommodations at any time were so equally important. I will no doubt return to Idwala on my next visit to Johannesburg. Thank you for creating a home away from home for me in Johannesburg.
Jessica, 6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Good for Family Vacation but not for Business Trip
My stay was a mixture of business and family. For relaxation and family the room I was in was fantastic but for business is it lacking in the sense that it does not provide a working desk and working chair. Instead of a working desk and chair, it provides a bar type of sitting. Although my room came with free wifi, I could not utilise it for research as I would not work on my documents. As a result, I could not draft the documents, I had planned to draft.
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great place to stay, only complaint was a poor / intermittent WiFi service.
Kev, 4-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great city hideaway.
Lovely place to go see and stay. Rooms were excellent with an amazing bath and shower. Relaxing was easy. Food was great and the staff were brill. Their "pool" is a bit of a misnomer, unless you're tiny or I missed the actually swimming pool. The out-door fires are highly romantic and well worth spending time around. The only thing for us was the general lack of mobility accessibility. Wheelchair user, avoid. Simple as that. Crutches / walking,if you can do a few stairs, yeah, give it a go, though note the lack of any kind of hand rail on the main entrance.
Verified Expedia guest review