Idwala is an insider tip for the discerning traveler, offering its guests a luxurious & quiet retreat where they can relax & immerse themselves in exquisite stylish surroundings. The dedicated staff of this unique Boutique Hotel focus on personal service & attention to detail.

Whether you are looking for an intimate escape or a relaxing oasis during your business stay, Idwala is the ideal place for you. Situated conveniently  in  the  middle of Johannesburg, in the upmarket leafy – green suburb of Darrenwood,  Idwala is away from the hustle and bustle of the large city and yet just a few minutes from popular shopping centres, the ever expanding business centres like Sandton and popular tourist attractions.

Responsible Tourism

We constantly implement, improve & develop our contribution to reduce our carbon footprint (buy locally), conservation of the environment (recycling, use recycled materials, educate to save energy) and believe in motivated, fairly paid staff that we further empower with constant training.  Needless to say we provide access for physically challenged people. We also take pride in building a bridge between cultures – not only introducing our guests in to local cultures but also educate our team about differences to our guests traditions and customs.

A high-end hotel does not come close to rivalling Idwala. If you are looking for an exclusive and distinct getaway within the city of Johannesburg then this is the place to lay your head and relax.

Sue, Canada

I travel extensively for work and have traveled world-wide and in no other place I’ve stayed was I made to feel so welcomed


“Enjoyed my stay”, Very cozy lodge and friendly accommodating staff. It was a little hard to find the lodge but my stay overally was very enjoyable. I loved the bathroom!! It is really spacious and done up well. I would definitely return to Idwala Lodge if I am in the area.

Sandy Vims
Happy Guest

“Exquisite”, We spent 2 nights here on vacation. The staff was amazing, from the time we arrived until checkout. The food was top notch. I recommend the springbok. The room was just as pleasant ( especially the heated floor in the bathroom). We will definitely be staying here again on our return trip.

Rick C
Happy Guest
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