Directions to Idwala:

Idwala is situated in the secure, gated suburb of Darrenwood. Access is managed by our friendly neighbourhood security guards.

Idwala’s address is: 13 Garrick Road, 2194 Darrenwood (Randburg)

You can access Darrenwood 24/7 through the two neighbourhood gates in Woodley Road and Edgeworth Lane: 

Travelling from Cresta Shopping Centre on Republic Road towards Darrenwood/Linden:
At the first traffic circle (Stonemill Office Park / Tracker is on your right) you turn left into Woodley Road, and then turn right into Garrick Road. Idwala will be on your left.

Travelling from Randburg on Malibongwe Road (becomes West Street):
Turn right into Edgeworth Lane, then Left into Ross Road, and right again in Garrick Road. Idwala will be on your right.

Travelling from Linden on 3rd Avenue:
At the traffic light were 3rd Avenue will become Republic Road (Toyota is on your right), turn right into West Street, then the first into Edgeworth Lane, left into Ross Road and right into Garrick Road. Idwala will be on your right.

All other gates will only be open from 06h00 – 08h30 and 16h30 – 18h30 on weekdays. 

Distances from Idwala to

  • > Cresta Shopping Centre – 2 min
  • > Golf Courses – 3 min
  • > Rosebank – 8 min
  • > Sandton – 15 min
  • > Lanseria Airport (national flights) – 30 min
  • > OR Tambo international Airport – 35 min

GPS Coordinates:
-26.127468 , 27.985514
S 26.127468  E 27.985514
-26° 7′ 38.39″, +27° 59′ 7.44″

Directions from OR Tambo International Airport:

When leaving the airport, get on the R24 /Johannesburg and follow it for 9,5 km.

Take the exit 113 for N2 South/N12 towards M2/Kimberley/Germiston/Durban.
After 400m keep right at the fork, follow signs for N3 North/N1/Pretoria and merge onto N3 Eastern Bypass/N3.
After 15.8 km, at the Buccleuch interchange, continue onto N1 South Bypass direction Roodepoort/Bloemfontein

After 18 km use the left lane to take the M5/Beyers Naude Drive exit towards Honeydew/Northcliff and turn left onto Beyers Naude Drive.

Follow Beyers Naude Drive / M5 for 2 km until and at the big intersection turn left into Judges. BMW will be on your right.
Turn the next street right into Republic Road and after 1,2 km left into Woodley Road. Enter through the neighbourhood gate and turn the next street right into Garrick Road. Idwala will be on your left hand side.

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