Important – New Directions to get to Idwala:

Entry via Blanche only open from 06h00 until 08h30 and again from 16h30 untl 18h30 on weekdays.

This entry is closed on Week ends and Public Holidays (only the Pedestrian Gate is left open)

24 hour Boomed Gates as follows:

Travelling along Malibongwe – turn right into Edgeworth, left into Ross and left again into Garrick.

Travelling along Republic – pass Cresta Shopping Centre, cross over robots and at the first traffic circle go left into Woodley (Tracker will be on your right and Stonewedge on your left),
Then turn right into Garrick and proceed to No. 13 Garrick

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 – 30 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:

Take the R24 until you get to the N3, take the N3 Highway (past Linksfield off ramp, Modderfontein, London RD, Marlboro Dr, etc) The N3 will eventually become the N1, take the the Malibongwe Drive (Ex-Hans Strijdom Drive) Off ramp, Turn left on to Malibongwe Drive & follow it until you get to Republic RD. Turn right into Republic Road and follow this road for 5.4km, then turn left into Blanche Road. Follow the road up to the T-Junction where Blanche intersects with Garrick Road. Idwala is right on that T-junction.

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