Reservations Software

Software For Hotels, Motels, Guest Houses, B&bs, Lodges & Inns And Campgrounds Worldwide.

Click Here!


Festina Lente

Henrico van Niekerk
082 920 5878
+086 573 7445
082 920 5878
41 Balmoral Ave, Hurlingham, 2196

Come stay in style at Festina Lente
At Festina Lente (Latin for “haste slowly”) we believe that the things that we like, that intrigue us and give us joy, are those things that are made over time with care and love. Festina Lente, a luxurious guesthouse, is located in the northern suburb of Hurlingham in Sandton, Johannesburg … only 3 kilometres from the popular Sandton City Shopping Centre. The property is easily accessed from William Nicol and Sandton Drive. The family who lived here before us, built the original house and stayed here for 48 years – which might be the reason we believe this sanctuary in the heart of Jo’burg has so much soul.

The crowning glory of the park-like garden, which attracts many birds and butterflies, is the huge Pine Oak tree that shades the main house. Festina Lente offers a sensory experience and resonates an ambiance of old world charm with a touch of new-world glamour. Our wish at Festina Lente is that you will leave with the sense that some inner equilibrium has been restored.


Festina Lente Is situated only 30 minutes away from O.R. Tambo International airport. It is in close proximity to Sandton Central; Sandton is a playground for shopping enthusiasts and offers many activities such as theatre and a variety of restaurants. Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square, Village Walk, Hyde Park Centre, etc. are all within 3 kilometres of the guesthouse.

Festina Lente currently offers two superior elegant units that are generous in size. Each unit is individually and luxuriously decorated in a style that marries a classic French influence seamlessly with "African chic.” An abundance of antiques inject a sense of refined warmth and soul into the units, creating a sanctuary of comfort and luxury.

The units are:
Vin de jour (“At the end of day”) and Bonjour (Hello)
Each unit has its own unique character and provides a romantic and nostalgic escape into another world.

Each unit includes:

  • 32-inch LCD flat-screen television set with DSTV
  • Writing desk and chair
  • Electronic safe
  • Mini-bar fridge
  • Extra-length Queen size bed with down duvet (all bed-linen made from luxurious Egyptian cotton)
  • Luggage rack and hairdryer
  • Each unit opens out onto its own small garden
  • Self-catering kitchenette with microwave oven, coffee percolator, etc.
  • Spacious lounge area with gas fireplace
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Unit 1
SingleZAR 490
DoubleZAR 450/pp
(Bed & Continental breakfast)

Unit 2
Single ZAR 490
Double ZAR 450/pp
(Bed & Continental breakfast)

Make an Enquiry

Click on the link below to send an enquiry to the accommodation establishment.


Festina Lente
bedroom suite

Recent Blog Posts