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An Oasis of Calm Within Johannesburg’s Beating Heart

Sophia Hofer, my late wife and our mother, established her Darrenwood Guesthouse in 1990. As one of the first "home from home" establishments in the area, Darrenwood quickly grew into a popular, yet serious and elegant 4 star establishment.


Sophia based her hospitality ethos on the idea that "Show hospitality. There are some who in doing so, have entertained angels" (Hebrews 13:2), and treated her guests as such.

Sophia earned her place as the President of South African Bed and Breakfast Association, and she served in an advisory capacity to many of the Guesthouses and Bed and Breakfast establishments now running successfully in the area.

Darrenwood Guesthouse's large collection of visitors books, boasts high praise from guests who came from the world over for nearly 30 years.

Consequently, Darrenwood Guesthouse became known by both local and international regulars as their cosy retreat when staying in Johannesburg.

At Darrenwood you are welcome to unwind and enjoy your stay. Privacy is assured and guests are welcome to enjoy the pool, bird-filled garden, secure parking and quick access to malls, restaurants and businesses.

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