" Make haste slowly "


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 and the Sandton Gautrain Station. 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.

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