Accommodation, Dining Out

Wining and dining and a stayover spoil at The Indaba Hotel

Jun 4, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

Last month, Hello Joburg Magazine teamed up with The Indaba Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa in Fourways and hosted 12 of Joburg’s top lifestyle influencers at an intimate #HelloRecommends event like none other for them to experience the revamped hotel and its brand-new bistro. 


 The event was attended by the likes of Steve Steinfeld of The Joburg Foodie, vlogger Jessica van Heerden and socialite Tshepi Vundla. Guests arrived at the charming hotel on a Thursday afternoon to check in and relax before an evening of wining and dining at the spanking-new Bistro 407, which honours the hotel’s countryside roots. Steeped in history as one of the oldest accommodation options in Fourways, the hotel wowed everyone from the minute they stepped inside – but little did they know that this was only the beginning of the surprises.  

The evening kicked off at the spruced-up Courtyard Bar, an outdoor café set below the tall trees of Joburg’s urban forest centred around an original farmhouse feature, a sweet 1950s-era fountain. Here, guests were treated to a gin tasting by Inverroche Distillery, where they were taken through an educational and exciting journey through the endless world of gin with the soothing sounds of a live saxophonist playing in the background. 


The real fun began when guests were taken through to Bistro 407 to tuck into a six-course degustation menu with wine pairing. Fun fact? The bistro’s name is a nod to the history of the hotel, as the property began its life located on plot 407 of the original farm, Zevenfontein – and you can bet that more heritage commemoration can be found in its food and drink offering! The meal began with sesame-coated smoked sirloin, followed by chicken samoosas, wild mushroom and sun-dried tomato risotto, grilled Scottish salmon and pan-fried lamb noisette. It ended on a sweet note with crème caramel accompanied by deep-fried custard, a strawberry macaron and chantilly cream.  

Some guests went on to sample some of Bistro 407’s signature cocktails like the 407 Lavender Piña Colada and the 407 Toasted Marshmallow Daiquiri, which features decadent toasted marshmallow flavouring and white chocolate sauce. They then returned to their rooms for a restful night’s sleep and enjoyed a fresh breakfast buffet at Epsom Restaurant the following morning. 


The influencers took home gifts from NUXE, Sorbet, Gucci, Calvin Klein, Catrice, Essence, Sexy Socks, The French Lemon, Lulu & Marula, FINO Cosmetics, SKN Logic, GarlictTinkies, Twix as well as gifts from the hotel’s Mowana Spa and Bistro 407. It’s safe to say that they were well and truly spoilt!  

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