Idwala Guest House is a BEE Certified establishment owned by Mrs CX Magoxo, a black business woman born and raised in the dusty streets of Gompo in East London. Before discovering her 'calling', Mrs Magoxo was employed as a school teacher.
When she discovered her passion for the hospitality industry it took a while before she could convince her husband (a policeman at the time) that she was to resign and embark on a new career path.Mrs Magoxo resigned to fulfill her dream and was initially employed at a number of hotels around East London in the Eastern Cape.
It was clear from the start that this was indeed her calling as she received a number of promotions over a short period of time. She then started her own restaurant, which gave birth to the catering services she still continues to provide to this very day.
With a career in hospitality spanning over 20 years, she has catered for local and international dignitaries including late former president of South Africa, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
After their children moved out Mr and Mrs Magoxo turned their family home into Idwala Lam Guest House, a 13 bedroom guest house with standard en-suite bathroom in each room, 2 dining rooms, 2 private lounges, 2 kitchens and a braai area.