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The Westcliff

Open All Year... Located in the select northern suburbs of Johannesburg, The Westcliff is easily accessible from the city, Johannesburg International Airport and the Blue Train embarkation point at Pretoria Station.


With wealth built on gold, Johannesburg is lively, affluent and cosmopolitan, offering the visitor a tempting array of superb Restaurants, elegant designer Boutiques and bustling world-class Shopping centres... yet it is also fresh and breezy with Golf courses, botanical gardens and well-manicured parks dotted amongst its modern amenities.With easy connections to the Blue Train and Rovos Rail, the city is the gateway to the whole of southern Africa, including the world-famous Kruger National Park.

Located in the select northern suburbs of Johannesburg, The Westcliff is easily accessible from the city, Johannesburg International Airport and the Blue Train embarkation point at Pretoria Station. On arrival at the Hotel there is valet parking. The Hotel's Limousine Service may be arranged to transport guests from Johannesburg International Airport and to the Rovos Rail and the Blue Train embarkation point at Pretoria Station. A complimentary shuttle takes visitors to the elegant shopping districts of Sandton, Hyde Park and Rosebank.


All of The Westcliff's 115 spacious Bedrooms are individually furnished and provided with fully-appointed, luxurious en-Suite Bathrooms. The Rooms offer total privacy and most have sunny, private balconies with spectacular views. The Westcliff offers:

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Inter-leading Rooms
  • Executive Business Rooms
  • Rooms with Balconies
  • Suites
  • Paraplegic Facilities are available on request

Telephones are provided in Bathrooms, at bedsides and on each writing desk. Each telephone has Voice-Mail, wake-up call as well as a data port facility. A unique feature of The Westcliff Hotel is that all the Rooms differ in terms of shape, layout and decor. Each of the 80 extravagantly sized Bedrooms and 35 suites has been individually decorated by South Africa’s master designer Graham Viney. In addition to a charming country house style reflected in six different variations of colour, floral and toile prints, practical features including double-glazing and heavily padded drapes make for a serene and restful ambience in the heart of South Africa’s most vibrant city.

Luxury Rooms: Luxury Rooms are spacious, elegant, functional and ideal for quiet, out-of-town work or relaxation, with either twin or king beds. All Luxury Rooms have:

  • In-room Business Centre
  • Desk
  • Satellite TV
  • VCR
  • 2 Telephone Lines
  • Data Port
  • Fax Machine
  • Digital Safe
  • Oversized Marble Bathrooms
  • Separate Bath and Shower
  • Two Basins
  • Heated Towel Rack

Most Rooms have a private Balcony, overlooking the Zoological Gardens or one of the estate’s charming cobbled courtyards which feature offset with lush greenery and tinkling fountains. There are 50 Luxury rooms in the Hotel. The Luxury Rooms are a minimum size of 47 square metres, including Bathrooms.

Executive Business Rooms: Situated in the exclusive Orient-Express Business Wing close to main reception, the Executive Business Rooms are ideal for Business travellers. All the Rooms include the following services: dedicated private Business Lounge, complimentary estate wines and canapes served in the Room in the evenings, on site Chauffeur Service, complimentary Spa Treatment, complimentary Pressing of a suit or shirt, in-Room Tea/Coffee making facilities, in-room Business Faculities, Copier, Printer, Fax machine, Modem Port, Business Stationery, 20% on all Business Centre service fees, express check-in and check-out. There are 30 Executive Business Rooms, which are a minimum size of 47 square metres, including Bathrooms.

Junior Suites: Most of the Junior Suites feature charming bay windows with glorious views of Johannesburg’s leafy northern suburbs or private balconies overlooking the Zoological Gardens below. These beautifully appointed Suites feature a separate Lounge Area, ideal for reading and relaxing, equipped with two plush armchairs, a Coffee Table and reading Lamp. The extra space also makes them suitable for families travelling with children, as there is ample space for an extra Bed. There are 15 Junior Suites in the Hotel. The Junior Suites are a minimum size of 55 square metres, including Bathrooms.

Studio Suites: Stylish and spacious, these open-plan Suites feature a large Lounge area, custom-made for relaxation or entertaining. Some of the Studio Suites have romantic oval Bathrooms and elegant Dressing Rooms, making them ideal for honeymooners. Their spaciousness makes them popular with families or long-staying guests. All Suites have private balconies or terraces equipped with sun chairs or loungers, making for a relaxing way to drink in the splendid views over the greater Johannesburg area and Zoological Gardens. There are 15 Luxury Studio Suites in the Hotel. The Luxury Studio Suites are a minimum size of 70 square metres, including Bathrooms.

Luxury One Bedroom Suites: An elegant and spacious one Bedroom suite, boasting a separate Lounge. Equipped with a writing bureau an extra TV and VCR and decorated in pastels and prints, these lavish Suites are ideal for guests who want to entertain or conduct private meetings. All Suites have a private terrace with breathtaking views of the verdant cityscape. There are four Luxury Suites in the Hotel. The Luxury Suites are a minimum size of 80 square metres, including Bathrooms.

Presidential Penthouse Suite: The Hotel’s most impressive, extensive and sophisticated Suite is located in prime position at the top of the Westcliff Estate, directly above the Restaurant with a spacious terrace overlooking the Hotel’s spectacular rim flow pool below and taking the eye to the Magaliesberg mountains beyond. In addition to a separate Bedroom and dining area, this plush, luxuriously appointed Apartment features:

  • Lounge
  • Fireplace
  • Wet Bar 
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Stove
  • Wash Basin
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Guest Cloakroom 
  • Marbled Vestibule

The Suite may be sold with one or two Bedrooms and a Butler Service is optional. The Hotel has one Presidential Suite, which is approximately 110 square metres in size, including the Bathrooms.

Disabled (Paraplegic) Suite: There is one luxury studio Suite specifically constructed to meet the needs of paraplegics. This Studio suite has:

  • Large Lounge/Seating Area
  • Satellite TV and VCR
  • 2 Telephones Lines
  • Data Port
  • Fax Machine
  • Digital Safe

Other special features comprise two en-suite Bathrooms, Low Sink, Low Bath, and Handrails around the Bath, Toilet, Basin and Shower. The Suite has a private enclosed balcony with splendid views over one of our picturesque gardens.


  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Mood Lighting
  • Writing Desks
  • Bottled Water
  • Mini Bar Fridge
  • Daily Newspaper
  • Opening Windows
  • International Plugs
  • AM/FM Clock Radio
  • On-site Guest Laundry
  • 24 h in-room dining
  • 24 h medical support
  • Suit, Skirt and padded Hangers
  • Shaver sockets and Shaver Mirrors
  • Beds turned down and serviced twice daily
  • Individually controlled Air-conditioning Units
  • Hairdryer, Bathroom scale and lighted make-up Mirror
  • Two line touch-dial telephones with Data ports and Voicemail
  • Luxurious 100% cotton linen and non-allergenic foam Pillows
  • Luxury Bathroom Amenities/Toiletries (Shampoo, Conditioner, Hand & Body Lotion, Mouthwash)
  • Satellite Television, Radio and Video recorder-Video library available on request from Reception


  • Stationery
  • Data Port facilities
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • In-room Printer/Copier/Fax
  • Laptop available on request
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities
  • Complimentary Spa Treatment Voucher
  • Complimentary Pressing of suit or shirt
  • Secretarial support via the Business Centre


The Hotel has cots available on request as well as a basket of assorted baby products (creams, lotions, wet wipes, nappy gel etc). Specially fitted white linen is used on the non-suffocating baby pillows and duvets. If the Hotel knows that there are children checking-in with parents, a baby/toddler’s Robe and t-shirt will be placed in the room along with the 2 standard adult Robes. The baby/toddler robes will be placed on the cot/bed at turn-down along with the adult robes.

Children sharing with two adults:

  • Children under 5 years of age stay free of charge
  • For children staying in separate rooms the full rate applies

A maximum of three people per room is allowed.


Lodging Facilities

Medical Services
Spa / Thalasso
Child Care
Valet Parking
Cafeteria / Snack Bar
Internet Access
24 H Room Service
Swimming Pool
Fitness Room
Wheelchair Accessible
Laundry & Dry Cleaning
No Smoking Rooms
Tennis Court


Bathroom with Shower or Bathtub
Bathrobes & Slippers
Satellite TV
Music System
Mini Bar
Safe Box

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  • 24h Room Service
  • Children Special Menu
  • Heated Swimming Pools
  • Plunge Pools
  • Floodit Tennis Court
  • Resident Coach
  • Executve Gym
  • Health Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Valet Parking
  • Limousine Services
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Non Smoking Rooms
  • Health Spa

Food & Beverages

Specialising in International dishes with distinctively South African flair, The Westcliff has already gained an enviable reputation for its cuisine. La Belle Terrasse and The Loggia both offer spectacular views, a relaxed atmosphere and superb service. Afternoon tea and drinks are served in the Polo Lounge, Terrace and Bar which, with its breathtaking views, has instantly become a celebrated rendezvous.

La Belle Terrasse and Loggia: La Belle Terrasse, The Westcliff's signature Restaurant, does more than provide fine in-house dining for guests - it has swiftly become the destination Restaurant for Johannesburg's executive and social set. This is a remarkable achievement for a new Hotel Restaurant and La Belle Terrasse's success is undoubtedly due to the combination of its people, its food and its undeniable flair. The style is friendly and fuss-free, there is no pretension or ostentation, the decor and table settings are simple yet superbly elegant, and above all, the service is seamless. Only the finest and freshest ingredients are used to prepare exceptional, yet simple cuisine. The wine list features a remarkable selection of the very best estate wines from the Cape. The alfresco terrace - while making for a superb dining experience with a bird’s eye view of the city by day or night - also provides smokers with a welcome respite from the country’s stringent smoking legislation!

This beautiful dining area abuts the La Belle Terrasse Restaurant. In addition to being utilised as an extension of the fine dining area when required, this Room with its panoramic views over the Johannesburg Zoological Gardens is suitable for formal Banquets for up to 50 guests or cocktail parties for up to 80 people. La Belle Terrasse and the adjoining Loggia are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, each providing a selection of stylishly simple dishes presented with Executive Chef Andrew Atkinson's innovative touch.

The Conservatory: The Conservatory is the ideal Venue for all-day light dining and refreshments, where guests can enjoy the spectacular views across the elevated pool deck to Forest Town and the Zoological Gardens beyond. It is light, airy, sunny and stylishly tastefully decorated with Lloyd Loom furniture and Kentia palms. A full a la-Carte menu is on offer, together with delicious morning and afternoon teas. This relaxed area with its open windows, works well to accommodate both smokers and non-smokers alike.

The Polo Lounge: The Polo Lounge, Terrace and Bar has quickly established itself as the place to meet in Johannesburg. With its wood-panelled walls, gleaming copper tables, deep cane chairs, historic polo photographs and leather sofas, the Polo Lounge is reminiscent of a cosy sitting Room set in an extensive colonial home. With its informal atmosphere and cosy furnishing, not to mention the great selection of traditional cocktails and mixers, the Polo Bar is the ideal spot to rendezvous before dinner in La Belle Terrasse – or afterwards for a nightcap or cigar. Located next to the Bar, the Polo Lounge is the perfect meeting place for coffee, tea or cocktails. An all-day, light snack menu features excellent sandwiches, salads and pastas. An ideal place for all-day dining, the Polo Lounge offers an ΰ la carte snack menu which includes delicious salads, crayfish pizzas and the famous Westcliff hamburger. In the evening, the highly polished Bar near the fireplace is an inviting place to meet for pre-dinner drinks or lingering nightcaps.

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