The Westcliff, Johannesburg is owned and operated by Four Seasons, the world-class company providing an outstanding assortment of hotels, resorts, private residences, and more across five continents! We recommend Four Seasons, the Westcliff to travellers seeking a luxurious stop-off or longer stay in Jo-burg. A variety of rates is available, so please contact a member of the YZ team to discuss your requirements. The hotel is open throughout the year.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The hotel can be accessed via 22 kilometres’ road transfer from Johannesburg’s O. R. Tambo International Airport. It has a spectacular location on the high slopes of the Witwatersrand, with amazing views over the City of Gold!
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES AT FOUR SEASONS, THE WESTCLIFF:
Guest accommodation consists of nine categories of rooms and suites, all exquisitely furnished. At entry level is the Superior Room (26–32 sq. m), with king-size bed, crib on request, bedside tables and lighting, comfortable seating, and en-suite full marble bathroom. Additional amenities include multi-line telephone with voicemail, satellite television, DVD player on request, in-room movies, i-Home docking station, tea-and-coffee station, mini-bar, safe, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, and bathrobes. The next option up is the Garden View Deluxe Room, followed by the Panoramic View Deluxe Room (both 36–40 sq. m). These have the same occupancy as the Superior Room (two adults plus one child aged under 3 years), and the Garden View room offers either twin beds or king size. The latter boasts a balcony or ground-floor garden, while every Panoramic View room has a balcony. If you’re looking for something more spacious in the rooms categories, you could consider the Garden View Premier Room or the Panoramic View Premier Room (40–50 sq. m, sleeping up to three adults). For more space still, and utter opulence, there are the suites – One Bedroom and Panoramic View One Bedroom (both 53–69 sq. m), the Presidential (155 sq. m), and the Royal (202 sq. m). Do contact us for further details!
The communal facilities at Four Seasons, the Westcliff are equally well appointed. They include a number of luxurious lounges, where you can relax and enjoy the views. There’s an exciting medley of restaurants and bars too. These include View for avant-garde cuisine, Pre View for seasonal platters and cocktails, and Flames for traditional braai (barbecue). There’s even a street-side deli, offering all sorts of tempting snacks and drinks! Keep-fit fans will appreciate the health club and jogging trail, while anyone in need of a little pampering will love spending time in the spa, complete with lap pool for adults only. Four Seasons, the Westcliff, Johannesburg offers a family pool too! And there’s a 24-hour business centre featuring no fewer than 13 meeting rooms and some great garden venues. Of course the hotel’s grounds are perfect for simply enjoying quiet time between flights and activities, with their gorgeous arrays of trees and flowers.
ACTIVITIES AT FOUR SEASONS, THE WESTCLIFF:
Many of our clients will be staying just one night at Four Seasons, The Westcliff, before or after a safari. However, if you’re here for longer, here are some of Johannesburg's must-visits:
Constitution Hill- One of the most significant historical sites in South Africa, this hill was the location of a fort until its use as a prison from 1892 to 1983. Today there are four exhibitions, comprising not only Old Fort but also the buildings that sprang up around it over the years. There’s also an interactive play facility for children and a pleasant café.
Apartheid Museum- This museum is situated just 8 kilometres south of Jo-burg. It’s considered the best of its kind for an accurate presentation of twentieth-century Africa.
Soweto Township- Often coupled with a visit to the Apartheid Museum, a tour of the township provides fascinating insights into the history of Jo-burg.
Johannesburg Art Gallery- The city’s art gallery is found in the Central Business District, and it’s the biggest gallery on the subcontinent! Highlights include Dutch paintings of the seventeenth century, eighteenth-century British works, South African art of the nineteenth century, and an extensive contemporary collection.
27 Boxes Shopping Mall- Jo-burg has its fair share of shopping malls, but this is a bit different – a complex of boutiques, eateries, and galleries, all in shipping crates! You’ll have a lot of fun making your way around this attraction, found in the bohemian suburb of Melville.
Johannesburg Botanical Garden- Fabulous for keen botanists and anyone interested in landscape design, the garden occupies approximately 125 hectares within Emmarentia, another suburb. It has several distinct areas, not least the Shakespeare Garden containing all the herbs mentioned by the Bard in his various oeuvres! There’s a great restaurant too.
Restaurants and cafés in Johannesburg- Visitors to the City of Gold really are spoilt for choice when it comes to fine dining! Whether it’s local fare you’re after, or international dishes, or some exhilarating fusions, there’s something to tantalise your tastebuds. And the bars are also pretty enticing.