Westcliff Hotel

Westcliff Hotel

The Westcliff is a great 4 star hotel to stay in Johannesburg.

Created in the style of a Mediterranean hillside village, with spectacular views over the zoological gardens and the forested areas of Johannesburg. Set in three acres of lush gardens, fountains and cobbled pathways, the hotel offers excellent facilities and friendly professional service.

A unique feature of The Westcliff Hotel is that all the rooms differ in terms of shape, layout and décor.



Guest Room Facilities

  • Individually controlled air-conditioning units
  • Minibar fridge
  • Luxurious 100% cotton linen and non-allergenic foam pillows
  • Luxury Bathroom amenities/toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, hand & body lotion, mouthwash
  • Suit, skirt and padded hangers
  • Opening windows
  • Writing desks
  • Mood lighting
  • Satellite Television, Radio and Video recorder (Video library available on request from Reception
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer, bathroom scale and lighted make-up mirror
  • Two line touch-dial telephones with data ports and voicemail
  • International Plugs
  • Bathrobes
  • Shaver sockets and shaver mirrors
  • Daily newspaper
  • 24 hour medical support
  • Bottled water
  • 24 hour in-room dining
  • AM/FM clock radio
  • On-site guest laundry
  • Beds turned down and serviced twice daily


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.)


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.

The La Belle Terrasse and Loggia

The La Belle Terrasse and Loggia feature international cuisine with distinctively South African flair, in an elegant and traditional fine dining environment. 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 décor 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 Sven Niederbremer’s inimitable style.

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

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 night-cap or cigar.

The Polo Lounge, Terrace and Bar has quickly established itself as the place to meet in Johannesburg. With its wood-panelled walls, gleaming brass 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.

In the evening, the highly polished bar near the fireplace is an inviting place to meet for pre-dinner drinks or lingering nightcaps.


Guests can cool off in two large, heated swimming pools and two plunge pools, and within the grounds there is also a floodlit tennis court with a resident coach and a gym with a team of personal trainers. Golfers can enjoy the facilities of a nearby club, which offers guest membership benefits to guests of The Westcliff.

To pamper the mind and body even further, qualified staff offer a wide range of treatments at The Health Spa. The Westcliff also boasts a superbly equipped Executive Gym

Local Information

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 including camping pods.

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.


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