Just 10 minutes’ drive from the vibrant city centre, The Westcliff is a deluxe five-star contemporary resort that evokes the ambience of a chic hillside village, with striking views across the Johannesburg Zoo and Joburg’s affluent residential suburbs. It is perfectly situated for convenient access to both business and shopping, and is just 30 minutes’ drive from both OR Tambo International Airport and Lanseria International Airport, making it an ideal safari stopover.
Spreading across the hillside on over three hectares (nearly eight acres), the 117 guest rooms and suites – located within a collection of nine low-rise buildings – are punctuated by courtyards, fountains and lush green gardens, while five lively, modern venues for dining and drinks create a vibrant social scene – from breakfast to late-night cocktails at the bar. Attentive and friendly staff whizz you up and down the resort’s winding lanes in golf carts. A brand-new destination spa, two sparkling swimming pools and excellent, warm and attentive service complete this luxurious hotel experience.
Amid beautifully landscaped gardens, terraces and fountains, the mood is almost residential; a welcoming respite from hectic business affairs and busy days exploring. And yet the environment within is closely connected to the pulse of the city, perhaps most notably with its extensive contemporary African art collection. The interior decor takes its cue from modern Africa, and most of the five-star rooms and suites open onto garden terraces or balconies (furnished for outdoor dining or lounging) with exceptional views of the gardens and the city’s dense canopy of trees stretching off to the horizon. The bedrooms are exceptionally spacious and airy, with fine bed linens and luxurious down pillows and duvets (hypoallergenic foam bedding is available on request). The in-room media hub is where you can charge your electronic devices, while the private bar and tea-making facilities and espresso machine add to your comfort. Complimentary WiFi, all-news cable network, iHome docking station for iPads and iPhones, DVD player on request, in-room movies and Plasma/LCD TV keep you entertained in your room, and select suites include home theatres. The en-suite bathrooms are the epitome of luxurious indulgence. Polished marble in sand and dark brown highlight double vanity basins, a private toilet, a rain shower and a separate bathtub.
The hotel has two pristine swimming pools to choose from: the heated outdoor lap pool (which includes the use of a eucalyptus-scented steam room) is perfect for a dip or exercise, while you’ll want to stretch out and soak up the sun on a lounger beside the large, heated outdoor family pool. Enjoy impressive views of the Johannesburg Zoo and the city skyline during your workout at the 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness centre, which offers a full range of premium exercise equipment, including an array of hi-tech cardio- and strength-training equipment, with personal trainers available on request.
Things to do
• On-site jogging trail through the gardens
• Johannesburg Zoo & Zoo Lake Park
• Child-friendly swimming pool & kids’ activities
• Golfing (36 of SA’s 100 top golf courses are within an hour’s drive away or less)
• Destination spa
• Two luxury swimming pools
• Deluxe Health Club
• Cultural & historical excursions
• Fine dining
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