Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff
The Westcliff Hotel is located in Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city, high up on the rocky Witwatersrand ridge. It is an iconic South African property, housed in a collection of buildings originally created in the style of the historic manor homes of the area, now fully up-dated with modern African design elements.
The feeling, upon entering, is that of a chic hillside village, with nine sun-splashed villas woven with courtyards, fountains and gardens. These come decorated in an inspirational, elegant and contemporary African theme with pastel tones of light, dark blue or green colours. Enjoy a quiet moment from your room’s balcony, from where, come springtime, you can admire the endless canopy of jacaranda trees in a sea of purple blooms. Take a ride up their glass elevator for dinner and drinks at View or meet friends for a traditional braai (barbecue) at Flames.
Why we like it here
After a wonderful, pampering treatment at the Westcliff’s full-service destination spa, claim a lounge chair at Aprés-Spa, which is the only outdoor spa lounge in Johannesburg.
Although an urban resort, the hotel is centrally located, and close to the business hub and key tourist attractions.
The hotel features 375 pieces of original African artworks, all commissioned by local artists.
Every single one of the 250 embroidered accent bed pillows throughout the rooms and suites were hand-dyed and embroidered by local artisans.
Service plays a major role at The Westcliff Hotel, and staff are always on-hand to guide guests to all the unique sights of the city.
The Westcliff Deli provides gourmet Chicnics, featuring a collection of inventive bites that can be picked up en-route to Delta Park.
Things to be aware of
The layout of the property is very spread out and at places quite steep. This can be challenging for people with mobility issues. To overcome this, the hotel has a golf cart available to transport guests around.