The Residence Houghton

Johannesburg, South Africa

At a Glance

  • Approximately a 25-minute transfer from Johannesburg International Airport

  • The Residence is ideal for an overnight stop over in Johannesburg

  • The Sky Bar on the top floor offers spectacular views towards the city skyline beyond

  • Enjoy spa treatments or simply relax and unwind in the sauna and steam room

  • Two swimming pools, one of which is heated

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Johannesburg has a relatively mild climate, with warm, dry summers and moderate winters. Generally dry heat which makes it relatively comfortable.

The rainy season in Johannesburg begins in October and continues through April, with intermittent mild showers occurring throughout that season. Winters are very dry, generally mild with cold clear evenings and bright, sunny days with mild to warm temperatures. Snow and rain in the winter time are almost unheard of.

Travellers interested in spending time in the area during the local events and festivals which characterize the culture there will probably find that autumn is the season to head to Johannesburg.

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Insider's View

Enjoy a cocktail in the Sky Bar before dinner as you get the most fantastic sunsets over the city.

Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday to The Residence Houghton or take a look at our itineraries to Johannesburg and surrounds


The Residence Houghton is a small elegant boutique hotel with just 11 suites in the Houghton suburb of Johannesburg. It is a wonderful oasis in this busy city, with hospitable staff to make you feel instantly at home.

The Residence Houghton is a stunning boutique hotel tucked away in the heart of one of Johannesburg’s most affluent and historic neighbourhoods, Houghton. The Residence is conveniently located to allow access to the city (both Johannesburg central and Sandton) as well as a variety of nearby attractions. Whatever your day may entail, rest assured – you’ll savour your return. Get active in one of the two swimming pools or on the tennis court, soak up the South African sun on the lawn and play a round of golf on the greens of nearby Houghton golf course.

Inside, the rich interiors of the Residence's ample public areas reflect an eclectic mix of modern and classic. French crystal chandeliers and grand pianos add a touch of nostalgia, a plush sense of comfort. This is further amplified in the 11 suites, each of which boast private, outdoor bath and shower, enormous beds and spacious balconies. The attention to detail here is duly noted. End your day surveying the skyline with its typically spectacular sunsets from the Sky Bar or pamper yourself with a relaxing treatment at the Residence Spa. Alternatively, retreat to your suite for a bath, made up to your liking from the exotic bath menu.

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The luxury suites are elegantly decorated and extremely comfortable and the en-suite bathrooms are well appointed with under floor heating. For an added touch of luxury, you can request an exotic bath from the bath menu. The suites also have an outdoor shower, bath or Jacuzzi. Each of the suites has a Nespresso Machine with complimentary coffee pods and several suites even have a cosy fireplace for the cooler evenings. The Penthouse and Madiba Suites have large double doors which open out to a spacious deck and roof garden with a Jacuzzi. The Penthouse also has a spectacular skylight positioned above the bed.


Children of all ages are welcome at The Residence.


On arrival at Johannesburg International Airport, you will be met by the hotel's Rolls Royce or Mercedes Viano and transferred to the hotel in around 25 minutes. At the hotel, there is the amazing Sky Bar which offers spectacular views over the suburbs and is a fantastic spot to enjoy a drink while the sun goes down.


The Residence has two swimming pools, one of which is heated meaning guests can enjoy a swim all year round, no matter what the temperature is. There is also a tennis court at the back of the hotel.


  • First Thursdays - Johannesburg

    On the first Thursday of every month explore the art galleries of Johannesburg until late. Inspired by the rich and complex culture of the city, cultural attractions open their doors and allow visitors to discover Johannesburg's unique history.

  • Johannesburg City Tour

    Gain a unique insight into a city with a fascinating history with a guided tour around Johannesburg. With a range of different tours for different areas of the city, this will give you the opportunity to see Johannesburg as few tourists get see it.

Location & directions

Johannesburg, South Africa

The Residence Houghton is located in a secure and secluded, residential area, in the suburb of Houghton.

How to get there

11-hour international flight to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport. The Residence Houghton is a 25-minute drive from the airport.

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