Four Seasons Hotel the Westcliff

Johannesburg, South Africa

At a Glance

  • 117 stunning suites and rooms all with either a terrace or balcony to enjoy the views

  • Spa at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff offers a wide range of treatments, from massages to facials

  • The View is known for its avant-garde cuisine, resembling a gallery for culinary art

  • South Africa's most luxurious city hotel

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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 characterise the culture there will probably find that autumn is the season to head to Johannesburg.

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Insider's View

Sit on the terrace with a cocktail and watch the sun go down over the jacaranda trees

Make sure you go at sunset to Flames and have a wicked martini by their infinity pool looking out over the splendid greenery of Johannesburg

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The Four Seasons Hotel Westcliff Johannesburg is located in one of Johannesburg’s most pleasant and affluent suburbs on the edge of a hillside overlooking the city’s Zoological Gardens and the dense tree canopy of the city’s prestigious northern suburbs.

Four Seasons Hotel Westcliff Johannesburg reopened in June 2014 following a full refurbishment after the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel group took over the property. The lush gardens stretch down the hillside and the hotel’s facilities include two outdoor heated swimming pools, an all-weather tennis court, the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel and a 24-hour gym with sauna and steam room.

Thanks to its hillside location, the Four Seasons Hotel Westcliff offers stunning panoramic views across the city, as well as the nearby Johannesburg Zoo, while remaining close to the city's highlights. The 117 rooms and suites take full advantage of the surrounding views, with the majority providing a balcony or garden terrace perfect for sitting back and admiring the scenery. Taking influence from modern Africa, each of the rooms has a contemporary décor with plush furnishings and large windows, keeping the space bright and airy.

The hotel offers a choice of restaurants, from The Westcliff Deli for casual all-day light-dining to Flames, the showpiece restaurant, offering spectacular views from its terrace alongside its menu comprised of the freshest local ingredients.

The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg is a haven within the city, offering nine treatment rooms surrounding the infinity lap pool. Enjoy one of the many therapies from the treatment menu before relaxing outside with a light meal or a drink in the Après Spa lounge.

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All rooms and suites at The Four Seasons Westcliff have been fully renovated and transformed. The 117 extra-spacious guest rooms and suites of Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg, feature cool, contemporary décor inspired by modern Africa. All of the rooms open onto a garden terrace or balcony, where you can relax and soak up the view.


The Four Seasons Hotel Westcliff accepts children of all ages and are able to offer babysitting, children's menus for the little ones and activities include story telling and face painting. Children aged between 5 and 12 are able to take part in the complimentary Kids For All Seasons program, which is designed to help children take advantage of the hotel’s atmosphere and lush grounds. The supervised program creates memorable and educational experiences in a casual, fun environment. There is also a heated outdoor family pool.


The hotel has a 24-hour multilingual concierge team to assist you and suggest activities to enhance your stay.

The 24 hour gym enjoys spectacular views over the city. The gym is equipped with a whirlpool, sauna, steam room, weights and offers classes. There are also two outdoor heated pools, one lap pool and one which is geared towards families.

There is also a 24 hour business centre, with computers available for guests.


Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff is the perfect place for an overnight stop or to use as a base to explore the city, from the Apartheid Museum, Soweto tours and shopping in the local luxury malls.



Jules Maury (Staff)

A great job done by The Four Seasons to refurb the old fashioned iconic Westcliff Hotel. In a wonderful elevated position overlooking the green trees and veldt of Johannesburg with the city spires in the distance this hotel is a cluster of little houses tumbling down the hill to finish at their fantastic new Spa. Great location, a fantastic General Manager, buggies take you up and down the hills to the charming rooms. A glass elevator takes you to the top floor to their Michelin Star restaurant and funky outside bar Flames overlooking the wonderful views. A good family base and their concierge has many fantastic ideas of what to do and explore in this city which are both safe and great experiences.


  • Cradle of Humankind: Sterkfontein Caves & Maropeng

    Enjoy a guided tour of Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng, where you will learn about the precursor history of humankind.

  • F1 Car Drive in Kyalami Track

    Ever dreamt of being a race car driver? Here's your chance to experience it first-hand at the Kyalami track.

  • 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.

  • Johannesburg Essentials

    Enjoy a bird's eye view of Johannesburg from Carlton Centre. Cross through the Supreme Court, Anglo American's headquarters and the Constitution Hill. Time permitting, a visit to Museum Africa can be arranged.

  • Pretoria Essentials

    Highlights of the tour include Voortrekker Monument and Church Square, surrounded by Old Raadsaal, Palace of Justice and Union Buildings.

Location & directions

Johannesburg, South Africa

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff is located in one of Johannesburg’s most pleasant and affluent suburbs, Westcliff.

How to get there

11-hour international flight to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport. The Four Seasons Hotel Westcliff Johannesburg is a 30-minute drive from the airport.

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