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182 Frederick Drive Northcliff, Johannesburg 2195 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 22/02/07 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/02/07 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#34 of 122 in Johannesburg
One of the most special places to stay in Johannesburg, where the beauty of the bush and refinement of Johannesburg meet. The perfect destination for a two night getaway.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Neck massage
Waxing services
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Dining area
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
City view
Landmark view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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LeeM wrote a review Apr 2022
5 contributions
I booked Cliffside for my husband and I as a surprise graduation celebration and I must say it was the best decision I made! The willingness to make it special from Paul and Cazz was so heartwarming. I felt excited and could tell it would be a great place from the time my booking was confirmed. The professionalism and them being kind to all my questions and requests during the week leading to our stay, wow! Then we arrived, What a special warm welcome, The whole team was at the entrance with welcome drinks it was as if they knew us from long ago because they all called us by our names :-) Then the interior décor so elegant and inviting. I booked the Cliffside room which was nice and private with beautiful mountain views. The lovely snacks and stocked up fridge in the room kept us going too :-) The food dinner and breakfast wow! We got to play some board games next to the fire place aswell, there's just so much to say. Everything at Cliffside is top class and I cant fault a single thing. I travel for work so I've been to many places but never have I experienced such remarkable comfort and service. We look forward to coming back for a two day stay to enjoy your place more because one evening felt too short! Thank you so much to the whole Cliffside team for making our stay so special, you guys are the best, keep up the great work!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Amber M wrote a review Sep 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
Hotel's Favourite
We were blown away by the quality of service, the attention to detail and the sheer luxury of the accommodation. Our dinner was superb - actually quite on another level altogether - and our every need attended to. It felt as though we were in the bush - the hotel opens up to the trails leading to the top of Northcliff Hill so we enjoyed an enjoyable hike and spectacular views before our extremely delicious breakfast. We were spoilt from the moment we arrived to the moment we (reluctantly) had to leave. What a gem of a venue.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
Response from Cazz Kimber, General Manager at The Cliffside
Responded 16 Sep 2021
Thanks so much for the amazing feedback, Amber. It was such a treat to have you all, made even more special knowing that you enjoyed your time. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Debi W wrote a review Mar 2022
Geneva, Switzerland96 contributions33 helpful votes
The property is beautiful, but the welcome from Cazz, Connie, Phindi, Mbali and Elias, the outstanding attention to detail and care, and superior quality is unsurpassed. We have rarely found such a place that just gets everything right! The deck, poolside, walks and surroundings are beautiful. Rooms are individual, airy and bright, with high quality amenities. We opted for one evening of fine dining, and again first class. We will certainly be back very soon, it truly felt like being at ‘home’…only better! Thank you The Cliffside team for making our trip extra special!
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Date of stay: March 2022
Response from Cazz Kimber, General Manager at The Cliffside
Responded 03 Apr 2022
Hi Debi, Thank you so much for this beautiful feedback. It's really special to have guests stay for a longer time, allowing us to get to know you and share the whole Cliffside experience. We loved having your family here and so look forward to your next visit - the Graff will be chilled and ready. Warm regards, Cazz
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Joe J wrote a review Feb 2022
Pretoria, South Africa550 contributions79 helpful votes
What a special place ! From the moment you arrive you feel welcome. The staff are really exceptional and provide the highest level of personal service imaginable. The walking trails behind the property gives one a feeling of being in the bush , forgetting that you are actually in the city The property has some special South African art throughout , and even the furniture are proudly South African , made by Houtlander. The highlight of our stay was the walking trails , celestial telescope on our balcony , as well as the highly recommended fine dining dinner. This place really deserve to be classified as one of the must see and must visit properties in Gauteng. Thank you Cazz and Mbali for making our stay unforgettable. We will definitely see you soon again !
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Take some comfortable hiking type shoes for the trails and the Northcliff Hill
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Response from Cazz Kimber, General Manager at The Cliffside
Responded 20 Feb 2022
Hi Johan, This is such a special review, thank you. It's not often that people notice the small details and we're grateful you have noticed, and provided such wonderful feedback. We love being able to share our beautiful space with new guests, and really hope to see you again soon!
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714wynandv wrote a review Jan 2022
2 contributions
Booked the Cliffside for an overnight stay mid December. It was a surprise for my girlfriends birthday. This Cliffside team went above and beyond to ensure that the experience was second to none. The rooms are immaculate and modern, and the view over Johannesburg from the balcony is unsuspecting. We could have been in the middle of the bush somewhere - doesn't feel like you are in Joburg. We opted to have dinner at The Cliffside. A 3 course dining extravaganza... the portion sizes were spot on, and the flavours were perfect - Thanks Team! The attention to detail is insane... you can tell that the space is lived and cared for by a passionate team.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
Response from Cazz Kimber, General Manager at The Cliffside
Responded 20 Feb 2022
Hi Wynand, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. It was really special for us to finally have you stay, and to help you celebrate Meg's birthday. Our aim is to provide a blissful experience where all your needs are taken care of, and it's wonderful to hear that we achieved this for you. You are both welcome back anytime.
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US$143 - US$259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgJohannesburg
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cliffside
Which popular attractions are close to The Cliffside?
Nearby attractions include Lindfield Victorian House Museum (6.1 km), South African National Museum of Military History (7.7 km), and Johannesburg Botanical Garden (3.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cliffside?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Cliffside?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at The Cliffside?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cliffside?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cliffside?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mozambik Randpark Ridge, Plaka Restaurant Cresta, and The Grillhouse Rosebank.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Cliffside?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Cliffside have airport transportation?
Yes, The Cliffside offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Cliffside?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to The Cliffside?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct (9.1 km), Mandela House (12.0 km), and Johannesburg Fort (9.6 km).
Does The Cliffside have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.