Westcliff is a suburb that forms part the Johannesburg Municipality. The regions neighbours are Parkview, Mellville, Emmarentia and Richmond. Two main roads form Eastern and Western borders of this suburb; these are Jan Smuts Avenue and Barry Hertzog Avenue. Westcliff is only 5 km away from the Johannesburg City Centre and 10 km from Sandton.
Westcliff is one of the older suburbs of Johannesburg and its homes are fairly large with well-established gardens. The streets in the suburb are wide and lined with beautiful old trees. The Westcliff Four Seasons Hotel is one of the best hotels in the Gauteng area. It provides amazing views of Johannesburg, which includes the suburbs referred to as ‘The Parks’ as well as the Johannesburg zoo. The Hotel’s location is very convenient, as it is only a 30 minute drive from the OT International Airport and is close to all amenities like shops, businesses and leisure activities. It also boasts five modern restaurants and a prominent day spa. At night, when it is quite, you can actually hear the lions from the zoo roar.
If you ever visit Westcliff you must try out the Westcliff steps, also known as the “Stairway to Heaven”. The Historical Landmark is constructed out of 210 steps, which were cut from the rock by unemployed miners in 1922. The Steps are always popular with people walking their dogs or joggers out for a morning jog. You can start your journey up the steps via Crescent Drive, but it can also be accessed from Wicklow Avenue. When you eventually arrive at the top, you will be rewarded with a fantastic view of the Johannesburg area.
The Parktown/Westcliff Heritage Trust was formed in order to protect the heritage sites in the area, as a number of old houses have been demolished. The Trust regularly organises tours on foot, where they will take you around to see all the heritage sites in the area.
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