A Complete Guide to the Westcliff Suburb

"Westcliff: World-Class Luxury Living In Johannesburg."

The following information about the Westcliff area is provided to you by Xavier De Buck, a top-producing real estate agent with Chas Everitt International Luxury Portfolio. If you have any questions related to Westcliff, and Westcliff real estate in particular, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me.

Are you searching for luxury and sophistication in Johannesburg’s cosmopolitan setting? Look no further than Westcliff!

This affluent suburb is both chic and classic, featuring many mansions with expansive views over the northern suburbs of Johannesburg.

You’ll immediately notice the breathtaking nature of those outstanding views, and looking over those leafy suburbs, you will quickly agree why Westcliff has been called a veritable “stairway to heaven”!

A quiet, residential neighbourhood in the north of Johannesburg, Westcliff is best characterised for being world-class luxury living, offering an incredible location in close proximity to Africa’s leading financial hub, as well as premiere shopping facilities.

The immaculate assortment of Westcliff architecture provides an exceptional variety of options for discerning buyers looking for their dream home!

With Westcliff properties, all tastes are catered for: you’ll find classic English-style manor homes, historic Sir Herbert Bakes houses, alongside modern architectural masterpieces. Would you prefer five bedrooms, six or seven? Here in Westcliff, magnificent manicured gardens lie beyond your front door. Westcliff homeowners enjoy grand swimming pools in the gorgeous South Africa climate, with properties sitting on large stands, surrounded by broad streets, lined with a green lush tree canopy.

Westcliff homes don’t only outdo almost any home throughout South Africa; they can even compete with top luxury homes worldwide!

Click through our list of Westcliff properties for sale and find out for yourself!

Westcliff Real Estate Insights

Westcliff real estate is known to be in good taste with architecture, ranging from Sir Herbert Baker, to modern, and everything in between!

Median sales prices of Westcliff properties in the past 5 years have been rangebound, but managed to record a top sales price of R27,500,000 (US$2,000,000) at one point. As of December 2016, the median sales price of a Westcliff home is R10,500,000. (US$760,000)

Most Notable Westcliff Real Estate Sales

Over the years, Westcliff real estate has seen some incredible properties change hands.

These are some of the most remarkable ones:

  • 9 Woolston Road, Westcliff — R27,500,000   (29/06/2015)
  • 27 The Valley Road, Westcliff — R27,000,000   (10/09/2015)
  • 11 The Valley Road, Westcliff — R20,500,000   (02/12/2015)
  • 28 Wexford Avenue, Westcliff — R18,600,000   (20/06/2014)
  • 6a Crescent Drive, Westcliff — R16,260,000   (19/08/2016)
  • 26 Pallinghurst Road, Westcliff — R15,000,000   (05/10/2015)
  • 11 The Valley Road, Westcliff — R15,000,000   (05/08/2013)
  • 10 The Valley Road, Westcliff — R14,500,000   (15/07/2016)
  • 22 Pallinghurst Road, Westcliff — R14,000,000   (08/09/2014)
  • 38 The Valley Road, Westcliff — R14,000,000   (20/12/2013)

Schools in or near Westcliff

The quaint and quiet Westcliff neighbourhood is an ideal location for families. In addition to being one of South Africa’s most affluent suburbs, Westcliff has access to top-ranking schools in South Africa, and family home buyers in Westcliff will find a wide selection of top-rated private (and public) education in the nearby vicinity:


Neighbouring Westcliff are other affluent residential suburbs, such as Saxonwold to the east, Parkview to the north, and Parktown to the west, while the trendy and modern suburb of Rosebank with its booming business and exclusive shopping variety only minutes away!

Main streets include Westcliff Drive, Pallinghurst Road, and The Valley Road, providing Westcliff residents with easy access to the entire northern suburbs of Johannesburg. Westcliff lies close to major arterial roads, and to give you an idea of travel distances towards some of the major points of interest and amenities, here are a handful of examples:

  • O.R. Tambo International Airport — 25-minute drive
  • Sandton CBD — 20-minute drive
  • Houghton Golf Club –10-minute drive
  • Johannesburg Botanical Gardens — 7-minute drive

Weather in Westcliff

“It’s always vacation weather!”

The weather in Westcliff is definitely a major upside of living here. One truly enjoys the mild and comfortable climate year-round!

If you’ve lived elsewhere in the world during your lifetime, you’ll find this most favourable, and realize how easy the beautiful weather can lift your spirits! Definitely a great upside for the morning persons amongst us (or those of us living with them!).

Do you think you can handle sun every day, every week, every month, all year round?

The summer and autumn months (which is October through April – and is reversed from the Northern Hemisphere) will bring the most amazing thunderstorms you have ever seen! Even though at first, you might be reluctant to quickly seek shelter for yourself (and your car!) safely inside as the heavy downpour can be hectic, the ensuing display of nature’s power will amaze you time-and-time again! No worries, all of that will dissipate as quickly as it arrived!

Just Google “Westcliff thunderstorms” and look at some of those gorgeous pictures!

On the other hand, the winter and spring months can be quite dry and cold, especially late at night and early morning, so don’t be surprised to find your garden covered in frost from time to time!


A wide variety of great restaurants can be found within minutes from Westcliff:

Shopping Facilities near Westcliff

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Parks & Nature

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Golf Clubs

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Hotels in or near Westcliff

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  • Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg text here
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  • Hush in Melrose is a vibrant nightspot for drinks, offering a VIP area and a smoking bar/lounge, plus private parties
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Medical Facilities or Hospitals near Westcliff

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Places of Worship around Westcliff

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Attractions in/around Westcliff

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  • Apartheid Museum tells the amazing story of the triumph of human spirit over adversity
  • Johannesburg Zoo is with its 54-hectares one of the city’s most popular places to visit
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  • Turffontein Race Course is one of South Africa’s oldest horse racing venues
  • Zoo Lake is a very popular 9-hectare place-to-be for walkers, joggers, picnicking with kids etc.

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Why should you hire a top producer and proven marketing expert?

Once you have decided to sell your property, next plan-of-action will be to decide which real estate agent to hire to get the job done! You could either sign a mandate with the first agent you can think of, or you can take it a bit more serious and conduct a couple of real estate agent interviews with 2-3 agents operating in the Westcliff neighbourhood.

If you have (wisely) decided to opt for the latter, make sure you have a number of questions prepared, which should hopefully quickly determine which real estate agent to hire.

Whether you need an evaluation or have a Westcliff home for sale, apartment, townhouse, investment property, or any other Westcliff real estate, I hope you will allow me the opportunity to present my professional services to you, regardless how many agents you plan on talking to!

It’s time to make Westcliff homes for sale a pleasant and successful experience again!

What does that mean for you: your home will sell quicker and for more money!

Marketing is my forte, it is where I excel, and it is where I stand out from all the other Westcliff real estate agents! The online visibility and exposure I can give to your property are unmatched!

Latest statistics indicate that 90% of home buyers start their search online. That’s nine zero percent!

Have you wondered whether your real estate agent has a presence there?

My marketing is second-to-none, and I pride myself on being current with the latest technology and social media. And just because I’m ahead of the curve in terms of marketing Westcliff homes for sale, I will get your home seen by more potential home buyers than anyone else!

Would you like to know a dirty little secret of Westcliff real estate agents?

They all do the same thing: they get the signed mandate, try to put a ‘For Sale’ sign outside, put it on Property24 and PrivateProperty, quickly get a showhouse ad in the Sunday Times and call it a day!

I’m sorry, but that just doesn’t cut it anymore – those ‘classic ways’ of selling real estate need to be updated!

My #1 goal is to put a SOLD sign in your front lawn, and get you as much $ in your pocket as possible! All the while, making sure that the entire home selling process went seamless, low stress and pain-free!

Browse the Luxury Portfolio website for more detailed information on the Westcliff homes for sale or schedule a private showing of the most coveted homes for sale in Westcliff.
With over 14 years of buying and selling real estate, I have assisted in the marketing and sold some of the most spectacular properties in the Johannesburg area and can provide my clients with the highest level of service, market knowledge, and expertise.
For access to view exclusive Westcliff properties for sale, including off-market listings, reach out to me via phone or email.