A Classy Place to Live
If you are trying to look for a classy yet affordable place to stay, Northcliff is one place to go. It is situated in Johannesburg, South Africa. With a mostly classy residential area located on Northcliff Ridge, which overlooks the Central Business District and the northern suburbs. It borders Fairlands Blackhealth and Berario.
What Is Northcliff?
Northcliff Hill, which is also known as Aasvoëls Kop, is believed to have been inhabited by humans for over 250,000 years. The ridge is one metre lower than Observatory Ridge, the highest point in Johannesburg. The Ridge has three vegetation zones, and is inhabited by many different animals. Cresta Shopping Centre, one of the largest malls in Johannesburg, is located on the border of Northcliff and Cresta. Marang House, a home for seriously ill children, is based in Northcliff.
Hotels are also conveniently located in Johannesburg such as the Horthcliff Manor Guesthouse. It is 8 Km away from the city center and takes only forty-five minutes to get to the airport. Virgin Active Gym Cresta, Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, and Bleloch Geological Museum are some of the city’s main attractions, which are within reach for the visitors to the hotel and will surely love its location.
The suburb is a growing city of different business establishments ranging from computer devices, logistics, media, and business law services. Several companies as well are present in the place, the reason it isn’t that hard to live there and established a career. Companies such as mining, transportation, computers and communication, and wholesale and retail are some of the numerous companies present there.
The weather in Northcliff ranges from 13°C to 25°C. Giving it a fair weather condition. Several attractions in this place also gained attention to tourists such as Mugg & Bean has a ‘homely’ feel to its services. Staffs are always pleasant and efficient. Food is described as awesome and the prices are very reasonable. Families and groups of people will surely love their bottomless coffee or lemonade. Muffins are served and they have milk and cookies on the menu for kids, or the ‘kid’s within us’.
Another is the Gold Reef City a city in a city. The name derived from the mines in a city that was founded on gold mines, Johannesburg. A wonderful attraction for those who would like to visit South Africa for site seeing or shopping. Visitor’s arrival to the city will capture their interest in it as it reminds them of a kingdom, a palace, or a place where the kings and queens used to reside. Thus, making them feel like royalties.
Wine and dine like a queen, shop till you drop, and enjoy the major activities ranging from massages in a true African style. Watch a movie, a performance, or simply play a sport. The city of gold offers more than just a good time, it offers a history lesson as well and a good place for the whole family to spend some quality time. The Union Building is also one of the tourist attractions the city is offering.
Located five minutes from the city center, the Union Government buildings have proved to be more than just an office for the President and his staff. Entrance is free. Learn the history of South Africa while enjoying the sun and the vegetation around. One can have a photo moment or simply shoot the view of Pretoria from the upper part of the building. Absolutely fantastic.
Local officials host events in tents in the huge lawn fields and picnics for those that have found love are a common site during the weekends. During the night the Building turns into a glowing castle like building and a must see for every visitor to the country.
Great for nature walks, short hiking, picnics and the like is what Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden is. Here, families and friend can enjoy nice outdoor lunch. On Sundays, one can enjoy the outdoor concert that the place is offering. There are Black Eagles nesting in the mountains, which are endangered and therefore a protected species. It’s really a great outing for the whole family.