Northcliff Manor Guesthouse Johannesburg Guest House Accommodation in Northcliff

Northcliff Manor Guesthouse

Guest House at 7 Hearn Drive, Northcliff, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Show on Map

About Northcliff Manor Guesthouse

We invite you to one of the earliest homes built in 1937 against the Northcliff hill – in the heart of Egoli – The City of Gold. On arrival you will be overwhelmed by wonderment, calm and beauty as a result of the architecture, luxurious accommodation and lush landscape. This unique, historical and architectural gem of Northcliff has been restored with passion and respect and the comfort and entertainment of guests in mind.

Some of the fantasy of the performing arts has flowed over into the ambiance of The Manor, as Johnny and Ilse van der Merwe have been award winning designers and manufacturers of stage, film and TV dιcor sets since the beginning of the South African television industry – including classics such as Pumpkin Patch to Idols, 7 De Laan and Who wants to be a Millionaire, to name a few.

Ilse is an artist. She graduated at the Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT) with distinction in painting and was the top Matric Art Scholar in the Cape Province. Her mother, Venus Gobregts, is also a widely acclaimed artist. Her exquisitely crafted paintings, filled with glorious colour, pomegranates, poppies, figs and other luscious symbols, are a delight and inspiration for all to behold. Please view the art works of selected South African Artists in The Manor.

Please enjoy Johnny’s fine collection of European Antiques and Yellow- and Stinkwood Africana Furniture - from the four poster beds and armoires to a collection of Victorian glass and Italian spode.


Room 1 - Honeymoon Suite
Luxury Honeymoon suite with separate lounge and full facilities. Beautiful panoramic view. En-suite bathroom with shower and bath. Separate lounge with 180 degree view.

Room 2 - Silver Room
A sunny, antique, silver masterpiece with a touch of Africa. Separate private bathroom with free-standing bath.

Room 3 - Gold Room
Sunny, gold and black antique French themed room with balcony and beautiful view. En-suite bathroom with shower.

Room 4 - Antique Room
Warm and cosy, antique furbished room. En-suite bathroom with shower.

Room 5 - Studio
Spacious studio with lounge area. En-suite bathroom with shower.

Room Facilities
• Free Wireless Internet Access
• En Suite bathroom
• Satellite television (DStv)
• Mini Bar
• Air Con in Studio
• Hospitality Table with Coffee & Tea
• Fan
• Hairdryer
• Lock up Safe
• Heater
• Tea / Coffee
• Toiletries

• Outdoor swimming pool
• Jacuzzi
• Summer house / Gazebo
• Tennis court
• Lush garden
• Secure on site parking
• 24 hour security
• Medical doctor on call
• Car rental service on request
• Art gallery
• Full breakfast
• Fireplace in public spaces

History of The Manor

The Manor was designed by the acclaimed architect W. B. Pabst. Bernard Pabst was the carrier of the German Expressionism – 1920’s Berlin – to South Africa. He arrived here during the 1930’s. His architectural designs were quite distinctive, unconventional, irregular and asymmetrical.

The Manor was built as a wedding gift to Ms Suzmann, a well known anti-apartheid politician. She was the Progressive Party’s only representative for 13 years in a hostile, Afrikaans and male dominated apartheid parliament. During her lifetime she was awarded 27 honorary doctorates and made an honorary Dame Commander of the Order of The British Empire. She was also nominated twice for the Nobel Prize for Peace. Sadly, at the age of 91 years old, she died on New Years Day 2009, but the legend lives on.

The Manor has deservedly been restored as an historical and beloved gem of Northcliff and is in mint condition.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Complimentary newspapers
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance


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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -26.143055555222222
Longitude: 27.971861110444443

Closest airport(s)
Lanseria Airport - 25km
OR Tambo International - 35km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Listed on
May 2012 - 1 Review

Travellers' Reviews

Absolutely stunning!!!!! The Hospitality of Johnny and Ilse is unsurpassed Highly recommended...

Louise Wehinger, Nelspruit Travellers' Rating


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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

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  • Visa
  • American Express

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