The leafy green suburb of Northcliff lies just north west of the city centre, with its cliff offering one of the very few hilly landmarks on the otherwise flat skyline of Johannesburg. Property for sale in Northcliff includes large freestanding houses, flats and charming cluster homes in areas such as Emmarentia, Greenside and Fairlands with a number of new property developments and estate living units in suburbs such as Northwold and Sundowner.

Northcliff is conveniently close to the city centre and bustling areas like Sandton, Bryanston and Fourways. Due to the diversity of property on offer, this vast suburb of appeals to a broad community. Emmarentia and Sundowner attract families who enjoy living close to schools, while students and young professionals are drawn to the trendy areas of Melville and Greenside. Architectural styles vary depending on the suburb, for example houses in Blairgowrie offer a charming blend of contemporary and traditional styles, while the modern cluster homes of Fairlands offer contemporary and chic builds. Browse our available property for sale in Northcliff and explore what life is like in this area. 


Explore Northcliff

Dining out

Dining out

The suburb of Northcliff provides convenient access to an array of restaurants around the area. From fine dining and family venues to cafés, trendy restaurants that turn into bars later on and coffee shops – there’s something for everyone.



Enjoy an active lifestyle? There are several sports facilities located in and around Northcliff, while there are also a number of climbing routes along the Northcliff Ridge that are ideal for avid adventure-seekers.



The Randburg Botanical Gardens are home to a range of beautiful winding walkways through indigenous plants and trees. The nearby Emmarentia Dam and Dog Park offer great walks and family picnic spots.



The Lion and Rhino Park offer wildlife lovers the opportunity to see both animals and a selection of other wildlife up close, and the nearby and very popular theme park, Gold Reef City is a great attraction and source of entertainment for the whole family.

Living in Northcliff

Areas near to Northcliff

Blairgowrie, Bromhof, Eagle Canyon Golf Estate, Emmarentia, Fairland, Greenside, Melville, Northwold, Robindale, Ruimsig, Sundowner,


Northcliff Primary & High School are located in the area, nearby schools include: St. Stithians College, Abbotts College, Rand Park High to name but a few. For those wanting to further their education there are a range of tertiary education options. These include the University of Witwatersrand & the University Johannesburg, Damelin College, Boston City Campus & Business College, The AAA School of Advertising & Vega School of Brand Leadership.


The Northcliff NHC Health Centre houses a variety of medical professionals including doctors, physiotherapists, podiatrists, dietitians, optometrists and much more. Additionally, there are many other private practices located in the area.


Brightwater Commons, Cresta Centre and Northgate are located nearby and offer an array of shopping options.


Northcliff is very well-situated and offers easy access to the city centre, Sandton and the N1 highway, with Lanseria airport only a 30 minute drive away and access to O.R Tambo International via the Gautrain or highway.

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