The upmarket suburb Houghton, informally divided into Upper and Lower Houghton and situated in the north of Johannesburg is one of the most affluent suburbs in the area. Property for sale in Houghton South Africa boasts a range of beautiful mansions and houses on large stands and apartment blocks. Home buyers seeking houses for sale in Houghton Estate include retirees, middle-aged residents and settled families. As it’s centrally located and easily accessible, property in this suburb is always in high-demand.

The architecture of the area varies from modern contemporary to art deco styles, with opportunity to renovate some of the larger homes. Houghton residents appreciate the quiet and idyllic nature of the suburb, while the historical value of the area is something to note too. The area’s most famous resident was the late Nelson Mandela. His home is a site of commemoration and is visited by many.  King Edwards VII School for Boys, located on the ridge just off Munro Drive is over 100 years old and has a long standing cultural and historical heritage. Although predominately a residential suburb, the stunning Houghton Golf course offers residents a range of amenities, and while there are some facilities Houghton, there are many more located in nearby areas such as Killarney, Rosebank, Norwood and Sandton. Browse the property for sale in Houghton Estate below and find out what it’s like living in this beautiful Johannesburg suburb.

"Houghton is a dynamic suburb in the heart of Johannesburg, the financial capital of Africa. It has much to offer its residents, including two designer golf courses and some of the best private schools."

Pravin Gopaldas - Houghton Area Sepcialist

Explore Houghton

Dining out

Dining out

Neighbouring areas like Sandton, Rosebank and Killarney all dish up a delicious selection of restaurants, while there are some spots of interest within the area too. 



Houghton is home to a large conservation area called The Wilds. It includes 16 hectares of beautiful indigenous vegetation and rolling hills all connected by a network of paved footpaths. The Wilds offer wonderful bird watching opportunities, peaceful dog friendly walks.  



The Old Edwardians Sports Club is located in Houghton Estate and offers members a range of sporting clubs including athletics, bowls, cricket, hockey, tennis, squash and many more. There’s also a Virgin Active for health and fitness fanatics. 



There are two golf courses available to Houghton residents, one in the nearby suburb of Killarney and the other in Houghton. Members can enjoy a challenging game of golf, a drink at the bar or a meal at the restaurants. 

Living in Houghton

Areas near to Houghton

Atholl, Bryanston, Buccleuch, Hyde Park, Illovo, Inanda, Morningside, River Club, Rivonia, Sandhurst, Sandown,


There’s a fine selection of schools located nearby. Parents can choose from Houghton Primary School, King Edwards School for Boys, Roedean School for girls and St John’s School for Boys. 


The Netcare Park Lane Hospital and Life Brenthurst Clinic are both located nearby, while many GPs and other specialists can be found in the suburbs. 


The nearest shopping centres are Killarney Mall and Oaklands Shopping Centre, both of which cater to any shopper’s needs. The Zone and Rosebank Mall are also within close proximity and offer a grand shopping experience.


Centrally located, Houghton straddles the M1 highway and is included in a multiple of metropolitan routes. 

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius