The Residence is set in the heart of Houghton, Johannesburg's most affluent neighbourhood, and is making a name for itself as one of the best boutique hotels in the city. Exuding elegance and grace, it makes an ideal overnight stopover for the most discerning traveller as well as the perfect base from which to explore the 'City of Gold'.

Priding itself on its impeccable service, there is an air of understated dignity at The Residence Johannesburg and you will find plenty to keep you interested and entertained. Stroll through the landscaped gardens, indulge your senses at the luxurious spa or enjoy a round at the celebrated Houghton Golf Course, located close by. Sample culinary delights from the hotel’s superb restaurant and enjoy the finest wine from their well-stocked cellar. And as the night draws in, relax by a crackling fire with a nightcap in the Piano Bar or take in the spectacular African sunset from the rooftop Sky Bar. 


  • Set in Johannesburg's most affluent suburb
  • Elegant décor & dignified ambience
  • Luxurious spa & wellness sanctuary
  • Stylish rooftop bar
  • Exquisitely landscaped gardens
  • Private gym, tennis courts & pools
  • Access to Houghton Golf Course


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Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, this elegant hotel graciously caters for every need. Manicured terraced gardens provide an oasis from which to escape the hustle and bustle of South Africa’s largest city while high-speed Wi-Fi ensures you can do a bit of catching up if you need to.

After a light lunch overlooking the fragranced herb garden, spend the afternoon treating yourself to a massage and various beauty treatments in the established spa and wellness centre, which includes a sauna and steam room. If you are feeling energetic, head to the private gym or the tennis courts for a morning workout, followed by a refreshing dip in the swimming pool. Guests at The Residence also enjoy access to the nearby Houghton Golf Course, one of the top courses in the city.

Salute the sun as it sets over Johannesburg’s city skyline while sipping pre-dinner cocktails at the rooftop Sky Bar, and then head to the hotel’s exclusive dining room to be wined and dined in five-star style.

General Facilities

    Secure Parking
    Swimming Pool
    Tennis Court
    Wi-fi available
    Wine cellar


The stylish splendour of the hotel is carried through to the table where you will experience exquisite cuisine and fine dining in sumptuous surroundings.


Begin your day with freshly ground coffee and an assortment of mouth-watering pastries in the elegant breakfast room. Take lunch outdoors next to the Koi pond, taking in the view and tranquillity of the immaculate gardens.  Crisp white linen and fine china add to the elegance of your dining experience where you can indulge in superb cuisine and fine wines off the a la carte menu.


End the day by languishing in the warm glow of the crackling fire place, listening to classic melodies with a nightcap from the well-stocked Piano Bar.

Luxury Room

Individually and tastefully designed in a contemporary-chic style, each suite at The Residence is a haven of comfort and privacy. Rich textures, fabrics and colours adorn each suite while plush furnishings and alluring artworks complete the tableau of understated elegance.

Spacious en suite bathrooms boast under-floor heating, a bathtub, indoor and outdoor showers and wonderful bespoke amenities including thick bathrobes, slippers and a complimentary range of luxury toiletries. Air conditioning delivers absolute comfort while the extra-length, king-sized beds come complete with the finest Egyptian cottons and goose-down pillows.

Take advantage of the time you have at The Residence to enjoy all that your suite offers. Relax on your balcony overlooking the beautiful gardens and sparkling pool or take a dip in your private Jacuzzi. Bask in the warm glow from the fireplace in your luxurious lounge area, replete with antique French crystal chandeliers and age-old Persian carpets, and order an exotic bath for an added touch of personal pleasure.


    Air conditioning
    Outdoor shower
    Underfloor heating
    Outdoor area
    Safe in room
    Tea & coffee-making facilities


  • Tennis
  • Day tours
  • Fine dining experience
  • Golf
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $135 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $145 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Penthouse,The Residence Villa,Luxury Suite,Madiba Suite,One Bedroom Suite,Pool Villa Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • The Residence was the perfect welcome stop for the long trip to Johannesburg. It quickly got us into vacation mode!

    Margarita Padilla, August 2015
  • The Residence. A beautiful facility and a great way to end the trip. Our room was very expansive and nicely appointed.

    William Griffith, October 2014
  • The Residence in Johannesburg was unbelievable! I wasn´t expecting much and that surprised us a lot! Already recommended to my parents!

    Bernardo Remy, June 2014

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Nicola Steenkamp

Nicola Steenkamp

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"Situated in the upmarket residential area of Houghton, The Residence is a haven of relaxation away from the bustle of Johannesburg city. With a host of facilities including the renowned boutique Spa on site, this property allows for ultimate indulgence and is incredible value for money."



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