The Festive Season is All Wrapped Up at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg

The time of celebration and merriment has arrived and what better way to usher in the festive season than being surrounded by love, laughter, and lavish cuisine at the most spectacular venue in Johannesburg
November 24, 2021,
Johannesburg, South Africa

Savour the season through a series of glamorous and entertaining events courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg. Guests are invited to enjoy an authentic, stylish and memorable South African festive season that will delight every member of the family. From the carefully curated menus to an entertainment program that includes a sneaky visit from Santa Claus, there is no better place to create holiday memories than at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff.

The celebrations kick off on Christmas Eve and continue right through to New Year’s Day with special “On the Hill” culinary experiences. Linger under the African skies at the famed Flames Restaurant, transformed for the season into a magical, festive setting. Masterminded by food maestro Chef Daniel Payne and his team, the menus encapsulate the spirit of tradition – but with a uniquely South African twist.

Hailed as the ideal location to take in the panoramic views across the city, Flames Restaurant presents a sophisticated tribute to the festive season through a generous display of gastronomic delights. Each meal offering includes several stations that add to the culinary experience. A Live Station featuring the freshest salad ingredients; Charcuterie Station; Cured, Raw and Smoked Station; in addition to the Sushi and Sashimi Bar, are available each day. Round off the meal with a cheese board that boasts the best in local and international cheeses and a selection of exquisite confections and desserts that is sure satisfy a sweet tooth.

Christmas Eve On the Hill

Ring in the season this Christmas Eve with a memorable On the Hill festive feast, showcasing a plethora of artfully created morsels. From smoked Scottish salmon and tuna terrine to classics such as bourbon-glazed gammon with pineapple and cherry crackling; as well as braaied prime rib with golden yorkshire puddings. Adding to the warmth of this truly magical time of year, guests will be entertained by the soul-stirring harmonies of The Soweto Gospel Choir, sharing from their Grammy Award-winning Voices from Heaven.

Christmas Day On the Hill

Christmas Day will be celebrated with a leisurely brunch starting from 11:00 am, best enjoyed with a glass of Champagne while soaking in the dramatic views from the Hotel’s hill-top retreat. With a collection of seasonal fruits, pastries and salads, as well as an enticing selection of main courses, Christmas Day brunch is one gift that keeps on giving. Dishes such as slow roasted lamb shoulder and whole roasted turkey with dried fruits and cashew stuffing offer a taste of the traditional Christmas favourites, while the green asparagus with goat cheese, apples and artichokes provides a fresh take on the festive fare.

Day of Goodwill

The On the Hill festivities continue with the ultimate shared experience on December 26, 2021. Bring some sparkle to the day and enjoy a Champagne brunch with the family from 11:00 am. Featuring a starter buffet bursting with fresh salads, danishes and pâtés; mouth-watering main specialties such as Karoo lamb shank with mint gremolata, eggnog French toast with honeycomb and berries, and eggs florentine with butter-poached crab claws, to name a few.

New Year’s Eve On the Hill

Lunch finishes early on December 31, 2021 to make way for an evening of glamour. Revel in the year that has passed and raise a toast to new beginnings at Jozi’s quintessential celebration – the New Year’s Eve On the Hill gala. Dinner commences at 7:00 pm with a tantalising array of dishes such as yellowfin tuna tartare accompanied by chive, potato, and crème fraiche bavarois; smoked wagyu carpaccio; and chilled seafood tower served with a selection of dips and salsas. A range of tempting main courses featuring monkfish and black angus short rib and a carvery station with all the trimmings is just a taste of the culinary delights that await.

Following an evening dedicated to the appreciation of good food and company, celebrate the New Year with a live DJ session compliments of DJ Mauzah, amplifying the party atmosphere and ensuring that 2022 is ushered in with style.

New Year Day On the Hill

The countdown is over, and a day of leisure and relaxation begins on January 1, 2022 with a sumptuous brunch of fresh fruits and exotic salads, such as the king prawn salad with mango and fresh coriander, before treating oneself to the buttermilk flapjack stack drizzled in maple syrup and topped with whipped mascarpone. Indulge in the omnipresent assortment of tation fare and tuck into one of the delicious main meal options – a perfect way to start the year.

The Spa

Discover a haven of tranquillity at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Spa and sample from the selection of signature treatments to help unwind during this wonderfully chaotic time of the year. Share the experience with a loved one in the fully private Couple Spa Suites or gather with friends and family in the Garden Spa Suites – ideal for private soirées. The team of skilled therapists will specially curate a experience to blissfully relax body and mind. Alternatively, make an occasion out of it and pamper with a radiant facial to maximise that holiday glow.

Exceptional Stays

Treat oneself or a loved one to the Festive on the Hill package to celebrate this magical time of the year. From personalised in-room festive amenities to tailor-made services for all ages, Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff ensures that every aspect of the stay is imbued with a sense of occasion. This package is valid from December 220, 021 to January 23, 022.

Bookings are essential, so do not miss out on the opportunity to create a new story and end 2021 off with a flourish.

To make a reservation, contact or (011) 481 6000.

For accommodation, guests are invited to book at online.

Lead With Care

Grounded in health care expertise and enabled by access to leading technologies and tools, the Lead With Care  program is focused on providing care, confidence and comfort to all Four Seasons guests, employees and residents within the new COVID-19 environment. The new program outlines clear procedures that educate and empower Four Seasons employees to take care of guests and each other. While guests will see many of the enhanced Lead With Care procedures, behind-the-scenes measures also take place through employee training, additional food handling protocols, and enhancements to ventilation systems and other back-of-the-house operations. In addition, Four Seasons continues to invest in its award-winning App and Chat that further allows guests to control how they engage with others – limiting face-to-face interactions while maintaining the highest levels of personal service. Features include the ability to make and manage reservations, request luggage pickup, airport transfers, room service, restaurant, and spa reservations, and much more. Wait-free check-in and check-out is also offered, while Four Seasons Chat integration offers instant translation of 100+ languages giving guests the flexibility for contactless engagement throughout their stay.