Delivering resort living to the most discerning residents and travellers alike, providing a lifestyle destination to those who want to extract only the best Johannesburg has to offer. The Houghton is also a member of the prestigious five-star luxury brand ‘Leading Hotels of the World’.

The Houghton Hotel, designed by Boogertman + Partners architects, with the interiors by DSGN, showcases the best of South African luxury design, with bespoke furniture, art and a level of attention to detail on par with the best hotels in the world. The unique construction and design provide for ultimate privacy and convenience, whilst the service gives you the feeling of being amongst friends and family.

At the Houghton Hotel we provide a unique and personalised offering, with a passion for genuine hospitality that is deeply rooted within our cultural identity. An exceptional lifestyle resort that offers a 5-star deluxe experience.

Accommodation is made up of 44 King Suites which are designed for ultimate comfort and luxury living, measuring 48m². Each suite has floor to ceiling windows with views over either the esteemed Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course or has magnificent city views. Each suite has King sized beds, a flat screen TV, mini bar, laptop sized safe, Nespresso machine, climate control air conditioning, full en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath and marble walk-in rainfall shower. The 10 Executive King Suites have the same features however the Executive King and 2 Junior Suites offer a more spacious living area. For guests looking for definitive extravagance, 4 lavishly designed Presidential Suites offer 120m2 of ultimate luxury combined with impressive views over the piazza and parkland. Bespoke open-plan living spaces accommodate a separate lounge and in-suite dining area. Elevated style meets high design with 6 Penthouse Suites, each boasting private pools and jacuzzi’s with whimsical city-scape and golf-course views. The opulent Rockstar Penthouse at 830m² with four remarkable bedrooms, private jacuzzi and swimming pool, steam room, fire-pit and bar – the ultimate venue for lavish rendezvous.

The Venue

The Venue offers a sophisticated 500 delegate conference and banqueting events venue, filled with sensational ambiance, unrivalled service and exquisite taste sensations. The Venue is renowned for its unique blend of versatility and superbly personalised service offering bespoke solutions to turn your imagination into an impressive occasion. The outdoor pre-assembly area looks out over the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, making The Venue a perfect location for corporate functions and celebratory events.

The H Restaurant

An elegant and cultured space, with a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere that makes one feel right at home. Marble table tops and bespoke furniture don the room, fashioning an elegant and graceful dining experience for any occasion. The H offers a stylish a la carte menu for lunch and dinner, with an extensive wine list ensuring the perfect accompaniment to every meal. The menu features bold local flavours as well as tastes for the exotic; showcasing international cuisine, classic and new style sushi. Locally sourced and seasonal ingredients feature prominently on the menu, which focuses on highlighting and emphasising fresh produce. In addition to the extensive menu offering The H provides numerous vegan and vegetarian menu items.

Four private dining rooms at The H provide a unique and exciting experience where our culinary team can prepare a tantalising food journey to satisfy any craving. Ideal for intimate parties, corporates or rehearsal dinners. The four private rooms accommodate groups between 6 and 12 people, offering exclusivity and luxury.

The Chef’s Kitchen – The ultimate setting for a private master-class. An intimate venue for friends to learn new tricks and techniques with its private kitchen.

The Wine Cellar – This dining area is surrounded by carefully selected wines, in climate-controlled cellars. The idyllic setting for the wine aficionado.

The Whiskey Lounge – After a carefully choreographed meal, enjoy a wee dram in your private lounge overlooking the 7th hole of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.

The Houghton Private Dining – A definitive private dining experience with a view of The H Restaurant.


The skybar overlooks the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and features an impressive selection of local and international wine and spirits with expertly fashioned cocktails that command attention. The Skybar offers a unique and vibrant setting, making it the ideal place for casual gatherings and celebrations. The Skybar serves a limited menu consisting of bar snacks, small plates, sharing boards and classic sushi. Relax and enjoy a glass of golden prosecco while watching the sun set over the horizon.

Nova Deli

Nova Deli is an international deli serving casual a la carte dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s the perfect location for business meetings and friendly catch-ups. The menu offers a variety of tapas plates, hearty pastas, salads, and sharing boards. The signature deli counter proudly serves gourmet sandwiches on freshly baked bread. Pastries, cakes, and confectionaries are made daily to be enjoyed with a velvety cappuccino prepared with our state-of-the-art coffee machine.  The deli also showcases an extensive retail offering including imported wines, pasta, preserves, and dried goods. In addition Nova Deli stocks an array of grab-and-go meals that range from traditional pasta and sandwiches to fresh sushi, ensuring that our patrons never go hungry.

FitBar Gym

FitBar is a new and exclusive gym that not only focuses on fitness but on achieving a holistic, healthy lifestyle.

Our aim is to offer our members a health and fitness facility at the Houghton Hotel that offers premium services. Using state-of-the-art equipment and technology, we are committed to inspiring and assisting our members in achieving and sustaining their health and fitness goals.

We have a comprehensive list of services and amenities that include the best personal trainers in the business, a beautiful indoor pool and a host of exciting classes like HIIT and spinning. Unique to the gym is Skills Athletic, a group performance training programme that brings your inner athlete to light and pushes your body’S limits’.

Amani Spa & Wellness

Amani boasts its new state-of-the-art facility, with an exclusive Couple’s Suite with a private jacuzzi, wooden deck and outdoor shower, 8 multi-functional Spa treatment suites, a Grand Rasul, a nail boutique and hair salon, indoor dining as well as relaxation area, a spectacular indoor heated swimming pool and outdoor relaxation with an exquisite natural cool and heated infinity pool.

True to its name, meaning “Peace” in Swahili and “Hope and Aspire”, Amani prides itself with its mission to evoke ‘inner peace’, and aspires to create an overall sense of wellbeing for each guest.

Valid from (01/05/2020 – 30/11/2020)

Room Type Date
(01/05/2020 – 30/11/2020)
14 King Suites – City Facing R3 000
36 Suites – Piazza Facing King Suite R3 600
10 Executive King Suites R4 500
2 Junior Suites R5 400
4 Presidential Suites R8 100
5 Luxury Penthouses  R19 000
1 Iconic Penthouse  R35 000
1 Rockstar Penthouse  R68 000

*All rates are per suite per night sharing

Rooms – 44 King Suites, 10 Executive King Suites, 2 Junior Suites, 4 Presidential Suites, 5 Luxury Penthouses, 1 Iconic Penthouse, 1 Rockstar Penthouse, 1 Guide Room
Child Policy – All ages accepted
Spa – Yes
Malaria Area – No
Conference – Yes
Big 5 Area – No
Location – Houghton, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Drive Time – 20 minutes drive from OR Tambo International Airport

COVID-19 Preventative Measures

Safaris/ Activities/ Transfers offered on site:

  • All meetings and events will be limited to 20 people or less
  • Alcohol-based sanitizer (70%) will be available on all transfer vehicles

Sanitization facilities of Suites/ Tents & Public areas:

  • Extensive and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures will be carried out in all rooms and shared spaces
  • On check out, rooms will be completely deep cleaned, disinfected and sanitized
  • Access into the hotel has been limited and restricted. This has also allowed for the setup of central and controlled sanitizing stations
  • An extended front office desk with a 2-meter distance between hotel employees and guests checking in/out has been placed in the hotel lobby
  • Sanitizing stations have been placed at all Houghton Hotel entry points and lifts, including additional sanitizing stations at biometric access points
  • Heat sensors have been placed at guest and employee points of entry to gauge dangerously high temperatures

Dining facilities & Kitchen:

  • Social distancing protocols will be implemented in the dining areas with tables set apart from each other
  • A take away menu has been created for guests
  • All restaurant card machines have been tap-and-go enabled
  • The hotel’s breakfast buffet has been temporarily discontinued. Guests will be provided with individually plated and wrapped selections as well as an al a carte breakfast menu
  • Restaurant hostesses will sanitize guest hands before they are seated to dine
  • All cutlery has been removed from set tables. Waitrons will only place utensils in front of guests once an order has been placed

Guests – Monitoring & Protection:

  • Heat sensors have been placed at guest and employee points of entry to gauge dangerously high temperatures

Staff – Monitoring, Training & Protection:

  • Supplementary training relevant to the current situation will be conducted for all supervisors
  • All staff are practicing safe hygiene with regular hand washing
  • All Operational staff have been provided with the correct personal protective equipment
  • Isolated workstations have been setup to allow for social distancing between employees

Wellness centre/ Fitness:

  • Sanitizing stations have been placed at all guest areas, in locker change rooms and at all back of house service areas
  • Standard Operating Procedures have been updated to accommodate new COVID-19 health and safety regulations
  • The Steam Room, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Grand Rasul amenities & heated swimming pools have been temporarily closed until further notice

Covid-19 Support services:

  • Should a guest show signs or be flagged as a potential COVID-19 case, we have direct access to a doctor on call
  • The necessary course of action to follow for a suspect case will be guided by our emergency medical partners
  • Healthcare facilities are easily accessible from The Houghton Hotel should a guest need to be hospitalised

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