Northcliff Tourism

Attractions in Northcliff

Northcliff is an affluent residential suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. The suburb is located on Northcliff Ridge which offers vistas of the Central Business District on one side, and the leafy northern suburbs on the other. Northcliff's huge homes are nestled around a steep incline of the hill, and on the foot of Northcliff borders the suburbs of Fairlands, Blackheath, Cresta and Berario. Recently some streets have been boomed in order to provide Northcliff's high-income residents with more security and exclusivity. Although erroneously included by Google Maps as part of Randburg, Northcliff has never been part of Randburg. Northcliff Hill (also known as Aasvoëlkop (Vulture Ridge) due to the cliffs being predominantly inhabited by these birds of prey before being urbanised) is believed to have been populated by humans for over 250,000 years. At 1807 metres, the ridge is the second highest point in Johannesburg, being one metre lower than Observatory Ridge. It has three vegetation zones and is inhabited by many different animals. Northcliff is served by Cresta Shopping Centre, one of the largest malls in Johannesburg which is located on the border of Northcliff in the suburb of Cresta. Many other smaller suburban shopping complexes are within easy access, for example Northcliff Corner, The Verdi Centre, Heathway Square and Home Living Design Centre. Marang House, a home for seriously ill children, is based in Northcliff. While actually located in Blackheath, the suburb gives its name to Northcliff High School.


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Facts and Stats for Northcliff*

  • Pollution Statistics in Northcliff

    Know the pollution level of Northcliff before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 59.59 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 56.34 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 53.03 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 68.75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 32.35 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 52.27 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 49.23 (Moderate)
  • Northcliff: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Northcliff for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Northcliff.

    • Burglary and Theft 78.38 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 79.3 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 87.14 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 89.53 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 76.06 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 80.44 (Very High)
    • Attacks 74.02 (High)
    • Drug offense 70.05 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 32.45 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 9.63 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 63.63 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 66.99 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 80.63 (Very High)
  • Living in Northcliff - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Northcliff is 140.09 (High)

    • Safety Index 21.38 (Low)
    • Climate Index 91.38 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 63.3 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 43.68 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 53.04 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 61.1 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.7 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 116.36 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Northcliff

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Northcliff

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.76 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.39 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 87.89 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 62.22 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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