The best panoramic view of Joburg

Where is Liz?

Every now and again I feel the need to sneak out of my office at Liz at Lancaster and hunker down with a book or some writing over a cup of coffee and even sometimes a light meal. Recently I met my son for a lunch get-together just to remind him that he does have a mother … Read ‘Earth to son’ signals being sent.

Higher Ground, St Stithians College, Randburg

Higher Ground view 2
View of Sandton; Joburg Central is out of frame to the right Source: Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse

We met at Higher Ground  which is located in the grounds of St Stithians College in Randburg. And there are 3 very special things about it.

  • Apart from a very nice menu and good food, it has one of the most stunning views of Joburg you will get anywhere in the city. In one panoramic sweep you look south across to Sandton Central and the older Joburg Central to the right out of frame.  Brixton (with Brixton tower and the SABC building) is even further right/east.
  • The tables are generously spaced and the noise levels are not clamorous as in so many popular restaurants where you can’t even hear yourself think, let alone have a conversation
  • And there are comfortable couches and coffee tables out on the deck in the sun – under umbrellas for summer but just right to bask in the warm sun on a Highveld winter’s day.

Stay at Liz at Lancaster Guest House

Stay at our well located Guest House and experience beautiful Johannesburg views. View our Johannesburg Accommodation for Rates and Availability!

Fresh crunchy salmon and chick pea salad was a win
Fresh crunchy chick pea and salmon salad was a win. Source Liz at Lancaster
Lightly spiced calamari and cabbage salad
Lightly spiced calamari and cabbage salad. Source: Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse









There are 2 entrances to St Stithians – off Braam Fischer or Peter Place. But be warned, there is no signposting once in the grounds so either Google Map it or ask at the gate.

Higher Ground opens 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  (No dinner Sunday)

Contact: 011 024 3433: or email


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