Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

| Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa


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  • Highlights & Reviews
  • Amenities
  • World's Best Awards


The Saxon redefines the ultimate in luxurious African elegance. From the moment you arrive at this magnificent home away from home within its breathtakingly landscaped garden setting, you are enveloped in a world that belies its close proximity to Sandton, Johannesburg’s prestigious business hub. Here time ceases to be relevant. No intrusions, no interruptions, while your every wish is met with discreet service that leaves nothing to be desired.

The architectural design has made extensive use of water features, the central point being the spectacular infinity swimming pool. The stately entrance hall exudes an air of majesty, with its feature staircase sweeping around a huge glass dome that allows an abundant flow of natural light. Looking towards the piano lounge, smoking library and dining room, there are magnificent contemporary African artefacts.

Accommodation at the Saxon is designed to satisfy the most discerning tastes. The 24 suites have large bay windows overlooking the rolling landscaped gardens or pool area, with latticed shutters ensuring quiet privacy. Each suite is equipped with large-screen television, VCR and DVD player, together with state-of-the-art surround-sound music systems and fully equipped workstations, complete with multi-telephone, fax and wireless on demand Internet access.

Location & Map

Hotel Address:
  • Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa
  • 36 Saxon Road
  • Sandhurst
  • Johannesburg, Gauteng 2196
  • South Africa

Location Summary
The Saxon Hotel is located in the tree-lined suburb of Sandhurst, in the heart of the Johannesburg. Situated on 10 acres of indigenous gardens, the property offers a private and peaceful retreat. Close to the hotel, guests can explore Johannesburg's historic sights of political importance, traditional ties or cultural connections, to museums, art galleries and craft markets.

Directions to Hotel
By car from Johannesburg: Get on R21 in O.R. Tambo from Bonaero Dr and Exit 41 7 min (3.7 km) Continue on R21. Take R24 and N3 Eastern Bypass/N3 to Marlboro Dr/M60 in Sandton. Take exit 124 from N3 Eastern Bypass/N3 17 min (25.5 km) Continue on Marlboro Dr/M60. Take Katherine St/M85 to Saxon Rd in Sandhurst.

Highlights & Reviews

Note Bene
It is within these serene surroundings that Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s beloved premier statesman, chose to edit his best-selling autobiography, A Long Walk to Freedom.
Fine Dining On Site
Grei & Qunu offer chef-created fine dining journeys within the hotel.
Spa Facility
The Saxon Spa, provides a relaxing sanctuary nestled in its unique surroundings of cascading water features, with a signature fireplace and influences of copper and Himalayan salts.
Recommended Rooms
Perfect for the discerning business person, the open plan Luxury Suite's shutters open onto the lush garden with exquisite skyline or pool terrace views, while the Saxon Villa Luxury Suite has a private deck onto gardens. The palatial Presidential Suite and Saxon Villa Presidential Suite include a garden view balcony, guest bathroom, lounge, dining room, butler service and kitchen. Entered via a glass elevator, the magnificent Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite includes a guest suite and full-equipped butler's kitchen. The seven suites of the single story, stand-alone Saxon Luxury Villa can be booked in its entirety, or as individual suites. It includes an 18-seat dining room, along with a 24-hour butler and chef. This intimate villa has a private terrace, pool and elevator.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Dining
    - Shopping
    - Winery Tours

World's Best Awards

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Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List for Best Hotels in Africa and the Middle East
Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List for Best Hotels in Africa and the Middle East

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Travel and Leisure Top 100 World's Best Hotels 2016
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