The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa

  • Ideal for stopovers between safari destinations or when arriving late into the country
  • Featuring an award-winning spa, a fitness centre, swimming pools and tennis courts
  • Set on ten acres of landscaped and manicured gardens
  • Situated in Sandhurst, one of Johannesburg’s most affluent suburbs
When To Visit Johannesburg:

The Saxon is one of Johannesburg’s finest boutique hotels and is ideal for travellers wishing to spend a little more time in the city or searching for something more special than an airport hotel.

The Saxon nestles superbly into its tree-lined streets. It is within easy reach of the world-class shopping and business hub of Sandton and enjoys a very safe and secure position; however, for those wishing to stay closer to OR Tambo International Airport, both the Intercontinental OR Tambo and The African Rock Hotel are good alternative options.

Located about 45 minutes’ drive from OR Tambo International Airport, is the suburb of Sandhurst, possibly the most exclusive in Johannesburg. 

Set in ten acres of landscaped gardens, The Saxon’s central design feature is its impressive infinity pool, which many of the suites overlook. The pool terrace is an ideal place to relax and take in the stunning sunset views of the city before dinner. The interior is designed in a contemporary African style and is interspersed with novel Eastern accents and African artefacts. Your dining options include the much-acclaimed Five Hundred restaurant, which offers an exquisite fine-dining menu, or the Qunu Grill, for a more relaxed and informal meal. Alternatively, there are many excellent restaurants in nearby Sandton or Rosebank.

Guests can visit the Saxon’s Essence Skin and Body Salon, which is set in a unique oasis, abundant with birdlife and expansive areas of calm water. It provides access to a Dermalogica skin and body centre, fully equipped gym and weekly yoga classes in the tranquil gardens.

Guests can also try their hand at celebrity spotting, as the hotel has played host to many celebrities and heads of state over the years, including Charlize Theron, Morgan Freeman, Whoopi Goldberg and Bill Clinton. Perhaps its proudest accolade is that former president Nelson Mandela spent six months here editing his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom.