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. The Egoli Suites are luxuriously furnished with romantic open-plan bedrooms and bathrooms with comfortable lounge and in-room dining areas. The three palatial Presidential Suites each have an entrance hall, guest bathroom and separate lounge and dining areas opening up onto a balcony, plus fully equipped butler’s kitchen.

The magnificent Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite leads from a reception hall into an enormous lounge and dining room as well as a spacious bedroom. The luxuriously appointed bathroom, complete with Jacuzzi and steam room, flows open-plan from the bedroom with shutters for privacy. This signature suite is designed to meet the expectations of the most discerning visiting members of Royalty, Heads of State, dignitaries and international celebrities.


The restaurant at the Saxon redefines the ultimate destination in fine dining where time stands still. Tastefully decorated with understated elegance, guests are invited to savour superb delicacies. The wine cellars, with their enchanting ambience that exudes a rich cultural heritage, also serve as exclusive dining areas for couples or small groups accompanied by a bottle of vintage wine from some of the world’s most renowned estates. The dining library houses an eclectic collection of reading material and is another ideal venue for hosting private dinner parties.

World-class chefs ensure that guests are catered for with personalized cuisine prepared and presented to perfection with minute attention paid to every detail.


The Saxon redefines the ultimate escape from life with the exquisite Spa and Studio. Here you can unwind and enjoy the peaceful ambience and quiet, discreet service, from the privacy of the treatment gazebos to the various relaxation areas. This world-class Resort Spa has been designed with the most up-to-date equipment and beauty, health and wellness treatments, from a bouquet of hydrotherapies to the innovative Rasul Chamber.

Saxon Spa and Studio

The Signature Sound Therapy uses gongs, cymbals, singing bowls and bells, offering a holistic experience that incorporates Colour Therapy for enhanced effectiveness and total relaxation.

The Saxon Spa and Studio offers a full menu of Spa Treatments, from Massages, Customised Facials, Spa Manicures and Pedicures, to some exclusive treatments, practised by top therapists in their fields to rejuvenate and revitalise the mind, body and soul.

The outside Sensational Showers have been designed around nature’s dramatically opposing elements of fire and water. The outdoor wooden deck offers a peaceful retreat where guests can relax and enjoy the discreet, personalised service The Downstairs Spa offers numerous unisex water facilities, colour-enhanced Steam Room and Flotation Pool. There is an Interior Heated Jet Pool and a Cold Plunge Pool, while the outside Heated Hydro Pool plays underwater music. The wet treatment room features a Hydrocapsule, used as a hydro bath or for body wraps.

Guests can relax in the Juice Bar and sip refreshing health drinks whilst resting their feet upon warm pebbles, or simply drift off to dreamland in the indoor relaxation area. The Saxon Spa and Studio Café caters for all tastes, under the supervision of the Head Chef. Round off your personal celebration of self by visiting the Spa’s Hair Studio.

The Saxon is unique and unforgettable, and has achieved world renown for outstanding and unparalleled South African hospitality. A worthy recipient of numerous highly acclaimed international awards, the Saxon has for the last six consecutive years been voted the World’s Leading Boutique Hotel. 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. The Saxon is undeniably in a class of its own. It is the most desirable destination and the ultimate escape.