The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa is located in a secure gated residential area in Sandhurst, close to the shopping and business areas of Sandton and Hyde Park. Voted the World’s Leading Boutique Hotel a number of times, The Saxon is a favourite with visiting celebrities and has often played home to Oprah Winfrey.
The property was once the home of insurance magnate Douw Steyn and is well known for having been the place where former president Nelson Mandela, invited by Steyn, stayed to work on his best selling autobiography Long Walk to Freedom.
The suites are ultra-luxurious and hard to top in terms of size and amenities. Set within acres of landscaped gardens the hotel epitomises authentic African elegance combined with personalised attention to detail.
In the lobby a stately staircase sweeps around a central glass dome, permitting natural light to enhance the contemporary African decor and handcrafted artefacts that adorn the walls of the reception area. Leading off this entrance area is a lounge, library and the dining room.
The hotel’s Five Hundred restaurant has hosted some of South Africa’s top chefs, while the award-winning spa is probably the best equipped spa in Johannesburg with a private garden, indoor plunge pool, outdoor pool, range of treatment rooms and treatment packages.
An aerial walkway leads from the hotel through the trees to three separate villas. The hotel offers unparalleled luxury and privacy in a tranquil environment.
Prices from R5 500 per night.