At the Saxon every detail is important. From the quality of the cuisine to the finer points of the warm hospitality, you can expect only the best. The entrance exudes an air of quiet majesty with its sweeping feature staircase and spectacular chandelier. Looking towards the Oprah Lounge, Piano Lounge, Cigar Lounge and Saxon Qunu Grill, the neutral shades of the interior reflect the tones and textures of Africa. The hotel was originally a private home and hosted many esteemed and honoured guests. The art in the Saxon portrays lives lived with guests and friends spending time together. This is truly a place you can call home.
Merging the finest culinary experiences, the ultimate in luxurious accommodation and the award-winning Spa, the Saxon will take you on an unforgettable journey.
Nestled in the heart of Johannesburg in the tree-lined avenues of Sandhurst, the Saxon is located on ten acres of landscaped gardens. Elegant. Luxurious. Unforgettable.
The Saxon is your home away from home. Whether you choose the Villa, the Nelson Mandela Presidential Suite, a One Bedroom Suite or Luxury Room, you are assured of the most elegant luxury.
The single storey, stand-alone Villa offers seven rooms furnished in contemporary African style and has its own lounge and dining room with seating for up to 18 guests. The lounge and breakfast areas lead out to a private plunge pool on the terrace overlooking the gardens. The Villa provides a sense of quiet retreat, and can be booked in its entirety.
The highly qualified, experienced team of personal butlers is on hand to assist you and make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. On arrival at the Saxon, they will be waiting to welcome you and will be at your service with discreet personal attention at all times.
Breakfast is included in your tariff, and is served in Saxon Qunu Grill or in the privacy of your room. The Saxon is renowned for the delicious buffet brunch served in the Saxon Qunu Grill and on the Fig Terrace on Sundays.
The Terrace is the central meeting point of the Saxon. From dawn to dusk it is the perfect setting for relaxation and taking in the abundant birdlife while enjoying a refreshing cup of tea, cocktail or a delicious lunch.
Saxon Qunu Grill offers authentic food that warms the soul and an innovative menu with bold flavours, in an honest approach to cuisine that uses the finest South African cuts of meat, freshest fish, handpicked seasonal ingredients and selected produce from local artisans.
High Tea is served in the Piano Lounge, and is an elegant ritual steeped in tradition.
Five Hundred, the Saxon’s experiential dining restaurant, offers superb views of the evening skyline and takes guests into a unique gastronomic world, celebrating the synergy between food, wine and art, and culminating in a menu of superior fragrance and flavour. Individually presented to the guests by the Chefs and the Sommeliers, every course is paired with the finest local and international wines from the Saxon’s outstanding wine collection.
The Cigar Lounge with its extensive library is an intimate, sophisticated after-dinner retreat.
You become aware of the sights and sounds and the warm atmosphere as you arrive at the entrance with its sweeping staircase. The lounge and terrace offer views over the gardens. There are six magnificent pools, including an outdoor heated pool complete with underwater music, a Spa pool, three heated plunge pools and an impressive infinity pool, which forms the central point of the Saxon. The pool terrace is the ideal relaxation area for spending leisure time, taking in the superb sunset views and admiring the well stocked Koi pond. The sense of space, the landscaped gardens and remarkable infinity pool set a serene backdrop for a restful journey.
The Saxon Spa and Studio is a tranquil retreat where you are invited to spoil yourself with a personal rejuvenating experience to soothe your soul, calm your senses and realign your body into perfect harmony with nature. There is also a well-equipped Fitness Centre with a personal trainer available on request.
The Saxon is a patron of the arts with an inspired vision of the creative arts. The impressive art collection showcases an eclectic mix of established and emerging artists and includes art and artefacts from Africa, Europe and the East.