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Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa

Johannesburg , South Africa
7 nights for £1,930 PP inc flights 10 nights for £2,530 PP inc flights 14 nights for £3,325 PP inc flights *Price based on
2 people sharing

Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa

Johannesburg , South Africa
7 nights for £1,930 PP inc flights 10 nights for £2,530 PP inc flights 14 nights for £3,325 PP inc flights *Price based on
2 people sharing
Situated in perfectly manicured gardens that stretch outwards for ten acres, Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa provides the ideal location for a country getaway. It also provides an interesting historical aspect having been home to Nelson Mandela as he wrote his famous autobiography, "The Long Walk to Freedom", hence The Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite.

The hotel comprises 53 sumptuous rooms and suites which include luxury and platinum standard accommodations. All rooms have oversized windows to allow soft natural light to flood the space so you can make the most of the sunshine indoors and out.
 
  • Have a really special date night with a meal in a private wine cellar
  • Enjoy the natural South African landscape while being conveniently close to the city
  • Experience fine dining at its best in the hands of the famous Luke Dale Roberts
Get in touch with our team of travel experts to start planning your trip
Best for: Business, City, Couples, Family, Food & Wine, Honeymoon, Wellness
Style: Contemporary

DETAILS:

  • Best for: Business, City, Couples, Family, Food & Wine, Honeymoon, Wellness
  • Style: Contemporary
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Best Time To Travel

Average Temperatures
Jan: 20°c   Feb: 20°c   Mar: 19°c  
Apr: 16°c   May: 14°c   Jun: 12°c  
Jul: 11°c   Aug: 12°c   Sep: 13°c  
Oct: 16°c   Nov: 17°c   Dec: 20°c  

Our Expert View:

“A luxury resort that gives you the very best of both Johannesburg’s urban culture and its natural wonders. A trip to Shambala Reserve is a must for families with young ones as the bush tours are an adventure you’ll remember for years,”

Louise Silverman, personal travel manager

Louise, Personal Travel Manager

Amenities:

  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurants
  • Concierge Service
  • Valet Parking
  • Shuttle Service
  • Conference/Event Rooms
  • Gym
  • Parking
  • Library
  • Steam Room
  • Hair Salon
  • Airport Transfers
  • Poolside Bar
  • Health Centre

ACCOMMODATION

Offering a mixture of luxury suites and villas with presidential upgrades of both, this hotel is the epitome of grandeur and grace. Every room is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities such as a flat-screen TV and surround-sound system, so you’ll never be far from the comforts of home. Yet the contemporary African décor of all the rooms will remind you that this is more than just a hotel stay – it’s an adventure.

Luxury Suite

  • 861ft²
With the complementary neutral tones of marble and light wood, the serene décor of the luxury suite is chic with its soft geometric patterning. Little touches make this room unique with its subtle Eastern influence and bewitching African furnishings. Amenities include a sitting room, dining space and king-size bedroom with separate bathroom.
  • 861ft²

Presidential Suite

  • 2,152ft²
This exquisitely spacious accommodation offers a private entrance area which opens onto a light and contemporary lounge with outdoor balcony. The suite also includes a dining room, guest bathroom, king-size sleeping space with a four-poster bed and separate bathroom. As well as all this there is a private butler at your service with a fully equipped kitchen.
  • 2,152ft²

Nelson Mandela Platinu...

  • 4,305ft²
  • Garden View, Pool Views
The show-stopper. An apartment so high-class they had to give it one medal above gold – the platinum suite. Encompassing every element of the Saxon’s renowned flare for extravagance and world-class service, the space offers facilities that will blow you away such as a guest suite, business room and a Jacuzzi bath.
  • 4,305ft²
  • Garden View, Pool Views

Location

  • If you want a seamless blend of big-city culture and traditional African experiences then Johannesburg is the place to go. With all the mod-cons of the 21st century to make you feel at home, you can spend your time out and about in the urban sprawl shopping, partying and experiencing the fantastic world of South African food. Or, if you’ve come here for an escape, take off to one of the many nature reserves in the area. Packed with outdoor adventures and exciting wildlife experiences, we bet you’ll never want to leave.

    If you want a seamless blend of big-city culture and traditional African experiences then Johannesburg is the place to go. With all the mod-cons of the 21st century to make you feel at home, you can spend your time out and about in the urban sprawl shopping, partying and experiencing the fantastic world of South African food. Or, if you’ve come here for an escape, take off to one of the many nature reserves in the area. Packed with outdoor adventures and exciting wildlife experiences, we bet you’ll never want to leave.
  • How to get there:
    50-minutes by car from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
  • Time Difference:
    UTC +2
  • Currency:
    ZAR

DINING

Traditional South African-sized portions (always generous) combine with international standards of presentation at this world-class resort to bring you a culinary sensation you are never going to forget. Offering a mixture of local and world inspired dishes, you can have your pick of sumptuous meals whether you prefer a traditional English pork belly or some contemporary Johannesburg springbok.

Qunu Grill

  • African Grill
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Named in honour of a renowned elder statesman in the Eastern Cape, Qunu Grill uses traditional African colour schemes and furnishings to bring you a truly authentic dining experience. The restaurant also offers both indoor and outdoor dining, with magnificent hanging gardens giving the setting a natural yet cultivated appearance. So, go on in and get your grill on.

Luke Dale Roberts X Saxon

  • International
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  • No
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Let the Chefs at the Saxon really knock your socks off with a five-course collaboration menu or an eight-course tasting menu of the most divine food. Served in a contemporary and artistic style this food looks just as good as it tastes. Tuck in to the national delicacy of springbok or get your tongue around some innovative creations like the seabass with carrot puree.

LEISURE

There is so much to do at this hotel from a workout in the gym followed by an indulgent spa session, to concierge organised activities such as a wildly exciting trip to the local game reserve or Johannesburg city tours. Outside the fascinating hotel grounds there are even more attractions like the local zoo, Gold Reef City or iconic monuments. All of these fantastic activities on offer will ensure that no matter where you decide to spend your leisure time at the Saxon, your schedule will be looking pretty packed.

Tense and release

The spa and studio at the Saxon are whole-heartedly holistic spaces in which to detox and rediscover your harmonious inner peace. A contemporary outlook coupled with techniques inspired by ancient healing methods have culminated in the creation of a treatment menu that will get your body feeling like a haven of bliss in no time. Balance those inner energies, be so wonderfully soothed you’ll feel it in your soul and let yourself be rejuvenated so thoroughly that energy will radiate from every pore.

Get your head in the game


When you think of Africa, do you think of wide open plains filled with fascinating wildlife like lions, elephants and hippos? Have you been slightly disappointed by the reality of thriving urban community? Well Shambala Private Game Reserve, a mere 45-minute helicopter flight from your accommodation, is the answer you’ve been looking for. A partner of the Saxon Hotel, this luxury reserve offers sightings of South Africa’s Big Five either from a relaxed table on the observation deck or on a guided game drive. Walking tours and bush picnics are also available for your enjoyment.

City Tours

Understanding that many of its guests have travelled to South Africa to experience the culture of the area, the Saxon Hotel is pleased to offer a variety of organised city and nature tours. These guided excursions are headed by knowledgeable leaders who will give you a real taste of the multicultural and fascinating history of Johannesburg and the surrounding area. Learn about the local area from its pre-colonial roots to the diverse urban icon it is today.

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