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Set foot into the Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas & Spa in Johannesburg and it will immediately be clear why this plush Afro-chic establishment regularly racks up top awards. In addition to impeccable service and unstinting hospitality, The Saxon is also a member of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – the international association of gastronomy and the widely considered the last word on culinary excellent – guaranteeing guests world-class international dining.

In addition to being a gourmand’s delight, The Saxon Spa & Studio offers a wide range of top-notch treatments, including a revitalizing Traveller Therapy for guests who have undertaken long-haul journeys and Sound Therapy using gongs and Tibetan singing bells.

As the hotel that famously hosted former South African president and Nobel Laureate Nelson Mandela, it is fitting that its remarkable art collection includes the original sketches for a series called ‘Foresight and Hindsight – The Five Faces of Mandela’. The lush gardens span four hectares, perfect for a stretching your legs or enjoying a drink in the sunshine. Whether you are setting off or returning from safari, The Saxon will there to greet you with a gorgeous suite, fabulous cuisine and open arms.


  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Spa, wellness studio & fitness centre
  • Member of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
  • State-of-the-art in-suite entertainment
  • International art collection
  • Excellent fine-dining options
  • 4ha of leafy gardens
  • Impeccable butler service & pillow menu
  • Private villas with plunge pools & reception areas
  • Nelson Mandela Presidential Suite


  • Scenic drives
  • Day tours


Luxury Suite

The nouveau African style flows through the light and airy Luxury Rooms. Finished in marble, light wood, geometric prints and plush furnishings, every detail and comfort has been considered.Open the gorgeous latticed shutters and bathe the living area in natural light as you gaze over the indigenous gardens or the tranquil pool terrace. Upload your holiday snaps with the high-speed Wi-Fi, watch a film from the digital movie library or sip something refreshing from the complimentary mini bar.
The generous en suite bathrooms boast gorgeous, over-sized baths, separate showers and piles of fluffy white towels. The world's best linens cover the king-sized bed, complimented by your selection from the pillow menu. A personal butler is discreetly in attendance 24 hours a day.


The Saxon Boutique Hotel is the perfect retreat from the hubbub of Johannesburg, a city that is famous for its electric buzz. The large swimming pool is set within four hectares of leafy gardens and a ‘skywalk’ takes you across them to the stately reception area.

The Saxon Spa & Studio has a wide range of treatments – including a special men’s selection – as well as signature therapies like the Rasul Spa Ritual, which is suitable for couples or groups and takes place in suite inspired by ancient Byzantine mosaics. Healthy meals are served at the Spa Café and guests can work up a sweat at the fully-equipped, 24-hour Saxon Fitness Centre & Gymnasium. There is also a beauty salon should you need a quick ‘pep up’.


A member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, The Saxon offers several exceptional dining options that are enhanced by selections from its superb wine cellar and organic produce from its on-site kitchen garden.

Its signature restaurant – five hundred – hosts an exceptional Ruinart Experience, in which up to six courses are carefully paired with the finest French champagnes. Or take a seat at the Chef’s Table for a private feast specifically created just for you: think lobster on gnocchi or perfectly seared organic salmon.

Lunch can be enjoyed on The Terrace, which has an Afro-fusion menu, and The Saxon’s famous high tea – an extravagance of airy macaroons, exotic teas and dainty cakes – is a popular treat that is rated one of the best in Johannesburg.

The Saxon also has a private dining room for special occasions, perhaps a wedding anniversary or landmark birthday celebration.

General facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Hair salon
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-fi available


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Dates Board Price
2022-07-01 — 2022-08-15 Bed & Breakfast $370
2022-09-01 — 2022-12-14 Bed & Breakfast $300
2022-12-15 — 2023-01-15 Bed & Breakfast $315
2023-01-16 — 2023-05-31 Bed & Breakfast $325
2023-06-01 — 2023-06-30 Bed & Breakfast $340
2023-07-01 — 2023-08-15 Bed & Breakfast $385
2023-09-01 — 2023-12-14 Bed & Breakfast $325
2023-12-15 — 2024-01-15 Bed & Breakfast $340

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
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Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa

Jim Green

"Saxon was magnificent, perhaps as fine a hotel I have stayed in anywhere in the world."

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