Many discerning travellers, including royalty, statesmen, Nobel prize-winners, film stars and authors have returned time and again to experience the unsurpassed qualities for which the Saxon has gained worldwide renown.

Did you know?

The Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas and Spa has an intriguing art collection with works from Africa, Europe and the East. A series of original sketches by artist Dean Simon features some of the Saxon’s most celebrated guests.

The Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas and Spa prides itself on being the world’s leading boutique hotel. 

Whether visiting the Saxon as a private guest or business traveller, you are treated to personalised, discreet service and unparalleled South African hospitality. The utmost discretion is extended to guests, along with the Saxon’s renowned service that is always at hand, but never overbearing.

Situated in the tranquil, tree-lined suburb of Sandhurst in Johannesburg, it’s a stone’s throw from Sandton – South Africa’s leading shopping and business hub.

The hotel is tastefully decorated with African-inspired décor. It offers a range of luxurious suites and villa suites. The suites have large bay windows (with shutters for complete privacy) and sweeping views. Here you’ll luxuriate on the world’s finest linen, and have your own 24-hour personal butler if you’re staying in a premium suite.

Each suite has an HD LCD TV, Blu-ray DVD player, a full computer gaming interface and a high-tech surround sound music system. Business travellers will be delighted with the in-suite business facilities that offer complimentary use of a laptop with secure wired or wireless Internet connection and a multi-telephone system. The Presidential and Platinum suites come equipped with multi-function printer/fax/scanner/photocopiers.

The Saxon also offers a variety of small function and meeting venues. The largest comfortably caters for 70 cocktail guests or 50 conference guests.

You can de-stress in the luxurious Saxon Spa and Studio that offers a variety of treatments to soothe mind and body. 

For those who love food, award-winning executive chef David Higgs’s creations will inspire you. The Chef’s Table at the Saxon is a special fine dining experience, while the hotel restaurant and terrace offer brassiere-style cuisine in a casual atmosphere.

A private dining experience can also be arranged in one of several discreet dining settings, such as the wine cellar. Here you can enjoy silver service dining and vintage wine. Award winning sommeliers take great pleasure in pairing outstanding cuisine with renowned local and international estate wines.

The Saxon is committed to a comprehensive green efficiency programme that includes well managed recycling practices, organic gardening and rainwater tanks for irrigation purposes. Its purchasing department checks on the green status of its suppliers and uses biodegradable products wherever possible.

Travel tips & Planning info

Who to contact

Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas and Spa
Tel: 27 (0)11 292 6000

How to get here

From the M1, take the Grayston Drive off-ramp. Travel along Grayston Drive until you reach Sandton Drive. Turn right. At William Nicol Drive, turn left, and 1st left into Cromartie Road. Then turn right into Saxon Road.

Around the area

The Saxon is close to many attractions from world-renowned shopping complexes in Sandton, Rosebank, Hyde Park and Melrose Arch, to destinations of historic and political interest such as Soweto, the Apartheid Museum, Gold Reef City, Constitution Hill, and the Cradle of Humankind.

Get around

Finding your way around Johannesburg is relatively easy, especially if you have a GPS, so consider hiring a car.

Where to stay

There is a choice of suites - Egoli, Presidential and Platinum - as well as villas with interconnecting suites, terraces and plunge pools.

What to eat

Don’t miss out on the delicious cuisine on offer at the Saxon and enjoy food and wine pairings.

What's happening

There is a lot happening in and around Johannesburg itself. You can visit historical and political sites, art galleries, craft markets and explore the city’s vibrant arts and cultural scene.

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