Did you know?
The Saxon has been voted as one of the world's leading boutique hotels.
The Saxon Boutique Hotel and Spa is one of South Africa's best-known small hotels. Situated in tranquil grounds in upmarket Sandhurst, the property epitomises tasteful elegance with a distinct African touch, and the six acres of landscaped gardens offer a tranquil space close to the business hub of Sandton, Johannesburg.
A major highlight of the property is the Saxon Spa and Studio. This harmonious space redefines the ultimate urban spa. From the privacy of the treatment gazebos to the various relaxation areas and treatment rooms, the Saxon Spa and Studio offers tranquillity and pampering in a lush setting.
This Sandton beauty spa was designed to house a number of therapies and wellness treatments. The downstairs area has numerous facilities including a colour-enhanced Steam Room and Flotation Pool as well as an interior-heated jet pool and cold plunge pool.
The outdoor wooden deck is a peaceful space for guests to relax and take a breather between treatments. In addition, the outside Sensational Showers have been designed around the theme of fire and water.
There are a range of health, beauty and wellness treatments, with the Signature Sound Therapy treatment being a real favourite. The treatment involves gongs, drums and bells and the vibration is said to help rejuvenate the body on a cellular level.
Another signature treatment to look out for is the African Byzantine-styled mosaic Rasul Chamber where guests can enjoy the warm mud treatment (a multi-sensory experience using clay and aromatherapy). The mud treatment is applied from top to toe and washed off with a ‘rain forest' shower.
Visitors can also enjoy refreshing health drinks from the juice bar and a health menu is available. A favourite spot to relax is the ‘juice pit' with its hot stones at your toes.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa
36 Saxon Road, Sandhurst, Johannesburg
Tel: +27 (0)11 292 6000
How to get here
You can get to the Saxon along various routes. One of the most common routes is along William Nicol Drive, turn left in Cromartie Road, follow the road until you reach a T-Junction. Turn right into Saxon Road, the hotel is on your left hand side.
Best time to visit
Please book in advance, this is a spa sanctuary so privacy is paramount. Day visitors are more than welcome to book treatments at the spa.
Around the area
There are excellent shopping malls in the area including Hyde Park Mall, Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square.
What will it cost
This spa is not inexpensive, please see the spa menu on the website and confirm the price when making your booking.
Length of stay
Half-day and day-packages are available to outside guests.
Where to stay
If you are coming to the Sandton area, then spending the night at The Saxon is an excellent choice.
What to eat
Enjoy light healthy snacks at the spa. Or there's an option to spend a day enjoying treatments and finish off with a delectable dinner at the Saxon's main restaurant.
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