Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa

A piece of South African history, this iconic property was built as a private residence which has morphed into an award-winning boutique hotel.

Possibly the most famous in the country – it’s where presidents, princes, oligarchs, captains of industry and superstars choose to stay, but most importantly it is where Nelson Mandela stayed after his release from prison and where he worked on his autobiography. Not only are his paintings displayed in the hotel, but so are some of the most important contemporary African works of art. It has 24 suites, three villas, and six acres of landscaped gardens.

The Saxon is also renowned for its award winning spa, a luxury oasis incorporating healing natural elements in every aspect of its design to promote a sense of vitality, energy and balance. Each spa treatment begins with a welcoming milk foot ritual and guests are able to personalise their spa journey by selecting their own background music. Signature spa therapies include a skin renewing Himalayan salt scrub, a rose quartz massage and stress relieving Rasul spa ritual. 




  • Extra-large heated swimming pool and lap pool
  • Close to the shops & restaurants of Sandton
  • State-of-the-art gym
  • Luxury award winning spa
  • Piano lounge
  • Fine dining

Our Thoughts

One of Johannesburg’s, if not South Africa’s, if not the world’s, finest hotels. It is almost worth staying in Johannesburg just to experience this property, with the luxury award winning spa and the vast swimming pool particular highlights.

Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa

  • Luxury award winning spa
  • Indoor and outdoor pool
  • Two restaurants + private dining option
  • Wine cellar
  • Wi-Fi
  • Health and beauty centre


Lose yourself to the pleasures of an excellent culinary experience, with its sophisticated yet genuine dishes: every course is an exquisite journey through food, art and the high chef’s craftsmanship and passion for unique flavours. While, a huge range of first-class and award-winning wines, represents the upper peak of this journey.

  • Five Hundred
  • Qunu
  • Private Dining
  • High Tea

The property consists of both suites and villas, each of them providing a unique and unforgettable luxury experience: decorated in both classic and contemporary African style, they are a charming oasis of tranquillity, elegance and natural magnificence.

  • Egoli Suite
  • Villa Egoli Suite
  • Presidential Suite
  • Villa Presidential Suite
  • Platinum Suite
  • Villa Platinum Suite
  • Saxon art collection exclusive tour
  • Spa Hydro Area
  • Hair and Nail Studio
  • Facial Therapies 

Kids are welcome, although its quiet and strictly private atmosphere is much more suitable for an adult stay, given Saxon’s cultural and wellness-oriented features.

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