Featured Destination: Johannesburg

Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa
Our Exclusive Amenities for 2016

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • One complimentary Rasul Chamber Treatment per couple, per stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability




Bustling, vibrant and cosmopolitan, Johannesburg is a charismatic holiday destination – and the perfect start or end point for an African safari. Often referred to as the powerhouse of South Africa, Johannesburg is one of the world’s 50 largest metropolitan areas – and stands unique as the world’s largest city not situated on a river, lake or coastline. With wealth built on the gold and diamond trade, Johannesburg is lively, affluent and cosmopolitan. Explore the city’s array of international restaurants, designer boutiques and world-class shopping centers. The Gauteng region, which is part of the city of Johannesburg, enjoys excellent weather with moderate winters and plentiful, year-round sunshine. You will always feel close to nature with abundant golf courses, botanical gardens and beautifully manicured parks. 

The Saxon Story

The Saxon has a story to tell. Originally a private home and host to many honored guests, the property features art portraying lives lived with guests and friends spending time together. Merging the finest culinary experiences and the ultimate in luxurious accommodation with an award-winning spa, the Saxon will take you on an unforgettable journey. This is truly a place that you can call home. Let the Saxon treat you to personalized, discreet service and unparalleled South African hospitality. The Saxon is a quiet retreat from the outside world that offers panoramic views over the indigenous gardens towards the city skyline beyond.

Culinary Delights

At sunrise, The Saxon Chefs visit the vegetable garden to handpick the day’s ingredients which will inspire the seasonal menus. The tables are laid, the gardens are tended to, fresh flowers are arranged and the Butlers prepare themselves for a day of service. Throughout the day their team continues to work behind the scenes to make your stay pleasurable and enjoyable. The Pastry Chefs are masters at crafting delectable pastries for an indulgent High Tea. 

In the evening, as the Butlers turn down the beds and add the final touches to your rooms, the Chefs and Sommeliers are preparing for dinner. Take in the spectacular African sunset then head down to experience the latest global gourmet food trends at Luke Dale Roberts X the Saxon. Go on a unforgettable fine dining journey tasting the delectable plates prepared by their team of Chefs and paired with Tea, South African or International wines. Or experience the ultimate African grill experience at Quno as you dine under the striking canopy of fig trees, enticed by rich surroundings, red tones, woven lampshades and an ambient glow.