The Saxon Boutique Hotel


The Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas & Spa is located within a secure, secluded,and  gated residential area.

Located in the tranquil suburb of Sandhurst,close to Johannesburg’s shopping and business hub,the Saxon has been voted the World’s Leading Boutique Hotel since 2001.

This property is Johannesburg’s leading Luxury Hotel


Location:   Sandhurt  Johannesburg.

Best time to visit:   South Africa’s climate offers advantages  in  both seasons

Approximate per night rate :   from ZAR8 1,70.00 Junior Suite and up

Hotel/Camp/Resort activities:

Culinary, Cultural, History,Shopping, Art Galleries,

All you  need to know is the awards below that this leading Johannesburg hotel has won.

Voted ‘World’s Leading Boutique Hotel’ since 2001 by World Travel Awards
Voted ‘No 2 World’s Best Hotel’ Africa and Middle East by Travel and Leisure 2012
Voted ‘Africa’s Leading Hotel’ by World Travel Awards 2011
Voted ‘Africa’s Leading Suite’ by World Travel Awards 2011
Voted ‘South Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel’ by World Travel Awards 2011
Voted in the ‘Top 20, Overseas Business Hotels’ in the Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Awards 2011
Voted ‘Gold List for Best Rooms’ 2011 in Africa and Middle East by Conde Nast Traveller
Voted ‘Gold List for Best Service’ 2011 in Africa and Middle East by Conde Nast Traveller.


The welcoming entrance to the hotel,with its uniquely designed staircase,wraps around a central glass dome, which allows natural light to combine with the modern African decor .

The Saxon is set in six acres of lush landscape gardens, and the hotel has been designed to blend in with its natural environment.

One of the Saxon hotel design themes is the use of water. The central point of this water theme,is the nine hundred and twenty square metre swimming pool.



This all-suite hotel, which is set on 10 acres of land in a residential area of Johannesburg , is where Nelson Mandela wrote his biography,”The Long Walk to Freedom”.

This exclusive Johannesburg  luxury hotel showcases authentic African elegance, combined with a personalized attention to detail.

There are  24 suites in the Saxon main hotel and three Villas, adding an additional 29 suites,

All suites incorporate a strong element of African art, latticed shutters covering large bay windows, looking onto the tranquil gardens or pool area, – each blends in a strong element of African Art.

Each suite features:

  • Large screen televisions,
  • VCR and DVD player with surrounding sound systems.
  • Workstations fitted with multi telephone, fax and ISDN lines.
  • Writing desk.
  • In suite laptop and wireless Internet access


The four presidential suites feature separate lounge and dining area.

The Mandela and Mbeki platinum suites consist of 500 square metres of pure luxury.

There are two bedrooms each with:

  • An en-suite bathroom,
  • A reception area,
  • Lounge,
  • Dining room,
  • Bar and butler’s kitchen with a private elevator .

 The Saxon Suites are:

Egoli suites

The Villa Egoli Suites, are  decorated in a contemporary African style, incorporating  natural textures such as stone cladding and light and dark woods.

Local Sculptures,paintings and other art pieces, line the walls and alcoves.


Situated on the ground floor, each suite has :

  • A private deck leading out into the lush indigenous gardens.
  • A quiet seating area and fully equipped workstation,
  • Luxuriously designed  bathroom that includes the following: Freestanding bath,dual sinks and a stone-clad seated shower.

Presidential  Suites:

The main hotel presents three palatial Presidential Suites:

  • Each with its own entrance hall,
  • Guest bathroom,
  •  Separate lounge
  • Dining area opening onto a balcony
  • A fully equipped butler’s kitchen and dedicated butler.
  • Generous bathrooms and walk-in cupboards, all in the stylish Afro-chic style  of the hotel.

  Platinum Suite

1 x 2 Bedroom Suite (400m² / 4,305sq ft)

Enter the exquisite Platinum Suite, also known as the Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite, via a glass-enclosed lift and experience 400m2 of unequaled luxury.

This is the epitome of the style and elegance for which the Saxon is renowned. This premier suite offers the best views of the estate, overlooking the Pool Terrace, impressive infinity pool and beyond the gardens and the treetops towards the Johannesburg skyline.

Inter leading, beautifully decorated rooms include

  • A lounge and dining area,
  • A workstation equipped with a laptop and full global communications,
  • A reception area
  • Guest bathroom.

Villa Presidential Suites

The Villa Presidential Suites are your home away from home.

Villas Two and Three each offers four Villa Presidential Suites located on the upper levels.



Each of these premium suites has

  • Its own entrance,
  • Guest bathroom,
  • Separate lounge
  • Dining area opening out to a balcony,
  • A fully equipped butler’s kitchen.
  • The designated workstation is equipped with state-of-the-art business tools, that including complimentary laptop and all-access WiFi.

Villa Presidential Suites

4 (400m² / 4,304sq ft)

The eight Villa Presidential Suites can be converted into four 2-bedroom Platinum Suites.



The Villa Platinum Suites are luxurious, each boasting two spacious lounges with dining areas and two bedroom suites with well appointed contemporary bathrooms.

Each distinctive suite is fully equipped with two butler’s kitchens, and a business area with state-of-the-art electronics and information technology.

Decorated in a contemporary African style, the décor incorporates natural textures such as stone cladding and light and dark woods. Sculptures, paintings and other celebrated pieces of the Saxon art collection line the walls and alcoves.

Despite being embedded in the city of gold, a place most known for it’s frenetic pace and mining town mentality, there lies a scenic jewel surrounded by lush landscape gardens called Saxon.

With its extensive use of water, it naturally lends itself as a reprieve from the daily stresses of major corporate deals and the hectic pace of city living.

The ambience of the dining room offers a homely atmosphere, boasting an exclusive and unique wine display. A brigade of world class chefs ensures personalised cuisine, catering for our well travelled guests.

The cocktail bar leads off the expansive pool terrace, koi pond and outdoor heated pool.


The health centre includes a equipped fully equipped  supervised gymnasium,a  Clarins beauty salon and steam rooms.

Massages can be taken had, under the shaded gazebos next to the pool, or in the privacy of your suite.