South African Hotels
36 Saxon Road
South Africa
Hotel Type
Spa, Penthouses & Presidential Suites

The Saxon hotel is in the heart of Johannesburg; on the beautiful tree-lined avenues of the Sandhurst suburb, the hotel sits on ten acres of brilliantly landscaped gardens that provide travellers with an elegant, luxurious yet unforgettable experience. The OR Tambo International is around a 40-minute drive away while Lanseria airport is reached within 35 minutes.

The hotel is one of the most elite, private retreats in the whole of Africa. It is inviting entrance area shows guests the ornate staircase and elegant chandelier. This Hotel is also home to many different bars, so the guest has a choice depending on their current mood. The hotel is also famous for having Nelson Mandela spent many an hour working on his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom

The exclusive hotel features the most spacious and luxuriously appointed hotel rooms and suites, where discerning guests find joy to relax in comfort, with privacy and exclusivity being ensured.

Room types:

  • Luxury Room
  • Executive Luxury Room
  • One Bedroom Suite
  • Nelson Mandela Suite

Luxury Rooms:

  • King size bed and a pillow menu
  • Opulent robe and slippers, fresh white towels
  • Lounge and dining room
  • Business desk, complimentary WiFi
  • iPod docking station
  • Large separate bathroom with an oversized bath and walk-in shower
  • Views over the hotel gardens and city skyline, or the swimming pool terrace


  • Health and beauty spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pool terrace
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Oprah Lounge
  • Cigar Lounge
  • Piano Lounge
  • Saxon Qunu Grill
  • Impressive garden and koi pond
  • Saxon Art Affair

Culinary Delights

Experiential dining at the five hundred Saxon Restaurant: The most delicious and experiential dining of a unique gastronomic world can be experienced at the Five Hundred, which superbly celebrates the synergy between wine, food, and art. Individually presented to guests by the hotel celebrated Chefs and Sommeliers, every course at this excellent dining restaurant is paired with the best wines.

Chef’s Table and Ruinart Experience: The private dining room features a unique, open plan Chef’s kitchen, as well as an impressive glass wine cellar. It is here where guests have an unforgettable and interactive dining experience as they observe the chefs performing their culinary artistry.

The Wines: The wine list for the 'five hundred' restaurant at this boutique hotel is the collection countries best wines whereby Chef and Sommelier work to pair beautiful wines with the selected dishes. This excellent wine pairing selection includes well-known South African wines and classic vintages, while newly discovered gems are also available on the wine list, to surprise the palate.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar Fridges in Room
  • Bathrobe
  • Butler service
  • DVD player
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater in Room
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Internet Access
  • Local and International Newspapers
  • Mini bar
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Writing desk


Five Hundred

Five Hundred is the signature restaurant at the Saxon Boutique Hotel. The restaurant overlooks the twinkling city skyline. Here the chefs interact with guests and an open chefs kitchen is a focal point for diners. This unique concept restaurant features dramatic decor which complements the contemporary cuisine. An intimate chef's table is available for private dining.

Spa Facilities

The Saxon Spa & Studio spoils guests with a soothing, holistic wellness experience.  Visitors are welcome to choose from the menu of treatments and round off their relaxing spa journey with a visit to the hair salon and nail bar.

Saxon Spa & Studio

The Saxon Spa & Studio spoils guests with a soothing, holistic wellness experience. Visitors are welcome to choose from the menu of treatments and round off their relaxing spa journey with a visit to the hair salon and nail bar.


The spacious gym adjacent to the Koi Terrace is open 24 hours a day and is designed to please the most avid fitness fanatic.  It features the very latest fitness equipment.


The cool, wide pool terrace with an impressive stocked Koi pond is an ideal spot for relaxing and taking in the spectacular sunset.  A special touch of magic is lent to the picturesque setting by music radiating from under the water in the heated swimming pool.

The lattice shuttered suites, cool terraces and shaded gazebos adjoining both the heated lap pool and magnificent 920 square metre swimming pool, enhance the fully supervised gymnasium and steam rooms.

Conference Venues

The five star Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa in Johannesburg, South Africa, features exclusive meeting and conference facilities.  The Auditorium seats 30 guests in a tiered arrangement for good sight lines while the Convention Lounge caters for larger meetings.  Both these venues provide the latest in conference technology.

  • Executive Boardroom
  • Private Villa Boardroom
  • Auditorium
  • Dining Library
  • Conference venue A & B
  • Convention Lounge

  • Beauty salon
  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Business Centre
  • Conference venue
  • Day-use facilities for early arrivals and late departures
  • Gym
  • Hair salon
  • Hotel Bar
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Nearby Casino
  • Nearby golf course
  • Parking
  • Private guest library/ lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
  • Undercover and surface parking
  • Wellness centre
  • Wine cellar

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
  • Internet access in rooms
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Butler service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity in all rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • Daily local and international newspapers
  • Doctor on call
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Luxury transfer service within a 20km/12 mile radius
  • Massage treatments
  • Porters
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Valet parking
  • Voicemail
  • Wake-up call
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms

Luxury Suite

# Rooms:

The elegant Luxury Rooms at the Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa, Johannesburg, measure 75 square meters in size.  Well appointed with tasteful African elegance, the Luxury Rooms exude an atmosphere of tranquility. Exclusive linens, a lounge and dining area, a full business desk and lattice shutters opening to views over the indigenous gardens and city skyline, meet and exceed guests' expectations of the Saxon Boutique Hotel.

Luxury Room features:

  • Shutters covering large bay windows
  • Views of the tranquil gardens or swimming pool area
  • Each suite features large screen televisions
  • VCR and DVD player with surround sound system
  • Workstations fitted with multi telephone, fax and ISDN lines.

Villa Luxury Suite

The Villa Luxury Suites at The Saxon Hotel offers a quiet retreat located in the Luxury Villas which are set in the peaceful gardens adjacent to the hotel.  These luxurious rooms are decorated in welcoming African style, the décor includes natural textures such as stone cladding and light and dark woods.

Nelson Mandela Suite

# Rooms:

The Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa in Johannesburg, South Africa, features the spectacular 2 bed roomed Nelson Mandela Suite measuring 420 square meters in size and is furnished to cater for the most discerning traveler with a fully furnished kitchen, separate lounge, dining room, jacuzzi, steam room with walk-in shower and closet.

Nelson Mandela Suite features:

  • Shutters covering the large bay windows
  • Views of the manicured gardens
  • Large screen televisions
  • VCR and DVD player with surround sound system
  • Workstation fitted with multi telephone, fax and ISDN lines
  • Fully furnished kitchen
  • Separate lounge
  • Elegant dining room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam room with walk-in shower and closet.

Villa Presidential Suite

The exclusive Presidential Suites are decorated in a luxurious African style, incorporating natural textures such as stone cladding and light and dark woods.

Presidential Suite

The exclusive Presidential Suites are decorated in a luxurious African style, incorporating natural textures such as stone cladding and light and dark woods.

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Location - excellent
Friendliness - excellent
Value for money - excellent
Cleanliness - excellent
Overall Impression - excellent


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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -26.112251

Longitude: 28.036056


OR Tambo International Airport
Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa

1. Head south 550 m
2. Take the 2nd right 350 m
3. Take the ramp to Albertina Sisulu Fwy/R24 220 m
4. Keep right at the fork to continue toward Albertina Sisulu Fwy/R24 and merge onto Albertina Sisulu Fwy/R24 8.3 km
5. Take the exit onto R24 1.7 km
6. Take the exit toward Eastern Bypass/N3 500 m
7. Keep right at the fork to continue toward Eastern Bypass/N3 and merge onto Eastern Bypass/N3 10.4 km
8. Take exit 124-Sandton to merge onto Marlboro Dr/M60 2.9 km
9. Turn right at South Rd/M74 3.6 km
10. Slight left at Rivonia Rd/M9 700 m
11. Turn right at Grayston Dr/M40 1.5 km
12. Turn right at Sandton Dr/M75 140 m
13. Take the 1st left onto Elizabeth Ave 240 m
14. Continue onto Cleveland Rd 750 m
15. Turn right at Coronation Rd 500 m
16. Turn left at Saxon Rd 180 m

Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa
36 Saxon Road, Sandhurst, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star


  • “Best Hotel in Africa ” - Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards and “no 16 in the world.”
  • "World's Leading Boutique Hotel"
  • Voted Top 10 Hotels in Africa and the Middle East, Travel & Leisure June
  • "Les Nouvelles Esthethiques – Day Spa"
  • "Tatler UK – Best City Spa" and 101 best Spas in the World, Tatler Spa Guide
  • Diners Club Diamond Award for Saxon Winelist
  • Member of "Leading Small Hotels of the World", "Leading Spa of the World"; "Virtuoso."


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