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


Tom Shitto