Voted the World's Leading Boutique Hotel for several consecutive years, The Saxon is a well-kept secret as far as Johannesburgers and International travelers are concerned. Tucked away in a tranquil and quiet suburb of Sandhurst, its tree-lined avenue disguises its close proximity to Sandburg, Johannesburg's upmarket business area.

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The Saxon epitomizes tasteful African elegance, combined with exceptional attention to detail. This lush haven of peace and tranquility is quietly nestled on six acres of undulating landscape and is a quiet retreat that seems far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. No intrusions, no interruptions, while your every request is met with quiet, discreet services that leave nothing to be desired.

Accommodation at the Saxon is designed to satisfy the most discerning traveler. A collection of 24 exclusive suites is available, including the Egoli Suites, three Presidential Suites, and the Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite. Drenched in warm African sunlight, all evoke serenity in their use of marble, light wood, and subtle geometric Eastern influenced geometric décor and African artifacts. Open plan layouts include a lounge and dining area, as well as iPod docking stations and spacious en-suite bathrooms with soaking baths and walk-in showers. Guests also benefit from 24-hour butler service and large picture bay widows that look out over the city skyline, rolling landscaped gardens, or the pool area and come equipped with latticed shutters ensuring quiet privacy. The stand-alone Saxon Luxury Villas are the hotel’s most exclusive accommodations, featuring multiple suites, seating for up to 18 guests, private terraces and plunge pools, dedicated butler service, and personal chefs.

The Saxon’s world-class chefs ensure that guests are catered for with personalized cuisine that is prepared and presented to perfection, with attention paid to every detail. The Head Chef adheres to a fundamental philosophy of preparing only the freshest local ingredients, aiming for dishes that are colorful and experiential. Guests may choose to dine in the intimate wine cellar where impeccable vintage wines are stocked form the world’s most renowned estates. Poolside dining is also available to those who wish to soak in the luxurious view. Set out on foot to explore the sights of Johannesburg, and come back to the Saxon for moments amid the hotel’s extensive South African contemporary art collection and luxuriating experience at the Saxon Spa and Studio, a holistic retreat founded on ancient rejuvenating spa techniques.

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