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Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa


Photo: Courtesy of Saxon Hotel, Villas, and Spa

36 Saxon Rd.
Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
TEL: (800) 223-6800
TEL: 27-11-292-6000

Latticed shutters, 10 acres of landscaped gardens, and an air of tranquility create a sense of seclusion at this all-suite retreat, set in a quiet, tree-lined Johannesburg suburb. Originally built as an estate for Douw Steyn, one of South Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs, the 23-year-old property maintains a distinctly residential feel with thoughtful touches such as a raised deck skywalk, a fish-filled koi pond, and African spears on display in public spaces. The 53 suites are generously appointed, with oversize writing desks (Nelson Mandela was a guest while he finished his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom) and artwork by acclaimed local artists including realist painter Dean Simon. At the hotel’s state-of-the-art spa, treat yourself to the signature Sound Therapy treatment—a rejuvenating process involving Tibetan gongs, bells, and bowls, performed on a heated waterbed.

Room to Book:

Villa suites have open-plan bathrooms and dressing rooms, African design accents, and private decks that open onto 10 acres of landscaped greenery.

Insider Tip:

Experience the excellent spa’s signature treatment, which incorporates gongs, bells, cymbals, and singing bowls.


Open / Closes
  • Breakfast Included
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Hair/Beauty Salon
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Laundry Service
  • Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 53

Number of Suites: 53

Year Opened: 2000



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