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Johannesburg

Welcome to Johannesburg, the powerhouse of South Africa. A city steeped in a rich cultural and political history, which attracts both business and leisure travellers. And for good reason. The Gauteng region, of which the city of Johannesburg is part, enjoys excellent weather with moderate winters and abundant, year round sunshine. 

Johannesburg

Welcome to Johannesburg, the powerhouse of South Africa. A city steeped in a rich cultural and political history, which attracts both business and leisure travellers. And for good reason. The Gauteng region, of which the city of Johannesburg is part, enjoys excellent weather with moderate winters and abundant, year round sunshine.

The charming and vibrant atmosphere makes the city of Johannesburg a sought-after destination for visitors from all around the world. Whether it’s strictly business, a well-needed getaway or a bit of both, the Saxon offers the ideal luxury retreat.

Aside from the Hotel’s own excellent culinary offerings and business facilities, there is a range of world class restaurants in and around the city to play host to business lunches or dinners, providing a palate range of culinary experiences. Johannesburg’s flourishing arts and culture scenes provide wonderful gallery and theatre outings, while a visit to one of the magnificently designed museums offers an in-depth exploration of the city’s history, or you could take one of our recommended citywide tours for a day of sensory delights.

Wherever you go in the city, the warm African spirit will surely follow. 

Shopping Experiences

The areas surrounding the Saxon are recognised as world class shopping destinations, offering a wide variety of shopping experiences, from designer boutiques to local artefacts and curios.

Shopping Experiences

The areas surrounding the Saxon are recognised as world class shopping destinations, offering a wide variety of shopping experiences, from designer boutiques to local artefacts and curios. The most exclusive shopping malls, including Hyde Park, Melrose Arch, Rosebank Mall, Sandton City, and Nelson Mandela Square are just a few minutes away and The Pivot at Montecasino are a mere ten to fifteen minutes by car.

If you are interested in buying specialised products such as jewellery or African artefacts, the Concierge can arrange for reputable designers and agents to assist you in the comfort of the Saxon.

Dining

Johannesburg offers an exciting culinary journey with renowned restaurants and eateries offering local delicacies and international cuisines.

Dining

Johannesburg offers an exciting culinary journey with renowned restaurants and eateries offering local delicacies and international cuisines. The Saxon is home to Qunu Restaurant and Luke Dale Roberts X the Saxon, our experiential dining restaurant.

The city offers visitors a wide choice of award-winning restaurants to suit any palate. Johannesburg’s local gourmet and craft markets have created exciting new platforms showcasing the best local artisan produce. These are popular meeting places where you can enjoy the finest local speciality foods in a vibrant atmosphere. Please consult the Saxon Concierge for the best advice and recommendations should you wish to visit some of the local Johannesburg restaurants, bistros or gourmet markets.

Theatre

South Africa has a thriving visual and performing arts community and Johannesburg showcases many innovative homegrown productions. Theatregoers are spoilt for choice, with Johannesburg often hosting major international shows as well as a year-round programme of world class local theatre productions. Theatres include Auto & General Theatre On The Square, Joburg Theatre, Peter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre and Studio, Victory Theatre, Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City and the Market Theatre in Newtown.

Museums, Culture and Science

For visitors wanting to learn more about the history of South Africa and the events that have shaped it, there is an array of museums and heritage sites in and around Johannesburg covering countless topics.

The Maropeng Visitors Centre showcases the Cradle of Humankind and the development of our ancestors. The Origins Centre is a world class museum dedicated to exploring and celebrating the history of modern humankind, telling the story of the emergence of human beings and humanity.

There are also many sites showcasing South Africa’s unique democracy. The Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill illustrate the rise and fall of apartheid, through to the dawn of equality.

Golf

The fantastic year-round weather and exceptional golf courses make Johannesburg a golfer’s paradise. The city has a number of golf courses that have hosted the European PGA Tour and South African golfing events.

Steyn City Golf Course

Should you wish to visit one of the local Johannesburg golf courses or play a round of golf at the Steyn City Golf Course, the Saxon Concierge is available at all times to help you make all the necessary arrangements to suit your preferences and time schedule.

Steyn City is a groundbreaking lifestyle residential estate which boasts an award-winning Jack Nicklaus designed golf course that is on par with the best in the world. Nineteen, the clubhouse restaurant and bar, is ideal for taking in the magnificent views over the golf course and enjoying a refreshing drink and a delicious meal.

 
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