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Day 1
Welcome to johannesburg

On arrival at OR Tambo Johannesburg International Airport step into your chauffeur driven car to the Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa. This transfer is booked for you as part of your package.

After check in, take some time to explore the hotel; enjoy all areas in your suite, relax in the hydro facilities in our spa or pay a visit to our gym to get the energies up again. Before you will be spoilt by our wonderful chefs and their teams with a delicious dinner in Qunu Restaurant at the Saxon Hotel, sip a delicious cocktail in the Olive Bar.

Day 2

Experience the cultural diversity and rich heritage of South Africa with a tour of Johannesburg’s inner city. Soak up the dynamic spirit of the thriving township of Soweto, a cultural melting pot that is home to millions. Trace the impressionable footsteps of two of South Africa’s most treasured legacy-makers, with a visit to the Nelson Mandela Museum, the original Soweto home of Nelson Mandela, as well as the former home of Desmond Tutu in Vilakazi Street, Orlando West. Add a visit to the renowned Apartheid Museum to witness the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. This emotionally moving museum is an exquisitely designed showcase that offers the international community an insight into South Africa’s past. End your day with dinner at a restaurant recommended by our Concierge.

Day 3

Start your morning with the ultimate wellness and relaxation time, by spending your time having our award-winning spa therapists look after you with one of our signature therapies. Johannesburg offers a diverse array of art galleries, exhibiting a varied mix of artistry, from the work of international artists to local South African talent. Experience the artistic energy of Johannesburg’s unique cultural shopping destination, African Craft Market of Rosebank. It began as a social upliftment project to formalise the hawker trade in the area and is now a bustling market known for its quality African artefacts and crafts. With its renowned restaurants and eateries, Johannesburg offers an enticing culinary journey of local delicacies and international cuisines.

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Guest feedback

Absolutely stunning venue. I love the abundance of nature present at this hotel - you would hardly believe it's 5mins from the centre of Sandton. The vines are truly magical. The inside of the main building is also spectacular, with a very luxurious but comfortable feel to it. The high ceilings and plush carpets make you feel quite awed. The service just adds to the feeling that you are important and special - the staff are professional and friendly and always ready to help. The food itself is also fantastic, with enough choices to make sure any taste is catered to.

Siobhan McKane

I have stayed at the Saxon twice in the last few years. It is absolutely amazing. Located in Sandton in a neighbourhood full of gigantic homes and businesses, the Saxon is the class of hotels. Beautiful rooms situated on acres of trees and beautiful flowers, with four restaurants, a cigar room, a monument to Johnny Walker liquor, a friendly staff, and a historic library. To the best of my knowledge, it is not within walking distance of any stores or restaurants but I’m not sure you really need to leave the hotel - it is that good. Highly recommended.

William J

We had the privilege of staying at this gorgeous boutique hotel before and after a safari to Zambia and Botswana. The rooms were the most beautiful, spacious and luxurious we've ever visited. A lovely bottle of champagne greeted us upon arrival. The service couldn't have been any better. Their spa is most excellent - I tried the Himalayan Salt ritual. Eating alfresco near the pool with heated lamps was a delicious sensory treat. The Saxon is a little piece of heaven!!

Kristin B

Great Hotel with great staff and excellent Restaurant. The Spa was fantastic as well. Suites were great but ask for one in the main hotel. Restaurant was superb and all the staff were great. Shower was one of the best i have ever had.

Ian J Rose

The reception, the service, the accommodations and the facilities and surroundings were first class. We recommend the Saxon very highly! It was our first time in SA and we were very impressed. The place is super classy. We will go back and stay longer.


It’s such a sense of arrival - as the garage gates open to a little piece of paradise. Carefully decorated, and extremely well managed, the Saxon is such an extraordinary option when in Joburg. Some highlights were the quality of the bed linen and bathroom Terry, the nice photos of the welcome amenity cards, the smoky and attentive staff, and that courtyard with nice thick wood tables and chairs - wow that was my favourite of all times! What a place for a drink!

Tiago M

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