Art Tour

Celebrating the rise of South African Contemporary artists

Art speaks to the soul, no matter the medium, Johannesburg has a range of galleries and art studios suited to your preference.

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. Our Concierge team is on hand to show you the hotels art collection with a glass of bubbly before settling you in the Olive Bar for a pre-dinner drink. Our Chefs and their teams look forward to spoiling you with a delicious dinner in Qunu Restaurant at the Saxon Hotel.  

DAY 2

CURATED EXPERIENCES

Enjoy a delectable breakfast spread prepared by our team of chefs before taking in some of Johannesburg’s unique art galleries. Your first stop will be the Artyli Gallery in Melville. Artyli Gallery has a comprehensive and diverse program run over three exhibition spaces. The gallery represents South African and African artists alongside international artists.  

Your second visit of the day will be the Wits Art Museum, home to the largest and most significant holding of African arts in Southern Africa. On display are collections of beadworks, drums, headrests, wooden sculptures, ceremonial and fighting sticks, masks, basketry, wirework, and textiles. There are also paintings, drawings and watercolours by recognised artists such as Irma Stern, Gerard Sekoto, Azaria Mbatha, Willem Boshoff and William Kentridge. 

Our concierge team will recommend one of Johannesburg’s finest eateries after discussing your personal preferences for dinner.  

DAY 3

ART EXPLORATION

After a relaxing breakfast, your chauffeur-driven transfer will take you on a scenic hour-long drive to the Cradle of Humankind and the Nirox Sculpture Park where you can spend the afternoon, located on 20 hectares of landscaped gardens and waterways, the park is committed to excellence in all disciplines of contemporary arts. The Nirox collection comprises artworks left by artists in residence. Within the reserve lie several permanent artworks, some only available for viewing by special appointment. These currently include works by Richard Long, Willem Boshoff, Caroline Bittermann, Valerio Berruti, Rebecca Chesney, Priyanka Choudhary, Rosenclare and Thomas Mulcaire.

Nirox Art

DAY 4

REST AND RELAXATION

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. Enjoy the hotels Hydro Facilities for complete relaxation before you depart the hotel.  

Saxon Spa Massage