Take a piece of your experience home

Located near Johannesburg’s shopping hub

Johannesburg’s crafters, designers and textile makers feature amongst the best in the world. Take a memento of your time in this beautiful city home.

DAY 1

WELCOME TO JOHANNESBURG

On arrival at OR Tambo Johannesburg International Airport step into your chauffeurdriven car to the Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa. After checkin, 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. 

Spend the afternoon exploring South Africa’s finest handcrafted jewellery visiting Henriette Botha studio, for a piece of jewellery that is timeless and uniqueA visit to Mary Jean fine handmade jewellery for a unique piece of African jewellery that follows bold, geometric patterns and meaningful symbols is also a must for anyone looking for a special keepsake. Should you prefer having a piece created uniquely for you the founder of Umbala will meet with you at the hotel to design a signature piece for you, they are also able to supply some well known and exotic gemstones, all responsibly sourced, for an existing piece you may want to finish off.  

Umbala

DAY 2

PROUDLY AFRICAN COUTURE

Our Chefs will prepare a delectable breakfast spread for you before you are taken to have a unique piece of proudly South African couture designed for you.

If you are looking for a handbag or wish to explore garments made from local materials using ancient African techniques, then Hamethop is for you. Should you wish to have something made specifically for you then designer Zanele Lwana from Black Bottom Couture will create your uniquely African onceoff design. Something slightly more functional with a Neo African point of view would be the designs of Tanzanian born designer Anisa Mpungwe of Loin Cloths and Ashes.

Should you wish to incorporate a historical Soweto visit to your itinerary then a visit to the Box Shop located in Vilikazi Street is a must. The distinctive two-story contemporary building was built entirely from shipping containers and is envisaged as a space where local entrepreneurs can grow and develop their brands.  

Hamethop

DAY 3

Take a piece of Africa home

If you are looking for a special memento to take home, a visit to Amatuli in Kramerville, located 12-minutes from the hotel, is a must. For a taste of more authentic South Africa, get in amongst the vibrant pulse of Rosebank Rooftop Market as vendors flock together to offer a tremendous array of African curios, craft, and art, both old and new. 

Alternatively, spend a few hours meandering through 44 Stanley, the mixed-use development that fuses downtown urbanism with subtle sophistication. A mix of carefully curated, bespoke stores and independent restaurants gives the centre an authenticity that runs through eating, drinking, shopping, working and living experiences. Shady arcades and green courtyards between what was once a series of industrial 1930’s buildings make this a unique Johannesburg space. 

44 Stanley

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.  

Should you have some time prior to your next journey why not visit one of Johannesburg’s art galleries, exhibiting a varied mix of artistry, from the work of international artists to local South African talent. Experience a tailor-made tour to several galleries and showrooms to suit your particular interests with the assistance of our concierge team.