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Saxon Hotel Villas & Spa

A luxury hotel with real soul in the heart of Johannesburg's suburbia

Saxon Hotel Villas & Spa

If tree-lined streets and sunshine-dappled gardens are your cup of tea, then the Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg's affluent suburb of Sandhurst is for you. Every bit of your stay will exude indulgence, from the delectable meals and scrumptious afternoon teas to the relaxing spa and comfortable suites and villas. Enjoy evening or morning walks around the 10 acres of beautiful gardens and, when you've had about as much relaxation as you can handle, head to the stylish Olive Bar for sundowner cocktails and a laugh with friends.

At the lodge

The hotel

Welcome to a world where indulgent food is celebrated. Enjoy a buffet brunch on the Fig Terrace (great for Sunday family treats). Sun over the yardarm? Head to the Olive Bar for pre-dinner cocktails, then to The Terrace for a light meal or to Luke Dale Roberts X the Saxon for a fine-dining five- or eight-course tasting menu. If uncomplicated but hearty grub is your preference, Qunu has you covered. Finally, retreat to the Cigar Lounge for a single malt.

The rooms

Stay in one of the hotel's luxuriously elegant suites, or opt for a more private villa. All are furnished in marble, dark wood and geometric prints, with top-of-the-range amenities such as generous en-suite bathrooms with a large bath and walk-in shower, and hard-to-resist king-sized beds. Swing open the shutters for views of the garden, city skyline and pool terrace, then amble to your lounge and dining area, where a business desk means you can transit from relaxation to work instantly.

On safari

Experiences

Treat yourself to morning and afternoon tea. With perfectly infused brews and gorgeous mini pastries and cakes to threaten your waistline, teatime is a great occasion to sit back and chat with friends. If less talk and more indulgence is on the menu, escape to the spa, with its cascading water features and warming fireplace. There's a feast for your eyes too – the hotel has an impressive collection of artworks. The Saxon is a guaranteed Hakuna matata environment.

When to go

Johannesburg by month

January

Season: Wet

February

Season: Wet

March

Season: Wet

April

Season: Dry

May

Season: Dry

June

Season: Dry

July

Season: Dry

August

Season: Dry

September

Season: Dry

October

Season: Wet

November

Season: Wet

December

Season: Wet

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