Saxon | Palace Travel



Located in the tranquil, tree-lined suburb of Sandhurst, within minutes of Johannesburg’s world-class shopping and business hub, the Saxon prides itself on being voted the World’s Leading Boutique Hotel since 2001. As a private or business traveller, let the Saxon treat you to personalised, discreet service and unparalleled South African hospitality.

The Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas and Spa is the most exclusive private retreat, set on ten acres of landscaped gardens. The Saxon entrance exudes an air of quiet majesty with its sweeping feature staircase and spectacular chandelier. Looking towards the Oprah Lounge, Piano Lounge, Cigar Lounge and restaurant, the neutral shades of the interior reflect the tones and textures of Africa. The pinnacle of literary tranquillity is the sophisticated Dining Library and the Cigar Lounge where guests can withdraw to a reflective world of quiet comfort. A humidor with exclusive cigars and a cabinet of the world’s finest whiskies and cognacs complete the air of refined relaxation.

The Saxon’s contemporary African interior is light, airy and spacious, leaving a lasting impression of stately elegance interspersed with novel Eastern accents and African artefacts.

The central point of the Saxon is the impressive infinity pool. The pool terrace is the ideal relaxation area for taking in the superb sunset views before making your way to the Olive Bar for cocktails, with the well stocked Koi pond just a few steps away. The Koi Terrace, which features a heated pool that plays underwater music, and the dining gazebo is an ideal setting for leisurely lunches or High Teas.

Originally designed in 1990 as a private residence for Douw Steyn, one of South Africa’s leading captains of commerce, the Saxon is a quiet retreat from the outside world with panoramic views over the indigenous gardens towards the city skyline beyond.

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