The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, Johannesburg

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When is best

Mar - May or Sep - Nov

High Season

We recommend

5 nights

stay

London

11 hrs

Johannesburg

Why Holiday in Johannesburg

South Africa’s Golden City, more commonly known as Jo’burg this is a rapidly changing city in the vibrant heart of South Africa. There is plenty to see and do whilst staying in this incredibly friendly city. Learn about South Africa’s incredible past in their museums offering deep insights, such as the Apartheid Museum which is educational and interesting. Incredible street art makes this a photographers paradise, amateur or professional and bustling public markets to immerse yourself in such as Arts on Main in Maboneng where you can pick up local colourful handicrafts. Enjoy the perfect pint at SAB World of Beer or if heights don’t scare you, you can bungee jump for more incredible views. This city has an undeniably hip vibe and infectious attitude that you won’t be able to resist.

There is a real food scene here to be discovered and plenty of restaurants to explore and fine-dining to indulge at Marble Restaurant, Restaurant Mosaic and DW Eleven-13 for an excitement for the tastebuds. There is also an unbeatable coffee culture here. You’ll be spoilt for choice finding your perfect cup of Joe, but Craft Coffee is an incredible local South African roastery where you can truly appreciate local coffee and their commitment to beans from the farm to the cup in your hand. Get to grips with the real soul of this city exploring the streets and speaking to the friendly locals.

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The Saxon Hotel

Tucked away in the opulent, tree-lined suburb of Sandhurst, the Saxon is situated in ten acres of glorious indigenous gardens, providing an exclusive and private retreat like no other. On entering you get an immediate sense of the grandeur it aims for with its sweeping feature staircase and a spectacular chandelier.

The heavenly spa offers a signature sound therapy and its 53 rooms are all VIP suite calibre and have large picture bay windows that look out over the rolling gardens or the impressive infinity pool. Little wonder that Nelson Mandela chose the Saxon as his personal sanctuary in which to complete his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom.

The Saxon also prides itself on its vast collection of African art, while the Luke Dale Roberts X restaurant on the first floor, offers superb views of the evening skyline, as well as the latest global gourmet food trends, Qunu, meanwhile, is the ultimate African grill experience and you can even enjoy a romantic dinner in your own private wine cellar.

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