Nestled in the exclusive Sandhurst suburb of Sandton, The Saxon makes a world class statement of ethnic African elegance, combined with personalised attention to detail. The Saxon has always been a place of welcome. First as a home, now a home away from home. With its roots in the heart of Gauteng, it has drawn the warmth of the city that bred it - from the world it has won it’s refinement and ease. The Saxon has witnessed history within its walls as it became home to Nelson Mandela after he was released from prison. It was during this time that South Africa’s former President used the serene setting of the Saxon to edit his autobiography “Long walk to Freedom “

Accommodation at The Saxon

The Saxon boasts twenty six suites of various sizes. All suites incorporate a strong element of African art, latticed shutters covering large bay windows, looking onto the tranquil gardens or pool area. Each suite features large screen televisions, VCR and DVD player with surround sound system. Workstations fitted with multi telephone, fax and ISDN lines, provide each guest an incomparable experience in business oriented hospitality. The four presidential suites each feature a separate lounge and dining area. The spectacular Mandela and Mbeki platinum suites are furnished to cater for the most discerning traveller.


Despite being embedded in the city of gold, a place most known for it’s frenetic pace and mining town mentality, there lies a scenic jewel surrounded by lush landscape gardens called the Saxon. With its extensive use of water, it naturally lends itself as a reprieve from the daily stresses of major corporate deals and the hectic pace of city living. The lattice shuttered suites, cool terraces and shaded gazebos adjoining both the heated lap pool and magnificent 920 square metre swimming pool, enhance the fully supervised gymnasium, steam rooms and Clarins Beauty Salon. The restaurant offers a health menu to suit all jaded palates.