The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa
36 Saxon Road, Sandhurst, Sandhurst ,Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
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The Saxon Hotel, Villas & SpaWelcome to the best layover of all time. The Saxon gently lulls guests into safari mode, enveloping them in its sophisticated African-chic decor and earthy tones. Name-droppers will love the Saxon: Nelson Mandela stayed here while writing his autobiography; more than a few heads of state have slept here; and stars such as Will Smith, Bono, and Kevin Spacey have decamped here (Justin Bieber even hid out here with his entourage, though that might not be a selling point). Despite the names it attracts, however, the Saxon manages to make sure each guest feels like an A-lister. No whim is overlooked, from the decadent dinners to the tranquil spa treatments. It’s the ultimate welcome to South Africa—next stop, the bush.