Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa
Johannesburg, South Africa
This luxury hotel has much to be proud of, but says, touchingly, that its greatest boast is that Nelson Mandela chose the Saxon as his sanctuary as he completed his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. The great man could hardly have chosen a more salubrious spot. The Saxon is dedicated to the toppest-notch levels of service and comfort, making it an ideal place from which to launch a safari in the bush, rest up before a return home…or to do some important writing.
The Saxon’s 24 suites are exquisitely designed, with an eye toward a creative fusion of African tradition and cutting-edge modern comfort. All include an entertainment centre with television, VCR and DVD player and music system; an en-suite workstation with multi-telephone, fax and wireless-on-demand internet access, and personal laptops available for guests’ use. In short, what the British call “all the mod cons,” offered with unfailingly cheerful service. Three pools, an inviting spa, and ten acres of flowery gardens round out the Saxon’s welcoming charm.
Micato guest usually use the airport-handy Saxon as a relaxing jumping-off point for wildlife safaris and explorations of the Cape Region, but longer stays are quite and rewardingly possible. Your Micato Safari Director will be happy to accompany you on city tours of Johannesburg or wherever your traveller’s fancy (and his recommendations) lead you.