Situated in the exclusive Sandhurst suburb of Sandton, The Saxon combines ethnic African elegance with personalized attention to detail. First as a home and now as a home-away-from-home, The Saxon has always been a place of welcome. It became home to Nelson Mandela after he was released from prison, and it was during his stay that South Africa’s former President edited his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. Leading off the impressive entrance is a boutique shop, piano lounge, smoking library and dining room. One of the design themes is the extensive use of water, the central point of the theme being the magnificent nine hundred and twenty square meter swimming pool. World-class chefs ensure personalized cuisine. The Saxon has 26 suites of various sizes, all incorporating a strong element of African art, with latticed shutters covering large bay windows and views of the tranquil gardens or pool area. Each suite features large screen televisions, VCR and DVD player with surround sound system. The four presidential suites each feature a separate lounge and dining area.
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