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saxon hotel, villa, spa, pool, johannesburg, south africa

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The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

Johannesburg, South Africa

Sequestered away on 10 acres in Johannesburg's exclusive Sandhurst neighborhood (home to some of the most expensive real estate in the country), the Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa has garnered a reputation as the ideal posh spot to stay before embarking on a safari adventure. With chic rooms, an impressive wine cellar and a renowned spa, it’s a favorite for locals as well — most notably Nelson Mandela, who used the Saxon as his retreat while he completed his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom.

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