City Meets Bush: Honeymoon in Style and Luxury with the Saxon properties

The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

For newlyweds who are looking for a city and safari combination with seamless and convenient coordination, The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa and it’s sister property, Zulu Camp, is the perfect option. Located in the tranquil, tree-lined suburb of Sandhurst, within minutes of Johannesburg's world-class shopping and business hub, the Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa is an all-luxury, 53-suite hotel. In Johannesburg, couples can discover the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in Roodeport, the art scene of Parkwood, take in the breath-taking panoramic views of the Hartbeespoort Dam by taking the Harties Cableway car to the top, and much more. Guests can take advantage of discovering this cultural city by staying at the Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, a secluded retreat in the city. While younger guests are welcome, a majority of the hotel’s patrons are adults which allow couples to achieve the privacy and calm they often seek. The all-suite Saxon offers a variety of suites including luxury suites, presidential suites and the Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite. The Saxon is also home to the nature-inspired Saxon Spa, which offers couples the ultimate relaxation with their signature Heaven on Earth package. The 3.5-hour session includes access to the Heaven on Earth suite, revitalizing classic facials, any 60-minute relaxing massage option, pressure point foot massage, and time spent on the private garden deck with a glass of sparkling wine and light snack platter. After days of exploring and pampering treatments, guests can choose from one of the Saxon’s three gourmet dining options, the Terrace, Grei, and Qunu. The hotel also offers brunch, afternoon tea and a red and white wine cellar — a perfect way to complete a day full of romance. 


Then, just a two and half hour drive or 45-minute helicopter ride up north of Johannesburg is The Saxon’s sister property, Zulu Camp at Shambala Private Game Reserve. Situated on nearly 25 acres in the Limpopo Province, Zulu Camp at Shambala Private Game Reserve is set under the watchful guardianship of the picturesque, malaria-free Waterberg mountains, and the magnificent African bushveld is home to a variety of remarkable flora and fauna also includes The Big Five. Zulu Camp is just as romantic and elegant as the Saxon Hotel and was built in a traditional Zulu style with streams from the nearby river running through the camp. The camp offers the extraordinary experience of staying in traditional honeycomb-shaped chalets in the heart of the bushveld. Each chalet also includes a personal butler service to assist guests during their stay at all times. Like the Saxon hotel, there is also a spa on-premise, Shambala Spa, is an intimate wellness retreat that provides individualized treatments including facials, manicures and pedicures. At Shambala Private Game Reserve, honeymooners can enjoy bush picnics, game drives, star gazing, guided bush walks, interactions with the Big Five, game research and monitoring, and sundowner cruises on the Douw Steyn Dam. 

The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa is an all-suite property. 

The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

Zulu Camp at Shambala Private Game Reserve

The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

Luxury Chalet Accomodations at Zulu Camp

Ela Walz

Having grown up in a multi-cultural surrounding, I have developed my love for international travel at a young age. I have traveled to over 50 countries, enjoy good food, meeting people, and experiencing other cultures. ...(Read More)

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