Saxon Boutique Hotel and Spa Johannesburg

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36 Saxon Rd, Sandhurst, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2132, South Africa
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accommodation for 11 july

by mandybee

Hi guys!!
My husband and a friend a re flying to jozi for the world cup final... they are looking for one nights accomm in jhb - any ideas - wanderers protea is full and the list goes on... any ideas? not too cheap - a nice hotel? but not R6000 a night either!! Thanks

Re: accommodation for 11 july

by Gerald_D

City Lodge Airport R2500, Town Lodge across the road R1500 (single room twin occupaton) would be my choices for a one-nighter.

Re: accommodation for 11 july

by Gerald_D

Surprisingly, Road Lodge Rivonia is still available R1000 per twin room night.

Re: accommodation for 11 july

by Felix_Zurita

Hi there

I am traveling to the WC to Johannesburg and I found my place in, they have a lot of options at different places.

I hope this is useful for you.


Re: accommodation for 11 july

by carteki

Just read that the universities are opening their dorm rooms over the period - cost R500 a night (shared bathrooms). I think the link is

Re: accommodation for 11 july

by carteki

Apologies - the link is

Re: accommodation for 11 july

by Moirads

I'm heading out of Johannesburg for the soccer silly season, otherwise I would have offered my lounge floor and the use of my bathroom in return for dinner. :-)

I'm appalled at the thought of R6000 per night during that time, and even R500 for shared dormitory accommodation (unless that is for two).

Re: accommodation for 11 july

by carteki

The accommodation at the university is not shared. Just the bathrooms. You get your own room which has a sink and linen provided. Hostel Dorm accommodation is R300 - which has been horribly marked up from the normal R110 - R150 during the period.

Re: accommodation for 11 july

by dengaz87

I know a friend who stayed at Lakeview guest lodge in jozi...Very nice place they said and it was at a very reasonable price. Excellent treatment they got as well. You can find them on line.

Re: accommodation for 11 july

by reggie31

Hi Mandy,
If you're still looking for a place, we've got a family farm & aviation village right between Jo'burg & Pretoria.
Please check our website at:

Thanx & good luck!

Travel Tips for Johannesburg

Go for a Game Drive. We went...

by biffer

Go for a Game Drive. We went up to Pilansberg national park. I've never seen Elephants this close even in a zoo! We must have been within 6 feet of these huge animals as they crosses the road in front of us. They guy I went with had relatives that lived in Pretoria. We stayed up there the night before our game drive. We drove up the night before, it was so dry, the grass on the mountains was alight. There were even fires raging on the side of the highway, we had to swirve several times to avoid it!

The first thing I noticed about Pretoria was that the air there is so fresh in the morning. We went for a walk down to the lake and saw wild monkeys roaming the streets, just like you'd see squirrels in the UK.

Sun City was also a great place to visit, although if you're not into slot machines, I can't see there being a great deal to do there in the winter.

The financial capital of South Africa

by Jenniflower

Many people call South Africa ‘The America of Africa’.

It represents only a small 3% of the continent’s total surface area, yet it accounts for 40% of all African industrial output, (Johannesburg 'Gauteng' accounting for 60% of South Africa's 40%).

There are many malls here of world class standards (5 star). It has more malls than other provinces, this is due to there being more money here.

Where I used to live (Randburg), there were about 10 BIG malls within half an hour from me. All top quality and greta to visit.


by Jenniflower

SOuth WEstern TOwnship... a sprawling just outside of Johannesburg.

Much of what occurred in South Africa's political history dealing with Apartheid took place here which has over 3,000,000 inhabitants.

There are still squatter homes, which are basically corrugated tin dwellings. No windows. Roofs have heavy rocks to keep it on when the wind blows.

There is electricity and fresh water now available to the community. Long overdue but there now thankfully.

There is still much to do, millions of people needing aid takes a while, but I think the government has, since 1994, made huge strides in helping the people’s lifestyles here.

There are also very nice looking homes in Soweto. You get the poorest of the poor living here, as well as some very wealthy people in other areas within Soweto.

Definately worth a day visit, you can stay overnight here too (in an organised tour group... I wouldnt just drive here and look out for B&B signs..)

My Soweto page has more information

Public Transport

by jrd69

There is a trend to renewing the buses on the network at the moment.
It is however neither convenient or extensive at this stage.
Almost all go via the centre of JHB to suburbs.

No metro system exists. Nor ever likely (the bedrock too hard therefore too expensive)

Train: dangerous on the train but especially in and around the stations

An unusual dining event

by Moirads about The Glass Cage

Elsabe Zietsman is a well-known character (entertainer) around Johannesburg. She owns a guesthouse, Zietsies, on the Brixton hill, just next to the Kingston Frost Park. It is here that she hosts some wonderful artistic parties, probably best described as “klein konsertjies met kos” (“little concerts with food). Her apron proclaims her “actress, songstress, chefstress” and her keen eye spots new arrivals to whom she (unnecessarily, but unpretentiously modestly) introduces herself. She offers me a drink and I head out to the balcony which has the most amazing view of Johannesburg, the SABC, the Brixton Tower and the building renovations still in progress. The sun sinks into the west and the guests head into the dining room for dinner.

Between courses she regales her guests with tales of her work on the rehabilitation of the Kingston Frost Park which had sadly deteriorated into an abandoned, isolated and dangerous open space and her “project” child, Clinton, a music student at the National School of the Arts. She clearly believes in making a difference to both individuals and her community.

Zietsman invites us to join her club, a doillie club. Why a doillie? Because somewhere in our backgrounds, all South Africans of every description have a doilie. Those little crotched (or plastic) cloths on the table with a pot on top of them are part of our shared culture. I smirk. I grew up with them. They are distinctly part of my heritage. The club’s stated mission centres around this culture and people are invited to host their book club meetings, or enjoy guided wine tastings, or simply to phone up and make arrangements to drop by for dinner. Membership of the club is a modest R25 per year.

A seasonal watermelon and feta salad is followed by babotie prepared from Kook en Geniet (a well known Afrikaans cook book the title of which simply means cook and enjoy). And then, as if the guests may not have had enough fun, on to the evening’s entertainment. Usually, on a Sunday. Elsabe entertains her guests herself, but on the Thursday evening I visited, Bruce Little, accompanied on piano by Cathrine Hopkins, presented a revue, “Little Poof”. It was hysterically funny, predictably aimed at a niche gay audience.

After the show there is dessert, vanilla ice cream and berries, and coffee and more drinks.

This is truly a wonderful way of spending an evening. Note that the cost is for dinner and the entertainment.

To join the Doillie Club or be invited to dinner and the show, simply contact Elsabe on 082 774 4902 or mail her at I've only eaten there once. It is a set menu for the day. Babotie is South Africa's national dish.


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 Saxon Boutique Hotel and Spa Johannesburg

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Address: 36 Saxon Rd, Sandhurst, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2132, South Africa