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South Africa Eases Lockdown as The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa Prepares to Reopen

Just this week on March 1, South Africa announced the country has eased their restrictions and rolled back their lockdown to level 1, further relaxing restrictions on movement, economic activities and gatherings. Aligned with reopening and recovery in South African tourism, The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa is excited to announce the re-opening of the hotel on the May 1 2021 with a new look, new experiences and new packages on offer.

The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

The iconic property has used the last year to ensure that the much-loved Saxon hospitality can be enjoyed in even more beautiful surroundings - with an extensive refurbishment of the Saxon reception area, Qunu restaurant, the Cigar Library and the Olive Bar.


The updated new look for Qunu restaurant features a dramatic mural showing a warm sunset view over Shambala Private Game Reserve from under a Wild Seringa tree. The striking look of the floor has also been a talking point, its new texture is a liquid marble flooring technique making for a fresh look and combining well with the new color palette of the restaurant.


In the Saxon reception, several new elements enhance guest’s journey including a new reception desk and a dedicated concierge space to aid in a warm welcome. Textured wallpapers and artisanal beaded lampshades complement the distinctive chandelier and twin staircases as well as the well-known objet d’art guests have come to love over the years. The renowned Dean Simon artwork, “Foresight and Hindsight – The Five Faces of Mandela”, occupies pride of place behind the reception desk, completing the updated look.

The Saxon Hotel, Villa and Spa

Please see full press release here for more information and details.