Saxon more than qualifies. If elegance to you is being cossetted in your own world, surrounded by friends or family in total privacy despite 24-hour butlers, the Saxon is it.
The 24-suite hotel has added three stand-alone villas for another 29 suites, doubling its capacity.
Tip: One suite is specifically designed for the physically challenged although Levelers will find all suites step-less.
Tip: It also comes in handy for stair-avoiding Levelers and anyone in inclimate weather.
The only chink in this armory of civility and luxury was encountered at the spa where we had to actually ask for water, the first time in two separate stays we had to "ask" for anything.
Warning: The spa is on two-levels; not good for Levelers.
Otherwise, we were totally spoiled, especially by the 1,000-thread count bed linens and the one-wand integrated system that turned on and adjusted lights, temperature and TV. Then there was the laptop in each suite, the free Wi-Fi, butler and the in-room telephone that could be converted into a mobile phone during our stay.
Driving through the suburbs of Johannesburg to reach the secluded and secure Saxon gave us a glimpse into how the whites barricaded themselves into compounds where they could temporarily escape the reality of being the privileged minority in a country of other races legislated into lower castes. And where the fear of retribution keeps security tight.