Saxonwold is one of Johannesburg's older more dignified suburbs and here you will find large two-story houses that are an extension of the mansions of Parkwood and Houghton Estate. In the northeastern part of Saxonwold many properties have been taken over as professional offices, and here you will find attorneys, doctors and specialists. Saxonwold is situated just a few blocks from Rosebank with its malls, shopping centers and up-market boutiques and restaurants.
Saxonwold has several primary schools and is next door to the Johannesburg Zoological Gardens and the National Military History Museum. Just a few blocks to the east of Saxonwold are the Killarney Golf Club and Houghton Golf Club. For cricket lovers the Wanderers Cricket Ground and Golf Club are a mere five minutes' drive away. The Goldfields Cancer Care Centre is in Saxonwold and situated on Erlswold Avenue. Saxonwold is within walking distance of the Zoo Lake Sports Club and the Herman Eckstein Park.