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South of Africa is defined by its unique African Spaces. And it offers bespoke and Secret Places.

There’s a fresh new force in the hospitality industry. South of Africa is a unique group of hotels and self-catering cottages offering distinctive experiences through its many establishments in two of South Africa’s most popular tourism destinations: Limpopo and the Western Cape.

What distinguishes South of Africa from other stereotypical hotel chains is its focus on catering for the needs of individuals. Whether guests desire the sought-after luxury of a five-star establishment, or comfortable, affordable accommodation, each of the properties in our portfolio has its own identity, true to the areas in which they are located.

South of Africa’s property portfolio offers both catered and self-catering accommodation that ranges from standard/budget, to Deluxe and Superior Luxury establishments. Discover the African Spaces and Secret Places that offer guests the opportunity to experience the dream.

2018 – a year in review

South of Africa is proudly looking back at 2018 with a special video that showcases all the changes at its collection of properties.  From the creation of the new Spa at Abalone House, to the total revamp of the main building of Elephant Springs, South of Africa fondly remembers the … See more >

Elephant Springs in Bela Bela is rebranding

The 3-star Elephant Springs Hotel in Bela Bela is rebranding. The property begun its renovations early 2018, with the first wave of new Twin Hotel Rooms opening in time for Valetines Day this year. This was followed by additional Twin Hotel rooms changing throughout the year and very recently the … See more >

Shangri-La opens new venue “Glas Huis”

Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa in Modimolle is proud to present it’s brand new venue, the aptly named “Glas Huis” (translated from Afrikaans meaning Glass House).  The stunning new venue, boasting glass walls on all sides, is the latest addition to the 4-star country hotel’s ever growing venues. The “Glas Huis”, … See more >

Abalone Pool Villas receives first Lilizela Tourism Award

At the Western Cape Provincial leg of the Lilizela Tourism Awards, South of Africa’s 5-star property Abalone Pool Villas, walked away with the award for best 5-star Bed & Breakfast establishment in the province. The awards ceremony, which celebrates the province’s star performers, was held in Cape Town on September … See more >