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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 guesthouses offering distinctive experiences through its 15 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.

Madiba Day 2017

South of Africa’s annual Madiba Day celebrations took place at the Dira-O-Direlwe Drop In Centre.  Staff members from our Limpopo based hotels joined in the project to prepare a meal for the disadvantaged children of the community.  Over 150 children of all ages attended this project, which was the brainchild … See more >

Birdsong Cottages showcased in new music video

Birdsong Cottages was recently honoured to be the backdrop for local South African musician DJ Radix’s brand new music video, titled Malume.  Filmed on site earlier this season, with a host of dancers and crew visiting the property, the music video was released in the first week of July 2017 … See more >

The Abalone Pool Villas in Paternoster opens

There has never been a better time to visit Paternoster than now.  South of Africa is proud to announce the official opening of their brand new Abalone Pool Villas in the heart of the West Coast fishing village on 17 July 2017. Previously trading as the Seaside Cottages, the renovated … See more >

Vote for us in the Lilizela Tourism Awards

The Lilizela Tourism Awards is synonymous with Shangri-La and Abalone House, both having been nominated in various categories throughout the years, with Shangri-La winning in select categories the past 2 consecutive years. For the 2017 awards, both Shangri-La and Abalone House have been entered into the following categories, and past … See more >