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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 17 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.

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Healing Earth at Abalone House named Africa’s most luxurious Spa

In the wake of its recent success as Winner of the prestigious 2016 World Luxury Spa Award, the Healing Earth Spa at Abalone House is delighted to announce having been selected amongst a host of global competitors to be awarded the additional accolade of 2016 Continent Luxury Spa Award as … See more >

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Important notice to holiday makers

An important announcement in the Tourism Industry has once again brought to light a very important aspect of travelling South of Africa feels is important for all guests and holiday makers to its properties to know. As of 26 May 2014, the Immigration Act 13 of 2002 (the “Act”) has … See more >

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Farewell to Oppidraai Paternoster

For the last 6 years the delightful Oppidraai cottages in Paternoster have been home to many families and friends on weekends, school holidays and the festive season.  It is with sadness that we announce that Oppidraai A and B have been sold and that the two cottages that have been … See more >


Investing in the youth on Youth Day

Families visiting Elephant Springs in Bela Bela and Shangri-La outside Modimolle during the Youth Day long weekend (16 June – 19 June 2016) are in for a nice surprise.  All children will receive a little gift from South of Africa! The goal of celebrating this important public holiday, says Managing Director … See more >