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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.


Double the fun as Abalone House celebrates its second birthday with Reuben’s and Healing Earth

Many a parent can share stories of “the terrible two’s”, a time when toddlers brought the house down!  At Abalone House and Spa in Paternoster, the upcoming second birthday of its Reuben’s Restaurant and Healing Earth Spa is a celebration worth bringing down the house – and changing the mystic … See more >

Computicket Deals

Spring promotions with Computicket Deals

South of Africa’s properties are proud to present its Spring promotions with Computicket Deals. Book the Spring packages from select South of Africa properties and save between 25 and 30%. Both Shangri-La and Abalone House also includes a unique spa treatment as part of the package.  All deals are a … See more >


Elephant Springs & Shangri-La adverts on ANN7

Africa News Network7 (ANN7) is South Africa’s newest 24-hour news channel focusing on constructive, nation-building stories in the interests of building a culture of unity and pride in SA. The Elephant Springs Hotel & Cabanas in Bela Bela and Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa has partnered with this leading news channel … See more >


South of Africa celebrates Mandela Day

This past Saturday, South of Africa celebrated the annual Mandela Day, on Saturday 17 July 2015.  Following on from the previous years’ event, South of Africa joined forces with local business to improve the facilities of Bosele Dawn Drop In Centre outside Bela Bela, by painting and renovating the facilities. … See more >