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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.

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 >

Abraham Kriel Kinderhuis Kunstefees, Shangri-La

The Abraham Kriel Kinderhuis will be hosting their annual “Kunstefees” at Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa from 2 to 4 June 2017. Join the Food & Wine pairing dinner on Friday night with the singing chef Kevin Leo (cost R250pp) or visit on Saturday for entertainment by SA’s top artists starting … See more >

Farewell Seaside Cottages, Hello Abalone Pool Villas

With winter on the doorstep of the West Coast, Paternoster is about to embrace another season of indoor indulgence.  Winter is also the season when the lifecycle ends of many flora that adorn our coast line – only to be reborn when Spring arrives.  South of Africa’s two Seaside Cottages … See more >

We celebrate our first “South of Africa Day”

20 April 2017 marks the celebration of the first “South of Africa Day”.  Brought about to strengthen the bonds of camaraderie and enhance the morale of the South of Africa employees, “South of Africa Day” landed the 20 April slot with a very good reason: it is the birthday of … See more >