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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.

Abalone Pool Villas – Decadence for all seasons

South Africa, Paternoster; PATERNOSTER’S FIRST BUTLER SERVICE is now available at Abalone House’s two newly revamped Pool Villas, situated in the heart of the historic West Coast fishing village. Echoing the vibrant decadence of boutique Abalone House & Spa, the Pool Villas epitomize the finest self-catering accommodation in the village … See more >

Shangri-La and Birdsong’s chapels showcased in Lekkeslaap.Co.Za blog

South Africa’s favourite local online booking platform, Lekkeslaap.Co.Za, published a blog on their website of their 15 favourite chapels in South Africa that looks like they’re straight from a fairy tale.  South of Africa’s hotels, Shangri-La and Birdsong Cottages, count among the 15 nationwide chapels who has been bestowed with … See more >

Abalone House wins Platinum at Diners Club Wine List Awards

The Abalone House & Spa in Paternoster once again received high honours for their Wine List at the 2017 Diners Club Wine List Awards.  The boutique hotel’s Reuben’s Restaurant was awarded platinum at a gala event in Cape Town on Wednesday 26 July 2017.  Restaurant Manager, Raymond, and Hotel Manager, … See more >

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 >