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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.


Shangri-La: a wonderfully relaxed spot!

We always enjoy receiving feedback from our guests, but once so often something special comes along, and an inspired guest sends us a piece of their thoughts on paper.   Jon Quirk, recent guest at Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa outside Bela Bela and Modimolle, sent us this lovely prose about … See more >


Fire prevention training at Elephant Springs

The employees of Elephant Springs and the South of Africa Head Office participated in an enlightening fire prevention training earlier this month.  Hosted by the local Fire Department, training was given to show the team how to deal with the outbreak of fires, which materials and equipment to use in … See more >

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Shangri-La wins 2 prestigious Lilizela Tourism Awards

Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa received two prestigious provincial Lilizela Tourism Awards on 24 September at the Tzaneen Country Lodge.  These Awards recognise and reward tourism players and businesses who work passionately and with pride to deliver a world class product and service and whose delivery grows South Africa’s global … See more >

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The Secret to Shangri-La

South Africa, Limpopo; If the rat-race is wearing you out and you need a break not too far away from the city, possibly with the kids in tow, then Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa (a mere hour outside Johannesburg and 14km from Modimolle) has everything you need and much more. … See more >