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Lilizela Tourism Awards

Cast your vote for us in this year’s Lilizela Tourism Awards

In 2018 South of Africa was honoured with 4 properties selected as finalists in the Lilizela Tourism Awards, resulting in both Birdsong Cottages and the Abalone Pool Villas winning in their respective provincial categories.  This year we cordially invite you to cast your vote and nominate our properties for South Africa’s  most prestigious tourism … See more >

Winter indulgence on the West Coast

The seaside is always a perfect getaway, whatever the weather, and this winter sees Abalone House, a five-star boutique hotel in the picture-perfect fisherman’s village of Paternoster, one and a half hours’ drive from Cape Town, providing the most indulgent winter comforts for its guests alongside its two exquisite 5-star … See more >

Johan Jansen van Vuuren

Farewell Johan

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of South of Africa’s founder, Mr Johan Jansen van Vuuren, who passed away on 28 March at the age of 58. Leaving behind a legacy and a rich history with South of Africa, his extraordinary passion for tourism and his … See more >

Meet Lovebird, the newest addition to Birdsong Cottages

South of Africa is proud to present the latest addition to its portfolio – the Lovebird unit at Birdsong Cottages.  Even though the familiar exterior of the stone cottage at Birdsong heralds back to the property’s heyday of weddings hosted here when it served its purpose as a chapel, Lovebird came to be after a necessity was … See more >