Category Archives: Birdsong Cottages

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 >

Birdsong Cottages showcased in new music video

Birdsong Cottages was recently honoured to be the backdrop for local South African musician DJ Radix’s brand new music video, titled Malume.  Filmed on site earlier this season, with a host of dancers and crew visiting the property, the music video was released in the first week of July 2017 … See more >

SOA’s Long Weekend Sale NOW ON

You only have two weeks to take advantage of our early bird long weekend sale.  There are three exciting long weekends just around the corner, including Easter!!  You’ve earned a break and we know it.  Don’t delay and decide at the last minute to look for availability when everything is … See more >

Our top 10 highlights of 2016

2016 has been a magnificent year for South of Africa. We’ve taken stock of the past 365 days (sorry, 366 days!) and here are our top 10 highlights from 2016: 1. Rebranding Funky Stay Our little hotel just 4kms outside of Modimolle was rebranded in May of this year. After … See more >

Spring Sundays

SOA’s Spring Sundays in September

South of Africa presents another enticing promotion just in time for Spring 2016!  Guests who book select roomtypes at any of South of Africa’s hotels and cottages for stay-over on any Sunday during September, will pay unprecedented rates that will not be repeated. Here’s how it works: • If you are … See more >

The countdown to Spring has begun…

Spring is but a month away and as winter comes to a close, South of Africa is preparing for a magnificent season of rebirth and rejuvenation. From the blooming of the West Coast flowers to the perfect venues for celebrating a fantastic work year, South of Africa has everything you need and … See more >

SOA’s Christmas In July Sale

Christmas came early this year with South of Africa’s first-of-a-kind Christmas In July Sale!!!  On Monday 25 July 2016 guests were given the chance to book select room types on each establishment’s official Booking Button page at never-to-be-repeated prices for stays between 1 and 31 August 2016.  The Christmas In July Sale … See more >

Year End Functions 2016

South of Africa has announced a series of Year End Function packages at six of its properties, ranging from the luxurious 5-star Abalone House in Paternoster to the self-catering bush venue Birdsong Cottages outside Modimolle. The Year End Function packages range from a venue-only option to an all inclusive 24-hour … See more >

Birdsong Cottages on prestigious list of hidden gems

“12 Hidden Places to get off the Grid in South Africa” reads the title of a much talked about article that showcases 12 of South Africa’s hidden gems.  Our very own Birdsong Cottages made this prestigious list, which also includes properties in the Karoo, West Coast and Wild Coast.  The … See more >

Win 1 of 2 weddings with Modi Mall & South of Africa

South of Africa is launching the competition of all competitions in association with Modi Mall and two of its wedding venues: Shangri-La and Birdsong Cottages.  Couples that are planning to tie the knot have the chance to win their wedding at either of the two hotels, simply by taking a … See more >

Groupon Winter Deals

Following the success of the 2014 Winter Campaign, South of Africa has just launched brilliant deals with world renowned online platform Groupon. The participating properties all offer a 2 night stay, valid from 1 May – 31 July 2015.  Guests can choose from a delightful bush escape at the Birdsong Cottages … See more >

SOA at Funama Wedding Expo

South of Africa attended the annual Funama Wedding Expo in Polokwane during the last weekend in March, showcasing our lovely Waterberg wedding venues. Following the success of the 2014 event, South of Africa returned to this great platform and met with many potential clients and interested couples.  As a special … See more >

Bird(song) home to 120 confirmed bird species

The delightful Birdsong Cottages received its name in the early nineties, when owner Johan Jansen van Vuuren heard the song of the prolific birdlife.  Today, the 7 Birdsong Cottages are named after species that were found on site – the Franklin (the correct name is Francolin), Guineafowl, Kingfisher, Flycatcher, Sunbird … See more >

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The SOA Road Trip: Birdsong Cottages

Esteemed blogger Erik Brits recently wrote about his experiences at South of Africa’s Western Cape portfolio.  The SOA road trip blog continues with an appealing write up about the Birdsong Cottages in the Waterberg, Limpopo Province. THE BLOG (by Erik Brits): I’m an addicted city slicker. I wear fancy shoes, I … See more >