Category Archives: Dining

Abalone House receives 2016 Diners Club Wine List Award

Abalone House & Spa in Paternoster has just been announced as a Diners Club 2016 Wine List Award Winner.  Abalone House has been invited to collect this prestigious award at the grand ceremony to be held at the One & Only at the V&A Waterfront on 29 July 2016. This … See more >

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 >

South African Brandy rocks with style on the Cape West Coast

South Africa, Paternoster; THE West Coast and brandy are not exactly unacquainted; in fact, they go together like Paternoster and crayfish. What the West Coast hasn’t experienced to any significant extent, however, is a combination of fine brandy, local food and sumptuous living. And who better to present this glorious … See more >

Let’s take a “Selfie” promotion

Get a complimentary glass of house wine / local beer or soft drink / milk shake with the SELFIE promotion this Easter at our participating Restaurants. Take a picture of yourself (and your partner!) with your dinner, tag the name of the hotel that you are at and upload it … See more >

Spend Mother’s Day with South of Africa

Planning your special Mother’s Day getaway is a great excuse to book the fantastic overnight packages running for the entire month of May at Elephant Springs Hotel and Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa in the Waterberg. If you want to treat mom to a decadent outing, why not indulge in the mouth … See more >

winter

Abalone House offers restorative hideaway this winter

South Africa, Paternoster; The Cape West Coast with its bracing ocean, windswept beaches, endless views and dramatic sunsets is the perfect destination, summer or winter. In the colder months there are few things more alluring than huddling up next to a fire and feasting on sumptuous food. Abalone House, a five-star … See more >

Competition time with Reuben’s at Abalone House

Have you dined at Reuben’s at Abalone House? We’d love to hear your feedback! Share yours by reviewing your visit on the Abalone House Facebook page until 15 November 2014 and you’ll be entered in the lucky draw to win a luxurious night’s stay for two on 16 December 2014 … See more >

Step into Spring at Abalone House & Spa

South Africa, Paternoster; SPRING is undoubtedly here, and nowhere is it more apparent than on the Cape West Coast where winter has shaken off her coat to reveal a heavenly sight of bright spring flowers. At Abalone House and Spa, situated in the picture-perfect fishing village of Paternoster, spring is … See more >

Celebrate Father’s Day with South of Africa

Every year we celebrate our parents with two special holidays during May and June.  With Mother’s Day recently passed, the upcoming Father’s Day on Sunday 15 June 2014 is an exciting day for all. Celebrate this special day with Dad at any of our properties nation wide.  Abalone House & … See more >

Shangri-La celebrates its 24th birthday

On Mother’s Day Shangri-La Country Hotel near Bela Bela celebrated its 24th birthday!  The hotel opened its doors to the public on Mother’s Day 1990, and has gone through various transformations, face lifts and renovations throughout the years, to give you the welcoming haven it is today. “We’re extremely chuffed,” … See more >

Nominate Reuben’s at Abalone House for Eat Out’s Top 500 Restaurants

Eat Out, South Africa’s best restaurant guide, is calling on all food lovers to nominate their favourite restaurants to be considered for the 2015 edition of Eat Out magazine. Nominated restaurants will be rated by Eat Out’s editorial panel of food industry experts to determine the Eat Out 500, the … See more >

Abalone House in Winter

A wonderful winter awaits on the West Coast

South Africa, Paternoster, April 2014; The seaside is always a perfect getaway, whatever the weather, and this winter sees Abalone House and Spa in the charming coastal village of Paternoster on the Cape West Coast, providing the most indulgent winter comforts for its guests. There are few things more invigorating … See more >

Sonstraal School representatives and children with Shangri-La Management

Shangri-La’s Wine Tasting Dinners helps worthy cause

The award winning Shangri-La Country Hotel just outside Modimolle holds their monthly wine tasting dinners on the first Saturday of each month.  Already established as a culinary destination of choice in 2013, for both local and national visitors, Shangri-La’s first wine pairing dinner of the year was held on the 1st of … See more >

Shangri-La joins fine dining giant Chaîne des Rôtisseurs

The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is an international gastronomic society devoted to promoting fine dining and preserving the camaraderie and pleasures of the table with a strong commitment to the power of taste. Shangri-La Country Hotel, located between Bela Bela and Modimolle in the Limpopo Province, has recently joined this pristine membership boasting … See more >

Month of Love Packages

We are proud to announce our superb Month of Love Packages for our Valentines- themed  celebrations this February. Make your choice from our romantic secluded destination Shangri-La Country Hotel in Modimolle, the luxurious 5-star Abalone House & Spa in Paternoster, or the comfortable Elephant Springs Hotel in Bela Bela.  Each … See more >

Our 13 highlights of 2013

Today there are only 13 days left before 2013 is over. We reminisce about the year gone by by sharing our 13 highlights of 2013. 1) NEW SOA LOGO We launched the brand new logo of South of Africa, alongside its new slogan, at this year’s Indaba in Durban, May … See more >

Spend Christmas & New Year at Abalone House

If you are planning to spend Christmas in Paternoster, join us for our exquisite Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Day Lunch.  Chef Aviv Liebenberg has conjured up a mouth-watering menu that celebrates the festive season in a tantalizing way.  Pay only R550 per person for the Dinner or Lunch. If you wish … See more >

“Kollig” features Reuben at Abalone House

Sensational Afrikaans television programme “Kollig” featured celebrity chef Reuben Riffel in a lengthy interview on the kykNET & kie channel in their episode broadcast on 15 October 2013 at 21:00. Reuben was interviewed on site at Abalone House, and discussed his decision on launching his brand new restaurant here, spoke … See more >

Shangri-La’s Heritage Restaurant participating in Restaurant Week 2013

Shangri-La Country Hotel’s Heritage Restaurant has joined the annual international event Restaurant Week South Africa. Restaurant Week South Africa will be held nationwide for the first time, after it has been successfully organized in cities like New York, London and Shanghai. The official partners are American Express, SAfm, Peroni, Good Fellas, … See more >

Paternoster’s Abalone House and Spa now in a class of its own

Renowned five-star boutique guesthouse, Abalone House has crossed the threshold into the international hospitality arena. A coveted and highly-acclaimed Reuben’s restaurant along with an esteemed Healing Earth Spa opened today –  elevating Abalone House to new heights of luxury, decadence and service. The finest local cuisine and spa products are … See more >

Big excitement with Reuben’s at Abalone House

The opening of Reuben’s at Abalone House in Paternoster on 1 October 2013 has already created a social media frenzy.  In time for the opening, the esteemed Chef, Reuben Riffel, ventured to Paternoster for the official photo shoot of his new restaurant at Abalone House. Photographer Adam Letch, world renowned … See more >

Shangri-La bags Diners Club 2013 Winelist Award

Shangri-La Country Hotel was awarded a Diners Club 2013 Winelist Award. This prestigous honour makes it Shangri-La’s third consecutive award. Ken Strydom, General Manager, proudly responded that his team is ecstatic about this award. Strydom and the family of Shangri-La look forward to welcoming guests to taste the wines that … See more >

Abalone House nets big fish Reuben Riffel

South Africa, Paternoster, June 2013; CELEBRATED chef and South African icon Reuben Riffel is to open a “Reuben’s” at Abalone House; Paternoster’s only 5 star boutique guesthouse. Launching in time for the Cape’s summer season, the menu at Reuben’s Paternoster will offer a strong local West Coast theme. Reuben Riffel … See more >