Category Archives: Modimolle

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 >

Vote for us in the Lilizela Tourism Awards

The Lilizela Tourism Awards is synonymous with Shangri-La and Abalone House, both having been nominated in various categories throughout the years, with Shangri-La winning in select categories the past 2 consecutive years. For the 2017 awards, both Shangri-La and Abalone House have been entered into the following categories, and past … See more >

Abraham Kriel Kinderhuis Kunstefees, Shangri-La

The Abraham Kriel Kinderhuis will be hosting their annual “Kunstefees” at Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa from 2 to 4 June 2017. Join the Food & Wine pairing dinner on Friday night with the singing chef Kevin Leo (cost R250pp) or visit on Saturday for entertainment by SA’s top artists starting … 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 >

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 >

Trip Advisor awards for Abalone House and Shangri-La

The South of Africa properties Abalone House & Spa and Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa were both awarded with the prestigious Trip Advisor Award of Excellence 2016.  “This is a fantastic achievement,” says Managing Director, Stef Venter.  “Guest feedback is of the utmost important to us, and we take note … See more >

Lilizela Tourism Awards 2016

South of Africa’s first 5-star and 4-star establishments, Abalone House & Spa in Paternoster, and Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa in Modimolle, are entrants in the  Lilizela Tourism Awards 2016 in the categories Service Excellence and Visitor Experience (each with select sub-categories). Guests are all invited to vote for these two … See more >

Four SOA properties receive 2015 Booking.com Awards

We’re extremely proud of our 4 properties who received the prestigious Booking.com awards for great customer service.  Congratulations are in order for Abalone House & Spa, Paternoster Cottages, Bid Huisie and Modimolle Funky Stay!  Both Abalone House and Bid Huisie received these awards last year, which makes it their second consecutive … See more >

GetIt Joburg North reviews Shangri-La

The following article was published by GetIt Joburg North on 25 Janaury 2016. Welcome to Shangri-La! Feeling burnt out? Want to take a romantic holiday with that special man? Or maybe you just want some solid me-time. Well, welcome to the 4-star Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa, a paradise escape … See more >

Abalone House & Shangri-La awarded TGCSA star-grading

The luxurious boutique hotel in Paternoster, Abalone House & Spa, and the delightful garden paradise outside Bela Bela and Modimolle, Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa, have again been awarded their respective star-grading from the TGCSA (Tourism Grading Council of South Africa) this past month. Abalone House & Spa, a 5-star establishment … See more >

Enjoy movie night at Shangri-La this December

Shangri-La outside Modimolle will be entertaining young and old this December with their unique “Movie Night” offering, showing a selection of films during the holiday season.  Kicking off on Saturday 19 December 2015, the Indaba Conference Venue has been transformed into a relaxing cinema – complete with big screen and popcorn machine! … See more >

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 >

Elephant Springs & Shangri-La adverts on ANN7

Africa News Network7 (ANN7) is South Africa’s newest 24-hour news channel focusing on constructive, nation-building stories in the interests of building a culture of unity and pride in SA. The Elephant Springs Hotel & Cabanas in Bela Bela and Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa has partnered with this leading news channel … 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 >

New Putt Putt course at Shangri-La

The 4-star Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa on the outskirts of Bela Bela and Modimolle will soon be boasting its very own Putt Putt course.  This 9-hole mini golf course is a fantastic new addition that adds to the charm of Shangri-La becoming the Waterberg’s number one destination for family … 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 >

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 >