Category Archives: Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa

Shangri-La opens new venue “Glas Huis”

Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa in Modimolle is proud to present it’s brand new venue, the aptly named “Glas Huis” (translated from Afrikaans meaning Glass House).  The stunning new venue, boasting glass walls on all sides, is the latest addition to the 4-star country hotel’s ever growing venues. The “Glas Huis”, … 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 a select categories throughout the years, with Shangri-La winning awards in both 2015 and 2016. For the 2018 awards, all of South of Africa’s hotels and cottages have been entered into a variety of categories, and past guests … See more >

South of Africa celebrates SOA Day with exciting news

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, BELA BELA, 20 APRIL 2018.  The popular hotel chain South of Africa that boasts hotels, cottages and villas in some of South Africa’s most popular yet unexploited destinations, celebrates their second annual SOA Day with exciting news.  SOA (an abbreviation of South of Africa) is celebrated on 20 … 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 >

South of Africa launches new Soweto TV campaign

South of Africa and renowned local broadcaster, Soweto TV, has once again partnered on an exciting campaign for viewers of this reputable channel. Airing since early October, viewers would have noticed the brand new promo giving viewers the opportunity to save a massive 20% on bookings made directly on the … See more >

Year End Function options for everyone

  It’s time to toast to 2017 BOOK YOUR YEAR END FUNCTION AT SELECT VENUES South of Africa offers a variety of venues for your Year End Function. Whether you’re looking for a budget friendly self-catered boma with views of the bushveld or a 5 star exclusive deck with superb seaviews … See more >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Shangri-La wins at provincial 2016 Lilizela Tourism Awards

Hot on the heels of the announcement of the 2016 Provincial  Lilizela Tourism Awards comes the news of Shangri-La’s big win.   Alongside its fellow nominated sibiling (the 5-star Abalone House & Spa received one nomination in the category Visitor Experience, Lap of Luxury) the 4-star Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa received two nominations, … 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 >

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 >

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 featured on Ontbytsake

South Africa’s favourite morning programme, Ontbytsake, will be featuring an insert on Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa on Saturday 28 November 2015. The insert, which showcases the beautiful property and its facilities, also features an exclusive interview with Managing Director, Stef Venter. The programme, which is broadcast on kykNET channel … See more >

Why Shangri-La supported the Beesloop

The annual “Beesloop” (directly translated as “cow walk”) took place on Friday 30 October 2015 on the school grounds of the Hans Strijdom Hoërskool in Mookgophong.  The “Beesloop” Fair is a wonderful fundraising event for the local “Tehuis vir Bejaardes”. The “Beesloop” event was a fun and humoristic highlight of the day.  A … See more >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Shangri-La celebrates its 25th birthday on Mother’s Day

The 4-star Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa is celebrating its 25th birthday on Mother’s Day, 10 May 2015.  Since opening its doors on this annual celebration, Shangri-La has become the top destination in the Waterberg, offering a selection of facilities ranging from weddings, conferencing, spa treatments and much more. Says … 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 >

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 >

Great Easter Deals from South of Africa

The upcoming Easter Holidays are already on everybody’s lips!  Why not take advantage of South of Africa’s superb destinations with these fantastic Easter Specials, ranging from a 2 night stay at select Limpopo properties (including great Family Packages at the 4-star Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa) to an unbeatable Bed … See more >

Trip Advisor

Shangri-La wins second Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice Award

The 4-star Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa is extremely proud of its latest achievement:  receiving their second Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice Award for South Africa’s top 25 bargain hotels. Shangri-La has, in the past 3 years, already received two Certificate of Excellence Awards from Trip Advisor (for both 2013 and … See more >

kranskop druiwefees

Kranskop Druiwefees

The annual Kranskop Druiwefees festival will take place from 8 – 10 January 2015 just outside Modimolle in the Limpopo Province.  The event promises to draw even more visitors this year with a massive line up of well known performing artists, a great selection of stalls as well as the … See more >

Shangri-La's Zen Garden at Sunset

The SOA Road Trip: Shangri-La Part 2

The second part to the Shangri-La blog by Erik Brits features the delightful Zen Garden! THE BLOG – Part 2 (by Erik Brits) I’m currently committing a horrific injustice. I’m sitting in a Zen garden, frantically sending emails and writing blogs. Someone should whack me on the head with a … See more >

Shangri-La

The SOA Road Trip: Shangri-La Part 1

Another splendid blog by Erik Brits about his experience at South of Africa’s Limpopo portfolio as part of the SOA Road Trip.  The blog is written in two parts, with Part 1 below, and Part 2 published tomorrow. THE BLOG – Part 1 (by Erik Brits): There is a certain romanticization of … See more >

New Year’s Eve celebrations with South of Africa

If you’re looking for an event of note to join, why not book your tickets for the New Year’s Eve West Coast Braai at Abalone House & Spa in Paternoster or the Avatar / Toga Dress Up New Year’s Bash at Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa in Modimolle. Visit the … See more >

Shangri-La receives 4-star grading

The delightful country hotel and spa, Shangri-La, has received its 4-star grading from the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. “We’ve been working extremely hard,” says General Manager, Ken Strydom, “this past year.  We set out at the beginning of the year to achieve the 4-star status, and through the … See more >

Tuine & Tossels features Shangri-La’s gardens

Local television show Tuine & Tossels featured the lush gardens of Shangri-La Country Hotel outside Modimolle in their 26 June 2013 broadcast. Presenter David Viljoen interviewed our beloved Magogo, Mrs Anndeline Jansen van Vuuren, mother of owner Johan Jansen van Vuuren. The feature focussed on the beautiful setting of Shangri-La, … See more >