Category Archives: Specials

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 >

The Abalone Pool Villas in Paternoster opens

There has never been a better time to visit Paternoster than now.  South of Africa is proud to announce the official opening of their brand new Abalone Pool Villas in the heart of the West Coast fishing village on 17 July 2017. Previously trading as the Seaside Cottages, the renovated … See more >

Farewell Seaside Cottages, Hello Abalone Pool Villas

With winter on the doorstep of the West Coast, Paternoster is about to embrace another season of indoor indulgence.  Winter is also the season when the lifecycle ends of many flora that adorn our coast line – only to be reborn when Spring arrives.  South of Africa’s two Seaside Cottages … 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 >

What’s new this Christmas at South of Africa?

You will be pleasantly surprised at all the wonderful changes at South of Africa’s hotels and cottages this festive season. If you needed a reason to slam the door behind you and head on out to enjoy your summer vacation, our exciting changes make for the perfect excuse …. not … 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 >

6 Top tips on how to save more this Easter

They always say “the early bird catches the worm” and it couldn’t be clearer when you book these fantastic offers from select South of Africa properties.  Here are some handy tips on how to have an even better Easter escape: Most of our hotels & cottages are within a 2 hour … 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 >

Paternoster Yoga Retreats

Revitalize your soul!  Following the recent success of the first Yoga Retreat hosted by Abalone House & Spa in August, the excitement is growing with the announcement of  additional accommodation at the Paternoster Cottages during the October 2015 Yoga Retreat. Experience the West Coast in a way you never have. Abalone … See more >

Double the fun as Abalone House celebrates its second birthday with Reuben’s and Healing Earth

Many a parent can share stories of “the terrible two’s”, a time when toddlers brought the house down!  At Abalone House and Spa in Paternoster, the upcoming second birthday of its Reuben’s Restaurant and Healing Earth Spa is a celebration worth bringing down the house – and changing the mystic … See more >

Spring

Have a “blooming” good time at Abalone House & Spa this Spring

In Spring, living is easy on the West Coast; and nowhere else is this more apparent than when the icy winter shakes off her coat to reveal a heavenly sight of bright spring flowers. The arrival of these colourful blankets that cover the surrounding fields signal the arrival of spring … 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Month of Love Newsletter out now!

South of Africa’s Check out our Month of Love newsletter is out and on its way to your inbox now. The Valentines themed newsletter is filled with a selection of romantic stay over packages, intimate Valentines Day dinners, as well as news about our recent guest review awards and our Last … See more >

Last Minute January Specials

If you decided to skip the Christmas rush and wait for a quieter time to get away, then our Last Minute January Specials are heaven sent!  South of Africa’s Limpopo portfolio has just announced its Last Minute Deals for January 2015. Whether you prefer the great location of the Elephant … 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 >

More last minute December deals online now

We’ve just launched a selection of last minute deals for December holiday makers to pick and choose from.  Head on over to the Specials section for the latest offers from Paternoster to Modimolle.  For more info, call us on 087 820 5999.  

November specials

December holiday deals

Great news for holiday makers!  Our unbeatable Family and Couples packages for the December holidays are out now.  Read all about it in our Specials section.  Hurry, space is limited. Call 087 820 5999 now!

Paternoster Cottages new website launched

Our delightful selection of Paternoster Cottages has just launched its own website.  Consisting of 5 self-catering units, including the two Seaside Cottages, Oppidraai A & B, as well as Kliphuisie, the Paternoster Cottages also celebrates the launch of www.paternostercottages.com with two fantastic packages. The West Coast Family Package is the … 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 Women’s Month with South of Africa

South of Africa is celebrating Women’s Month with an array of fantastic getaway offers that will make her feel extra special!  From the BFF-breakfast at Abalone House & Spa in Paternoster, to the pampering spoils of the new Spa at Shangri-La in Modimolle, we have it all this August. South … See more >

Shangri-La opens its brand new Spa

The renowned Waberberg Country Hotel, Shangri-La, has crossed the threshold into the international hospitality arena. In response to the high demand from its loyal patronage of the past 24 years, the romantic Country Hotel in the heart of the bushveld has opened its very own Spa!  The long awaited move now elevates … 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 >

Win an unforgettable winter stay at Abalone House worth over R2,500!

Cosy up at the luxurious 5-star Abalone House & Spa in Paternoster this winter.  Leave the daily routine behind and escape to never-ending ocean views, crackling fireplaces, hearty cuisine at Reuben Riffel’s signature in-house restaurant and the cosy comforts of luxurious accommodation, all included in this year’s unbeatable Winter Indulgence … 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 >

April holiday deals with South of Africa

The month of April brings about the end of Summer, and South of Africa’s hotels, guest houses and self-catering accommodation offers you a variety of superb “April Holiday Deals” for your getaway. Whether you choose the self-catering options or the luxurious 5-star Abalone House & Spa in Paternoster, the Reuben’s Restaurant and … See more >

Shangri-La wins Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Award

It is easy to see why visitors to this earthly paradise choose Shangri-La as one of the top 25 hotels in South Africa.  Renowned for offering visitors a view of past guests’ experiences, Trip Advisor announced its “Travelers’ Choice Awards” for 2014 this past week.  Shangri-La, who received their first … 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 >

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 >

Naughty November Deals

The Elephant Springs Hotel in Bela Bela and Shangri-La Country Hotel outside Modimolle both offer Naughty November deals this month for spirited holiday makers! Elephant Springs Hotel offers 2 specials to choose from – the Out & About package which includes access to the Forever Resorts Warmbaths, or the Stay In … 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 >