SOA portfolio featured on Home Food & Travel

South of Africa and its properties are featured in a beautiful write up on local hospitality and entertainment website Home Food & Travel. The article, titled “Revamped, Restored and Redecorated-your Favourite Places to Stay at South of Africa in Limpopo”, focuses on all four of SOA’s establishments, with galleries and links to each property. Read the article here.

Elephant Springs Apartments now open!

SOA’s newly renovated self-catering establishment in Bela Bela, Elephant Springs Apartments, has officially opened its doors this past month. The 20-unit, 3-bedroomed property located opposite Forever Resorts Warmbaths, welcomed its first guests to rave reviews.

The property, which shares the restaurant, bar and reception with the next door hotel, boasts brand new interiors in each unit, with renovated bathrooms (both now offer a shower), new look kitchen and allocated braai stands for each unit. All groundfloor units have a built in braai on their patios, while balcony units have numbered braai stands next to the pool.

Additional guest toilets have been added to the courtyard area for guests who stay in the balcony units, making it more convenient and no longer having to head up the stairs should the need arise. A new pergola is also added to the pool side, with upcoming children playground facilities introduced later in the year. The swimming pool has also been redone with a beautiful blue look that matches the new Greek-inspired exterior colour scheme.

Another new feature is the selfie hotspot of angel wings, which guests are recommended to use as their backdrop when posting photos on social media. The property has its own social media channels and can be tagged at @elephantspringsapartments on Instagram and Facebook, or @apartmentsES on Twitter.

Complimentary WiFi is also part of the offering at the Elephant Springs Apartments, and each unit has its own Smart TV with Netflix, ShowMax and YouTube available free of charge.

Elephant Springs Apartments renovation underway

One of Bela Bela’s favourite self-catering destinations have closed its doors in early May for a complete renovation project that is set to be completed late June 2022.

The look of brand new self-catering apartments have recently been teased in glimpses behind the scenes. Highlights will include new closed off patios with built-in braais for the ground floor units, private numbered braais for the balcony units next to the pool, new bedroom layouts, upgraded en suite bathroom for the main bedroom, as well as a new look second bathroom that now boasts a large walk in shower.

The look of the property will also completely change with a brand new coat of paint and a different colour scheme. According to Director Stef Venter, the look will match Bela Bela being a holiday destination, and visitors will rejoice in the new atmosphere this new look will create.

To further assist future guests, the self-catering side have been split from the hotel side, and will henceforth be available to book online as separate entities. The split has already occurred on the official website, which offers visitors the choice between hotel and apartments. Be the first to stay in the new look apartments and book in advance today by clicking on this link.

New Spa now open at Elephant Springs

Elephant Springs is proud to present its newest attraction – the Zoella Spa.  With two treatment rooms, each suitable to offer services to couples, this exciting offering will elevate your experience at our Bela Bela-based establishment.  This new offering will be available early April 2022. Please be on the lookout for our announcement coming soon.

While advance reservations are essential, same day bookings are also possible – subject to availability.  Bookings and queries are exclusively managed by the team of Zoella Spa and Elephant Springs does not accept reservations or attend to queries on their behalf.  For more information, call / WhatsApp 078 828 6841 or e-mail for assistance.

Black Friday Deals

South of Africa is back with unbeatable value in 2021’s BLACK FRIDAY & CYBER MONDAY DEALS.  Get 30% off select roomtypes when you book between 26 – 29 November 2021 for stays between 2 January 2022 – 28 February 2022. 

Visit the links to book at Elephant Springs Hotel & Apartments or Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa on Friday 26 November 2021. Enter the promocode BLACKFRIDAY in the provided space at the top of the booking facility and enjoy great value for money with these discounted offers.

Terms & Conditions

The BLACK FRIDAY & CYBER MONDAY DEALS are subject to these T&Cs:

  • The discount is valid for select roomtypes only at Elephant Springs and Shangri-La;
  • The offer is available from 26 November 2021 – 29 November 2021;
  • The offer will automatically activate at midnight (00:00h) on 26 November 2021 and will not be available before this date. It will expire at 23:59h on 29 November 2021;
  • The offer applies to new reservations made on the booking platform;
  • The offer is applicable to stays between 2 January 2022 – 28 February 2022;
  • Excludes all meals;
  • No upfront payment is required; full payment is due 3 days prior to arrival;
  • Free cancellation until 72 hours prior to arrival;
  • Subject to availability.

This offer is not available for telephone or e-mail reservations and applies to online bookings only on the official websites of the SOA properties.