Category Archives: Facilities

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 >

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 >

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 >

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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 >

Shangri-La plants 50 indigenous trees

Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa outside Bela Bela and Modimolle recently took another step towards becoming an even “greener” hotel.  The initiative to plant 50 indigenous trees on site has been met favourably by both the community and environmentalists. With Shangri-La’s superb tropical gardens receiving acclaim from guests and visitors alike, the hotel has been … 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 >

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 >

The incident with the pond at Shangri-La

Following Dr Bruce Copley’s recent AAHA course at Shangri-La this past spring, we received a heart-warming letter from one of the delegates, Mr Kgosi Dintlhoane. Take a moment to read of his experience with our pond. The Pond, by Kgosi Dintlhoane The message was very simple really, “Take note of … See more >

Shangri-La’s new “Labyrinth of Appreciation”

Created as a living tribute to the generous support of Dr Bruce Copley for his on going life-changing contribution to all at Shangri-La Country Hotel since 1991, the Labyrinth of Appreciation was opened by owner Johan Jansen van Vuuren on 13 September 2013 in the presence of Dr Bruce Copley … See more >