Last updated on Jan 20th, 2021 at 08:20 am

The aptly named South of Africa is a unique new group of hotels and guest houses consisting of five establishments in two of South Africaâ??s greatest tourism attractions â?? Limpopo and the Western Cape.  A sixth establishment, the Modimolle Road Lodge, will join the group later in 2012 that will, like its siblings, offers guests an array of accommodation to suit everyoneâ??s specific needs and budget.
Ranging from the five-star Abalone House Boutique Guesthouse in Paternoster to the Shangri-La Country Hotel outside Bela Bela, South of Africa has filled the much needed gap in the tourism industry raided by overpriced no-thrills sleep overs.  According to owner Johan Jansen van Vuuren, South of Africa is not your stereotypical hotel chain like most groups in South Africa. Catering for individualsâ?? needs is what sets South of Africa apart â?? whether guests desire the sought-after luxury of a five-star establishment, or comfortable accommodation at a budget price.  Each property has established their own identity true to the areas they are located in – the expectations of standardised accommodation are surpassed by the unique character of each room.  The only similarity throughout is the adherence to a strict standard of service given to every guest.
This winter Shangri-La is offering a two nights stay in the comfortable standard rooms and rondavels at R605 per person sharing per night, inclusive of scrumptious breakfast and a delectable three course set-menu dinner each night.
The Elephant Springs Hotel & Cabanas is the perfect destination for families.  Enjoy the hot springs of Bela Belaâ??s Forever Resort when staying at the Hotel or Cabanas.  Receive day visitor passes for two days when booking with Elephant Springs. Get the third night free when booking their six sleeper self-catering Cabanas at only R222 per person sharing per night for the first two nights (minimum six adults per unit). Alternatively, be treated to a two-night stay for two in the hotel at only R510 per person sharing per night (minimum 2 nights) which includes the hotelâ??s scrumptious breakfast.
Alternatively, escape to Birdsong just outside Modimolle and take the family on a dream holiday in the bushveld.  Stay two nights in the standard four-sleeper self-catering units Franklin & Guinea Fowl at only R225 per person sharing per night (minimum four adults per unit).
If you prefer the West Coast, head to the unique destination Paternoster, where for only R995 per person sharing per night, including afternoon tea and breakfast, guest can stay at the five-star Abalone House.  Brandy tasting at the Saffron Restaurant is the highlight of every weekend during the month of May. Alternatively thereâ??s the option of staying at the self-catering Paternoster Seaside Cottages, neighbouring the white, rolling vistas of Paternosterâ??s untainted shores from only R700 per two-sleeper unit per night, to R2 000 per four-sleeper unit per night.
These amazing winter specials are valid from 1 May through to 31 August 2012 and are subject to availability.

Abalone House


Birdsong Cottages

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Elephant Springs


Paternoster Seaside Cottages