South of Africa Leisure Specials: May-July 2013

The aptly named South of Africa Portfolio of Fine Properties is hosting amazing leisure specials at its various establishments from 1 May 2013 – 31 July 2013. South of Africa is a unique new group of hotels, self-catering accommodation and guest houses consisting of eight establishments in South Africa’s greatest tourism attractions – the Limpopo Province, the heartland of Southern Africa, and the Western Cape with its majestic mountains, beautiful beaches and green farmlands.


1) Paternoster Seaside Cottages:

Situated approximately 145 km north of Cape Town, along South Africa’s West Coast, Paternoster is a place where time stands still. It is a place where one can experience the authenticity and timelessness of a picturesque fishing village where past meets present. The local West Coast village of Paternoster offers six luxurious units grouped under the name Paternoster Seaside Cottages. It is the perfect place to unwind in style and luxury, inspired by the original quaint white-washed fishermen’s cottages. The thoughtful design of each cottage epitomizes stylish elegance and offers you unaparalled peace and comfort. The generous open-plan living rooms of the two Seaside units open onto verandas with rim flowing pools.  Pasella’s concertina style sliding doors lead from a stylish interior enhanced with a huge fireplace, antique furniture and large dining room table for those gregarious meals.  Alive with artistic flair, Kliphuisie is a romantic haven for that special couple wanting a weekend escape. Comprising two units, Oppidraai provides a welcoming feeling of space, comfort and luxury.  The stylish inner decor is reflected by rustic, earthy tones, screed floors, cane and rattan furniture and rust coloured throws.


Leisure Special:
  • R300 p/p/night (minimum pax applies to each unit)
  • Rates valid 1 May – 31 July 2013.
Contact details: Contact central reservations on 087 943 4302 or or visit for more information.  2) The Ballinrobe The Ballinrobe is a luxurious self-catering, 2-bedroom apartment situated in Sea Point, Cape Town.  It has an exquisite balcony with a heated Jacuzzi that looks over the Atlantic Ocean as well as Lion’s Head on the left – the perfect way to relax at the end of a busy day.  The Ballinrobe is also the perfect holiday destination for small families and groups of friends.  It is situated close to the V&A Waterfront, is a 15 minutes’ walk from the famed Sea Point promenade and beach, and is within close proximity to restaurants, activities, Robben Island and the CTICC. The self-catering apartment offers a fully equipped kitchen and the open area living space consists of a modern 4-seater glass dining room table, a gorgeous ivory leather lounge set and a flat screen TV with DSTV. The master suite has a full en suite bathroom and the guest bedroom makes use of the second bathroom with shower. The Ballinrobe is elegant and deluxe – the perfect calming and charming getaway while still being a part of the exciting Cape Town city life. The Ballinrobe_CollateralLeisure Special:
  • R1500 p/unit per night
  • Rates valid 1 May – 31 July 2013.
Contact details: Contact central reservations on 087 943 4302 or or visit for more information. 3) Bid huisie Bid Huisie is situated in Prince Albert, Western Cape, a quaint little village just 42km off the N1 (400km from Cape Town). The property’s beautiful Groot Karoo surroundings are the draw card for holiday goers and business men en route to either Cape Town or Gauteng. The spectacular night skies will leave anybody breathless and a day or two in this little village is perfect for that in-between break before arriving at your next destination. The cottage offers two comfortably appointed bedrooms, one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchenette with dining room table for those special family-time dinners, a cozy living area and superb garden with patio and splash pool that is the perfect gateway to the Karoo. Bidhuisie_CollateralLeisure Special:
  • R800 per unit per night (4 pax)
  • R250per person per night (3 pax)
  • R300 per person per night (2 pax)
  • Rates valid 1 May – 31 July 2013.
Contact details: Contact central reservations on 087 943 4302 or or visit for more information.


 1) Shangri-la country hotel The Shangri-La Country Hotel is a taste of Paradise right on your doorstep. The word Shangri-La translates into ‘Place of Eternal Youth’. The Country Hotel is a secluded hideaway of great beauty and a sanctuary of peace and tranquillity nestled against the verdant backdrop of the Waterberg in Limpopo overlooking the tropical Nile Valley. Shangri-La Country Hotel is on a 32-hectare farm between Warmbaths and Nylstroom with beautiful lush gardens and mature trees. Offering the elegance and charm of yesteryear in a non-commercialized atmosphere, with the true home-from-home pampering, Shangri-La is the perfect breakaway. It boasts a brand new modern 200-seater restaurant, wooden deck, gentleman’s bar and breakfast room.  All 49 en-suite rooms are surrounded by the lush tropical gardens and are within walking distance of the romantic Chapel, sparkling swimming pool, fully equipped conference centers and other hotel facilities.  Indulge in the marvels of Shangri-La and rejuvenate at this hidden jewel an hour north of Gauteng. Shangri-La_CollateralLeisure Special:
  • Standard Rooms:             R420 B&B per person per night
  • Exec Rooms:                       R500 B&B per person per night
  • Presidential:                       R575 B&B per person per night
  • Family Rooms:                  R420 B&B per person per night + supplement
Contact details: Contact central reservations on 087 943 4302 or or visit for more information. 2) Elephant Springs hotel & cabanas The Elephant Springs Hotel and Cabanas has long been at the heart of Limpopo’s mecca. Situated in the popular inland tourism town of Bela Bela in Limpopo Province, it is a well-known hotspot for holiday goers, not looking to venture too far from home. Being less than an hour from Pretoria (Gauteng), is it obvious why guests escape to this kingdom in the Bushveld. The hotel offers 50 rooms, each with en suite bathroom, select DSTV channels and air conditioning, as well as 20 six-sleeper self-catering Cabanas, clustered around a private sparkling pool with braai facilities. The hotel is situated in the heart of Bela Bela, directly across the street from the popular Forever Resorts with its hot mineral baths and Hydro, and is within walking distance of shops and restaurants.  It is the perfect destination for relaxing family holidays, weddings, cocktail parties, conferences, launches and exhibitions. Other facilities include a restaurant, ladies bar and two swimming pools for the exclusive use of guests of the hotel and guests of the cabanas.. There are also conference facilities for up to 250 delegates, with 3 air-conditioned venues to choose from. Elephant Springs_CollaborationsLeisure Special:
  • Hotel Rooms:                     R400 B&B per person per night
  • Family Rooms:                  R300 B&B per person per night
  • Cabanas:                             R1050 per person per night
  • Rates valid 1 May – 31 July 2013.
Contact details: Contact central reservations on 087 943 4302 or or visit for more information. 3) Birdsong Cottages Enjoy cozy farm-life and warm hospitality in the luxurious self-catering units of Birdsong Cottages.  Situated 14 km’s outside of Modimolle, Birdsong caters for guests wanting to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy the best of what the bushveld has to offer. Choose from comfortable standard four and eight sleeper cottages or luxurious four sleeper rondavel and up market 6 sleeper thatched villa.  Birdsong offers the most tranquilizing nature scenes in the Waterberg, breathtaking hiking trials, free-roaming game and bird watching with 50 birdlife species. The sparkling pool in the heart of the bush is the perfect spot for lazing in the hot African sun.  Birdsong is ideal for small functions, conferences, weddings and parties.  The beautiful wedding chapel offers seating for 50-60 guests. For that well-earned break, escape to Birdsong with its abundance of natural out-of-Africa elements. Birdsong_CollateralLeisure Special:
  • Franklin & Guineafowl:          R225p/p/night (min 4 pax)
  • Sunbird:                                 R285 p/p/night (min 4 pax)
  • Flycatcher:                             R250 p/p/night (min 6 pax ) R450 p/unit (2 pax)
  • Owls Cottage:                       R220 p/p/night (min 6 pax) R280 p/p/night (min 4 pax) R500 p/p/night (min 2 pax)
  • Rates valid 1 May – 31 July 2013.
Contact details: Contact central reservations on 087 943 4302 or or visit for more information. 3) Modimolle Funky Stay Are you ready to get funky? Modimolle Funky Stay offers exactly what the name suggests – funky and affordable overnight accommodation.  The interiors of these ultra-cool rooms are bright and colourful and have a fresh new take on giving guests a unique experience.  The establishment boasts 14 rooms, each with its private en suite bathroom; all located in funky A-framed cabins.  Conference facilities are available to smaller group, with a dining area that will also serve as restaurant in 2013.  More rooms are set to follow in the next year, with accommodation for larger groups being part of the Funky Stay experience. Modimolle Funky Stay is situated on the very popular R101 that also passes three of South of Africa’s other Limpopo properties; Elephant Springs Hotel & Cabanas, Birdsong Cottages and the Shangri-La Country Hotel. Discerning travelers can pick and choose to visit any of the other fine properties for supper, afternoon tea or a stroll through the beautiful Waterberg landscape. Modimolle Funky Stay_CollaborationLeisure Special:
  • R200 per person per night – bed only (sharing)
  • R300 per single in Twin room
  • R250 per single in Single room
  • Rates valid 1 May – 31 July 2013.
Contact details: Contact central reservations on 087 943 4302 or or visit for more information.      

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