Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa

The 4-star Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa outside Bela Bela and Modimolle is a tranquil secluded hideaway nestled against the Waterberg Mountains. This peaceful gem just one hour north of Gauteng, offers the elegance of yesteryear, with beautiful antiques, homely pampering in 49 en-suite rooms surrounded by lush tropical gardens.

All the comfortable rooms and rondavels at Shangri-La are situated within walking distance of a sparkling swimming pool, relaxing spa with two treatment rooms (one customized for couples) as well as other facilities including two restaurants and a cellar (with a Diners Club award winning wine list), a small wedding chapel and fully equipped conference centres.

Other facilities at Shangri-La include a Volleyball court, 9-hole Putt-Putt mini golf course, outdoor chess set, open air Pavilion surrounded by rose gardens, children’s playroom with selection of games and fun activities, tennis courts and a unique Labyrinth in honour of Dr Bruce Copley, a lifelong partner of Shangri-La.

Apart from the prolific birdlife, resident labradors PJ and Fires, and the frolicking vervet monkeys and curious meerkats, Shangri-La also houses several fenced camps which the buck species call home. Although guests cannot interact with the animals because of breeding purposes, as well as the safety of both guests and animal, Shangri-La’s delightful new family members make visiting this earthly paradise a memorable experience.