TripAdvisor travellers choose Shangri-La Country Hotel

Nestled in the picturesque Waterberg mountain range approximately 70 minutes from Pretoria lies Modimolle (previously named Nylstroom), a bustling Bushveld town. Here, in the heart of Bushveld country on a 32-hectare farm 14 kilometres from Modimolle, lies a little piece of paradise. Shangri-La Country Hotel, hidden in a tranquil tropical setting, reflects the elegant allure of yesteryear.

It is easy to see why visitors to this earthly paradise chose Shangri-La as one of the top 25 hotels in South Africa. Renowned for offering visitors a view of past guests’ experiences, Trip Advisor announced its “Travellers’ Choice Awards” for 2014 this past week. Shangri-La, who received their first “Award Of Excellence” from Trip Advisor in May 2013, is proud to be recognized as the country’s top 25 bargain destinations in this year’s Travellers’ Choice selection.

Guests wanting to escape the madness of modern life know why Shangri-La’s name (described in British author James Hilton’s 1933 novel Lost Horizon) is so fitting. Lush tropical gardens, a trickling waterfall and leafy stone pathways blend with luxurious pampering in 49 en-suite rooms to offer a delightful sense of tranquillity. In the open veld bordering this tranquil country hideaway hotel, wild monkeys and baboons play in the trees, while laid-back resident ducks and tame cats amble around.

For couples, friends, families and small groups that enjoy peaceful natural surroundings, finding your own piece of paradise at Shangri-La is just an hour’s drive from Gauteng!


To celebrate the fantastic TripAdvisor Award, Shangri-La is offering a “Love & Romance Package” in time for Valentine’s Day!

Spend two nights during the weekends of January, February and March at the only hotspot recommended by Cupid and receive breakfast on both mornings as well as your choice of one dinner for 2 people on either the Friday or Saturday evening. Guests are treated to a bottle of sparkling wine and a small gift for your loved one on arrival.

  • Pay only R2640 for 2 people for a 2 night stay.
  • Offer valid until the 31st of March 2014 – excludes public holidays and long weekends.

For reservations, call 087 820 5999 or e-mail


Apart from winning several Diners Club Wine List Awards, Shangri-La is famous for its unique take on South African cuisine. Probably most notable for its much-talked about Butternut soup, which has been a family recipe first offered to guests when the hotel opened 23 years ago, this favourite amongst Shangri-La guests is included in the Valentines Dinner menu.

Spoil your beloved with a romantic candle lit dinner at Shangri-La Country Hotel this Valentine’s Day, Friday 14 February 2014.

  • Pay only R195 per person for the delectable 5 course dinner menu, which features a selection of traditional South African dishes with a modern twist.

Reservations are essential. Call 014 718 1600 to book your table.

Author: PR Officer

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