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.
Named after the mythical earthly paradise (described in British author James Hilton’s 1933 novel Lost Horizon), the term Shangri-La has become synonymous with any permanently happy paradise land isolated from the outside world.
Guests wanting to escape the madness of modern life soon realise why the name 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!
Offering charming old-world elegance, cheerful staff and a refreshingly uncommercialised atmosphere, this beautiful 23-year old hotel also boasts a romantic wedding chapel, several conference areas, swimming pool and tennis courts.
With a TripAdvisor Award of Excellence in 2013 - for consistently high ratings from its travellers - Shangri-La Country Hotel has recently undergone extensive refurbishments to its main building. These include an Nguni-inspired promenade, outdoor wooden deck, cellar, airy 200-seater Bellows restaurant, Baroque-themed Heritage restaurant and the cosy Barry’s bar.
On the promenade, guests can find a cosy corner to read a magazine or enjoy freshly brewed filter coffee on the wooden deck under its leafy canopy. Exquisite antiques, chandeliers and oversized paintings adorn the lavish Baroque-themed Heritage Restaurant and lounge areas.
The renowned Waterberg Country Hotel, Shangri-La, has crossed the threshold into the international hospitality arena. In response to the high demand from its loyal patronage of the past 24 years, the romantic Country Hotel in the heart of the bushveld opened its very own Spa! The long awaited move elevates Shangri-La to new heights of decadence and service in an atmosphere of pure relaxation and sensual enjoyment.
Located at Shangri-La’s iconic sparkling pool, the new Spa forms part of the relaxation area. “We are creating a whole new space for our guests to enjoy the comforts of our well known destination,” says owner Johan Jansen van Vuuren, who has recently also opened a similar concept at the 5-star Abalone House & Spa in Paternoster. “We have long been wanting to offer this service to our guests, and have the past 2 years been able to provide a mobile spa service with a local entrepreneur, however, the feedback has been extremely positive and the demand for a permanent offering high. It was logical to take the next step.”
Elegant simplicity is what guests can expect from the Spa, which opened its doors on 1 July 2014 at Shangri-La.
The Spa offers two calm treatment rooms - one customized for couples. The services that guests can expect range from a variety of massages and skin and body care treatments. An enticing menu of face and body treatments is available to guests, and the beautifully soothing surroundings will ensure a deeply enjoyable experience.
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