against the verdant backdrop of the Waterberg and overlooking the
tropical Nyl Valley, the Shangri-la Country Hotel is situated on a
32 hectare farm between Bela-Bela and Modimolle.
Close to both Pretoria and Johannesburg and within easy reach of the
northern gates of the Kruger National Park and Botswana, Shangri-la
Country Hotel is the ideal stop-over, weekend break or relaxing
The elegance and charm of yesteryear have been captured throughout
the hotel. Accommodation is in individually decorated thatched or
luxury suites with en-suite bathrooms, while the past echoes in the
memorabilia-filled Blaasbalk Bar.
The Shangri-la Country Hotel offers much in the way of facilities
for wining and dining. Hear echoes of the past in the
memorabilia-filled Blaasbalk Bar, relax in the gracious atmosphere
of the a la carte Heritage Restaurant and sample the ethnic and
traditional culinary delights associated with Shangri-la Country
Hotel for many years.
Other dining venues include the Private Dining Rooms, for intimate
and private dinners or cocktail parties, The Patio for breakfast and
lunches, unique bush braais and the pool deck.
Other facilities available on request include babysitting, laundry
and secretarial services. Parking is also available.
Sporting and Leisure activities:
Lush gardens and a sparkling swimming pool offer bird-watchers a
paradise of sound and colour. Nearby sporting facilities include
tennis, squash, volleyball, snooker, golf, bowls and hiking.
Accommodation at the soothing tranquility of the Shangri-la Country
Hotel comprises 49 individually decorated thatched or luxury suites
with en-suite bathrooms.
In-room facilities include
2. Satellite TV
4. Tea and coffee-making facilities
5. Writing desk and
6. some rooms with mini-bar
Hotel offers a peaceful country venue for conferences, business
indabas, teambuilding events and workshops. Conference organizers
can opt for day conference- and overnight packages.
Offering three charming conference venues, it’s an ideal place to
foster creative and productive events. Conference facilities include
flip chart, projector hire and sound system hire.
Our helpful staff will happily arrange teambuilding sessions that
feature group volleyball contests, potjiekos competitions, treasure
hunts and more. Our new Labyrinth (the result of a life long
relationship with Dr Bruce Copley, Holistic leader of AAHA Learning)
is the perfect option for alternate teambuilding exercises.
Shangri-La’s theme evenings – encompassing creative Chinese,
Mauritian, Out-of-Africa and traditional barbeque menus – are
especially popular among conference delegates and Year End
Madala & Magogo
The ‘Madala’ and ‘Magogo’ Banquet Hall sets a new standard for
conferencing in the Waterberg area. The hotel’s close-knit staff
uses these affectionate names to refer to the parents of Shangri-La
owner Johan Jansen van Vuuren. Mrs Anndeline Jansen van Vuuren, or
Magogo, still work in this proud family-owned business. (‘Madala’
and ‘Magogo’ mean ‘grandfather’ and ‘grandmother in Zulu and Xhosa.)
This impressive 240sq meter hall boasts a large veranda, wooden
floors, imposing chandeliers, luxurious bathrooms and high quality
sound equipment. With its wooden stacking doors, the centre can be
utilized as one large venue or divided into two smaller conference
This thatch-roofed conference venue with its rustic wooden beams,
colourful paintings and outer wooden doors opens onto a landscaped
Bushveld garden. Doors on the opposite side conveniently open onto
the roofed Kraal area where delegates can enjoy lunches and tea
breaks. Indaba seats 80 delegates. Situated next to the Indaba room,
the cosy thatched Kgotla room also leads out onto the Kraal area.
This intimate venue is perfect for smaller workshops, seminars or
conference dining and is the ideal breakaway room.
Adjoining the main building complex is the Boardroom, a small
welcoming venue with beautiful antique furniture that leads out onto
the patio and swimming pool area. The patio is ideal for tea breaks
while the pool terrace provides a relaxing space for lunches. The
boardroom seats 90 delegates.
What makes Shangri-La special for conferences?
Choice of three quality air-conditioned venues
Seating from 10 to 250 delegates with delicious menu and theme
Ideal for wide range of events, launches, workshops, conferences and
Wireless internet facilities
Plenty of outdoor areas to host teambuilding exercises, lunches and
Conveniently located within an hour’s drive from Pretoria.
How to get there:
1. Follow the N1 towards Polokwane (Pietersburg)
2. Take the Modimolle (Nylstroom) off ramp at the Kranskop Tollgate,
turn left at the T-junction and follow the road towards Modimolle
3. Turn left at Eersbewoond and continue for approximately 3km until
you find the Shangri-la Country Hotel turn on your right
4. Continue on dirt road for 3 km until you reach Shangri-la Country
From Polokwane (Pietersburg)
1. Follow the N1 south towards Pretoria, pass Mokopane
(Potgietersrus), Mookgophong (Naboomspruit) and take the Modimolle
(Nylstroom) off ramp
2. Continue on this road until you reach the first 4 way traffic
3. Turn left into Nelson Mandela Drive and continue until you have
left the CBD
4. Travel on for approximately 8km until you find the Eersbewoond
Road on your right. Turn right at Eersbewoond and continue for
approximately 3km, until you find Shangri-la Country Hotel turnoff
on your right
5. Continue on dirt road for 3 km until you reach Shangri-la Country