Johannesburg - 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, which received their first “Award Of Excellence” from Trip Advisor in May 2013, is proud to be recognised 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!

For reservations, call 087 820 5999 or e-mail [email protected]