Explore the newly-revamped Elephant Springs Hotel & Apartments in Bela Bela

Elephant Springs Hotel & Apartments

We have amazing news! The Elephant Springs Hotel & Apartments have undergone a remarkable transformation, making them the ideal accommodation for travelers seeking comfort, style and convenience during their holiday or stop-over in Bela Bela.

The Elephant Springs Hotel & Apartments is part of the South of Africa (SOA) group of hotels, which runs several other amazing accommodation and holiday experiences across the Limpopo Province.

Accommodation at Elephant Springs Hotel & Apartments

This past winter, Elephant Springs Hotel underwent an extensive makeover of its bedrooms, resulting in a fresh and vibrant ambiance. Each bedroom now features captivating Afro-Pop art creations, specially designed to infuse a 50s-inspired charm. The background of these art pieces boasts intricate shweshwe patterns, adding a touch of uniqueness to each room.

Moreover, guests can indulge in an upgraded entertainment experience, thanks to the brand-new Smart TV in every room, offering complimentary access to popular streaming platforms like Netflix, ShowMax, and YouTube. While DStv isn’t provided, guests can easily log into their own DStv streaming accounts during their stay.

Additionally, complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire building, ensuring guests stay connected. Each air-conditioned bedroom is equipped with a convenient bar fridge.

The hallways of Elephant Springs Hotel have also undergone a stunning transformation. A new raised ceiling with gracefully curved edges now resembles the interior of a train, creating a unique visual appeal. The ceilings are elegantly-painted in black, complemented by gold-painted exposed pipes and skirting.

This modern and sleek design, coupled with hidden lighting, transports guests to a whole new world. Even the room numbers have received a makeover, with shiny gold lettering against a round black background, reminiscent of train compartment numbers.

Elephant Springs Apartments revamp

Adjacent to the hotel, the Elephant Springs Apartments also reopened in July last year after undergoing renovations. The apartments offer self-catering accommodation in spacious 3-bedroom units.

Each unit boasts a comfortable lounge area with a Smart TV, also providing access to the popular streaming platforms available at the hotel. This upgrade is part of South of Africa’s commitment to enhancing guest experiences.

Book the hotel HERE and book the apartments HERE.

Facilities at Elephant Springs Hotel & Apartments

Regarding facilities, the hotel’s courtyard has received a vibrant makeover, featuring bold and colorful walls, matching blue umbrellas and comfortable loungers. The covered patio, overlooking the inviting pool, provides an ideal spot for guests to savor their meals. The old curtains that used to frame the pillars have been replaced with exquisite tapestries that mirror the colorful walls, adding to the overall visual appeal.

The restaurant within Elephant Springs Hotel has also undergone a subtle yet impactful transformation. Its standout feature is the bright red wall, serving as the central focal point of the dining area, creating a lively and inviting atmosphere.

In addition, the self-catering Elephant Springs Apartments now also feature private braai facilities, a large sparkling pool for relaxation and a unique selfie hotspot complete with golden wings, ensuring that guests capture memorable moments. You will also love their conference and events venues.

Elephant Springs Hotel has even more exciting changes planned for the future. In the coming year, guests can look forward to the addition of a new restaurant and a relocated reception area, promising an even more delightful stay experience.

Things to do in Bela Bela

With its recent makeover, Elephant Springs Hotel and Apartments are poised to become Bela Bela’s favored accommodation offering. Its strategic location, close to major attractions, makes it a convenient and affordable choice for travelers from Gauteng, just a one-hour drive away.

Plan your getaway to Elephant Springs Hotel and Apartments today and immerse yourself in the charm of their newly-revamped accommodation, modern amenities and the promise of unforgettable memories. Your adventure awaits at Elephant Springs!

Elephant Springs Hotel & Apartments is located at 31 Sutter Rd, Bela-Bela. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 14 736 2101 or Central Reservations on +27 (0) 14 004 0131; email info@elephantsprings.co.za or visit them online at elephantsprings.co.za today. Follow the Hotel on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE and the Apartments on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE.


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