Protea Hotels Strengthens Presence

Protea Hotels - the largest hotel group in Africa, with over 125 properties in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands - has signed up three more properties :  two in the Northern Province, being the Protea Hotel Shangri-La in Nylstroom and the Protea Hotel Elephant Springs in Warmbaths and another in Tanzania, the Protea Hotel Pangani River.

Group Marketing Services Director for Protea Hotels, Allan Duke, said that the franchise contracts with the two properties were signed on September 1.  “The Warmbaths property is particularly important for us as it ties in with the Aventura Resorts we have in the area, giving us a cross-pollinated presence in the region.”

The owner of both properties, Johan Janse van Vuuren, says the Protea Hotel Elephant Springs property has 40 deluxe en-suite rooms and three self-catering cabanas while the Protea Hotel Shangri-La has 33 rooms.

Built on a clifftop 70 metres above the majestic Pangani River mouth, the Protea Hotel Pangani River overlooks the old Arab slave town of Pangani, the serene Pemba Channel and the vast Indian Ocean.

Set in 150 hectares of natural indigenous forest and built in the style of a gracious sisal plantation home of the early East African settlers, accommodation at Protea Hotel Pangani River comprises 40 air- conditioned rooms and 2 suites, with non-smoking rooms available on request.


Dining facilities include a restaurant (open from 07h00 to 15h00 and again from 19h00 - 21h00), while the bar is open from 10h00 - 23h00. Sporting and leisure activities include a swimming pool, fishing and hiking.  Conference and banqueting facilities available for 40 to 60 GUESTS.