Marakele head guide wins at Provincial Lilizela awards

Sidney Fhumulani Mikosi, Marakele National Park's head guide, has been awarded the best nature guide in Limpopo at the prestigious Limpopo Provincial Lilizela awards held in Burgersfort. Sidney has been with Marakele National Park since 2009 and boasts several accolades to his name including the...

23 Sep 2016

aha Hotels & Lodges wins top South African hotel group

aha Hotels & Lodges won the Business Traveller Africa award for the Top South African hotel group for 2016. The criteria - the best South African group with the most consistent offering, including the quality of their properties, consistency in service, accommodation, facilities (both meeting and...

20 Sep 2016

Cape Town wins global Condé Nast travel award

Once again a recipient of a global travel award, Cape Town won the Best Overseas City for Restaurants and Bars in the Condé Nast Readers' Travel Awards 2016. The city was also a runniner-up in the category of Favourite Overseas City. In addition, Cape Town guesthouse Ellerman House featured in...

15 Sep 2016

Lakeside Lodge & Spa a Sanlam top destination

Boutique hotel, Lakeside Lodge & Spa, walked away a winner in the 5-star hotel category at the Sanlam Top Destination Awards. The Awards has been designed to uplift those in the hospitality industry and to show recognition to accommodation establishments in South Africa. Out of 120 finalists, 28...

8 Sep 2016

The Westin Cape Town voted best large hotel conference venue

The Westin Cape Town was awarded the 'Best Traveller Africa - Best Large Hotel Conference Venue Award' at the Business Traveller Africa awards ceremony in Johannesburg. The Business Traveller Africa awards ceremony is an event intended for the South African business travel trade and celebrates...

8 Sep 2016

Lakeside a finalist for Sanlam Top Designation Awards

Lakeside Lodge & Spa, a five-star boutique hotel on the Garden Route close to Sedgefield has been awarded finalist status in the second annual Sanlam Top Destination Awards. The awards programme aims to uplift those in the hospitality industry and to showcase top establishments, giving them extra...

30 Aug 2016

Hilton Durban's head concierge a member of the Society of the Golden Keys

Les Clefs d'Or has awarded Hilton Durban's longstanding head concierge, Wellington Nzuza, his Golden Keys, becoming a member of the "Society of the Golden Keys". This prestigious membership is by invitation only and is one of the highest honors a concierge can be awarded. Wellington is now only the...

5 Aug 2016

Vineyard Hotel named one of the best wine-themed hotels in the world

The Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town made Vinepair's list of the "World's Most Amazing Wine Themed Hotels" as well as a similarly themed but entirely different list compiled by Drinksfeed.com. With only two hotels representing Africa, the lists include other hotels such as the La Grande...

29 Jul 2016

Sun International wins five casino marketing awards

Sun International scooped no less than five prestigious Romero Awards for excellence in casino marketing, including top Diamond award at the 10th annual Casino Marketing and Technology Conference in Las Vegas. Sun International's casino marketing team won a Diamond Award for a Direct Marketing...

28 Jul 2016

Turkish Airlines US flights back to normal

Turkish Airlines Media Relations Office has announced that the FAA has removed the recent order that all airline carriers, regardless of country of registry, are prohibited from flying into the United States from Turkey either directly or via third country. Accordingly, all scheduled Turkish...

19 Jul 2016

Turkish Airlines recognised as Best Airline in Europe

For the sixth consecutive year, Turkish Airlines has been chosen as the Best Airline in Europe in the Skytrax World Airline Awards. Skytrax is the most respected global airline passenger survey organisation in the industry, its World Airline Awards described as "the Oscars of the aviation...

15 Jul 2016

Gatsby Spa wins Best Luxury Spa Group in Africa

The Gatsby Spa at Sun International's Sun City, situated at the resort's Gary Player Country Club, has been ranked as one of the world's premier spas in the 2016 World Luxury Spa Awards. The Gatsby spa won the award for Best Luxury Spa Group on the African continent. The World Luxury Spa Awards...

13 Jul 2016

Camdeboo Spa named top African day spa

The African Pride Irene Country Lodge's African Day Spa (Camdeboo Spa) has been recognised by the World Luxury Spa Awards as the number one Luxury Day Spa on the African continent. There are 27 categories of awards that are presented to luxury spas in a country, continent, and global basis. Sixty...

6 Jul 2016

David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa up for World Luxury Hotel Award

aha Hotel and Lodges has announced that The David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa, located only 5km from Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world, has been nominated as a contender to take a highly coveted 2016 World Luxury Hotel Award. With it being the 10th anniversary of the...

1 Jul 2016

DAVINCI Hotel receives 4th Heritage Certificate

Legacy has announced that The DAVINCI Hotel and Suites has, for the fourth year in a row, maintained its Platinum status in the Environmental Management Program according to the Heritage Environmental Rating Program. Heritage is an environmental management company specialising in the independent...

29 Jun 2016

Golden Gate scoops top SANParks awards

The Northern Region of the South African National Parks (SANParks) held its annual awards function at the Golden Gate Highlands National Park Hotel on 20 June. The three national parks in the region - Golden Gate, Mapungubwe, and Marakele - compete aggressively for the awards, which are presented to...

23 Jun 2016

Candy Tothill up for 2016 Businesswoman of the Year Awards

Tsogo Sun's general manager of corporate affairs, Candy Tothill is a finalist in the corporate category of the Businesswomen's Association of South Africa (BWASA) 2016 Businesswoman of the Year Awards. These awards actively seek to identify, acknowledge, celebrate and recognise the astute...

21 Jun 2016

Benguela on Main wins at World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2016

During the World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2016 gala awards ceremony, which took place on 18 June in Switzerland, Benguela on Main was named the winner of the 'Eclectic (International) Cuisine' award. The restaurant, headed by executive chef Jean Delport, also ranked as a finalist in the category of...

21 Jun 2016

Sun City wins at World Travel Awards

Sun International's Sun City Resort in the North West Province received two prestigious awards in the 23rd Annual World Travel Awards programme. The resort scooped the awards for Africa's Leading Resort and Africa's Leading Casino Resort for 2016. As a regional winner in two categories, Sun City...

20 Jun 2016

Protea Hotels receives Tripadvisor Certificates of Excellence

Protea Hotels, which includes African Pride Hotels have received Certificates of Excellence from travel site TripAdvisor as well as a Travellers' Choice Award. The Certificate of Excellence Awards, now in its sixth year, celebrate hospitality businesses that have been consistently rated the best...

10 Jun 2016

Palazzo Hotel awarded for excellence

Tsogo Sun's Palazzo hotel within the Montecasino precinct has received a TripAdvisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience. The...

8 Jun 2016

Tourism minister honoured with Order of Merit

The Federal Republic of Germany awarded South Africa's Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom the Order of Merit, conferred on him by ambassador Walter Lindner on behalf of Federal President Joachim Gauck. The Order of Merit is the highest tribute that Germany pays to individuals for their political,...

6 Jun 2016

Wrangler's True Wanderer announced

Wrangler announced the True Wanderer winner, Raihaan Suliman from Pretoria and the runners up who competed for the ultimate True Wanderer title. Suliman took home a trip worth over R50,000. The panel of judges, Tebello Motsoane and Siyabonga Beyile, declared the winner based on the quality of...

2 Jun 2016

African Pride Mount Grace Spa awarded best spa in SA

For the second year running, the African Pride Mount Grace Spa has been named as the Top SA Spa. The announcement was made at the 2016 SIX Sensational Skincare and Spalicious Recognition Awards ceremony in Johannesburg earlier this month.

1 Jun 2016

SANBI wins SA's 34th gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show

Designers David Davidson and Ray Hudson and the team of staff and volunteers from the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI-Kirstenbosch and Harold Porter) exhibit won South Africa's 34th gold medal in 41 years at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower...

25 May 2016

Thanda Safari scored double honours at World Travel Awards

Multi-award winning Thanda Safari, a private game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, received two awards at the World Travel Awards - Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016. World Travel Awards is voted for by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, and this accolade recognises the commitment to...

26 Apr 2016

Atmosphere Communications wins PRISM for #celebratecapetown campaign

Atmosphere Communications was awarded a Gold PRISM award for its work on the #celebratecapetown campaign for luxury hospitality client Taj Cape Town. Hosted by the Public Relations Institute of South Africa (PRISA), the PRISMs are designed to highlight excellence in the local PR industry. The...

21 Apr 2016

David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa wins in luxury

Located at the edge of the Zambezi River within sight of the spray of Victoria Falls, the David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa has won the Unique Luxury Lodge of the Year at the 2016 Luxury Travel Guides Awards. The 77 room lodge is in the portfolio of aha Hotels & Lodges, the property management...

21 Apr 2016

Durbanite receives coveted international business award

Freddy Pather, the head concierge at the Protea Hotel Edward with 50-plus years in the hospitality industry, is now being recognised by Marriott International. He is the first-ever South Africa-based employee of the hotel group to receive the coveted J Willard Marriott Award of Excellence, the...

19 Apr 2016

Cape Town scoops major awards

Cape Town as the city has scooped two major accolades: The 2015-16 Telegraph Travel Awards chose Cape Town as Best City (for the fourth year running!) and, in Condé Nast's Reader's Choice Awards, Cape Town took the honour as the number one food city in the world. The Telegraph Travel Awards are...

14 Apr 2016

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