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...

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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...

2 days ago

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

aha Hotels & Lodges grows portfolio with Urban Hotel

The property management business of Tourvest's Accommodation and Activities division, aha Hotels & Lodges secured the full management and marketing contract for the Urban Hotel in Bloemfontein. Urban Hotel is centrally located near the town's business hub and main shopping destinations.

13 Apr 2016

Travelstart named Africa's Leading Online Travel Agency

Travelstart was selected as Africa's Leading Online Travel Agency for 2016 at the 23rd World Travel Awards. The awards were voted for by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, with the winners announced at the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony hosted by La Gemma dell'Est in Zanzibar,...

11 Apr 2016

Pepperclub Hotel & Spa named Africa's Leading City Hotel

At the 23rd annual World Travel Awards regional Africa and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony held in Zanzibar, Cape Town's Pepperclub Hotel & Spa was named Africa's Leading City Hotel. The World Travel AwardsTM recognises and rewards excellence in all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry....

11 Apr 2016

Jovago and AccorHotels partners up

Jovago and AccorHotels announced that they have signed an innovative partnership to incorporate all AccorHotels established on the African continent on the Jovago platform. The AccorHotels' portfolio will become a part of Jovago's catalog of 25,000 hotels in Africa, further enabling customers to...

16 Mar 2016

Grootbos a finalist at The World Legacy Awards

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve has been named as one of 15 finalists in The World Legacy Awards. The World Legacy Awards is a partnership between the National Geographic Society and ITB Berlin and showcases leading travel and tourism companies, organisations and destinations. Grootbos Private...

14 Mar 2016

Cape Town hotel nominated for four accolades

Pepperclub Hotel and Spa has been nominated for four categories in the 2016 World Travel Awards. The hotel has been named Africa's Leading City Hotel for three consecutive years, and is the current title holder. They also are currently named South Africa's Leading Hotel Suite 2015. This year...

25 Feb 2016

Samsonite voted Favourite Luggage Brand 2016

TripAdvisor has named Samsonite as Favourite Luggage Brand in the Traveller's Choice Awards 2016. The fifth annual Traveller's Choice Awards highlighted the top brands that travellers around the world prefer to use on their trips. Over 32,000 travellers from seven different countries voted for the...

12 Feb 2016

Lakeside Lodge & Spa wins Best Tourism Establishment Award

Lakeside Lodge & Spa, a five-star hotel situated on the Knysna Garden Route, won the Best Tourism Establishment Award at the Sanlam Knysna Awards. The awards, which aim to showcase the quality of Knysna's properties available to tourists, were held at the Simola Hotel.

5 Feb 2016

Mantis manages Miarestate

Mantis Collection will manage Miarestate Hotel and Spa, a five-star game reserve and resort set on the Wild Coast, Eastern Cape. Mantis Collection consists of a variety of five star hotels around the world.

3 Feb 2016

Travelstart gains $40 million round of funding

Amadeus Capital Partners and MTN together have invested a total of $40 million into online travel booking company, Travelstart. Travelstart aims to use the investment to increase its reach into new markets, including those in Africa, the Middle East and Turkey.

2 Feb 2016

McGuire wins SACA President's Award

Mary McGuire was recently named as the recipient of a President's Award from The South African Chefs Association. McGuire is director of Protea Hotels Institute for Professional Development and group quality manager. McGuire's positive impact is evident through the programmes she developed and...

28 Jan 2016

The Manor House wins in 2016 Traveller's Choice Awards

The Manor House at Fancourt has been announced a winner in the 2016 Traveller's Choice Awards. The annual accolade goes to properties around the world, in various categories, because of recommendations from previous guests. The Manor House was ranked 13th of the 25 top Luxury Hotels in South Africa...

28 Jan 2016

Lakeside Lodge and Spa nominated for Sanlam Knysna Awards 2016

Lakeside Lodge and Spa have been shortlisted for the Sanlam Knysna Awards 2016. Their exceptional customer service has impressed guests and led to the nomination. Panoramic views across the Swartvlei lagoon, luxury guest suites, an on-site restaurant, award-winning spa facilities and a range of...

25 Jan 2016

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