Addo elephant park - best in region

2016-10-06 06:00
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Addo Elephant National Park (AENP) walked away with three major wins at this year’s South African National Parks Frontier Region awards.

The awards give recognition to individuals, teams and parks for outstanding service in the previous financial year. The Frontier Region is made up of the Addo Elephant, Camdeboo, Karoo and Mountain Zebra National Parks.

Matyholweni - best performing rest camp

Addo’s Matyholweni Rest Camp, situated alongside the N2 near Colchester/Sundays River, won the award in the category: Best Performing Rest Camp of the Year.

Best game drives

Addo’s second win came in the form of the Best Performing Business Unit award, which went to the Game Drives team. Last year they were ranked second among all the national parks in the category “Highest Activities per 100 Overnight Guests”, while they came out tops in the camp category nationally.

Best performing park of the year

The biggest win was the award for Best Performing Park of the Year. Park Manager, Mzwandile Mjadu, accepted the award on behalf of his entire staff. Addo Elephant National Park stood out in the region after it showed excellent performance in the three core business areas of conservation, tourism (welcoming over 230 000/year) and people & conservation (exposing more people on daily basis to park).

Individual awards for excellent performance: Ayandisa Donkrag (finance); Sweetness Sinyongo (tourism); Regional Manager’s Awards: Cheryl Momberg (finance); John Adendorff (conservation) and John Brudini (technical).

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