Organisations in running for tourism award

2016-08-25 06:00

SOME 20 local tourism organisations who passionately and with pride offer world class products and services, contributing to growing the area’s global destination competitiveness, are in the running for the prestigious Lilizela Tourism Awards.

In its fourth year, the Lilizela Tourism Awards continues to recognise the best of the best of business operators and service providers and plays a pivotal role in elevating the country’s reputation as a destination of excellence, underpinned by a variety of quality-assured experiences and accommodation types.

The name is derived from the Zulu word ‘’Lilizela’’ which means celebrating and praising by ululating when someone has done well. These awards are an initiative of the National Department of Tourism (NDT), spearheaded by South African Tourism and delivered by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.

Thirty-nine people from the larger tourism industry were appointed to serve as judges for the 2016 edition of the Lilizela Tourism Awards.

The Provincial Awards Ceremonies will take place in September, while the National Lilizela Tourism Awards winners will be announced at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on October 16.

Local finalists

S Island Vibe Jeffreys Bay: Backpacking and Hostel

S Tsitsikamma Backpackers: Backpacking and Hostel

S Kondomo Campsite Baviaanskloof Game Reserve: Caravan and Camping

S Dune Ridge Country House: Country House

S St Francis Golf Lodge: Guest House

S The Sands @ St Francis: Guest House

S Tsitsikamma Lodge and Spa: Hotel

S Misty Mountain Reserve: Lodge

S Apple@JBay: Self-catering Exclusive

S Seashells Luxury Accommodation: Self-catering Exclusive

S Cape St Francis Resort - Club Break: Self-catering Shared Vacation

S Beach Break: Self-catering Shared Vacation

S Tsitsikamma Segway Tours: Action and Adventure, Qualifying Small Enterprise

S Chokka Trail: Action and Adventure, Beach Adventure, Scenic Beauty

S Stormsriver Adventures: Action and Adventure, Experience-General, Qualifying Small Enterprise

S Untouched Adventures: Action and Adventure, Marine Adventure, Scenic Beauty

S St Francis Safaris: Marine Adventure

S SANCCOB: Marine Adventure

S Oudebosch Protea Farm Tours: Scenic Beauty

S Baviaans Kouga 4x4 Trail and Travel Route: Scenic Beauty

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