9 June 2017

South African Tourism India Office wins Outlook Traveller Award for Best International Wildlife Destination

South Africa is known for offering a unique African wildlife experience, and the Indian tourist market knows this all too well. For the sixth time, Indian travellers voted South Africa as the Best Destination for Wildlife at the Lonely Planet India Travel Awards 2017. This win adds to the notion that the country’s outdoor playground offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get an up close and personal encounter with wildlife.

The Lonely Planet India Travel Awards is a prestigious awards ceremony and an incredible platform where the crème da la crème in the Indian travel industry are honoured.  Destinations from across the world are awarded in several categories in relation to the experiences they offer tourists.

From Best Destination for Indulgence (France) and Best Destination for Romance (Austria) to Best Destination for Adventure (New Zealand), award winners for 2017 comprised of various countries from around the globe that received recognition for what makes them so unique and impressive to the Indian market.

South Africa scooped the coveted award as being the Best Destination for Wildlife for the sixth time. Congratulations to the South African Tourism India team! As incredible and exciting as this achievement is, it doesn’t come as a surprise especially considering South Africa sees an influx of Indian tourist numbers between April and June annually. This period is when Indian travellers choose our country to be their ideal summer getaway.   

It’s without a doubt that South Africa is a leading destination for world-class outdoor wildlife experiences, and this recognition from The Lonely Planet India Travel Awards once again reinforces that idea. Well done to everyone who made this acknowledgement possible.