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SSouth Africa's premier Travel and Tourism Awards

RRecognising and rewarding tourism players and businesses who work passionately and with pride to deliver a world-class product and service and whose delivery grows South Africa’s global destination competitiveness.

National winners

Winner 2017
National
Winner 2017
Hotel

Ms Vijayluxmi (Viji) Pillay

Winner 2017
National
Winner 2017
Hotel

Ms Francine Zana

Winner 2017
National
Winner 2017
Hotel

Ms Sindiswa Nhlumayo

Winner 2017
National
Winner 2017
Hotel

Ms Siza Mzimela

Winner 2017
National
Winner 2017
Hotel

Ms Lilly Mokoena

Winner 2017
National
Winner 2017
Hotel

Ms Lolo “Mama Lolo” Monica Mabitsela

Winner 2017
National
Winner 2017
Hotel

Ms Sheila Sekhitla

Winner 2017
National
Winner 2017
Hotel

Esther Mahlangu

National
HotelEsther Mahlangu

National winner in 2017 in the Hotel category.

Winner 2017
National
Winner 2017
Lodge

Road Lodge Potchefstroom

National
LodgeRoad Lodge Potchefstroom

National winner in 2017 in the Lodge category.

Winner 2017
National
Winner 2017
Self-Catering Shared Vacation

Sodwana Bay Resort

National
Self-Catering Shared VacationSodwana Bay Resort

National winner in 2017 in the Self-Catering Shared Vacation category.

Winner 2017
National
Winner 2017
Self-Catering Shared Vacation

Jackalberry Ridge

National
Self-Catering Shared VacationJackalberry Ridge

National winner in 2017 in the Self-Catering Shared Vacation category.

Winner 2017
National
Winner 2017
Self-Catering Shared Vacation

Kruger Park Lodge

National
Self-Catering Shared VacationKruger Park Lodge

National winner in 2017 in the Self-Catering Shared Vacation category.

Winner 2017
National
Winner 2017
Self-Catering Shared Vacation

Marine Square Luxury Suites

National
Self-Catering Shared VacationMarine Square Luxury Suites

National winner in 2017 in the Self-Catering Shared Vacation category.

Winner 2017
National
Winner 2017
Self-Catering Exclusive

Nselweni Bush Lodge

National
Self-Catering ExclusiveNselweni Bush Lodge

National winner in 2017 in the Self-Catering Exclusive category.

Winner 2017
National
Winner 2017
Self-Catering Exclusive

Big Sky Cottages

National
Self-Catering ExclusiveBig Sky Cottages

National winner in 2017 in the Self-Catering Exclusive category.

Winner 2017
National
Winner 2017
Self-Catering Exclusive

Anne's Place

National
Self-Catering ExclusiveAnne's Place

National winner in 2017 in the Self-Catering Exclusive category.

Winner 2017
National
Winner 2017
Self-Catering Exclusive

Orange Grove Farm

National
Self-Catering ExclusiveOrange Grove Farm

National winner in 2017 in the Self-Catering Exclusive category.

Winner 2017
National
Winner 2017
Lodge

African Calabash Lodge

National
LodgeAfrican Calabash Lodge

National winner in 2017 in the Lodge category.

Winner 2017
National
Winner 2017
Lodge

Lionsrock Lodge

National
LodgeLionsrock Lodge

National winner in 2017 in the Lodge category.

Winner 2017
National
Winner 2017
Lodge

The Fernery Lodge

National
LodgeThe Fernery Lodge

National winner in 2017 in the Lodge category.

Winner 2017
National
Winner 2017
Lodge

The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa

National
LodgeThe Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa

National winner in 2017 in the Lodge category.

Winner 2017
National
Winner 2017
Hotel

Road Lodge Centurion

National
HotelRoad Lodge Centurion

National winner in 2017 in the Hotel category.

Winner 2017
National
Winner 2017
Hotel

Town Lodge Port Elizabeth

National
HotelTown Lodge Port Elizabeth

National winner in 2017 in the Hotel category.

Winner 2017
National
Winner 2017
Hotel

Garden Court Umhlanga

National
HotelGarden Court Umhlanga

National winner in 2017 in the Hotel category.

Provincial winners

Finalist 2018
KwaZulu-Natal
Finalist 2018
ETEYA

La Teranga Accommodation & Conference Group

KwaZulu-Natal
ETEYALa Teranga Accommodation & Conference Group

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the ETEYA category.

Finalist 2018
Mpumalanga
Finalist 2018
ETEYA

Vomba Tours And Transfers

Mpumalanga
ETEYAVomba Tours And Transfers

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the ETEYA category.

Finalist 2018
KwaZulu-Natal
Finalist 2018
Country House

Hawklee Country House

KwaZulu-Natal
Country HouseHawklee Country House

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the Country House category.

Finalist 2018
Mpumalanga
Finalist 2018
Game Lodge

Tintswalo Manor House

Mpumalanga
Game LodgeTintswalo Manor House

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the Game Lodge category.

Finalist 2018
Mpumalanga
Finalist 2018
Game Lodge

Tintswalo Safari Lodge

Mpumalanga
Game LodgeTintswalo Safari Lodge

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the Game Lodge category.

Finalist 2018
Limpopo
Finalist 2018
ETEYA

Makgabeng Farm Lodge

Limpopo
ETEYAMakgabeng Farm Lodge

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the ETEYA category.

Finalist 2018
KwaZulu-Natal
Finalist 2018
Caravan & Camping

Atkv Drakensville Holiday Resort

KwaZulu-Natal
Caravan & CampingAtkv Drakensville Holiday Resort

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the Caravan & Camping category.

Finalist 2018
KwaZulu-Natal
Finalist 2018
Self-Catering Exclusive

Nselweni Bush Lodge

KwaZulu-Natal
Self-Catering ExclusiveNselweni Bush Lodge

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the Self-Catering Exclusive category.

Finalist 2018
Mpumalanga
Finalist 2018
Self-Catering Shared Vacation

Graskop Holiday Resort

Mpumalanga
Self-Catering Shared VacationGraskop Holiday Resort

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the Self-Catering Shared Vacation category.

Finalist 2018
Mpumalanga
Finalist 2018
Game Lodge

Umlani Bushcamp

Mpumalanga
Game LodgeUmlani Bushcamp

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the Game Lodge category.

Finalist 2018
Mpumalanga
Finalist 2018
Country House

Umsisi House

Mpumalanga
Country HouseUmsisi House

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the Country House category.

Finalist 2018
Mpumalanga
Finalist 2018
Caravan & Camping

Tented Adventures Pretoriuskop

Mpumalanga
Caravan & CampingTented Adventures Pretoriuskop

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the Caravan & Camping category.

Finalist 2018
Mpumalanga
Finalist 2018
Wildlife Encounters

Ngwenya Lodge

Mpumalanga
Wildlife EncountersNgwenya Lodge

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the Wildlife Encounters category.

Finalist 2018
KwaZulu-Natal
Finalist 2018
Caravan & Camping

Atkv Natalia Beach Resort

KwaZulu-Natal
Caravan & CampingAtkv Natalia Beach Resort

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the Caravan & Camping category.

Finalist 2018
KwaZulu-Natal
Finalist 2018
Hotel

The Oyster Box Hotel

KwaZulu-Natal
HotelThe Oyster Box Hotel

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the Hotel category.

Finalist 2018
Limpopo
Finalist 2018
Roots and Culture

Tahs-Sa (Traditional African Homestays South Afric

Limpopo
Roots and CultureTahs-Sa (Traditional African Homestays South Afric

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the Roots and Culture category.

Finalist 2018
KwaZulu-Natal
Finalist 2018
Lodge

Tembe Elephant Park & Lodge

KwaZulu-Natal
LodgeTembe Elephant Park & Lodge

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the Lodge category.

Finalist 2018
KwaZulu-Natal
Finalist 2018
Self-Catering Exclusive

Beverley Country Cottages

KwaZulu-Natal
Self-Catering ExclusiveBeverley Country Cottages

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the Self-Catering Exclusive category.

Finalist 2018
Mpumalanga
Finalist 2018
Lodge

Needles Safari Lodge

Mpumalanga
LodgeNeedles Safari Lodge

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the Lodge category.

Finalist 2018
KwaZulu-Natal
Finalist 2018
Bed and Breakfast

Azalea Bed And Breakfast

KwaZulu-Natal
Bed and BreakfastAzalea Bed And Breakfast

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the Bed and Breakfast category.

Finalist 2018
Limpopo
Finalist 2018
MESE

Atkv Klein-Kariba Conference Centre

Limpopo
MESEAtkv Klein-Kariba Conference Centre

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the MESE category.

Finalist 2018
Mpumalanga
Finalist 2018
Tour Operators

Ntwanano Tours And Travel

Mpumalanga
Tour OperatorsNtwanano Tours And Travel

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the Tour Operators category.

Finalist 2018
KwaZulu-Natal
Finalist 2018
Tour Operators

Bonana Tours

KwaZulu-Natal
Tour OperatorsBonana Tours

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the Tour Operators category.

Finalist 2018
Mpumalanga
Finalist 2018
Caravan & Camping

Badplaas A Forever Resort Caravan Park

Mpumalanga
Caravan & CampingBadplaas A Forever Resort Caravan Park

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the Caravan & Camping category.

Lilizela gallery

See all the photos from Lilizela national and provincial awards ceremonies going back to 2013.

Awards categories

Universal Accessibility Experience

Universal Accessibility Experience

This award is driven by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, who in 2010 incorporated Universal Accessibility (UA) grading criteria for the first time in its other quality grading criteria. TGCSA will make the Lilizela Tourism Award for Universal Accessibility Experiences to businesses that are accessible for people with disabilities.

Minister's Award

Minister's Award

The Minister's Award cannot be entered by any business or individual. This Award will be made at the sole discretion of the National Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom. It will go to an organisation, person or event whose contribution to the industry has been exceptional; whose performance has been remarkable; and whose contribution to the industry has elevated tourism’s status as a vital sector of the national economy.

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

ETEYA only Black (as defined in the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act) entrepreneurs, who operate small, micro and medium tourism or hospitality-related businesses. They must have been in operation for less than 10 years, employ no more than 50 people and have a turnover of not more than R10 million a year.

Universal Accessibility Accommodation

Universal Accessibility Accommodation

This award is driven by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, who in 2010 incorporated Universal Accessibility (UA) grading criteria for the first time in its other quality grading criteria. TGCSA will present the Lilizela Tourism Award for Universal Accessibility to facilities and services at accommodation establishments and MESE venues that are accessible for people with disabilities.

Visitor Experience of the Year

Visitor Experience of the Year

The Visitor Experience of the year Awards award all businesses that enable visitors to experience the diversity that is offered in South Africa. The are 8 categories within the Visitor Experience awards.

Tour Operators

Tour Operators

The Tour Operator category is a brand new category that has been launched in the 2015 awards. With the great demand from the industry to award this very important profession, we are pleased to have this category under the Lilizela Tourism Awards.

Tourist Guides

Tourist Guides

Tourist Guides Awards are awarded Registered Tourist Guides that have gone beyond the call of duty to make a tourist's experience worthwhile. The Tourist guide awarded is not only very knowledgeable of South Africa and it's offerings in their respective field, but is also professional and ensures that the tourist has a memorable experience in South Africa.

MESE

MESE

Meetings, Exhibitions and Special Events Awards

Accommodation

Accommodation

The Lilizela Accommodation Awards are designed to encourage and motivate you to offer the best service, facilities and product that you can. The Accommodation Category gives you an opportunity – and a brilliant opportunity at that – to celebrate excellence, creativity and innovation. They give us all momentum to learn from each other and to strive to turn an already great industry into an industry that’s brilliant.

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