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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.

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
Western Cape
Finalist 2018
Backpacking & Hostelling

Saltycrax Backpackers

Western Cape
Backpacking & HostellingSaltycrax Backpackers

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the Backpacking & Hostelling category.

Finalist 2018
Gauteng
Finalist 2018
Backpacking & Hostelling

Once In Joburg

Gauteng
Backpacking & HostellingOnce In Joburg

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the Backpacking & Hostelling 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
Eastern Cape
Finalist 2018
Bed and Breakfast

The Kingsman Boutique Hotel

Eastern Cape
Bed and BreakfastThe Kingsman Boutique Hotel

Provincial finalist in 2018 in the Bed and Breakfast 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

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