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Awards

Recognising 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.

2019 Lilizela Provincial Awards Dates & Venues

National winners

Winner 2019
National
Winner 2019
Conference and Exhibition Centre

Olive Convention Centre

National
Conference and Exhibition Centre Olive Convention Centre

National winner in 2019 in the Conference and Exhibition Centre category.

Winner 2019
National
Winner 2019
Function venue

Monakaladi Gardens Wedding and Conference Venue

National
Function venue Monakaladi Gardens Wedding and Conference Venue

National winner in 2019 in the Function venue category.

Winner 2019
National
Winner 2019
Events venue

Mthatha Dam Resort Luchaba Nature Reserve

National
Events venue Mthatha Dam Resort Luchaba Nature Reserve

National winner in 2019 in the Events venue category.

Winner 2019
National
Winner 2019
Events venue

Times Square Sun Arena

National
Events venue Times Square Sun Arena

National winner in 2019 in the Events venue category.

Winner 2019
National
Winner 2019
Hotel

Lesedi African Lodge & Cultural Village

National
Hotel Lesedi African Lodge & Cultural Village

National winner in 2019 in the Hotel category.

Winner 2019
National
Winner 2019
Small Hotel

Mayfair Hotel

National
Small Hotel Mayfair Hotel

National winner in 2019 in the Small Hotel category.

Winner 2019
National
Winner 2019
Self-Catering Exclusive

Aquarius Luxury Suites

National
Self-Catering Exclusive Aquarius Luxury Suites

National winner in 2019 in the Self-Catering Exclusive category.

Winner 2019
National
Winner 2019
Self-Catering Exclusive

N'Wambu Safari Lodge by Elite Residences

National
Self-Catering Exclusive N'Wambu Safari Lodge by Elite Residences

National winner in 2019 in the Self-Catering Exclusive category.

Provincial winners

Finalist 2019
Western Cape
Finalist 2019
Game Lodge

Thali Thali Game Lodge

Western Cape
Game Lodge Thali Thali Game Lodge

Provincial finalist in 2019 in the Game Lodge category.

Finalist 2019
Eastern Cape
Finalist 2019
Game Lodge

Leeuwenbosch Country House

Eastern Cape
Game Lodge Leeuwenbosch Country House

Provincial finalist in 2019 in the Game Lodge category.

Finalist 2019
Western Cape
Finalist 2019
Nature Lodge

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retre

Western Cape
Nature Lodge Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retre

Provincial finalist in 2019 in the Nature Lodge category.

Finalist 2019
KwaZulu-Natal
Finalist 2019
Nature Lodge

The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa

KwaZulu-Natal
Nature Lodge The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa

Provincial finalist in 2019 in the Nature Lodge category.

Finalist 2019
Mpumalanga
Finalist 2019
Nature Lodge

Needles Safari Lodge

Mpumalanga
Nature Lodge Needles Safari Lodge

Provincial finalist in 2019 in the Nature Lodge category.

Finalist 2019
Free State
Finalist 2019
Nature Lodge

Monte Bello Lodge

Free State
Nature Lodge Monte Bello Lodge

Provincial finalist in 2019 in the Nature Lodge category.

Finalist 2019
KwaZulu-Natal
Finalist 2019
Nature Lodge

Three Tree Hill

KwaZulu-Natal
Nature Lodge Three Tree Hill

Provincial finalist in 2019 in the Nature Lodge category.

Finalist 2019
Northern Cape
Finalist 2019
Nature Lodge

Mattanu Private Game Reserve

Northern Cape
Nature Lodge Mattanu Private Game Reserve

Provincial finalist in 2019 in the Nature Lodge 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.

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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