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TThis 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
NNote that TGCSA does not penalise establishments for not meeting universal accessibility criteria. However, all tourism businesses are strongly encouraged to create an environment that is fully accessible for people with disabilities.
The achievement that we strive for each day with guests with special needs, as a tour operator for guests who are disabled, is to make a difference in their lives. To do this we make sure each guests is treated with dignity, respect and compassion. This might not be the “achievement” you are looking for, but to me this is the most significant achievement we can have in our books. The passion for this type of tourism. I have a “visitors book” dating back 21 years of making a difference for people with disabilities and their families, making their holiday “the best ever”, stating this, that you may read and I will personally bring in this book for you to read through, it is my life’s work testimonial to this achievement, of successfully conducting tours, pushing for changes at accommodations and attractions to be more aware of people with disabilities. Prior to 2004 it was very difficult, as people did not understand what tours for special needs guests was all about and many did not want “these” people in their establishment, but with the possibility of having the Paralympics things changed and with “Superman” becoming disabled opened a whole new understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities. So our greatest achievement to us is the reputation we have built over 21 years of compassion, understanding and offering free help and advise to making places more accessible for my very special guests. If you ask any tourism office whom can we contact to help make our establishment accessible they will give you my contact details and we will gladly offer advise, often even travel to the place to see where we can help. I love what I do, it still 21 years later gives me goose bumps when you see a persons face, doing something they only dreamt of - become reality! Each of our tours are unique and designed around each peron's "wish list" and their ability, this is to ensure that each person with special needs is catered for to the best of our ability, within the framework of what is available in our beautiful country. We have adapted transport, use only pre-checked accommodation, that we have personally inspected and only we driver/guide our tours to maintain the highest standard of quality. I am also a registered nursing sister and registered tourist guide. I have many testimonials from very happy guests that we can offer as proof of excellence.
The Big Hole in Kimberley is one of the largest tourist attractions in the Northern Cape and a must see for any tourist. Apart from the Big Hole itself, there are various displays to be seen which range from the geology of diamonds to a timeline showing world events compared to events that happened in the diamond industry. We also boast with the world's largest diamond display where many polished and un-cut diamonds can be seen in all shapes and colours. You could also stroll through the old town where you will be taken back in time to the days when Kimberley was still a young town. There are also curio shops, jewellers, a coffee shop and a bar which serves meals as well on the premises.
Situated in a region renowned for its majestic mountains, green landscapes and game farms, Garden Court Ulundi is the top hotel destination for business and leisure travellers in the heart of KwaZulu Natal. The hotel’s 72 en-suite rooms are bright and modern, styled in soothing tones that draw inspiration from the architecture and landscapes of its Zulu heritage. Amenities include air conditioning, free WiFi, in-room comforts and a host of others. A self-service workstation, which features copy and fax facilities, is provided for the convenience of business travellers. Conference options are available for corporate guests, with two meeting rooms and a boardroom that can accommodate up to 50 people. Guests can enjoy delicious dining accompanied by traditional dancing in our Zulu Kraal as well as take time out to relax at our large outdoor pool and terrace.
Lying 20 kilometres south of Port St Johns, Hluleka Nature Reserve is one of the Wild Coast’s best kept secrets. This tranquil reserve showcases a diverse range of eco systems – rocky seashores, golden beaches, lagoons and lush forests of quinine, coral, stink ebony and Natal fig trees – home to an abundance of wildlife. Meandering paths lead through the forests to open hilltops offering spectacular dolphin and whale watching. Hluleka's main attraction to naturalists is the incredible birdlife. Look out for the rare green coucal, Cape parrot, osprey, fish eagle, ground hornbill, African finfoot and Knysna turaco. Wildlife you may encounter include bushbuck, eland, Burchell’s zebra, blue wildebeest, impala, blue duiker, rock dassie and bush pig.
Garden Court Polokwane, located in the heart of Limpopo Province’s capital city, offers guests a restful and enjoyable stay, as well as a base from which to explore the surrounding area, conduct business, or to simply relax and unwind. Guests of our Polokwane hotel are offered a choice of 180 well-appointed en-suite rooms, furnished simply yet stylishly and equipped with a host of amenities including air conditioning, complimentary WiFi and others. The hotel has a large swimming pool with outdoor terrace and a fitness centre for guests. For business guests, a self-service workstation is available along with the option of private, serviced meeting rooms. The hotel’s Matsakeng restaurant offers guests a delicious menu, with a tasty buffet and a la carte meals, while the Lapologa Lounge serves a range of drinks in relaxed surroundings. For those who wish to explore not just Polokwane but throughout Limpopo, there is a host of local attractions to be discovered in the area.
Forest Hall Guest House situated at no 84 River Road,Walmer,Port Elizabeth offering 4 star luxury comfort at affordable rates,ideal for both tourist/business traveller.Award-winning treed parklike 1.5acre lush enclosed garden ,16 en-suite units have private, individual entrances with patios & Romanesque swimming pool,pool decks ,loungers & umbrellas . Tennis court ,trampoline .Plenty of secure off-street parking. Peace ,tranquility and birdsong abound with all home comforts in this unique country like setting in the centre of Port Elizabeth.Your hosts, James & Hilary, will do their best to make your stay memorable. Shuttle service.Close to PE airport,Little Walmer Golf Course ,beaches,Walmer Park Shopping Mall. Delicious English breakfasts.Home cooked dinners on request .Free Wifi. Tripadvisor Service Excellence Award 2014 ,2015,2016,2017 Lilizela area winner 2015,2016 Top Rated B&B on Tripadvisor for Port Elizabeth.