About the South Africa Tourism Awards

So why have we created this platform? Well after nearly 2 year of crisis for the tourism industry, it brings us great pleasure to bring in some positivity.
You are invited to enter your tourism business into “The South Africa Tourism Awards” These awards are here to recognise and reward tourism businesses who work passionately to improve South Africa as a tourist destination. At the same time its about adding some positivity back into our sector and creating some destination awareness. Its about encouraging more people to explore our magnificently beautiful backroads. You choose that category that suits your business. Entry is free and there is zero commission charged on any bookings. The entries so far have all been nominated by the public.


SATSAEstablished in 1969, SATSA is a non-profit, member-driven association representing the region’s tourism private sector, including accommodation establishments, airlines, attractions, coach operators, conference organisers, marketing organisations, tour operators, vehicle hire companies.

SATSA has also established the SATSA Bonding Scheme (a consumer protection scheme to provide guarantees against deposits held with SATSA member), guaranteeing its quality assurance role for years to come.

Home Food and Travel has been publishing articles about the travel industry for over 12 years.  We have travelled far and wide from the cosmopolitan cities to the most reclusive lodges and everything in between.

Bargain Buys has been offering discounted travel vouchers for many years and is a great place to find fantastic deals on some of South Africa’s best hotels, game reserves, Guest Houses and B&B’s.


FEDHASA is the national trade association for the hospitality industry that include accommodation and catering sectors and has been representing the industry since 1949.

FEDHASA vision is to be in the forefront of Southern Africa hospitality industry by influencing policy decision and direction by lobbying government and industry as the official unified voice of the Southern African hospitality industry. Our objective is to grow an inclusive hospitality industry by advocating, enhancing, and promoting the development and growth of a sustainable South African hospitality-trading environment.


Our members and friends of CTC Marketing stretch far and wide. If we cannot provide the information you need, we will find someone who can. Feel free to contact us when you are planning your next holiday in South Africa and we will provide the information that you need. When joining us as a member, we will provide you with a Banner listing with all you details. No commission to be payable, only membership once a year.

crew connected

At Crewconnected.com (Live Since Feb 2002) we specialize in “Interline & Airline Staff Rates, Travel, Discounted Rooms & Holidays” for Flight Deck, Cabin Crew, Captains, Flight Attendants, Engineers, Operations, Aerospace, Cruise Liner & Travel Industry employees. We work with our hotels directly there is no middle man! Our rates & offers are unbeatable & UNIQUE to Crewconnected, you can get up to 75% off hotels best available rates! Free room nights or special All Inclusive offers.

Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme

The STPP is a non-profit company established in 2012 to facilitate the mass scale implementation of Sustainable Tourism Practices in Smaller Accommodation Establishments (SAEs), Smaller Tourism and Hospitality Businesses and Communities across South Africa

rural tourism africa

Rural Tourism Africa is the link between interested tourists and all the role players in Agritourism. It serves as an information hub highlighting tourism experiences on farms across Africa, allowing local and international tourists to incorporate visits to these farms as part of their travel plans. Rural Tourism Africa provides advice and guidance to its members, assists members with marketing and promotions, and represents Agritourism at governmental, tourism and organized agricultural institutions.

la voca

Information body for the Italian Community in South Africa and is SA’s leading Italian newspaper of 48 years old


See Stay Play powered by Amrho

At See Stay Play we want you to leave the house and go and see the world, play in your backyard and stay in amazing places whether a tent or a palace. Its about helping you travel the world and become one with tourism no matter where you go. We help you to know what to pack (and how to pack), experience travel of all types and share other travel experiences. We offer inexpensive ways to travel as well as being able to try new things with family, or on your own or as a couple. Join us on this journey and enjoy each moment

Go South Africa

All independent hotel owners have realised the need to drive more direct bookings and reduce costs without compromising on service quality.  It is hard to know where to start. GoSouthAfrica.co.za has developed a framework that amplifies your current marketing strategy to convert more searchers into bookers and helps reduce costs and increase market advantage.


Experience the Drakensberg

Travel differently. Experience the wilderness of the Drakensberg Mountains in luxury, hiking a slackpacking trail, float gently over the foothills in a hot air balloon, sit and admire the view or visit the second highest waterfall in the world.

By taking part in this tourism campaign you agree to receive marketing materials from all participating partners

Everyone wins

Destinations in South Africa

  • Exposing the best that South Africa offers and also whats new on the market.

Tourism Products

  • This is a free platform that generates direct bookings at zero commission. 
  • Products that are doing something right deserve to be recognized.

The public

  • Your participation in our travel survey get you an entry in our South Africa holiday givaway valued at R100 000. 
  • We hear your voice and let publish your support of the places you love.
  • Your vote earns you a R1000 travel voucher. Our Aim is to assist you to travel more and help rebuild the tourism sector.
  • By sharing these benefits with your friends and family you are entered into the grand prize giveaway of a 16 night holiday for 2 including meals exploring South Africa worth R100 000. The more you share the more you multiply your chance of winning

How it works

Stage 1 (Nomination)

  • Places and services are nominated. The public an nominate a tourism business they love or the businesses can nominate themselves.
  • There is no charge to be nominated.

Stage 2 (Voting)

  • Voting is opened up for everyone on the same date.
  • Places are asked to get votes for themselves. 
  • The public are asked to choose places they like
  • Each person who votes will receive a R1000 travel voucher.
  • Voters may vote for more than 1 product but each person may only vote once per product.
  •  Follow the leaderboard to see who the top places are

Stage 3 (Award ceremony)

  • The tourism products are awarded their well deserved trophies
  • The winners are published on the site as well as in the media
  • The grand prize is announced to one lucky voter who has shown the most effort of sharing with their friends and family


Win a holiday

The Grand prize giveaway

16 nights travelling through South Africa for 2 persons valued at over R100 000. Meals and activities are included


2 Nights relaxing in the Kwazulu Natal Midlands at Granny Mouse Country House and Spa. Explore the Midlands Meander and relax with  the very best in opulent accommodation coupled with old-world charm and service, embedded into the ethos and foundations of this historic hotel. www.grannymouse.com

Antbear Eco Lodge - Accommodation in the Drakensberg

2 Nights in the Drakensberg at Antbear Eco Lodge where you stay in a Mountain View Suite. At Antbear Eco Lodge breakfast and dinner are included as well as a stargazing hammock camp experience. If you like you can opt for a private dining experience by candlelight under the stars. www.antbear.com

Ardmore guest farm

2 Nights in the Drakensberg at Ardmore Guest Farm where you can have an Agri-Tourism Experience on a working farm. Breakfast and dinner are included as a bottle of wine at dinner. www.ardmore.co.za

Three Tree Hill Lodge

2 Nights in the KZN Battlefields at Three Tree Hill Lodge where you will be part of an epic guided battlefield tour. Meet Simon & Cheryl Blackburn whose passion and enthusiasm for Africa’s wildlife, history and culture is immediately evident when you visit. www.threetreehill.co.za

Shayamanzi House Boats - Lake Jozini

Spend 2 nights on the Shayamanzi House Boat  including all meals, snacks and activities on board. Soak up the stunning scenery of the Lebombo Mountains and superb wildlife of the Pongola Game Reserve on the shores of Lake Jozini  Shayamanzi is about taking time out to appreciate Africa’s special wonders. – www.shayamanzi.co.za

Ghost Mountain Inn

Get pampered at Ghost Mountain Inn in Zululand for 2 nights 2 nights bed & breakfast in a Mountain room.  They will also include a complimentary dinner, a scenic Lebombo drive with sundowners and a R400 spa voucher.  Ghost Mountain Inn promises an experience beyond compare. – www.ghostmountaininn.co.za

St Lucia Eco Lodge

Experience this estuary from St Lucia Eco Lodge for 2 nights including breakfast and dinner as well as a game drive and boat safari. This lodge is an ideal point from which to explore South Africa’s first World Heritage Site, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. www.stlucia-ecolodge.co.za


Enjoy 2 nights at Bonamanzi, a 4000 hectare privately owned Game Reserve on the Hluhluwe river.  Bonamazi has included dinner and breakfast as well as a game drive. Proclaimed a Natural Heritage Site in 1995 in recognition of the biodiversity of the Reserve we offer Sand Forests, Savanna & Wetland Areas. This diversity is why Bonamanzi is recognised as one of the best birding destinations in Southern Africa. www.bonamanzi.co.za