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All these places have already had a number of people vouch for their services. Once the awards have run we will also display the winners here. You are booking directly without any middlemen and there is no commission or listing charges.

Type: Tour operator & agents

Category: Innovative

Province: Kwazulu Natal

Kusa Africa Travel Services
Kusa Africa Travel Services is a Destination Management Company (DMC) focusing on travel and tourism in Southern and East Africa, and the Indian Ocean Islands. We are an association of travel industry experts with many years of sales and account management experience between us. Our Team is able to offer expert advice and value for money on all our services. Our rates and booking facilities are powered by one of Southern Africa’s biggest consortiums, giving you peace of mind as you plan the holiday of a lifetime. uKusa, meaning ‘a new dawn’ is our way of symbolising how we will rise up out of the worldwide crisis of 2020. Our passion and knowledge of Africa means you will get exceptional advice, enabling you to plan the perfect trip to our breathtaking, beloved Africa. Kusa Africa Travel Services has business insurance with SATIB, a leading international insurance broker. We also have access to SATIB24 Crisis Call for emergencies. Kusa Africa Travel Services is also a fully bonded member of SATSA.

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Kusa Africa Travel Services
A New Dawn in African Travel

We formed during 2020 after Covid struck, bringing together some of the most experienced minds in th ….

Type: Restaurant

Category: Agritourism

Province: Free State

Jackal’s Hill Fromage
At Jackal’s Hill Fromage we produce Artisan cheeses and dairy products made from the rich milk of our grass fed Jersey cows. La Fromagerie, our tasting venue is open on weekends and public holidays, as well as for private functions. We serve scrumptious Cheese Platters as well as weekly specials promoting local produce. Experience farm life in a beautiful setting overlooking the Eastern Free State mountains. Jackal’s Hill Farm is totally off-grid and promotes sustainable farming.

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Jackal’s Hill Fromage
Artisan Cheese at its best!

Jackal’s Hill Fromage offers a unique farm and taste experience in the beautiful Fouriesburg regio ….

Type: Accommodation – Lodge

Category: Service Excellence

Province: Kwazulu Natal

20% discount available

Hluhluwe River Lodge
An intimate forest lodge with sweeping views of Lake St Lucia offering great comfort and hospitality for travelers exploring Hluhluwe’s game reserves and wildlife attractions. We have fantastic self guided walking and mountain bike trails offering beautiful scenery and a great bird watching environment

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offer: 20 % off
Valid till: 31/03/2022
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Hluhluwe River Lodge
Your Home away from Home

The most welcoming and Hospitable team in KZN! Excellent food, attention to detail and personalized ….

Type: Accommodation – Lodge

Category: Service Excellence

Province: North West

Thakadu River Camp
Set along the banks of the Marico River, aha Thakadu River Camp provides luxurious tented accommodation and a stylish, comfortable base from which to explore the splendid game viewing that only Madikwe Game Reserve can provide. With its strong Afro-Asian safari ambiance, aha Thakadu River Camp offers 12 Luxury Tented Suites, perfectly blended within their natural surroundings, and each with their own viewing deck overlooking the Marico River.

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Thakadu River Camp
Madikwe Gem

Best service, staff and value for money ….

Type: Accommodation – Self Catering

Category: Service Excellence

Province: Kwazulu Natal

Alpine Heath Resort & Conference Centre
aha Alpine Heath Resort is a stylish four-star village in the heart of the Drakensberg. The resort is surrounded by crystal-clear streams, fresh mountain air, and is widely regarded as one of South Africa’s premier conference and family holiday resorts in the Drakensberg. aha Alpine Heath Resort offers 100 superb north-facing en-suite, self-catering chalets, with breathtaking views of the Drakensberg mountains. Room configuration is 100 Three-Bedroom Self-Catering Chalets, each with 1 x double room and 2 x twin bedrooms. 1 Chalet is specially modified for physically impaired guests. Each self-catering chalet sleeps a maximum of 6 people including children. The rooms also feature en-suite bathrooms, high speed internet accessand a large work area, perfect for the business traveller.

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Alpine Heath Resort & Conference Centre
The mountains are calling

Beautiful, pristine, perfect getaway for the whole family in fresh mountain air. It’s the love of mo ….

Type: Accommodation – Lodge

Category: Service Excellence

Province: Limpopo

Makalali River Lodge
aha Makalali River Lodge is situated on the banks of the Makhutswi River. This 5 star lodge consists of three camps that have six luxury suites each. All the camps are private yet within easy access of one another, featuring a plunge pool plus enclosed dining and lounge area. All suites have an en-suite bathroom which includes an indoor and outdoor shower and fireplace.

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Makalali River Lodge
We do things differently

Several service excellence reviews received from guests that stayed at the lodge ….

Type: Accommodation – Lodge

Category: Service Excellence

Province: Limpopo

Makalali River Lodge
aha Makalali River Lodge is situated on the banks of the Makhutswi River. This 5 star lodge consists of three camps that have six luxury suites each. All the camps are private yet within easy access of one another, featuring a plunge pool plus enclosed dining and lounge area. All suites have an en-suite bathroom which includes an indoor and outdoor shower and fireplace. The raised, private timber viewing deck (sala) offers spectacular views from which to observe the bird life and game. It’s also an ultimate spot for private luncheons or dinners.

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Makalali River Lodge
We do things differently

Several service excellence reviews received from guests that stayed at the lodge ….

Type: Accommodation – Resort

Category: Service Excellence

Province: Eastern Cape

Trennerys Hotel & Camping
Family vacations are not complete without a stay at the award winning Trennerys Hotel! The scenic splendour of the rugged Wild Coast makes this the perfect destination for family holidays. This family hotel maintains its old-world charm and unique South African hospitality, while satisfying the wild at heart… Set in idyllic Transkei surroundings, views from the hotel range from the stunning Wild Coast beaches to the green, lush, tropical vegetation. With plenty of adventurous activities to keep the whole family happy, Trennerys Hotel is the ideal location for a family getaway to the Wild Coast. Get ready for the most affordable, fun-filled family vacation!

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Trennerys Hotel & Camping
Where memories are made

Friendly Service. Family Friendly. Beautiful and Clean. ….

Type: Tour operator & agents

Category: Service Excellence

Province: Western Cape

10% discount available

Coastal Hospitality Consulting
Coastal Hospitality Consulting is a Hospitality Consultancy that offers Turnkey Hospitality support to the small accommodation sector. If there is one thing we understand and do well, it is to exceed guest expectations. We help B&B owners create memorable experiences for their guests by supporting them in all aspects of their property.

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Valid till: 31/12/2022
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Coastal Hospitality Consulting
Your partner in Hospitality

We have been working non-stop to make sure that our clients not only survive, but thrive, especially ….

Type: Accommodation – Self Catering

Category: Unique Experience

Province: Free State

Nature’s Loft
Nature’s loft offers unique country life in three luxuriously decorated European-style log cabins with double glazed windows and a fireplace. In addition to the cabins, a luxury tent, and a hunter's cabin for the adventurous. Each cabin is decorated individually with character. Each unit is designed to fit in harmony with nature. Enjoy the stars in an uncluttered night sky that will keep you in awe of their beauty. Wake up to active birdlife, take a walk on our property or choose from the many walks in the area. or jump onto your MTB/Scrambler and hit one of many trails from your front door. Take out your fishing rod, a jump, and a skip from your cabin. We have situated just 7 km from the Lesotho border, providing quick access to Afriski. If you are looking for an escape from city life, a bit of adventure, a place to de-stress and indulge yourself, come and kick off your shoes for a moment of peace

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Nature’s Loft
Where Soul & Nature embrace

Nature’s Loft strives for a unique experience. Creating a harmonious kaleidoscope of peace, tranqui ….

Type: Experience

Category: Innovative

Province: Gauteng

Tousca
Tousca is the first and only South African travel technology designed and built as an aggregator for the ground transport industry. Our platform enables South African shuttle providers to gain an online presence and provides them with exposure to travel markets they would struggle to obtain as independent operators. The platform provides a back end management tool for operators and is accessed by travel bookers either via a browser or our API. The business model is based on a transaction fee for confirmed bookings and a subscription for those operators wanting to use the management tool. Our aim is to become the largest ground transport aggregator for Africa, to create sustainable jobs in tourism while crafting a fair-trade marketplace for African operators.

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Tousca
Ground transport connector

We have entered under innovation experiences as there is no doubt that Tousca is a new innovation to ….

Type: Accommodation – Resort

Category: Service Excellence

Province: Northern Cape

Ikaia River Lodge
Ikaia River Lodge is a fisherman and nature lover’s paradise, where you can relax near Keimoes – the jewel of the Northern Cape. It is conveniently located close to the national route to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park, Riemvasmaak, Namaqualand, Upington, Namibia, Kenhardt, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein. Accommodation comprises of en-suite units, self catering chalets and camping sites. There are also activities on-site like bird-watching, fly-fishing, swimming, walking, kayaking and more. Ikaia strives to make their guests feel relaxed and comfortable. A home away from home…

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Ikaia River Lodge
Home away from home

In the generously sized rooms, we’ve got all the necessary guest room conveniences. Accommodation ….

Type: Accommodation – Bed and Breakfast

Category: Unique Experience

Province: Mpumalanga

Thulamela Couples Retreat
The skillful blending of nature and comfort has transformed Thulamela into a place of tranquility and an ideal honeymoon destination. Air-conditioned log cottages especially designed with the rest and recuperation of city dwellers in mind, ensure that Thulamela is much more than just another tourist destination. The cottages have been built and decorated to guarantee complete privacy. Complying with high standards of luxury and service, Thulamela is the ideal place to visit for those needing to unwind. Each cottage also features a spa-bath on the patio, one of the many luxuries guest

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Thulamela Couples Retreat
For the Love of Love

Thulamela is all about the love. Creating a romantic setting for couples to bond and connect. Wit ….

Type: Media

Category: Innovative

Province: Nationwide

iloveza.com
iloveza.com is an award-winning Digital Media, Marketing, and Advertising Company (with influence), with a global reach of over 1 million, and has recently been awarded the Nation Pride Play Your Part Award by Brand South Africa. iloveza.com connects South African Brands to the World, and International Brands to South Africa, and has been coined South Africa's Only Information Highway and Online Store. Nabihah and Ziyaad Plaatjes started iloveza.com in 2015 as there was a need for a platform for local businesses to showcase their talents to the world and for international businesses to connect directly with the local market. Through the website (www.iloveza.com), online store, newsletter, digital pamphlet, and social media channels (@ilovezacom - Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube) iloveza.com connects over 500 local and international brands with the right consumer.

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iloveza.com
I Love ZA

We pride ourselves on our innovative ways of uplifting the tourism industry in South Africa through ….

Type: Accommodation – Lodge

Category: Service Excellence

Province: Western Cape

Mosaic Lagoon Lodge
Nestled between ocean and towering mountains, this ecological gem is a splendid wilderness filled with unique birds and plants; beach, water and land adventures; creative food; rejuvenating spa and friendly caring service. On the Cape Whale Coast, Mosaic is centrally located to whale watching, marine tours, shark cage diving and exploring the Overberg Wine Region.

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Mosaic Lagoon Lodge
Ecological Gem in the Overberg

Our staff is truly the heart and soul of the lodge and when reading reviews from guests it always co ….

Type: Media

Category: Innovative

Province: Kwazulu Natal

Zulu Safari Coast Radio
Welcome to the world of St Lucia and the surrounding Zululand coastline. From Isimangaliso through to the borders of Mozambique to the fishing coastline of Richards Bay. Enjoy hours of wildlife, marine diving and what to do in that beautiful part of the world.

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Zulu Safari Coast Radio
Dunes to beach to bush

Welcome to the world of St Lucia and the surrounding Zululand coastline. From Isimangaliso through t ….

Type: Media

Category: Innovative

Province: Gauteng

See Stay Play
See Stay Play is a South African Developed streaming Radio & TV platform showcasing travel destinations and when, why and how travel trends from beginners to pro's. It's also a new travel advertising platform that has won the hearts of many in the travel industry from all over the world. Geniene's comment was "See Stay Play is one of the worlds best Online TV and Radio stations as the material and the content is one of the best. Just well loved and good news about why we travel and how to travel. A worldwide radio found on www.seestayplay.com and download the app. You will be hooked on Travel." Other than nmedia, See Stay Play is also the selling platform for the worlds first 10 Year Lay bye vacation program that excludes levies and includes flights, accomodation, meals, tours and transfers for 10 years.

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See Stay Play
Unravel unique travel

Worlds first innovative travel media platform for he global travel industry ….

Type: Accommodation – Hotel

Category: Unique Experience

Province: Kwazulu Natal

25% discount available

Canefields Country House cc
Canefields Country Hotel is a hidden gem on KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. Initially built on sugar cane farm land in the 1970s, its roots go much further back. The young couple that decided to put down the brick and mortar come from third and fourth generation pioneer sugar farm families who came to Zululand around the turn of the century. Still today Canefields is surrounded by lovely lush fields of cane. Later on, when the family sold, it changed hands and the idea was to turn it into an exclusive guest house. It has evolved since then to become a venue of choice for many different sectors; corporate, business, private and families. Guests come to Canefields to enjoy a meal. Tourists stop for lunch while traveling to Northern game reserves and beyond. Corporate businesses hold their team building events here and sales representatives can log-in, work on the go and education establishments host their initiation and introductory get togethers here as well. It's the perfect place for a romantic wedding. Government personnel can hold independent meetings or the year-end functions at one of the many conference venues. Canefields Country Hotel provides the ideal venue for everyone - continuing to serve the local and foreign market with high standards and professionalism

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offer: 25 % off
Valid till: 31/05/2022
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Canefields Country House cc
Your country house of choice

It’s the perfect place for a romantic wedding. Surrounded by canefileds, it provides a safe haven fo ….

Type: Accommodation – Lodge

Category: Eco & Sustainable

Province: Kwazulu Natal

25% discount available

Bonamanzi Game Reserve Pty Ltd
Bonamanzi is a privately owned Game Reserve, 4000 hectares in size with the Hluhluwe River forming our Eastern border.​ 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.From the Eastern side of the Reserve we offer magnificent views over False Bay – on the Western side a Viewing Deck overlooking the Lalapanzi Dam where one can relax and watch the sun set.

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offer: 25 % off
Valid till: 31/05/2022
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Bonamanzi Game Reserve Pty Ltd
Touch the Wilderness

Bonamanzi is home to “The Big Four“, no Lion. We offer Game Drives on the Reserve which can be b ….

Type: Camping & Caravan site

Category: Innovative

Province: Gauteng

Barefoot Camping Adventures
The Best Solution when it comes to hosting Events in remote places where accommodation is limited ᴡᴇ ᴏꜰꜰᴇʀ ʏᴏᴜ ᴀɴ ɪɴᴇxᴘᴇɴꜱɪᴠᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ᴠᴇʀʏ ᴜɴɪQᴜᴇ ᴏᴘᴘᴏʀᴛᴜɴɪᴛʏ ᴛᴏ ᴇɴᴛᴇʀᴛᴀɪɴ ʏᴏᴜʀ ɢᴜᴇꜱᴛꜱ, ꜱᴛᴀꜰꜰ, ᴏʀ ꜰᴀᴍɪʟʏ ᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ʀᴇᴍᴏᴛᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ꜱᴛᴜɴɴɪɴɢ ᴏᴜᴛᴅᴏᴏʀ ʟᴏᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ᴏꜰ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴄʜᴏɪᴄᴇ ᴏʀ ᴜꜱᴇ ᴏɴᴇ ᴏꜰ ᴏᴜʀ ꜰᴀᴠᴏᴜʀɪᴛᴇꜱ. ᴏᴜʀ ᴘᴏᴘ-ᴜᴘ ᴄᴀᴍᴘ ᴄᴀɴ ʙᴇ ᴀʟᴛᴇʀᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴅᴇꜱɪʀᴇ ꜰʀᴏᴍ ᴄʜᴜᴄᴋ ɴᴏʀʀɪꜱ ʀᴏᴜɢʜɪɴɢ ɪᴛ ᴏʀ Qᴜᴇᴇɴ ʙ ʜɪɢʜ ᴛᴇᴀ. ɪꜰ ʏᴏᴜ ᴀʀᴇ ʜᴏꜱᴛɪɴɢ ᴀɴ ᴇᴠᴇɴᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ᴡᴀɴᴛ ᴛᴏ ɪᴍᴘʀᴇꜱꜱ ʏᴏᴜʀ ɢᴜᴇꜱᴛꜱ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴀɴ ᴜɴꜰᴏʀɢᴇᴛᴛᴀʙʟᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ᴜᴘʟɪꜰᴛɪɴɢ ᴏᴜᴛᴅᴏᴏʀ ᴇxᴘᴇʀɪᴇɴᴄᴇ ᴛʜᴇɴ ᴛʜɪꜱ ɪꜱ ʙʏ ꜰᴀʀ ʏᴏᴜʀ ʙᴇꜱᴛ ʙᴇᴛ. ᴇᴠᴇɴᴛꜱ ᴀɴᴅ ɢᴀᴛʜᴇʀɪɴɢꜱ ʜᴀᴘᴘᴇɴ ᴀɴʏᴡʜᴇʀᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ꜰᴏʀ ᴠᴀʀɪᴏᴜꜱ ʀᴇᴀꜱᴏɴꜱ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴀʀᴇ ɴᴏᴛ ᴀʟᴡᴀʏꜱ ᴘʟᴀɴɴᴇᴅ ᴀʀᴏᴜɴᴅ ɢᴜᴇꜱᴛʜᴏᴜꜱᴇꜱ,ʜᴏᴛᴇʟꜱ ᴀɴᴅ ʟᴏᴅɢᴇꜱ. ᴛʜᴀᴛ’ꜱ ᴡʜᴇʀᴇ ᴡᴇ ꜰɪʟʟ ᴛʜᴇ ɢᴀᴘ ᴀɴᴅ ᴡɪʟʟ ꜱᴇᴛ ᴜᴘ ᴏᴜʀ ᴛᴇɴᴛᴇᴅ ᴄᴀᴍᴘ ᴡʜᴇʀᴇᴠᴇʀ. ᴡᴇ ᴘʟᴀɴ ᴏᴜʀ ᴄᴀᴍᴘ ʟᴀʏ-ᴏᴜᴛ ᴛᴏ ʏᴏᴜʀ ɴᴇᴇᴅ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ꜱᴘᴇᴄɪꜰɪᴄ ᴇᴠᴇɴᴛ.

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Barefoot Camping Adventures
Be Adventure Inspired

The Best Solution when it comes to hosting Events in remote places where accommodation is limited ….