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South Africa Tourism Awards

Type: Tour operator & agents
Category: Innovative

Motivation for award: During the pandemic, Leopard founder Diana Granoux, found herself with very few clients and a lot of time on her hands. Podcasting is not commonly used in tourism and Diana saw a chance to be innovative and create a podcast that showcases the incredible diversity found in South Africa. Together with Disruptx, Diana produced a 8 part podcast featuring South Africans from a mix of backgrounds and professions. Featured guests were: Ngoni Mtizwa, Sommelier from Singita; Les Carlisle, Conservationist; Jo Buitendach, from PAST Experiences; Scott Ramsay, a well known photographer; DuduBloom More, an Artist; Pavs Pillay, a Marine Biologist; Sean Privett from Grootbos; and Marnus Scholly, Executive Chef at Tswalu. You can listen to the podcast here:

Region: Gauteng / South Africa


Curated experiences

Leopard is a boutique travel consultancy that creates personalised, immersive holidays throughout Southern Africa.

The Leopard team lives for travel and showing the world the beauty and splendour of Southern Africa’s wild spaces, ensuring that each client’s exploration of this special place leaves them a changed person.

Leopard has been proudly featured in the National Geographic Traveller – Africa Collection.

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Jo – 19.03.2022
Amazing travel company – definitely deserve this award! Book with them every time!

Julien Bourély – 11.03.2022
Good luck Diana!

Maryline – 02.03.2022
All the best for the win

Adayde – 02.03.2022
Highly recommended

Anne Serizay – 02.03.2022
Great team, they organized our 2 weeks trip in October 2021 – amazing outcome and lifetime memories! Thanks Leopard

Amelie – 01.03.2022
Daphnée organizes all my trips and I am very happy. She respects all my requirements and my budget. I advise to contact Daphnée from Leopard for your future trips

Pierre Gravellini – 01.03.2022
Very good. Very friendly. The best way to discover the gem that is South Africa.

Jean-Baptiste Crucis – 01.03.2022
Very nice trip organized by Daphnée

Virginie Busquet – 01.03.2022
Very professional team and thoughtful service, very nice stay thanks to leopard

Susan Pitchet – 28.02.2022
Diana is a great ambassador for Southern Africa!

John Leadbeater – 27.02.2022
Excellent operator and I think we were Leopard’s first clients

Nanette Spangenberg – 27.02.2022
Goodluck :)

Claire Furniss – 24.02.2022
Best wishes Dianna

Marco – 24.02.2022
An awesome operator that has managed to keep adding value even during pandemic times. Fantastic!

Teri Nicholson – 24.02.2022
Good luck

Beryl Wetwood – 24.02.2022
Leopard are a great company and so deserve this award.

Natasha McCloy – 24.02.2022
Dian us truly inspiring!

Chris Trehearn – 24.02.2022
Excellent work Diana and team! Good luck.

Heather Walter – 23.02.2022
Good Luck guys, love it when companies think out the box to keep their heads above water especially in these very challenging times for the industry!! that’s definitely an industry leader in my opinion!!

Monique Beyer – 23.02.2022
Great experience with these guys.

Stacey Killian – 23.02.2022
Best Agency !

Philip Haycock – 23.02.2022
Leopard is amazing!

Will McCabe – 23.02.2022
Amazing service!

Wendy Daly – 23.02.2022
You will not find a better team to plan your holiday! They offer a professional and very personalised service. They know all the hidden gems and plan the most unforgettable holidays.

Jan Hamiltono – 23.02.2022
Good luck. A great service.

Claire Caulton – 23.02.2022
Fantastic business and the podcast was a great way to offer something different while travel was difficult.

Ribard – 23.02.2022
Leopard is the best!! It’s haute couture for travelling in South Africa!

Natalène – 23.02.2022
Very well.

Erhard Stubel – 22.02.2022
Keep up the good work!!!

Jessica – 22.02.2022

Franck Deroche – 22.02.2022
Diana and her team are extremely professional and knowledgeable. I would trust them with any type of travel arrangements.

Justin – 22.02.2022
Keep it up!

Guillaume Morgado – 22.02.2022
My girlfriend and I travelled in ZA 3 years ago, and Diana planned a marvelous trip for us. From the vineyards of Franschoek to the game reserves around Kruger park, and from J Bay to Capetown and Karoo desert, she spotted exactly our desires and made it a perfect journey!

Justin – 22.02.2022
Keep it up!

Jan Cronje – 21.02.2022
I have only ever heard good things about Leopard!

Penelope Gush – 21.02.2022
Leopard deserves to win. They have a great eye for detail, service is excellent and the total experience outstanding.

Penelope Gush – 21.02.2022
Excellent and innovative. Great eye for detail. Would recommend Leopard every time.

Lee-Anne Stubel – 21.02.2022
All the best for the win!

Leopard Boutique Agency – 21.02.2022
Superb service

Mark Nortje – 21.02.2022
Charles Howie is a very knowledgeable and passionate rep. It’s a pleasure working with him

Senthil Naicker – 21.02.2022
Best Agency !

Charles McCain – 21.02.2022
Leopard was excellent. Reach out to them for a magnificent holiday.

Patricia McCain – 21.02.2022
Leopard is fantastic. Thank you Charles for the great service and looking forward to another trip in the future.

Nicole McCain – 21.02.2022
Excellent service from a passionate team!

Gidyon – 21.02.2022
Leopard absolutely deserves to win this!

Salim Bright – 21.02.2022
I love their service is very good..

Francoise Filliette – 21.02.2022
Voyage magnifique et remarquablement préparé par l’agence Léopard…

Ursula Baravalle – 21.02.2022
Leopard’s team are a phenomenal bunch and full of innovation

Christopher Anderson – 21.02.2022
Leopard are amazing! Personalised experience and highly professional!!

Kathy Walter – 21.02.2022
Great local knowledge. Would definitely use Leopard again

Émilie smith – 21.02.2022
Wonderful experience

Dominique Vinckenbosch – 20.02.2022
Leopard, les meilleurs pour les experiences sur mesure!!

Eleonore Godfroy – 20.02.2022
A great project to put the tourism industry out there. Well done!

Greg Le Bigot – 20.02.2022
Wonderful experience with Leopard!!! Definitely to recommend for any trips in SA and nearby countries

Perrine de JOB – 20.02.2022
The best travel agency!

Jennifer Anderson – 20.02.2022
We had a wonderful weekend orgaised by Leopard, the most thoughtful amzing and personalised service, and still at great prices.

Grégory Calviac – 20.02.2022
Great service!

Timothee Filliette – 20.02.2022
Excellent organiser, I definetly recommand!

julie bruyns – 20.02.2022

Antoine Filliette – 20.02.2022
Voyage passionnant !

Nicolas Guichard – 20.02.2022
Very good travel agency. Highly recommend!

Sennepin – 20.02.2022
Best services!

Déborah – 20.02.2022
Good service

Derek Martin – 20.02.2022
Great suggestions and knowledge

Quentin Dubois – 20.02.2022
Best trip I ever had ! Thanks @Leopard

Sharon Bollaert – 20.02.2022
Leopard have a knack for finding those really special places to stay, resulting in the most memorable experiences!

Nataly Woollett – 20.02.2022
Amazing consultancy with highly experienced professionals!

Aurélien Daydé – 20.02.2022
The best agency for Southern Africa: genuine and cost efrective

Pascale B – 19.02.2022
Inoubliables moments de découvertes; superbe organisation, excellent contact. Je recommande “Leopard” vivement!

Alain G – 19.02.2022
Pour de superbes découvertes … avec une agence performante et sérieuse!

Sarah Gerhardt – 19.02.2022
Leopard are awesome.

Michelle Killian – 19.02.2022
Superb Business

Carroll Robertson – 19.02.2022
I wish Leopard well in upcoming awards

Rob Pringle – 18.02.2022
Best service

PJ Houghton – 18.02.2022
Leopard have been nothing but exceptional in all my dealings with them. May they grow from strength to strength.

Mark Caulton – 18.02.2022
Seeing your first leopard in the wild is a lifetime highlight — just like an African Safari booked through Diana.

Kevin Pringle – 17.02.2022
Professional & highly knowledgeable. Go Leopard!

Ross Pringle – 17.02.2022
All the best, the podcasts are fantastic

Mike Pringle – 17.02.2022
Leopard, and Diana specifically, created and arranged a special personalised tour for us – it was absolutely world class giving us such very special memories. They are operators who deliver service with passion and reflect such refreshing positivity on our wonderful country – truly inspiring. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them for that dream holiday. You will not be disappointed.

Michael Caulton – 17.02.2022
Great business, getting my vote

Jean Caulton – 17.02.2022
Leopard’s regular newsletters during the very depressing covid period were a very bright light of hope shining on the beauty of South Africa and the fact that there was light at the end of a very dark tunnel. There was positivity that we could all visit and enjoy the South African experience one day soon! It is my sincere hope that Leopard now reaches great heights of achievement which is richly deserved.

Sheilagh Pringle – 17.02.2022
Wishing Leopard so much success

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