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TThe Minister's Award cannot be entered by any business or individual. This Award will be made at the sole discretion of the National Minister of Tourism, Elizabeth Thabethe. It will go to an organisation, person or event whose contribution to the industry has been exceptional; whose performance has been remarkable; and whose contribution to the industry has elevated tourism’s status as a vital sector of the national economy.
Accommodation at the Mountain Zebra National Park is serviced daily and provided with bedding, towels and soap and comprises 19 4-bed cottages and a restored Victorian homestead that can accommodate 6 people. The park is also equipped with electrified caravan and tent camps with communal ablution facilities, all set within the picturesque mountain panorama.Mountain Zebra has 19 family cottages, with 2 bedrooms with 2 single beds, fully equipped kitchen, W/c and bath.
Situated a stones throw form the Indian ocean, Cape St Francis Resort offers accommodation to suit all budgets. Choose from luxury beach villas with sea facing rooms, large open plan living , swimming pools and direct beach access, family cottages set in the heart of the resort with spacious gardens and varying in size from two to four bedrooms, and finally for the more affordable option choose a one or two roomed apartments Club Break close to all facilities and a 6 minute walk to the beach. Cape St Francis Resort is the ideal base from which to explore all that the area has to offer from golf, canal and river cruises, surfing, whale-watching, surfing and much much more. On-site facilities including the award-winning Joe Fish Restaurant and Bar, Hibiscus health and beauty studio, convenience shop are all here to make your stay as enjoyable and stress free as possible. With the mildest temperatures and the longest sunshine hours on the coast, Cape St Francis is a unique and exclusive paradise on the South African southern coast which draws holidaymakers from all over the world to enjoy the glorious beaches, excellent water-sport facilities, leisurely lifestyle and the magical beauty of the unspoilt surroundings.
Sandiles Rest is situated outside of Stutterheim, only 7 km’s from Keiskammahoek in the Eastern Cape.The lodge offers a wonderfully cosy pub, lounge and dining room where delicious breakfasts are served upon request. With sparkling mountain streams to explore, indigenous yellowwood forests and wetlands being home to an abundance of bird and wildlife, visitors will have many activities to participate in. Enjoy leisurely walks or follow the hiking trails. Mountain biking is a firm favourite, or a dam and river nearby offers bass and trout fishing.
Situated 108 kms west of Port Elizabeth in the quaint village of Cape St Francis lies the Cape St Francis Resort and the luxurious beach .Privately owned and family run we provide accommodation ranging from luxury beach villas set on the edge of the dunes where you can choose between a sea facing or garden facing room or the entire villa which is ideal for families or friends travelling together. With a private swimming pool and direct beach access the villas are your ideal choice when looking for a beach destination. Travelling as a family we can offer family styled cottages a mere 200 metres from the beach.These cottages are tastefully decorated and have a strong beach theme and offer a fully equipped kitchen for those who wish to self cater.
The accommodation is a collection of charming natural wooden chalets and private decks merging luxury, supreme style, spaciousness and comfort. Activities include spa packages, bass fishing, bird watching, beach & forest walks and lots more!
Beach Break is luxury five-star accommodation consisting of five separate villas set on the edge of the dunes, with direct beach access overlooking the pristine Cape St. Francis beach between Seal Point and Shark Point Nature Reserves. A total of 23 en suite bedrooms, stylishly appointed, with self-catering or bed and breakfast alternatives. The villas feature bright and airy rooms. Relax in comfortable lounges, cool off in private pools or take a walk through one of the many nature reserves in and around Cape St. Francis. A perfect base to explore all that the Eastern Cape and Garden Route have to offer.
Belvedere Accommodation (AA Rating Superior) consists of two abutting cottages. Little Belvedere Cottage (sleeps 4) and Belvedere Mews (sleeps 2) have been lovingly restored to cater for the business traveler or discerning holiday visitor. Situated in popular Richmond Hill, the Belvedere cottages are within close proximity to popular delis, pubs, restaurants and specialty shops. They are private and very secure. Off street parking is available.
Are you looking for immaculate clean, affordable accommodation set in peaceful surroundings? Come to Welgemoed Chalets! Situated in Aliwal North, on the N6 to East London, we offer 2 bedroom chalets (double and single beds) with bathroom and fully equipped kitchen with microwave as well as a Lounge with TV. Breakfast can be arranged on request for Groups only. Relax and enjoy your stay by using our swimming pool and braai facilities. The property is fully enclosed with devil’s fork for absolute security. We’ll gladly welcome you!!!
Surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of mountains, Karoo Lodge sits in perfect serenity in the reserveâ€™s pristine wilderness. Combining colonial comforts with the essence of Mother Nature, the lodge treats you with exceptional service, enabling you to relax and allow the tranquility of the Karoo to envelop your soul.If you choose, you can leave the game for another day and indulge in the luxury of your suite and let our experienced therapist ease your stress away with her aromatic oils and local charm.Three Lodge Suites are situated in the main homestead and are light and airy, all opening out on to the wide wrap-around veranda. Each has a luxury en-suite bathroom and is air-conditioned.The three Karoo Suites are individual Karoo style â€œcottagesâ€ in the garden and are larger than the Lodge Suites. Each has a luxury en-suite bathroom, is air-conditioned and has a fireplace. Refresh yourself in the outdoor shower while gazing at the magnificent views.
In the heart of Graaff-Reinet, voted the best town in South Africa, lies KarooRus – a beautifully restored home with 7 self-catering units. Whether you are lingering in town for a while or just passing through on business or holiday, KarooRus offers a place to rest and rejuvenate in affordable luxury. Graaff-Reinet is a quaint little town in the Karoo with enough charming shops, restaurants and museums to keep you busy for days on end. The town itself is surrounded by a nature reserve which only adds to the sense of tranquility and peace that one experience here. Do stop over and treat yourself to the wonderful experience of KarooRus.
- The Loft, a three star TCGSA rated self catering facilities with a bed and breakfast option, ideally suited to families or friends of up to six people travelling together in the Eastern Cape. This historic building, once an old church, is full of character with its loft conversion and double volume living area. Entrance to this property is through large gates with paved driveway with ample secure parking. Artificer’s Square, the intersection of Cross and Bartholomew street is the old artisan quarter of 1820 Grahamstown. Many restored original houses, now National Monuments, reflect a number of 1820 Settler architectural styles. Wagon stones and cobbled gutters still exist. Bartholomew's accommodation is within walking distance from Grahamstown's city centre, it is 1km from the Cathedral in High Street and 1.5km from the Drosdy Arch which is the entrance to Rhodes University.