The Lilizela Tourism Awards crowned the cream of the crop in the Tourism sector during the annual awards function during October at the Sandton Convention Centre. ATKV-Resort Buffelspoort walked away as National and Provincial winner in the category 4-star Caravan and Camping as well as the Provincial winner in the category Self Catering Exclusive.
But this Resort was not the only one to boast with its accolades and saw its sister Resort’s rake in another seven Provincial Awards. ATKV Eiland Spa and Natalia were crowned Provincial winners in the category Caravan and Camping. Goudini Spa and Eiland Spa are hanging their great achievement of Provincial winners for the category Self-Catering Shared Vacation, in their foyers. The remaining two accolades were awarded to ATKV Klein-Kariba for Self-Catering Exclusive and to Drakensville in the Adventure category.
Launched in May 2013, these awards are an initiative of the National Department of Tourism (NDT); spearheaded by South African Tourism and delivered by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
The Lilizela Tourism Awards aim to recognise and celebrate tourism excellence and encourages key players to strive for excellence in order to grow global competitiveness in tourism. The Awards also strive to give the public a voice that counts in terms of the feedback and reviews they give.
“We would like to extend our gratitude to our loyal guests and brand ambassadors who continue to consistently show their support by voting for the resorts and contributing to them receiving such prestigious awards,” said Schalk Cilliers, MD of ATKV Resorts.
This fully audited Tourism Awards programme does not only ensure that organisations and businesses strive to achieve the highest standards but also actively promotes Tourism in South Africa.