Where announcements were officiated during an awards ceremony held on 6 September 2019 at Ingwenyama Conference and Sports Resorts in White River, the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) have congratulated provincial winners in the 2019 Lilizela Tourism Awards. Aimed at acknowledging the highest levels of excellence in the South African tourism value chain, the awards celebrate the ongoing commitment that travel and tourism service providers display in positioning their products as well as their respective provinces while positioning South Africa as a travel destination of choice.
In a previous blog post we introduced provincial winners selected from the Emerging Tourism Entrepreneur Of The Year Award (Eteya), Tour Operator, Meetings Exhibitions & Special Events (Mese) Conference Centre and Conference Centre categories, namely:
- Mbombela Experience (Pty) Ltd - Emerging Tourism Entrepreneur Of The Year Award (Eteya)
- Lion Roar Safaris (Pty) Ltd - Tour Operator
- Blyde Canyon A Forever Resort Conference - Meetings Exhibitions & Special Events (Mese) Conference Centre
- Loskopdam, A Forever Resort Conference Centre - Conference Centre
As a continuum to the part one insert, to follow see our part two feature introducing the Mpumalanga Lilizela Awards Provincial Winners selected from 13 categories:
Embedded in the banks of the Sand River, Inyati Game Lodge combines an authentic African safari experience with warm hospitality and intimate wildlife encounters. Your hosts of expert game rangers will guide you to unrivalled game viewing encounters including Big 5 sightings, while lodge accommodations check all the boxes one expects from a luxury safari stay.
Graskop Gorge Lift Company - SCENIC BEAUTY
Plummeting 51m to the forested gorges below, the Graskop Gorge Lift Company has been recognised for having successfully introduced the latest and most innovative tourism development in South Africa and the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Lowering visitors to the network of elevated walkways, suspension bridges and interactive exhibitions using a 26-passenger viewing elevator, the Graskop Gorge Viewing Elevator enables tourists to entrench themselves in the abundant natural beauty native to Mpumalanga.
Jackalberry Ridge - CARAVAN & CAMPING
Located on the southern border of Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga, Jackalberry Ridge campsites bring the best of “Glamping” to your caravanning experience. Equipped with stylishly fitted bathrooms and private ablutions, a covered common area, splash pool, kitchenettes and handy storage areas, Jackalberry Ridge campsite is sure to take your camping experience to the next level.
Welgelegen Manor - COUNTRY HOUSE
Serving up a slice of luxury accommodation in its hometown of Balfour Cosmos Country, Welgelegen Manor makes for a classic English country stay combined with contemporary comfort and timeless glamour. Where guests are also treated to fine dining experiences served by the Manor’s resident chef, whether a lavish celebration, a private function or romantic picnic for two, Welgelegen Manor offers the ideal country house setting for those looking for a more sophisticated stay.
Next up see our part three insert featuring more of the Mpumalanga Lilizela Awards Provincial Winners selected from categories that include; guesthouse and lodge accommodation, self-catering shared vacation and a number of award winning hotel stays.