MTPA Blog – Meet Mpumalanga Lilizela Awards Provincial Winners: Part Four


As the final insert in introducing Mpumalanga provincial winners announced during the 7th edition of the Annual Lilizela Tourism Awards, we hope you have enjoyed this comprehensive review of award winning local businesses.


Recognising local entrepreneurs, tour operators and service providers for their hard work and dedication in positioning their products as well as the province as a travel destination of choice, to follow, see the final round up of Mpumalanga Provincial Winners.


Blyde Canyon A Forever Resorts Chalets 4* - SELF CATERING SHARED VACATION

Having already been selected as a winner in the Meetings Exhibitions & Special Events (Mese) Conference Centre category, it comes as no surprise that the Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resorts Chalets have also been selected as a winner in the 4-star self-catering shared vacation category. With spectacular panoramic views of the Blyde Canyon gorge, Blyde Canyon, A Forever Resort Chalets caters to 2 to 6 sleeper stone clad chalets as well as 30 caravan and camping stands. Overlooking the Panorama Route’s Three Rondavels, guests are invited to visit the restaurant and enjoy their hearty breakfast menu, sundowners on the deck or buffet dinners all hosted by the resident Kadisi Restaurant.



Located in the Mjejane Private Game Reserve, the Mjejane Bush Camp is seated along the banks of the Crocodile River home to untouched indigenous bush views and Big 5 game sightings. Providing for carefully considered self-catering accommodation including fully equipped kitchens, family lounge and dining areas as well as outdoor entertainment fittings, the Mjejane Bush Camp offers the ideal self-sufficient accommodation surrounded by riverine forests, abundant African wildlife and comfort.


The Cycad Lodge & Chalets - SELF CATERING EXCLUSIVE

Centrally located in the City of Nelspruit the Cycad Lodge & Chalets offers exclusive accommodation that boasts a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere, blending the best of both business and leisure stays into one. With various accommodation options on offer, the Cycad Lodge and Chalets offers Standard, Executive or Honeymoon packages as well as Family Units and Self-Catering options.


N'Wambu Safari Lodge by Elite Residences - SELF CATERING EXCLUSIVE

The latest addition to the Elite Residences travel accommodation portfolio, the 5-star N'Wambu Safari Lodge can be found along the banks of the Crocodile River in Mjejane, Kruger National Park. Accommodating a party of up to 10 guests, the lodge exudes an air of the utmost African elegance offering gorgeous views, Big 5 Game sightings and the ultimate luxury Bushveld stay.


Accredited from the Hotel category of the 2019 Annual Lilizela Tourism Awards, local hotel winners recognised for their service and customer experience excellence include:

  • Emnotweni Sun - HOTEL
  • Road Lodge Mbombela - HOTEL
  • Badplaas A Forever Resort Hotel - HOTEL
  • Schneider's Boutique Hotel - HOTEL
  • Town Lodge Mbombela – HOTEL


With a notable number of winners selected from the 77 provincial entries submitted from Mpumalanga, the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) will continue to encourage and grow the number of local entries into the annual tourism awards ensuring that the province of Mpumalanga is well represented in awards ceremonies to come.

16 of the 28 finalists to have been awarded certificates of excellence will go on to participate in the national awards ceremony to be held in Gauteng during the month of October 2019.

We wish all our finalists the very best of luck and thank you for your dedicated efforts in pinning the province of Mpumalanga as a travel and tourism destination of choice!

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