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November 21, 2018

POLOKWANE; LIMPOPO – Limpopo tourism products continue to shine at the highly contested National Lilizela Awards which took place this past weekend at the Sandton Convention Centre in Gauteng Province, Our CEO Ms. Sonto Ndlovu led a delegation of 26 Provincial tourism products which contested in various categories.

We are proud to announce that Limpopo has won in the following categories:

 AKTV Klein Kariba Holiday Resort  3-Star self-catering shared vacation 
 TAHS-SA (Traditional African Home Stays South Africa)  Roots and Culture
 AKTV Klein Kariba Conference Centre  3-Star MESE (Meetings, Exhibitions and Special Events)
 Daniel Mogale   Adventure Guide
 TAHS-SA (Traditional African Home Stays South Africa)  I do Tourism
 Makgabeng Farm Lodge  ETEYA Category 2nd runner up


These awards recognize and reward tourism players and businesses who work passionately with pride to deliver a world class product and service and whose delivery grows South Africa’s global destination competitiveness.

“Each year we look forward to these highly contested tourism awards and we are pleased that this year we had increased a number of entries to twenty six (26) compared to twenty four (24) we had taken to the national awards last year, 2017. These awards present an opportunity for the industry to openly compete and reflect on the services that they offer. The night was closed off on a high when Traditional African Home Stays South Africa (TAHS-SA) from Limpopo scooped the second award of the newly introduced category, called, ‘I Do Tourism’.

The inaugural I do Tourism award category, celebrates those who passionately represented and celebrated the culture of South Africa and what the country has to offer to tourists and national residents. The first ever winners of this inaugural award are TAHS-SA from Limpopo. The co-founders of the TAHS-SA, Ms. Kylie Henn and Cameron Murray said that winning the inaugural I Do Tourism Award celebrated not only their establishment but also their community of Makushu Village in Limpopo Province.

Ndlovu, further said, “Tourism is about initiatives and TAHS-SA has just demonstrated that when they won two incredible awards for the province with the good work they do and the effort they put in their work. We see this as an indication of tourism growth that will inherently lead to economic growth in our province. We are highly delighted and recognize everyone’s contribution to heighten tourism excellence profile in our province. We wish to thank all the finalists to these important awards as that helps improve customer service in the tourism industry. We wish to congratulate all our winners for making us proud in their various categories, namely, AKTV Klein Kariba Holiday Resort by winning two important awards in two categories 3 star self-catering shared vacation and 3 star MESE (Meetings, Exhibitions and Special Events); Traditional African Home Stays South Africa (TAHS-SA), who also won two awards, Roots and Culture and I Do Tourism; and Makgabeng Farm Lodge who were announced the 3rd runner up in the ETEYA category”.

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