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Thousands of travellers from around the world have voted a South African Guide as one of the Top 3 Specialist Guides in the world!


Madikwe, South Africa (15 November 2021) – Jonny Motsieloa, a Specialist Guide at Mosetlha Bush Camp & Eco Lodge, has just been voted as one of the world’s top specialist guides.

The Wanderlust World Travel Awards was launched in December 2005 to recognise the unsung heroes of the travel world: guides and tour leaders.

“With 2020 and 2021 being extraordinary, and so many people not being to travel, we are turning to the travel trade to tell us who deserves the accolade of being the Best Guide in the World. You voted in your thousands! In another challenging year for travel, we celebrated the industry’s ultimate stars at the 20th Wanderlust Travel Awards,” a Wanderlust representative explained.

This year Jonny joins Craig Wickham from Kangaroo Island, South Australia and Joseph Tano from PNG Tourism as one of the top 3 specialist guides globally!

Jonny Motsieloa | Photo Cred: Mosetlha Bush Camp & Eco Lodge

Jonny, a Senior Field Guide at Mosetlha Bush Camp & Eco Lodge, started working in the Reserve as a security guard in 1992 and his brilliant career was seriously kick-started when he was chosen to attend the Mafisa Training Programme. This he completed most successfully and did his practical training at one of the luxury lodges.

“He came to us on Friday 13th (lucky for some) September 2002. Jonny is super knowledgeable, has eagle eyes (I swear he could spot game through a solid brick wall) and really takes you into his world on his drives and walks,’ the team at Mosetlha Bush Camp & Eco Lodge stated.

The Wanderlust World Travel Awards believe that guides and tour leaders are the under-sung heroes of travel, the remarkable individuals who turn their clients’ trips into life-enhancing and life-changing adventures. They have been running the World Guide Awards since 2006, when they set them up in memory of Wanderlust’s co-founder Paul Morrison, who was passionate about the importance of guides.

“This time around, we asked the travel industry to nominate who they felt were the outstanding tour guides and tour leaders who really deserve an award in these surreal times. The tough decision of picking the final winners was then down to a panel of judges.”

And the world voted one of South Africa’s finest as the best! Congratulations Jonny! Proudly South African and PROUD of South Africa!!

South African Guide Voted As One of The Top 3 Specialist Guides in The World!
Justice Rasello and Jonny Motsieloa | Photo Cred: Mosetlha Bush Camp & Eco Lodge

Sources: Wanderlust 
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