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The winners of the 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards have been announced and South African businesses got some top titles!


South Africa (05 August 2020) – 2020 has not been kind to travellers who had plans to travel the world. In fact, it hasn’t been kind to anyone in the tourism industry. Thankfully, Tripadvisor still published their Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Every year, the Travellers’ Choice Awards highlights the very best of tourism across the globe. From the best hotels and airlines to the best experiences and destinations, you name it, you will be able to find the best of the best.

We took a look at each category and saw there were quite a few proudly South African winners this year despite our tourism industry is on lockdown.

Some of the categories list winners out of 10 while others list out of 25 so we will be sure to let you know which rank our proudly South African business earned. The list also has global winners and regional winners. We will be focussing on the global listings.

Let’s take a look…

Top 10 Hop-On Hop-Off Experiences

South Africa placed 10th on this list for its 1-or-2-day Cape Town Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus tour. The bus tour offers a choice of 4 different bus routes to attractions such as Camps Bay, Table Mountain, and the Cape Winelands. You can see the winning list here.

Top 10 Multi-Day Tours

South Africa placed 9th on this list for the 6-Day Garden Route and Addo South African Adventure from Cape Town by Earthstompers Adventures. You can see the winning list here.

Top 10 Wine Experiences

South Africa placed 7th on the list for full-day South African Wine Tours, the winning company is African Story Wine Tours. It is no surprise that South African wine tours are a win when our wine industry is a big global winner regularly. You can see the winning list here.

Best Fine-Dining Restaurants

South Africa’s beautiful La Colombe in Constantia, Western Cape placed 13th on this list out of 25. The fine-dining restaurant went up against some of the world’s very best! You can see the winning list here.

Emerging Destinations

Franschoek was ranked as the 13th best-emerging destination in the world by the travellers. They list the area with 110 things you can do for the day. You can see the winning list here.

“The village of Franschhoek (French Corner), tucked into the Cape Winelands of South Africa, is known as the country’s food and wine capital. Galleries and antique shops fill the tree-lined streets, and vineyards established more than 300 years ago cascade over the hills just outside town. Local activities range from wine-tasting tours to trout fishing and hiking. The Huguenot Memorial Museum honors the town’s early settlers, who fled religious persecution in France.”

With 5 top rankings, we are super proud of our country! You can check out all the winning lists here.

Sources: Tripadvisor (linked above)
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