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South Africa has earned several titles of World Best at the 2020 World Travel Awards including leading destination and leading tourist destination.


South Africa (16 November 2020) – South Africa has won 23 awards at the annual World Travel Awards. The awards are split up by continent so South Africa competes for the leading titles in Africa.

The World Travel Awards have been running since 1994 and have featured the worlds best travel destinations and more. Every year, the World Travel Awards celebrates the very best across the tourism and hospitality industries. The Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors.

Initially postponed earlier this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Awards will recently took place in Antalya, Turkey.

Take a look at all the titles won by South Africa and South African companies below.

  1. Africa’s Leading Airport – Cape Town International Airport.
  2. Africa’s Leading Beach Destination – Plettenberg Bay.
  3. Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel – Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa.
  4. Africa’s Leading Casino Resort – Sun City Resort.
  5. Africa’s Leading City Destination – Durban.
  6. Africa’s Leading Conservation Company – Singita.
  7. Africa’s Leading Design Hotel – MannaBay, South Africa.
  8. Africa’s Leading Festival & Event Destination – Cape Town.
  9. Africa’s Leading Game Reserve Brand – Singita.
  10. Africa’s Leading Hotel Suite – Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite @ Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, South Africa.
  11. Africa’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa – Villa Two @ Ellerman House, South Africa.
  12. Africa’s Leading Luxury Lodge – Silvan Safari.
  13. Africa’s Leading Luxury Private Villa – Villa iZulu @ Thanda Safari.
  14. Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination – Durban.
  15. Africa’s Leading New Hotel – The Houghton Hotel.
  16. Africa’s Leading Online Travel Agency –
  17. Africa’s Leading Private Game Reserve – Shambala Private Game Reserve.
  18. Africa’s Leading Resort – Sun City Resort.
  19. Africa’s Leading Safari Lodge – Thanda Safari Lodge at Thanda Safari.
  20. Africa’s Leading Serviced Apartments – Lawhill Luxury Apartments.
  21. Africa’s Leading Sports Resort – Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa.
  22. Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction – Table Mountain.
  23. Africa’s Leading Travel Agence – Travel Club.

These are all the winners for the African titles. There is another list of all the winners based on the South African level which you can see here.

Sources: World Travel Awards 2020
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