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South Africa has walked away with 27 awards at the 3rd annual World Luxury Travel Awards. These are all the businesses that earned titles:


South Africa (01 November 2023) – South African companies and venues operating within the travel industry have won big this year at the World Luxury Travel Awards. With more than 150 categories and over 200 nominees, these wins are a massive nod to the offerings in South Africa.

Established in 2019, the World Luxury Travel Awards aims to be the pinnacle of achievement for the travel industry, offering international recognition as voted for by guests, travellers and industry players alike. International travellers vote each year, during a four-week period to select the winners. Travel organisations have the opportunity to participate in the World Luxury Travel Awards by entering the awards to highlight and draw attention to their unique selling points with regard to travel destinations, facilities or services offered.

27 South African companies and services have walked away with winning titles. Each of the winning travel companies is listed alongside what award they won and in which region; for example, there are “best of” regional, country, continent and global. Let’s take a look:

  • Acrobranch Adventure Parks – Award for best Adventure Park in the Country.
  • African Bush Camps – Award for best Safari Company Globally.
  • African Story Tours – Award for best Wine Tours in the Country.
  • Avontuur Estate – Award for best Wedding Venue in its Region.
  • Avontuur Estate – Award for best Wine Destination in its Region.
  • Ceres Rail Company – Award for best Train Tours in its Region.
  • Discover Africa – Award for best Safari Company in its Region.
  • Fireblade Aviation – Award for best Aviation Service Provider on the Continent.
  • Fireblade Aviation – Award for best Charter Airline in its Region.
  • Fireblade Aviation – Award for best Private Airline in its Region.
  • Fireblade Aviation – Award for best VIP Airport Lounge in its Region.
  • Hike Table Mountain – Award for best Hiking/Walking Tours on the Continent.
  • Jeep Tours Cape Town – Award for best Adventure Tour Company on the Continent.
  • Juma Art Tours – Award for best Art and Culture Experience in the Country.
  • Ker & Downey® Africa – Award for best Inbound Tour Operator in its Region.
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden – Award for best Botanical Garden on the Continent.
  • Kraalbaai LHB – Award for best Houseboat Accomodation in the Country.
  • LIFT – Award for best Domestic Airline on the Continent.
  • NAC Helicopters Cape Town – Award for best Helicopter Charter Company in its Region.
  • Nooitgedacht Estate – Award for best Wedding venue on the Continent.
  • Paradise Adventures – Award for best Adventure Experience on the Continent.
  • Path And Peak Adventures – Award or best Hiking/Walking Tours in the Country.
  • SA 4X4 Rentals – Award for best S4X4 Rental Company in its Region.
  • Two Oceans Aquarium – Award for best Aquarium Globally.
  • Udrive4x4 – Award for best 4X4 Rental Company on the Continent.
  • Wine Flies Tours – Award for best Wine Tours in its Region.
  • Xama Africa – Award for best Safari Company in the Country.

Congratulations to all the teams that have put their best forward to offer incredible travel experiences to tourists and travellers. Your hard work is paying off!

Sources: World Luxury Travel Awards
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