It’s one of those nights where the travel and tourism role players in South Africa come together to celebrate the best of the best in the industry. The black tie gala dinner for the national Lilizela Tourism Awards 2017 was held at the Sandton Convention Centre last night.
KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga were among the provinces who clenched some of the night’s biggest accolades. KZN winners were Azalea Bed and Breakfast in Howick, for the category of Best 3 star B&B, and the Oyster Box Hotel for Best 5 star hotel.

In Mpumalanga, Inyati Game Lodge won best Visitor Experience- wildlife encounters, while Kruger Park Lodge won for best 4 star Self Catering Shared Vacation.

Other notable winners were Saltycrax Backpackers in Cape Town, who won best 5 star Backpacking and Hosting establishment and Lebo’s Backpackers for 3 star backpacking accommodation.