23 September 2013
Congratulations to our winners!
The 2013 SATOA Travel Awards took place on September 19th at the Bbar in Victoria, London.
Only in its second year, this prestigious awards ceremony that recognises the very best in travel to Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean, has had to add additional categories for the Best Safari Experience and Responsible Tourism Award.
We would like to thank our sponsors; the One&Only Cape Town and luxury travel company Cox & Kings.
“The winners were voted by our members and travel industry partners with judging independent of SATOA and It is a great pleasure to recognise the fantastic achievements of the best in Southern Africa travel with you” said SATOA Chair, Tesna Simonsen.
Best UK / Ireland Tour Operator Winner - Travel Butlers
Best UK / Ireland Travel Agent Winner - Travel Matters
Best Hotel 20 Rooms or Less Winner - Isandlwana Lodge
Best Hotel 20 Rooms or More Winner - Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
Best Safari Experience Winner - Thanda Tented Camp
Responsible Tourism Award Joint Winners Tzaneen Country Lodge and Nuarro Eco Lodge
Outstanding SATOA Member Winner - Tourism KwaZulu Natal
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