Minister David Maynier congratulates Provincial Lilizela Award Winners | Western Cape Government


Minister David Maynier congratulates Provincial Lilizela Award Winners

16 September 2019

The Western Cape tourism industry was celebrated on Friday, 13 September with Provincial Minister for Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, congratulating winners and finalists of the Provincial Lilizela Tourism Awards 2019 at a red-carpet affair at the Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. 

As expressed by Minister Maynier, “The Lilizela Tourism Awards recognises and rewards those in the tourism sector who work passionately and with pride to deliver a world class product or experience for visitors to the Western Cape.”

“The tourism sector remains the backbone of the Western Cape economy, supporting over 300,000 direct and indirect jobs in our province alone thanks to the millions of tourists who flock to the region annually to enjoy some of the most scenic and breath-taking locations that the globe has to offer.”

“Every stakeholder in this industry, no matter how small, fulfils an incredibly important role in delivering a culture of service excellence which supports the tourism industry and in turn, grows our economy and creates jobs.  They are the everyday heroes in our communities.”

In addition to announcing the 40 winners across the 25 award categories, Minister Maynier awarded the Lilizela I Can Do Tourism Award (MEC Award) to Ashia, a world-class cheetah sanctuary and working farm outside Paarl in the Western Cape that has demonstrated great impact in growing tourism within their community within a very short time span. 

South African Tourism (SAT) and the National Department of Tourism are responsible for the implementation of the Lilizela Tourism Awards. The Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism is responsible for the Western Cape Provincial Lilizela Tourism Awards Ceremony.

The Lilizela Tourism Awards is a prestigious annual event that has grown since its inception in 2013. The 40 winners of the Western Cape Povincial Lilizela Tourism Awards will now go on to represent the province at the Nationali Lilizela  Tourism Awards which will take place on the 9 November 2019 at the Sun Arena in Tshwane, Gauteng.

We wish all the Western Cape Provincial Lilizela Tourism Awards the best of luck for the National Lilizela Awards.

For more information on the Lilizela Tourism Awards visit



Tour operator

Earthstompers Adventures

Accommodation Mobility

Soli Deo Gloria

Experience Mobility

Cape Town International Convention Centre Company

Convention and Exhibition Centre

Cape Town International Convention Centre Company

Action & Adventure

AfriCanyon Adventures

Marine Adventure

Marine Dynamics Tours

Culture & Lifestyle

No winner in this category, only finalists

Lap of Luxury

No winner in this category, only finalists

Wildlife Encounters

No winner in this category, only a finalist

Scenic Beauty

Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve

Caravan & Camping

Plettenberg A Forever Resort Caravan Park AND Dibiki Holiday Resort

Backpackers & Hosteling

Once in Cape Town AND Wish U Were Here AND Saltycrax Backpackers

Self-Catering Shared Vacation

Club Mykonos Langebaan AND Pine Lake Marina

Self-Catering Exclusive

Hollywood Mansion & Spa Camps Bay AND ATKV Hartenbos Strandoord Self-catering AND Oppiesee Self Catering Apartments AND Aquarius Luxury Suites

Bed & Breakfast

Abalone Pool Villas AND African Tulip Guesthouse


Plattekloof Premium Lodge AND Ashbourne House Guest House AND Villa Afrikana Guest Suites

Game Lodge

Garden Route Game Lodge AND Gondwana Game Reserve AND Thali Thali Game Lodge


Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat AND Tamodi Lodge and Stables AND Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve

Country House

Zorgvliet Country House AND Schoone Oordt Country House

Boutique Hotel

Blackheath Lodge AND Sky Villa Boutique Hotel

Small Hotel

Simon's Town Quayside Hotel AND Eendracht Hotel

Apartment Hotel

The Hyde Hotel


Town Lodge Bellville AND City Lodge Grand West AND Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa AND Spier Hotel AND Road Lodge N1 City

Culture Guides

Bulelani Gerald Futshane

Adventure Guides

Carel  Marthinus Lotz

Media Enquiries: 

Francine Higham
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Finance and Economic Opportunities
(Responsible for Provincial Treasury and Departments of Economic Development and Tourism)
Tel: 021 483 4327
Cell: 071 087 5150