We left out a couple of awards when we congratulated some of the regional winners of Lilizela Regional Wards last week so here are all the Kouga winners as well as a Platinum Wine award for a local guest house.

The following accommodation establishments and activities in the greater Kouga / Tsitsikamma region were awarded for their efforts and are selected as the Eastern Cape finalists in the South African Lilizela Tourism Awards for 2019. The Lilizela Awards recognise and reward tourism players and businesses that work passionately and with pride to deliver a world-class product and service, and whose delivery grows South Africa’s global destination competitiveness.

Congratulations to all the finalists but especially our (St Francis) Dune Ridge Country House (4* Country House) – St Francis Bay, Beach Break (5* Self-catering shared vacation) – Cape St Francis, The Baviaans Camino (Action & Adventure) – which is run by Eric and Esti Stewart who also run the very successful Chokka Trail that was a winner in the Beach Experience category. Other winners in the region were – Tsitsikamma Backpackers (4* Backpackers & Hosteling) – Storms River, Thunzi Bush Lodge (4* Self-catering shared vacation) – Kouga, Untouched Adventures (Scenic Beauty) – Tsitsikamma National Park, Tsitsikamma.

All the finalist now progress to the national awards event that will be held in Johannesburg  in October so best of luck to all our finalists. Bring home the bacon.

And more good news for Dune Ridge who have just received a Platinum Award for their wine list from Diners Club international

And for food lovers, do not miss Dune Ridge’s superb Sunday Lunch menu offering this Sunday and a chance to order some of that wine from their Platinum Collection.