South Africa: N West Lodge Scoops Top Honours At Tourism Awards
Pretoria — The North West MEC for Tourism, Desbo Mohono, has
congratulated Thaba Tshwene Game Lodge for shining at the
recent Annual Lilizela Tourism Awards.
The lodge scooped the Imvelo Award during a glittering
ceremony held at the Gold Reef City's Lyric Theatre in
The Imvelo Award is given to the best single resource
management programme and energy management by a small
tourism establishment in South Africa, which promotes
environmental sustainability through tourism practices.
"As the department charged with the mandate of improving the
tourism sector in the province, we are proud of what Thaba
Tshwene Game Lodge has managed to achieve at national level.
"This goes to show that our province has a lot of potential
and can compete with other provinces in terms of offering
the best tourism products," she said.
MEC Mohono said her department will continue to work hard to
ensure that government creates an enabling environment for
tourism establishments to prosper.
"The standard has been set and we hope that in the next
year, we will see more winners emerge from [the North
West]," she said.
The General Manager of Thaba Tshwene Game Lodge, Darnet le
Roux, said winning the award has been a great experience for
"It will also have a positive and rewarding impact on our
existing guests as they like to be part of something good
and bigger, which will then in return also attract new
guests that will expect the high standard that we have to
"Awards like this can only have a positive impact, no matter
which establishment walks away with it," she said.