Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Travel and things awards, 2011

What would a travel blog be without awards?
All the awards are based on what my wife and I  have experienced during our stay at these various properties...
For those who know me are aware that  I travel with my own pillow.This means that the "best pillow" award is very prestigious.( The award is subjective as I like a hard pillow)
To the owners who hosted us, many thanks.

Best Guest House
Schoone Oordt, Swellendam
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Best game lodge( Madikwe)
Tie: Tuningi Safari Lodge and Madikwe Hills
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Most authentic "bush lodge" experience
Mosethla Bush camp, Madikwe
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Best game lodge(Sabi Sands)
Kirkman's Kamp
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Best game lodge (Eastern Cape)
Tie: Kwandwe and Riverbend Lodge
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Best game lodge (Limpopo)
Makweti
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Best commercial airline
 Kulula
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Best charter airline
 Federal Air
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Best international destination
Vietnam
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Best African destination
Maputo, Polana Serena Hotel
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Best international pillow award
All the hotels that we stayed at in Vietnam
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Best local pillow award
Guest House 224, Cape Town
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 Best close-to-home destination
  Heia Safari Ranch,Muldersdrift
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Best "special celebration" destination:
 De Hoek Country House, Magliesberg
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Best "Small town South Africa" award
Swellendam
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Place we are most likely to revisit

Hermanus in the whale season
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Best event of the year:
The launch of the Hermanus wine route R320
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Best fine dining award
Tie: La Sosta,Swellendam and Schoone Oordt Country House, Swellendam
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Best incident handling award
Sculphoek, Hermanus
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