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South Coast Tourism’s 2014 Lilizela winners

It is with great pleasure that South Coast Tourism extends our sincerest congratulations to two of our members.

These members have been awarded the highly coveted national Lilizela Tourism Award at a ceremony held on Thursday 9th October in Johannesburg.

Umthunzi Hotel and Conference Centre was awarded top prize in the 3 star accommodation awards and Wild 5 Adventures were awarded the top place in the Action and Adventure category for Experience of the Year.

Events-SCT-Umthunzi-Hotel  South Coast Tourism's 2014 Lilizela winners Events SCT Umthunzi Hotel

Umthunzi Hotel and Conference Centre has 49 exquisitely decorated rooms with stunning sea views each with its own balcony and accommodating up to 98 guests. It is an idyllic place for honeymooners too given the attention to detail and personalized service that this boutique hotel offers.

Conveniently situated only 5 minutes north of Port Shepstone in Umtentweni, Umthunzi has become one of the first choices for conferences and weddings too, given the spectacular and contemporary décor and hands on attitude from all the staff. And with the driving force behind this, the ever energetic and passionate owner Sandy Foce, this surely has led to it being chosen as the top 3 star accommodation in the 2014 Lilizela Awards.

Wild 5 Adventures, situated in the millennia old majestic Oribi Gorge, found in the hinterland of the South Coast and only 40 minutes from Port Shepstone, was awarded the top place in the Action and Adventure category for Experience of the Year.

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“This is not only a win for Wild 5 but also for Tourism on the South Coast, as they were competing against products like Moses Mabhida Stadium, Giba Gorge and Four Rivers Rafting, the other three finalists.” said Paul Jefferys, owner of Wild 5 Adventures.

‘This award follows our nomination as one of only four products to make it into the list of The 10 Best Adventures in the Kingdoms, made up of Swaziland, Lesotho and KwaZulu-Natal made by SA Tourism,’ concludes Jefferys.

South Coast Tourism’s CEO Mr Justin Mackrory says `It is fantastic that our members are being recognized for their hard work and commitment to excellence. We are very proud of their accomplishments and wish all our members the very best of luck for the 2015 awards’.

For more information visit www.southcoasttourism.co.za