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Simonskloof Mountain Retreat Mayoral Award

Simonskloof Mountain Retreat won the Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Award for Best Adventure, Outdoor and Eco Tourism Business Of The Year 2012.

The award was presented at a gala dinner on 20 September 2012 at Kroneburg wine estate outside Paarl. The Mayoral Tourism Awards celebrate the achievements of the Cape Winelands tourism industry role players and showcase the best tourism entities, products, service excellence and the people behind them. The purpose of these awards is to acknowledge those entities, products and people that excelled and continue to surpass expectations within the Cape Winelands tourism fraternity.

“It was a close shave, with Ceres Zip-Slide, the Hexpass Express and McGregor’s Donkey Sanctuary right on our heels. After 13 years of hard work and never ending natural disasters during 2012, this award came as a soothing surprise and pat on our backs, says Jurgen Wohlfarter, the owner of  Simonskloof Mountain Retreat.

And for those who know me well… I had to dig deep into the cupboard, past the Gortex jacket, my hiking boots and climbing gear to find my smooth black jacket and a pair of shiny shoes to look the part while shaking Minister of Tourism Western Cape Allan Winde’s hand as well as those of the Mayor and his VIP to receive my crystal trophy and two gold framed certificates.”

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