Koffylaagte Game Lodge scoops the Visitor’s Experience and Wildlife Encounters award

BY SUPPLIED - SEPTEMBER 21, 2015

Thursday the 10th September was the evening all partners in Tourism had been waiting for. The 3rd Lilizela Tourism Awards were held at the prestigious Boardwalk Hotel and what a fabulous affair it was!

The Lilizela Awards were founded to give thanks and show recognition to the establishments and tour operators that spend all of their time promoting the Province.

All hospitality partners came together to celebrate the occasion in style!

Properties are grouped into categories based on their star grading, type of accommodation and service offerings.

Koffylaagte Game Lodge, a 4-star reserve situated just 130kms from PE in the Karoo Heartland, was entered into the accommodation and visitor’s experience categories. We were proud to be nominated as provincial finalists in 4-star game lodge accommodation, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Sibuya game reserve.

This was the 3rd consecutive year that Koffylaagte was nominated as provincial finalists in accommodation, visitors experience, wildlife encounters as well as the cultural heritage category. In 2013 Koffylaagte Game Lodge took 3 certificates home.

2014 saw Koffylaagte walk away with four certificates and this year we were extremely honoured to be the winners of the Visitor’s Experience and Wildlife Encounters. It is no secret that Koffylaagte is very unique in its close to nature experiences. It is a predator free reserve that allows guests to get up close and personal with the wildlife and natural surroundings.

Koffylaagte wishes to thank everyone for their ongoing support and a big thanks to the organisers of this exquisite event that acknowledges the bigger picture – that is the poignant role that tourism establishments and operators play in promoting the Eastern Cape!