Trennerys Hotel receives National Award as Top Destination


The first annual Sanlam Top Destination Awards was held on the 29th of October at The Walled City in Ratanga Junction. From a total entry of 2400 establishments, 240 finalists were invited to attend the inaugural awards ceremony.

The brain-child of Discount Traveler and title sponsored by Sanlam, the Top Destination Awards platform aims to honour the accommodation establishments behind South Africa’s flourishing tourism industry.

The event was a huge success, hosted as a cocktail evening offering all the glitz, glamour and entertainment befitting the champions behind the local travel & tourism industry.

Guests were entertained with live music, fire dancers, canapés and welcome drinks as esteemed media, VIP’s and all invitees were welcomed and walked down the red-carpet entrance.

Paul Snodgrass, local celebrity and comedian, hosted the event and announced a total of 32 individual winners, including Trennerys Hotel. These establishments, spanning eight categories and five different star gradings, are the first to hold the National Sanlam Top Destination Awards title.

Each Winner walked away with a Winner’s Trophy, Winner’s Certificate and R32 000’s worth of advertising on Discount Traveler’s various platforms.

Through a rigorous process of elimination, these 32 winners are representatives of exceptional service excellence within South Africa’s tourism industry. Discount Traveler and Sanlam would like to congratulate the esteemed winners and look forward to cultivating a bright future in a working partnership.

Set to become a stand-out industry event, this inaugural endeavour serves as appreciation of South Africa’s unsung heroes. With the first event a shining success, Discount Traveler looks forward to raising the bar even higher with Sanlam at their side for next year’s ceremony.

Established just under two years ago, Discount Traveler is fast tracking its way to becoming a supersite where today over 3500 businesses in the travel sector offer either a generous discount, promotion or packaged deal. Discount Traveler endeavours to make world citizens, but especially South Africans, tourists of our great country.

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Photo caption: Sanlam Top Destination Awards winners