award winning african safari travel


It is always a challenge for a company in the tourism, hospitality and service industry to measure its own success. Sabi Sabi Game Reserve in South Africa has always ensured its ongoing worldwide popularity by providing guests with the "Ultimate Bush Experience", and has tested its own excellence by monitoring the number of repeat visitors and "word of mouth" referrals.


Tourism Awards | Environmental Awards


tourism awards won by sabi sabi
2014

Business Insider - Best 26 Hotels in the World

2014

Travel + Leisure - World's Best

2014

International Traveller - Top 100 Best Hotels & Resorts

2014

Travel + Leisure Top 10 Family Destination in the world

2014

Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards - Top 100 Best Hotels & Resorts in the World

2014

Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards - Top 20 Best Lodges in Africa & the Middle East

2013

Travel + Leisure - World's Best

2013

Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards - Top 100 Best Hotels & Resorts in the World

2013

Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards - Top 25 Resorts & Safari Camps in Africa & the Middle East

2013

Travel +Leisure Top 10 Family Destination in the world

2012

Travel + Leisure - World's Best

2012

Lonely Planet India - Best International Wildlife Destination

2012

Travel +Leisure Top 10 Family Destination in the world

2012

Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards - Best Safari lodge in Africa and 6th in the World

2011

Travel + Leisure - "Best Hotels of the World" - 16th Best in Africa and the Middle East

2011

Fodors 100 Hotels Award in the Luxurious Retreat category for Selati Camp

2010

Travel + Leisure - "Best in the World" - Sabi Sabi's Earth Lodge has been voted the 3rd Best Hotel in the world, and the 2nd Best on the African continent

2010

Travel + Leisure - "Worlds Best Service Awards" - Sabi Sabi was voted 4th Best Hotel in the world, and 2nd Best on the African continent

2009

Les Nouvelles Esthetiques South African Spa Awards  -  The new Amani Spa at  Sabi Sabi's Earth Lodge came 1st in the prestigious Best Safari Spa category

2009

Travel + Leisure - "Best in the World" - Sabi Sabi's Earth Lodge has been voted the 3rd Best Hotel in the world, and the 2nd Best on the African continent

2009

Travel + Leisure - "Worlds Best Service Awards" - Sabi Sabi was voted 7th Best Hotel in the world, and 2nd Best on the African continent

2009

Conde Naste Traveler - Gold List

2009

Conde Nast Traveler Gold List - Earth Lodge named Africa's top destination in the Ambience and Design category

2008

Travel & Leisure - "100 Best Hotels" - Sabi Sabi was voted 8th Best Hotel in the World, 4th Best Hotel in Africa and the Middle East, & received a service rating in the Top 10 World Service Awards

2008

Africa World Travel Award - Sabi Sabi has been named as Africa's Leading Safari Lodge

2007

Travel & Leisure - "100 Best Hotels" - Sabi Sabi was voted 7th Best Hotel in the World & 2nd Best Hotel in Africa and the Middle East

2007

Luxury Link - Winner - World's Best Hotel

2007

Voted Best Lodge - By Resorts Web Magazine (Italy)

2007

Diners Club / ASATA Best Game Lodge in Southern Africa

2006

The ASATA/Diners Club Travel Award - For the best Game Lodge in Southern Africa - This award is voted by the members of the Southern African Travel Industry

2006

Diners Club Platinum Winelist Award - In honour of an excellent selection of wines

2006

Professional Management Review Diamond Arrow Award - For the highest rated in the category "Executive Lodges (5 Star) in the Mpumulanga Province"

2006

Professional Management Review Golden Arrow Award - For the highest rated in the category "Private Game Farms and Parks in the Mpumulanga Province"

2006

Travel & Leisure - 4th in Africa & Middle East

2005

Travel & Leisure - Top 5 in Africa & Middle East and Top 35 in the world

2005

Tattler UK - Top 101 Hotels in the World

2005

Conde Naste Traveler - Gold List

2005

The ASATA/Diners Club Travel Award - For the best Game Lodge in Southern Africa - This award is voted by the members of the Southern African Travel Industry

2004

Travel & Leisure - World's Best Award

2004

Elite Traveller - Voted us as having one of the greatest suites in the world - Amber Suite at Earth Lodge

2004

Travel and Leisure - World's Best Award - In Top 100 Hotels in the World & In Top 10 Hotels in Africa & Asia

2004

Conde Naste Traveller - UK - One of the Top Health Spa's Hotels in the world

2004

The ASATA/Diners Club Travel Award - For the best Game Lodge in Southern Africa - This award is voted by the members of the Southern African Travel Industry

2004

AA Travel Guides Accommodation Awards - Hall Of Fame - Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

2004

AA Travel Guides - Gold Achiever - Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

2004

Conde Naste Traveller - The Gold List

2003

The ASATA/Diners Club Travel Award - For the best Game Lodge in Southern Africa - This award is voted by the members of the Southern African Travel Industry

2003

AA Travel Guides Accommodation Awards. Hall Of Fame.

2003

AA Travel Guides - Gold Achiever - Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

2002

Venue Finders Conference Venue Awards Winner in the Game Lodge Category

2002

The ASATA/Diners Club Service Excellence Award  - For the best Game Lodge in Southern Africa - This award is voted by the members of the Southern African Travel Industry

2002

Conde Nast Accolade Award for Earth Lodge 2002

2002

AA Travel Guides Award - For the Best Lodge in South Africa

2002

Rennies Travel Award - "Partner of the Year" - Voted by Rennies Incentive Department.

2001

AA Travel Guides Award - For the Best Lodge in South Africa

2001

Rennies Travel Award - Partner of the Year - Voted by Rennies Incentive Department

2001

The ASATA/Diners Club Service Excellence Award - For the best Game Lodge in Southern Africa - This award is voted by the members of the Southern African Travel Industry

2000

Rennies Travel Award - Partner of the Year - Voted by Rennies Incentive Department

2000

AA Travel Guides Award - For the Best Lodge in South Africa

1999

Rennies Travel Award - Partner of the Year - Voted by Rennies Incentive Department

1999

Conde Nast Traveller - Top Ten African Resorts Listing

1999

The ASATA/Diners Club Service Excellence Award - For the best Game Lodge in Southern Africa - Voted by the South African travel industry

1999

Travel Trade Gazette Award - For "Top Game Lodge in South Africa" - Voted by the retail travel industry

1999

Professional Management Review Magazine Golden Arrow Award - For "Best Executive Breakaway" - Voted by leading Corporate Executives and Managing Directors in South Africa plus Managing Directors of Top Travel Agencies

1999

Professional Management Review Magazine Silver Award - For "Best Game Lodge in Mpumalanga" - Voted by leading corporations in Mpumalanga plus leading auditing/accounting firms and representatives from local government

1998

Professional Management Review Golden Arrow Award - For "World Class 'Tourism' Game Lodge in Mpumalanga" - Voted by the top 200 companies in SA and leaders in the tourism industry in SA

1998

Merit Award - From the Mpumalanga Tourism Authority

1997/98

Rennies Travel Award - Partner of the Year - Voted by Rennies Incentive Department

1996/98

The ASATA/Diners Club Service Excellence Award - For the best Game Lodge in Southern Africa - Voted by the South African travel industry



environmental awards won by sabi sabi

2007

EWT (Endangered Wildlife Trust) - Cheetah Award

2006

Imvelo Award - Finalist - Best Overall Environmental Management System

2002

Imvelo Award - Overall Winner - Best Practise

2002

Imvelo Award - Finalist - Best Overall Environmental Management System

2002

Imvelo Award - Finalist - Best Practice - Accommodation Establishment Category

2002

Imvelo Award - Finalist - Best ContributionTowards Natural Environment Programme

2002

Imvelo Award - Finalist - Best Waste Management Programme Category

2002

Imvelo Award - Winner - Best Practice in Water Conservation

2000

EWT (Endangered Wildlife Trust) - Cheetah Award

1999

DRV (Deutsche Reiseverband Environment Award) - Finalist - International

1998

Presentation from the World Wildlife Fund Affiliated Endangered Wildlife Trust - For extraordinary support to the Trust

1998

British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow Awards - Finalist

1998

Africa Travel Association (ATA USA) Award - For the Development of "Responsible Tourism on the African Continent"

1996

Africa Travel Association (ATA USA) Award - For the Development of "Responsible Tourism on the African Continent"



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