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”