The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page
St Augustine

‘Lilizela’ is a way of celebrating and praising. It is a term referring to the euphoric custom of ululating, used when someone has done well 

The Lilizela Tourism Awards honour and celebrate those who make a remarkable impact on tourism in South Africa

The Lilizela Tourism Awards were launched at INDABA 2013 by the South African Minister of Tourism, Mr Marthinus van Schalkwyk. They will be South Africa’s premier travel and tourism awards. They recognise, celebrate and praise the excellent work of an industry that’s created – and that sustains – fantastic tourist arrivals growth to South Africa

The Lilizela Tourism Awards:

  • recognise and celebrate tourism excellence;
  • reward the people who deliver excellence in tourism;
  • encourage key players and establishments to strive for excellence;
  • contribute towards South Africa’s global destination competitiveness;
  • motivate the tourism industry to keep on striving for excellence;
  • give the public a voice that counts;



Minister's Award

Minister's Award The Minister’s Award will be made at the sole discretion of the National Minister of Tourism. It will go to an organisation, person or event whose contribution...

national winners

National Winners

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners, We will forever Lilizela to your success.