The Lilizela

Hall of Fame

Esther Mahlangu – Mpumalanga

Esther Mahlangu is a world renowned mural artist who has elevated the Ndebele culture on the world stage through her work. She first gained international attention in 1989 at a European art exhibition titled “Magiciens de la terre”(Magicians of the World) and has recently partnered with Belvedere on a campaign. Later in 1991, Mahlangu was commissioned by BMW to create an Art Car. The car, a BMW 525i, was the first “African Art Car” and was painted with typical motifs of the Ndebele tribe. One of Mahlangu’s passions is sharing her knowledge with the younger generation so that she leaves a legacy that lives on for generations to come.
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THE LILZELA TOURISM AWARDS

National Winners

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The Honourable

Minister's Award

The Minister's Award cannot be entered by any business or individual. This Award will be made at the sole discretion of the National Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa. It will go to an organisation, person or event whose contribution to the industry has been exceptional; whose performance has been remarkable; and whose contribution to the industry has elevated tourism’s status as a vital sector of the national economy.
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Honouring

The Best Of The Best

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2017 National Winners

Have a look at the Lilizela national award winners and see what we mean when we say "best of the best".

The Big Hole

Northern Cape

Dibiki Holiday Resort

Western Cape

CLARENS XTREME ADVENTURES

Free State

MS LILLY MOKOENA

Gauteng

MS LOLO “MAMA LOLO” MONICA MABITSELA

Gauteng

Access2africa Safaris

KwaZulu-Natal

Esther Mahlangu

Mpumalanga

Tented Adventures Pilanesberg

North West

Sunrock Guesthouse

Gauteng

MS VIJAYLUXMI (VIJI) PILLAY

Gauteng

2017 Provincial Winners

Have a look at the Lilizela award winners and see what we mean when we say "best of the best".

Mphebatho Cultural Museum

North West

Johannes Outram

KwaZulu-Natal

Fusion Boutique Hotel

Limpopo

Habitat Guesthouse

Gauteng

Kimberley Anne Small Luxury Hotel

Northern Cape

Nullarbor Cottages

Gauteng

Raggy Charters

Eastern Cape

Cannon Rocks Holiday Resort

Eastern Cape

Road Lodge N1 City

Western Cape

David McNair

Eastern Cape

2017 Events

In the run up to this year’s national awards ceremony, check out all the other exciting Lilizela events we have got planned this year.

Provincial Awards
07
SEP

KwaZulu Natal

Umfolozi Hotel Casino & Convention Resort, KwaZulu-Natal

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08
SEP

Mpumalanga

Casambo Exclusive Guest House (Nelspruit)

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14
SEP

Free State

Imvelo Safari Lodge in Bloemfontein

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15
SEP

Limpopo

Zebula Golf Estate & Spa

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18
SEP

Northern Cape

African Vineyard Guest House, Wedding, Conference Venue and Spa Plot 79, Kanoneiland Upington Northern Cape

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20
SEP

North West

Mafikeng Hotel School, Mmabatho

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21
SEP

Eastern Cape

The Venue Hemmingway's

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26
SEP

Western Cape

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
31 Brickfield Road, Woodstock

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29
SEP

Gauteng

Freedom Park, Pretoria

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National Awards
29
OCT

Gauteng

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre,
The Ballroom 2,
161 Maude Street Sandton,
Johannesburg

Time: 16h30 for 17h00

Dress: Black Tie

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Latest News

31Oct

Pioneers, innovators, stalwarts and SMEs celebrated at the fifth annual Lilizela Tourism Awards

JOHANNESBURG: South African tourism service excellence was the biggest winner on Sunday 29 October 2017, when the fifth annual Lilizela Tourism Awards lit up the Sandton Convention Centre with an unforgettable night of the stars.

18h00 – 22h00

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12Oct

The Northern Cape shows off at the Lilizela Tourism Awards

The Northern Cape boasts an abundance of award-winning destinations and venues, and this year’s Lilizela Tourism Awards provincial winners are a case in point.

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11Oct

Provincial Lilizela Tourism Awards victors set the stage for national glory

JOHANNESBURG: The provincial legs of the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards wrapped up at the end of September with the crowning of dozens of esteemed tourism products and services in the country’s nine provinces in categories such as visitor experience, tour operators and tour guides, accommodation and entrepreneurship.

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