WELCOME AWARD: 2010
The Welcome Awards will once again recognize those tourism businesses, operations and individuals that not only act as excellent hosts, but also raise the levels of customer service and provide authentic South African experiences.
3 STAR GRADING: 2009
Star Grading is based on a venue’s overall quality and takes into account the specific facilities you’d expect to be available at a particular star grading.
HIDDEN TREASURES: 2011
South African Hidden Treasures are unique products and experiences identified and assisted by TEP to provide visitors with an authentic taste of South Africa’s rich and varied history and culture. The brand is positioned as a collection of quality assured small tourism products with the aim of instilling consumer confidence.
GOLD LEAF: 2009
The Gold Leaf is the highest level of the Wilderness Foundation’s Green Leaf Environmental Standard, which is an international standard that measures five elements at a resort, namely water and energy usage, waste recycling, green procurement and innovation.The Leaf itself is the iconic logo of the Wilderness Network and story behind it is told in an extract from an essay written
by Dr Ian Player where he recalls how Grey Owl offered a green leaf to civilization.
IMVELO AWARD: 2009
Mashovhela Lodge received an Imvelo Award in the subcategory, Best Single Resource Management Programme – Energy in 2010.
The aim of the category is to recognise businesses that have made a particular effort to reduce and manage their energy consumption through practical and sustainable activities.
NATURAL HERITAGE: 1988
The South African Natural Heritage Programme (NHP), established in 1985, that had become non-operational in recent years, is currently being revitalized. The NHP focuses on the participation of civil society and in particular on private landowners. It is focussed on the conservation of important natural biological diverse areas or exceptional natural features that are both privately- and publicly-owned. Due largely to two decades of research by Dr Norbert Hahn, the Soutpansberg is now recognized as one of the world’s top
biodiversity hot spots. As one of the earliest registered Natural Heritage Sites (No. 89), Morning Sun Nature Reserve is proud to share in this distinction.
BIRDER FRIENDLY: 2009
Birdlife South Africa’s mission is to promote the enjoyment, conservation and understanding and study of wild birds and their habitat. Birder Friendly Enterprises have committed themselves to responsible tourism practices and aim to please their bird watching enthusiasts.
AA Travel Guides is the largest online travel database in South Africa. AA Quality Assured Associated are properties that are endorsed on the strength of their membership of the National Star Grading System or being part of a group.
BAOBAB BANQUET: 2010
The Banquet is a major event in the area, allowing only top and highly selected properties to create and showcase their best gourmet creations, paired with some of South Africa’s finest wines.
BAOBAB BANQUET: 2010
The Banquet is a major event in the area, allowing only top and highly selected properties to create and showcase their best waitrons in the hospitality service.
FAIR TRADE IN TOURISM: 2012
Fair Trade encourages and publicizes fair and responsible business practice by South African tourism establishments, by offering a certification program (and supporting activities) that endorses tourism establishments that meet stringent criteria.
BEST VALUE: 2017
Lokovhela Mountain Cottages has won a 2017 Top Valued Establishment Award!
Rated as one of the best value accommodation destinations in Louis Trichardt, Morning Sun Nature Reserve has been honoured with this prestigious award based on consistent and excellent rates offered by Lokovhela Mountain Cottages to our guests.