Awards and Accolades

Home / Awards and Accolades

Awards & Accolades

Eco-Logic Awards bronze Nature Conservation Award

 WTM Silver Decarbonising Travel and Tourism Award 

SSCN Africa – Leading like Mandela Region 1 Newcomer Award

  • Finalist: National Geographic World Legacy Awards – Engaging Communities
  • Tourism for Tomorrow Awards Finalist
  • Finalist: World Responsible Tourism Awards – Poverty Reduction Category
  • We Are Africa Innovation Awards Winner – Experience Africa
  • We Are Africa Innovation Awards Winner – Engage Africa
  • African Responsible Tourism Awards – “Best in Poverty Reduction” in Partnership with the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
  • We Are Africa Innovation Award (Grootbos Private Nature Reserve)
  • Our Dibanisa Environmental Programme makes official shortlist for the “Beyond Sport Awards”. (The Beyond Sport Awards promote, support and reward the best projects across the globe that use sport for positive social change. See:
  • Gansbaai “Spaces for Sports” site wins the Sports facilities and public spaces Grant at the 15th International Olympic Committee Conference on Sport for All
  • Gansbaai “Breaking Barriers” programme shortlisted for the Virgin Active Sports Awards: Best Community Programme
  • The Football Foundation’s Gansbaai project highlighted as a “Spotlight Project” at the Beyond Sport Awards

  • Mail & Guardian’s “Greening the Future” award – special commendation Green Futures
  • Overstrand Municipality Mayoral Award – Environmental Conservation Award
  • Football Foundation receives the ‘Highly Commended” award for the International Innovation Prize from the World Leisure Organization for our community development programme.
  • The Gansbaai Communal Sport Centre wins the prestigious Mail & Guardian “Investing in the Future” awards in the “Sports Development” category
  • The Good Safari Guide: Best Ecological Safari Property in Africa
  • Amarula Best Retreats in Africa Award: Winner: Most innovative Retreat in Africa (Grootbos Private Nature Reserve)
  • GEO Saison “Green Palm” for Michael Lutzeyer (Grootbos Private Nature Reserve)
  • Finalist: Tourism for Tomorrow Awards (Grootbos Nature Reserve)
  • Responsible Tourism Award: Best for Conservation of an Endangered Species (Grootbos Private Nature Reserve)
  • Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Green List (Grootbos Private Nature Reserve)
  • Responsible Tourism Award: Best protection of endangered species (Grootbos Private Nature Reserve)
  •  Imvelo Overall Winner for Responsible Tourism (Grootbos Private Nature Reserve)
  •  Imvelo Best Environmental Management Program Award (Grootbos Private Nature Reserve)
  • The Iris Darnton Award: for International Nature Conservation (Grootbos Private Nature Reserve)
  • MTN & Western Cape Tourism: Winner – Eco-Tourism experience of the year (Grootbos Private Nature Reserve)
  • British Awards: Tourism for Tomorrow, Protected Areas and National Parks – Highly Commended