International travellers rate Western Cape hotels as world’s best

By Alan Winde, Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities:

Millions of international travellers have selected the Western Cape’s hotels as among the best in the world.

Accommodation establishments across the province have won Tripadvisor’s Travellers Choice Awards.

The list is based on ratings by millions of real travellers. It recognizes the best hotels in over 90 countries.

Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, has congratulated the four establishments in our region which made the list.

Please see winners below:

Blackheath Lodge in Three Anchor Bay was named as one of the Top 25 Hotels for Service. One guest said: “It is the perfect location to explore Cape Town and the surrounding vineyards. The perfect place to enjoy the sun, read, relax, nap or whatever it takes to rejuvenate, all while being pampered.”

2inn1 Kensington in Gardens was selected as one of the world’s Top 25 Small Hotels, with one guest describing it as a “stylish hotel”, with “excellent service”.

Villa Afrikana Guest Suites is also one of the Top 25 Small Hotels. One tourist said the Knysna property offered the “best stay in South Africa”.

The Garden House in Franschhoek was recognised as one of the Top 25 B&B and Inns. Visitors praised the establishment’s hospitality.

Minister Winde said the awards signalled another great year for the Western Cape’s tourism sector.

“We’re still in the middle of our peak tourism season and early indications suggest that several attractions are experiencing an increase in visitor numbers. I commend these hotels for garnering excellent publicity for themselves and for our destination as a whole. The world-class service we offer our visitors is definitely a key factor in repeat visits.”