2020 Haute Grandeur Awards

Year: 2020
Awarded by: Haute Grandeur Awards
Award: Winner - Best Safari Lodge(Global Winner)/ Best Game Lodge (Africa) / Best Bush Lodge in South Africa / Best Romantic Hotel in South Africa

Each year, top luxury hotels, spas and restaurant brands vie for the ultimate accolade in overall excellence. Only the best of the best is awarded for exceptional achievement and greatest contribution to the global luxury hospitality industry. “The industry is highly competitive. Only those who constantly exceed attain prestige,” says Haute Grandeur Global AwardsTM Founder […]


2020 World Luxury Hotel Awards

Year: 2020
Awarded by: World Luxury Hotel Awards
Award: Winner - Best Luxury Safari Retreat(Global Winner)

o celebrate the 14th year of the World Luxury Hotel Awards the winners of these prestigious awards have been announced, representing more than 150 countries and 600 hotels. The World Luxury Hotel Awards recognizes establishments for world-class service excellence. Awards are presented on a country, regional, continent and global basis. Winners are selected by public […]


2019 World Luxury Hotel Awards

Year: 2019
Awarded by: World Luxury Hotel Awards
Award: Winner - Best Luxury Safari Retreat(Global Winner) / Best Luxury Romantic Hotel(Country Winner)

The World Luxury Hotel Awards recognize establishments for world-class service excellence. Awards are presented on a country, regional, continent and global basis. Winners are selected by public vote online, providing true recognition that reflects the hard work and dedication exhibited by staff. The winners of the annual World Luxury Hotel Awards were announced at a […]


2019 Haute Grandeur Awards

Year: 2019
Awarded by: Haute Grandeur Awards
Award: Winner - Best Safari Lodge(Global Winner)/ Best Bush Lodge (Africa) / Best Safari Retreat (Africa)

The Haute Grandeur Global Hotel AwardsTM was established as an independent and unbiased initiative to honour the very highest achievements from across the global hotel industry, recognising exceptional contributions by outstanding hotels. Unbiased results are guaranteed by placing emphasis on quality feedback from guests, rather than quantity of votes by a panel of judges or general public. For the hotel industry […]


2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards

Year: 2018
Awarded by: World Luxury Hotel Awards
Award: Winner - World's Best Luxury Safari Retreat (Global Winner)

Established in 2006, World Luxury Hotel Awards is the pinnacle of achievement in the luxury hotel industry offering international recognition as voted by guests, travelers and industry players alike. Over 300 000 international travellers vote each year to select the winners. World Luxury Hotel Awards is the pinnacle of achievement by a luxury hotel, offering recognition […]


2018 World Boutique Hotel Awards

Year: 2018
Awarded by: World Boutique Hotel Awards
Award: Winner - Africa's Best Culinary Hotel

 The Boutique Hotel Awards is the first and only international awards organisation exclusively dedicated to recognising unique excellence among boutique hotels. It is the only independent awards organisation in hospitality where each and every property is visited personally by an experienced hotel judge, who specialises in each category, and where decisions on winners depend on true […]


2018 Haute Grandeur Awards

Year: 2018
Awarded by: Haute Grandeur Awards
Award: Winner - Best Game Lodge in Africa /Best Bush Lodge in South Africa/ Best Safari Retreat in South Africa

Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards: The Haute Grandeur Global Hotel AwardsTM was established as an independent and unbiased initiative to honour the very highest achievements from across the global hotel industry in 2014, recognising exceptional contributions by outstanding hotels. Unbiased results are guaranteed by placing emphasis on quality feedback from guests, rather than quantity of votes by a panel of […]


2017 World Boutique Hotel Awards

Year: 2017
Awarded by: World Boutique Hotel Awards
Award: Winner - Africa's Best Honeymoon Hideaway

The winners of the Boutique Hotel Awards 2017 were announced on the 9th of November 2017 at a glittering Awards ceremony held at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall, London where Pondoro won an award as Africa’s Best Honeymoon Hideaway. The ceremony brought together an array of boutique hotel owners, travel and lifestyle press and travel industry influencers from […]


2017 Haute Grandeur Awards

Year: 2017
Awarded by: Haute Grandeur
Award: Winner - Best Safari Retreat in Africa & Best Romantic Hotel in Africa

  The world’s most brilliant hospitality stars were lauded recently at the Haute Grandeur Hotel Awards Gala ceremony held on the 27th of October 2017 at the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit in Thailand. Haute Grandeur is recognized as the world’s leading Awards initiative, acknowledging the finest hospitality experiences across 7 continents and more than 60 countries. Each year, the world’s […]


2017 World Luxury Spa Awards

Year: 2017
Awarded by: World Luxury Spa Awards
Award: Country Winner - Best Luxury Safari Spa

The 2017 World Luxury Spa Awards Gala Event was held at the JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi in Vietnam. I am very pleased to announce that Pondoro was awarded as a country winner in the category Best Luxury Safari Spa. The World Luxury Spa Awards gives recognition and thanks to the luxury spa industry. Setting benchmarks in […]


2016 World Boutique Hotel Awards

Year: 2016
Awarded by: World Boutique Hotel Awards
Award: Winner - Africa's Best Honeymoon Hideaway

The winners of the World Boutique Hotel Awards 2016 were announced on 9th November at the glittering gala dinner held at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall, London. The ceremony brought together an array of boutique hotel owners, travel and lifestyle press as well as travel industry influencers from all four corners of the world, including representatives […]


2016 Haute Grandeur

Year: 2016
Awarded by: Haute Grandeur
Award: Winner - Most Romantic Hotel in Africa

The Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards was held on the 20th of October 2016 at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel in Abu Dhabi. My wife Lize and I attended the glamorous Gala dinner and I am very pleased to announce that Pondoro was awarded as Africa’s winner in the Most Romantic Hotel category. As the world’s leading Awards […]


2016 Travelmyth

Year: 2016
Awarded by: www.travelmyth.com
Award: Top 10 five-star accommodations in SA

Pondoro Game Lodge is now ranked in the top 10 five-star accommodations in South Africa.


2016 International Hotel Awards

Year: 2016
Awarded by: International Hotel Awards
Award: Winner - The Best International Country Hotel

I am absolutely delighted to announce that Pondoro Game Lodge was awarded as The Best International Country Hotel at a glittering awards ceremony held at the London Hilton on Park Lane on the 22nd of February 2016 during the International Hotel Awards in association with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The International Hotel Awards are the international 5-star standard of hotel […]


2015 World Boutique Hotel Awards

Year: 2015
Awarded by: World Boutique Hotel Awards
Award: Winner - World’s Best Honeymoon Boutique Hotel

The winners and runners up of the World Boutique Hotel Awards 2015 were announced on the 30th of October at the glittering Awards ceremony held at the Montcalm Hotel, London. The ceremony brought together an array of boutique hotel owners, travel and lifestyle press and travel industry influencers from all four corners of the world, including representatives from the British […]