2018 VAAL EXPLORER AWARDS CEREMONY - 15TH NOVEMBER 2018 HELD AT PONT DE VAL RIVERSIDE ESCAPE

 

THE ANNUAL AWARDS PRESENTATION IS FOCUSED ON THE STAKEHOLDERS WHO HAVE WORKED HARD IN MAKING THEIR ESTABLISHMENTS A SUCCESS, ATTRACTING VISITORS AND DELIVERED SERVICE EXCELLENCE.  AN EVENT TO HONOUR THESE STAKEHOLDERS, WHERE THEY CAN RECEIVE ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND APPRECIATION AND TO CELEBRATE THE EFFORTS THEY HAVE MADE TO ENSURE A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE FOR THEIR PATRONS.

THE WINNERS IN THE 10 CATEGORIES ARE:

ACCOMMODATION CATEGORY

GOLD AWARD - THREE RIVERS LODGE - VILLA ANNA SOPHIA

SILVER AWARD - PONT DE VAL BOUTIQUE HOTEL

BRONZE AWARD - EMERALD RESORT & CASINO HOTEL

RESTAURANT CATEGORY

GOLD AWARD - GAS MONKEY PUB & GRILL

SILVER AWARD - URBAN EATERY VEREENIGING

BRONZE AWARD - ANNA'S KITCHEN - THREE RIVERS LODGE - VILLA ANNA SOPHIA

LEISURE ACTIVITIES CATEGORY

GOLD AWARD - EMERALD RESORT & CASINO AQUADOME

SILVER AWARD - DE VETTE MOSSEL PARYS

BRONZE AWARD - DOG & FIG BREWERY

BRONZE AWARD - STONEHAVEN ON VAAL

ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES CATEGORY

GOLD AWARD - SKYDIVE PARYS

SILVER AWARD - EMERALD RESORT & CASINO ANIMAL WORLD

BRONZE AWARD - TAPIMANZI ADVENTURES

BRONZE AWARD - KOEPEL MEGAZIP

GOLF COURSE CATEGORY

GOLD AWARD - MACCAUVLEI GOLF COURSE

SILVER AWARD - VAAL DE GRACE GOLF COURSE

SILVER AWARD - EMFULENI GOLF COURSE

BRONZE AWARD - HERON BANKS GOLF COURSE

SPA CATEGORY

GOLD AWARD - ANNONA SPA @ THREE RIVERS LODGE

SILVER AWARD - BELLE FOI SPA @ PONT DE VAL RIVERSIDE ESCAPE

BRONZE AWARD - RIVER SPA PARYS

BRONZE AWARD - ALWAYS UPSTAIRS SPA @ EMERALD RESORT & CASINO

WEDDING VENUES CATEGORY 

GOLD AWARD - PONT DE VAL RIVERSIDE ESCAPE

SILVER AWARD - THREE RIVERS LODGE - VILLA ANNA SOPHIA

BRONZE AWARD - DE VETTE MOSSEL PARYS 

CONFERENCE VENUES CATEGORY

GOLD AWARD - THREE RIVERS LODGE - VILLA ANNA SOPHIA

SILVER AWARD - EMERALD RESORT & CASINO

BRONZE AWARD - PONT DE VAL RIVERSIDE ESCAPE

PROFESSIONAL GUIDES CATEGORY

GOLD AWARD - HERITAGE GUIDE OF THE YEAR - JAN FOURIE - DOME IMPACT TOURS

GOLD AWARD - ADVENTURE GUIDE OF THE YEAR - PIETER LABUSCHAGNE - TAPIMANZI ADVENTURES

SILVER AWARD - REG GERSBACH - VAAL BIRD CLUB

BRONZE AWARD - ZOLILE, VUYISA AND MSIMELELO NJOVANE - MIDVAAL TREE TOP ADVENTURES

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS CATEGORY

GOLD AWARD - DEON TERBLANCHE - PARYS ARTS FESTIVAL

GOLD AWARD - EUGENE & ILSE BECKER - THE ART FARM

SILVER AWARD - CAROLE MAHLANGU - GOLDEN TRIANGLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & AVIS

BRONZE AWARD - IRIS ANDREW - PARYS MUSEUM

GOLD AWARDS FOR LONG TERM CONTRIBUTION TO TOURISM IN THE VAAL REGION

ROSEMARY ANDERSON - STONEHAVEN ON VAAL

JACQUI KITCHING - SEDIBENG TOURISM

RENE PELSER - SEDIBENG TOURISM

KHULU BONGU - SEDIBENG TOURISM

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WORTHY WINNERS AND ALL THE FINALISTS IN THE VARIOUS CATEGORIES.

TO OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS WHO WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND TO MAKE THE AWARDS CEREMONY A MASSIVE SUCCESS - THANK YOU PONT DE VAL RIVERSIDE ESCAPE, CLUB MARINE INSURANCE AND 90.6.