African Responsible Tourism Awards

Congratulations to the 2019 winners

    Overall winner

  • Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, South Africa
  • Gold

  • Grootbos Private Nature Reserve South Africa
  • Dorobo Tours and Safaris, Tanzania
  • !Khwa ttu San Culture & Education Centre, South Africa
  • Two Oceans Aquarium, South Africa
  • Mdumbi Green Fair Festival, South Africa
  • Meetings Africa, South Africa
  • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company, South Africa
  • Silver

  • Ultimate Safaris’ //HUAB Under Canvas, Namibia
  • WOWZULU Isandlwana, South Africa
  • Two Oceans Aquarium, South Africa
  • Event Greening Forum 2018 Conference & Master Class, South Africa
  • GCIP-SA Annual Awards 2017, South Africaa
  • Meetings Africa, South Africa
  • Cape Town Marathon, South Africa
  • The winners of the 2019 African Responsible Tourism Awards was announced at a ceremony at WTM Africa on 10 April at 16h45.

    The African Responsible Tourism Awards were established in 2014 to celebrate and inspire change in the African tourism industry. It is an Africa-wide search of the most inspiring and enduring responsible tourism experiences. It celebrates the shining stars of responsible tourism – the individuals, organisations and destinations making a positive impact on local cultures, communities and biodiversity.

    The awards is open to any organisation anywhere in Africa. The 2019 longlisters included 36 tourism organisations from Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. These organisations competed for the top spots in seven categories that focus on community benefits, conservation, resource management, attractions, events, cultural and heritage experiences, and the Global Goals.

    The judges met to debate the entries on 29 March, and the finalists were announced on that day. The African Responsible Tourism Awards is organised by Better Tourism Africa and is sponsored by Wesgro, the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape.

    More information on the awards and entry forms are available on the awards website. 2020 African Responsible Tourism Award nominations are now open.

    Connect with the Awards on Twitter at @RTAwardsAfricaand Facebook at @AfricanResponsibleTourismAwards



    • Wesgro

    • BulkSMS

    • Singer Group

    • National Cleaner Production Centre

    • Cape Whale Coast


    • Responsible Traveller Magazine

    • Nomad Africa Magazine

    • WTM Africa

    • International Centre for Responsible Tourism

    • WTM Responsible Tourism

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