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Some Proudly South African Accomplishments in 2022

Travel

  • Cape Town Earns Place on “Most Instagrammable” List AGAIN. Read the story here.
  • 4 South African Spots Make World’s 100 Most Loved Destinations! Read the story here.
  • South Africa Named the 6th Best Honeymoon Destination in 2022. Read the story here.
  • Two South African Hotels Named on ‘Most Romantic in the World” List. Read the story here.
  • Mother City of South Africa Ranked Third Greatest City on Earth! Read the story here.
  • Boulder’s Beach Named 9th Best Beach in the World for 2022. Read the story here.
  • Franschhoek Makes Time’s ‘World’s Greatest Places’ List for 2022! Read the story here.
  • 2 South African Ocean Pools Voted As Prettiest in The World! Read the story here.
  • Kruger National Park 5th on “Best Outdoor Destinations in the World” List. Read the story here.
  • Kirstenbosch Gardens Awarded “Travellers Choice ‘Best of the Best’”. Read the story here.
  • Cape Town Voted 11th Best City in The World (And 2nd Best in Africa)! Read the story here.
  • Listed: South African Street Named “Coolest” In The World! Read the story here.
  • The Silo Hotel Named One of “Most Instagrammable Pools in the World”. Read the story here.
  • Cape Town Voted as One of The Best Cities in The World! Read the story here.
  • These South African Resorts Have Just Been Announced As The Best In The World!!! Read the story here.
  • Cape Town was just awarded the ultimate industry accolade! Read the story here.
  • South Africa Named One of the Best Places to Retire in the World. Read the story here.
  • South African Lodge Named Best Responsible Tourism destination in the world. Read the story here.
  • South Africa Listed as One of Lonely Planet’s Top Destinations For 2023! Read the story here.
  • Cullinan Christmas Night Market Named One of the Best Christmas Markets in the World. Read the story here.
  • South African Cruise Travel Agency Voted “Africa’s Best” in Prestigious Awards! Read the story here.
  • Northern Cape Voted As Best Travel Destination For Quiet Getaways. Read the story here.

Lifestyle

  • Talented South African Land Artist Has Just Received a Prestigious Grant! Read the story here.
  • Only South African Selected For World Photography Awards To Exhibit in London! Read the story here.
  • SA Wines Win at 2021 Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters. Read the full story here.
  • Craig Jacobs Recipient of Prestigious Fashion Innovation Award! Read the story here.
  • Luxe Awards: South Africa’s Top Chef, Restaurant And Pop Up Experience Announced! Read the story here.
  • A South African Brandy has been Named Best Wine Brandy in the World. Read the story here.
  • Young South African Winemaker Takes Gold at 2022 London Wine Competition. Read the story here.
  • Young SA Restaurant Owner Named on List of World’s 50 Best 50 Next! Read the story here.
  • South Africa’s Best Pizza Restaurants As Voted By South Africans. Read the story here.
  • The Only 3 South African Restaurants Voted on World’s Best 100! Read the story here.
  • South African Superstar Chef to Head Up Award-Winning Kudu Restaurant in London. Read the story here.
  • Talented South African Photographer Given Residency in Amsterdam’s NOOR! Read the story here.
  • Global Publisher to Release First Graphic Novels From ZA’s Award-Winning Triggerfish Animation Studios. Read the story here.
  • Two South African Chefs Nominated As Best in the World! Read the story here.
  • South African Restaurant Tops World’s Extraordinary Fine-dining List! Read the story here.
  • Two South African Restaurants Land on Best Burger in the World List. Read the story here.
  • South African Hospitality Honoured at Inaugural Luxe 100 Best Awards! Read the story here.
  • SA Restaurant Perlemoen Named “World Hidden Gem” by La Liste. Read the story here.

BY TYLER LEIGH VIVIER (GOOD THINGS GUY)

Kirstenbosch award

The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is one of the best places to visit in the world, according to the new award from Tripadvisor. The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens has cause to celebrate after being named one of the “best of the best” by Tripadvisor for the 2022 Traveller’s Choice Awards.

The awards take place each year, and winners are decided by travellers who have reviewed the places visited. The awards cover things to do, hotels, beaches, destinations and restaurants on a global scale as well as regionally.
“Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best is our highest honour. The award takes into account the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings, and ranks the very best accommodations, destinations, beaches, attractions, restaurants, airlines, and experiences in specific categories and geographic areas, as rated and reviewed by travelers. Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best award winners are among the top 1% of listings on Tripadvisor.” – Tripadvisor

The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens was founded in 1913 after it was selected by Harold Pearson as the site for a botanical garden. He was an avid botanist and lecturer in Botony. His grave can still be found in the gardens today.

“The beautiful garden we have today is due largely to the foresight of its founders, the commitment and dedication of the staff during the early years, and the substantial support of the Botanical Society and its members over the years.” – SANBI

Whenever someone searches Tripadvisor for details related to the gardens, they will get to see the little tag on all images showing it is listed as one of “the best of the best” things to do.

 – Source: www.goodthingsguy.com