South Africa, Oct. 5, 2021 – Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Morukuru Family De Hoop (Morukuru Beach Lodge and Morukuru Ocean House) retaining its no 1 position as the Best Resort in South Africa (2nd in the world) with its sister property Morukuru Family Madikwe scooping the 4th position in South Africa (11th in the world). AtholPlace House & Villa has placed 20th on the Best Hotels in Southern Africa list.
More than 800,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences across the globe to provide a full snapshot about the places they can’t wait to return to next. The Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry.
Morukuru Family De Hoop offers guests an escape-from-it-all in the protected De Hoop Nature Reserve. The exclusive-use 4-bedroom Morukuru Ocean House as well as the 5-suite Morukuru Beach Lodge offer guests a 100% off-grid experience without having to compromise luxury. Morukuru Family Madikwe underwent an extensive refurbishment in 2020 and guests, especially during this time of Covid, have really embraced the exclusive-use offering across the three safari houses. AtholPlace House & Villa also offers guests two exclusive use properties in the heart of Sandton Johannesburg and the ideal stop off point for guests wanting to travel onto safari and the beach.
“We are thrilled to be recognised, for a second year running, as South Africa’s Best Resort. We are also especially pleased to see Morukuru Family Madikwe moving up the list to no 4 from 18th last year and AtholPlace House & Villa back on the list. The travel industry has been so badly affected by the global pandemic and we thank all our wonderful guests and travel trade who took the time to vote for us and support us. It has been wonderful to see so many South African’s travelling to our properties this year and exploring the country but we can’t wait to welcome the rest of the world back to our beautiful country and our properties” says Ed Zeeman, Owner.
“We would also like to say a huge thank you to our amazing and loyal staff for their dedication, hard work and passion for our properties and ensuring our guests have the most memorable stay possible. Without them, this recognition would not have been possible. We would also like to congratulate all the incredible properties on the list, it is a huge privilege to be recognised alongside some of the best in the world. We thank Condé Nast Traveler for showcasing our properties and our continent to the world and look forward to travel opening up globally as we are ready to welcome travellers from far and wide” concludes Zeeman.
The full list of winners:
The 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at cntraveler.com/rca and celebrated in the November issue.