Earlier this year, the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa officially introduced a new 5-star premium rating. According to the council, the introduction of the new grading level above the 5-star level was in response to a widespread comparative study completed as part of the grading system review process.
A number of similar global quality assurance bodies have made the move to recognise and differentiate those products which exhibit a unique level of product quality, extensive guest amenities and world-class luxury service standards.
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge – Mpumalanga
“South Africa prides itself for being a tourism destination that has a variety of products catering for various traveller needs and affordability, said Darryl Erasmus, chief quality assurance officer at the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
Cape Town’s The Silo Hotel – Western Cape
“Much time and energy has gone into setting grading standards that have the traveller’s needs at the centre. This helps maintain South Africa’s global competitiveness as a tourist destination.
Hermanus’ Birkenhead House – Western Cape
Below BusinessTech looked at some of the South African hotels which have been awarded this 5-star premium grading:
Royal Malewane Lodge – Mpumalanga
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