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The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (saasa) Makes South Africa Proud!!

Lara Mostert addressing the audience at The World responsible Tourism Awards clutching the Global Overall World Responsible Tourism Award

SAASA (South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance) which has 3 sanctuaries in The Crags, Plettenberg Bay namely Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, was awarded the two highest accolades in Responsible Tourism when, on Responsible Tourism Day (5 November 2014) at World Travel Market in London, SAASA was declared the winner of the World Responsible Tourism Award for the best “Animal Welfare Initiative”. 
SAASA then went on to win the overall Global Responsible Tourism Award, which it shares with another entity.
These accolades come on the heels of the two awards SAASA won in October namely The Lilizela Award for the “Best Animal Encounter” Lilizela is the highest tourism award you can get in South Africa, and The SKAL International Sustainable Tourism Award “Best Major Tourist Attraction in the World” which was bestowed on SAASA at the 75th SKAL International Conference in Mexico City on 26th October 2014.

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Liv Green At The River Cafe Is Now Open

Liv Green at the River cafe is now open for breakfast and lunch Located just off Piesang Valley Road in Plettenberg Bay and nestled under indigenous trees offering delightful bird life, on the rive bank of lilly’s you find the unique and tranquil setting of Liv Green at River Cafe, with bountiful offerings, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the perfect mix from burgers and wraps to organic specials and healthy lifestyle food Please find our menu attached We also do outside catering for picnics and parties Should you have any questions or require further information, please let me know

Kind regards Kira / -- 081 270 1978

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3 Amazing Wildlife Sanctuaries On The Garden Route Of South Africa

The parks’ indigenous forest is home of 550 primates, 200 species of birds and some of Africa’s largest cats. Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Jukani are animal sanctuaries like no other.

Unlike other parks, they are a place of refuge, with fare trade accreditation and environmentally sound standards. Their focus is on conservation, eco-tourism and education. The 3 parks are South’s Africa’s pioneers in reintroducing mistreated animals back into their original environment. Their common mission is to rehabilitate their “guests” back into their wild state. They are implementing a ground breaking approach in their forest and spreading the knowledge to other wildlife parks overseas. In the parks, animals feel free, healthy and happy. The parks do not allow touching, petting, playing, feeding, handling or traumatizing the animals in any way.
On guided tours in Monkey land you will see free roaming multi-species primates, including gibbons, howler monkeys, vervet monkeys, langurs, sakis, capuchins, squirrel monkeys, spider monkeys, ring-tailed lemurs and the critically endangered black and white ruffed lemurs.
Birds of Eden host world’s largest single dome free-flight bird aviary in the world with over 200 different species of birds. The park is nested in 2.3 hectares of forest with waterways, suspensions bridges and natural walkaways.
Jakani is home of large cats such as lion, Bengal and Siberian tiger, jaguar, and more together with other wildlife such as the African wild dog, hyena, jackal, honey badger, zebra, raccoons.
Those 3 amazing sanctuaries are a true example of what a wildlife sanctuary should be and encourage other parks to follow the lead. There is no need to traumatize animals for the sake of tourism. It’s fun, exciting and very education to have wildlife encounters in a sanctuary where animal run free and feel happy.

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The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (saasa) Won The Lilizela Award!


How does one contain the excitement of being recognized for doing what you feel is the right thing to do?  Well we here at the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance has been award for making sure our animals are taken care of while still giving Visitors the Best Experience in a Wildlife Encounter.

The Lilizela awards are setting the standard for global excellence, rewarding those who strive for perfection and spurring arrivals growth and destination competitiveness.  The 2nd Annual Lilizela Awards Gala Dinner was held on the 9th of October 2014.

On the 23rd of September 2014, The Western Cape Tourism Office announced the Western Cape Provincial Award winners of the Lilizela Awards.  The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary) were thrilled to hear that we have received the award for “Best Visitors Experience at a Wildlife Encounter”.

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Wow What An Accolade!

Launched in May 2013, the Lilizela Tourism Awards aim to recognise and reward the highest levels of excellence in the tourism value chain. The name is derived from the Zulu word ‘’Lilizela’’ which means celebrating and praising by ululating when someone has done well. The award is the brainchild of the National Department of Tourism (NDT); spearheaded by South African Tourism and delivered by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.

This year, Visitor Experience of the Year as well as the Tourist Guide of the Year have been added, recognised and awarded.

“These Awards recognise and reward tourism players and businesses who work passionately and with pride to deliver a world class product and service and whose delivery grows South Africa’s global destination competitiveness.”

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