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

Excitment 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.&n...

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 Experienc...

Congratulations To The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance!

Cape Town Tourism extend their warmest congratulations to Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary for being announced as Provincial Winner of the Lilizela Awards 2014 for Visitor Experience – Wildlife Encounters. These Awards recognise and reward tourism players and businesses who work passionately and with pride to deliver a world class product and service. Have a look at what The South African Animal Alliance Sanctuaries are like by clicking here.

Compassionate Travel: Our Advice

There are simple, practical steps you can take on holiday to prevent animals suffering   What to avoid   Before you travel, ask if your tour operator has a policy on animal protection – and encourage them to introduce one if they don’t. And once you’re away, help to protect animals by following these practical tips:   Wild animals belong in the wild. If you do want to see animals when you travel, observe them in their natural habitat ...