Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism Awards Finalists Announced

10 May 2024
Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism Awards Finalists Announced

The Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism Awards (NMBTA) are proud to announce the finalists for the 2024 Tourism Awards. These awards recognize and celebrate excellence in Nelson Mandela Bay’s tourism industry across eight categories.


  1. The finalists for Accommodation are:
  • Bhotani Group
  • Bluewater Sunrise Hotel
  • Pabala Private Nature Reserve


  1. The finalists for Caterer are:
  • Cream Food Agency
  • Petronella Craft Foods and Catering    


  1. The finalists for Photography/Videography are: 
  • Firefly the Travel Guy
  • Hugo Studio


  1. For Tourism Activity - Attraction & Experiences, the finalists are:     
  • Addo Cruises and Sand Sledding 
  • Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 
  • The Boma


  1. For Tourism Activity - Cultural, Conservation & Sustainability, the finalists are:
  • Hand in Hand Art Studio
  • Raggy Charters


  1. The finalists for Tour Guide are:
  • Lester Barendse
  • Lizl Nieuwoordt
  • Mike Pantsi


  1. For Transportation & Tours, the finalists are:
  • Awehness Travel
  • Chumile Travel & Tours
  • Crisscross Adventures


  1. For Up & Coming (Youth Focused), the finalists are:
  • Anele Mni
  • Lelethu Ngcanga
  • Luzain Africa


“We were blown away by the incredible richness and depth of the Tourist Attractions / Tourism Activities showcased. As a result, the Committee decided to split the category into two separate awards: Attraction & Experiences and Cultural, Conservation & Sustainability. This change will allow us to better recognize and celebrate the diverse range of offerings within the tourism industry in Nelson Mandela Bay”.

“On behalf of the Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism Awards, I would like to congratulate all our finalists and nominees. Your hard work and commitment to service excellence is instrumental in establishing our city as a competitive tourism destination,” said Nqobile Nobs Qupe, NMBTA Committee member.



NMBTA is an annual event dedicated to celebrating and recognizing Business and Leisure tourism excellence in Nelson Mandela Bay. The NMBTA are an expansion from the NMBBEA which were established in 2019 focusing on excellence in the business events industry.