Shamwari Game Reserve, part of Shamwari Group, in the Eastern Cape has been named the winner of the prestigious 2011 African Eye Award for Best Family Resort. Shamwari Game Reserve will also be nominated for the 2011 Golden Eye Award, an award given by The Eye Awards for the best overall hotel worldwide. The Golden Eye Award winner will be announced November 15, 2012.
The Eye Awards were created by professionals with extensive luxury travel experience to identify the very best in luxury travel. The Eye Awards are given to meet the distinct needs and desires of travellers with diverse cultural backgrounds. The ‘eye’ in Eye Awards indicates that awards are chosen through the eyes of the regions’ travellers through mystery shopping and extensive research on each nominated property.
Shamwari Game Reserve’s, Group General Manager, Joe Cloete commented, “It’s always humbling to be presented with an award, which reflects well on the team at each of the lodges who constantly strive to present every guest with a unique, educational travel experience, aside from the given luxury element, especially families.”