The 2013 Lilizela Awards

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Liz at Lancaster nominated a provincial finalist in the 2013 Lilizela awards The new national tourism and travel awards programme resulting from the merging of the AA Accommodation Awards and the Imvelo Awards [for Responsible Tourism] is backed nationally by the Department of Tourism and the Tourism Grading Council of SA [TGCSA]; and locally by […]

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Liz at Lancaster announced as a provincial finalist in the Lilizela Awards

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Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse announced as provincial finalist of the Lilizela Awards The Tourism Grading Council has launched a new award programme: the Lilizela Awards which now incorporates the AA Awards programme. Five award categories will be presented this year: service excellence emerging entrepreneur of the year sustainability universal accessibility the minister’s award.  The Lilizela Tourism […]

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Bungee jumping in Soweto

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Adventure Tourism: Bungee jumping off the Orlando Towers   A guest at Liz at Lancaster had his adrenalin rush for the weekend when he went bungee jumping from the old cooling towers in Soweto.  Known as the Orlando Towers, this ‘vertical adventure facility’  was the brainchild of Bob Woods back in 2001.  When the disused towers needed maintenance […]

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Seeing South Africa by train

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Instead of a sea cruise take a land cruise:  The Shongololo Express Guests from Australia who stayed recently at Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse had been around South Africa on the Shongololo Express. Shongololo is a colloquial South African word for a millipede.  These creatures have hard segmented exteriors and coil themselves into a spiral when threatened […]

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Time to hit the Parks and CBD art galleries

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Art exhibitions: What’s On   My walking buddy isn’t around this Saturday so I’m going to get an early start and hit the Parks art galleries. There is a lot on with some interesting walkabouts as well.  In Birdhaven at In Toto there is an group exhibition entitled Cache including work by Michael Meyersfeld, Jane […]

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