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Travellers' Choice Award 2020

Garden Court Blackrock Newcastle is a proud recipient of the 2020 Travellers' Choice Award. TripAdvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to hotels that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on TripAdvisor.

Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame 2019

Garden Court Blackrock Newcastle is a proud recipient of a 2019 Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame award. This coveted accolade recognizes businesses with consistently high ratings on TripAdvisor.

Certificate of Excellence 2018

Garden Court Blackrock Newcastle is a proud recipient of a 2018 Certificate of Excellence award. This coveted accolade recognizes businesses with consistently high ratings on TripAdvisor.

Certificate of Excellence 2017

Garden Court Blackrock Newcastle has been selected for the 2017 Certificate of Excellence award in the accommodation category.

Lilizela Tourism Award 2016

Lilizela Tourism Award, National Winner in the accommodation category.

Lilizela Tourism Award 2016

Lilizela Tourism Award in the 3 star accommodation category, KZN

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Lilizela Tourism Award in the 3 star accommodation category, KZN

A Lilizela Service win for Garden Court Blackrock Hotel

The South African tourism industry celebrated its top business owners and service providers at the fourth annual Lilizela Tourism Awards held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on the 16 October 2016.

From this year’s record number of 1122 entries, Tsogo Sun’s Garden Court Blackrock in Newcastle was awarded the national winner of the Service Excellence Award in the three-star category. The hotel was recognised as the best accommodation service provider in the country and for making an exceptional contribution to the hospitality industry.

“We congratulate the General Manager, Leean Murugan and her team on this prestigious award. The team has been working very hard to deliver on our service promise and to be recognised at the highest industry level is a true honour.” says Mike Jackson, Tsogo Sun Operations Director for Kwazulu Natal.

The Awards are made in a number of categories including the Service Excellence Award (with sub-categories Accommodation, Visitor Experience, Tourist Guides and Tour Operators); Entrepreneurship (for emerging tourism businesses); Sustainability and Good Governance; and the prestigious Minister’s Award, awarded at the minister’s discretion.

The Lilizela Tourism Awards were established in 2013 to recognise and reward exemplary service among businesses in the local tourism sector, ranging from accommodation establishments and tour operators to scenic attractions and cultural heritage sites.

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About Tsogo Sun

Tsogo Sun is the leading hotels, gaming and entertainment company in South Africa, providing a variety of hospitality and exciting entertainment and leisure experiences. Combining an established heritage with a professional and energised approach, the group proudly encompasses 14 casinos and over 90 hotels in South Africa, Africa, the Seychelles and Abu Dhabi.

The company’s hospitality interests offer a wide distribution of hotels in Africa, providing world-class accommodation across all markets, including elegant, individually branded luxury hotels and well-known, trusted market leaders in the premier through budget segments, including Southern Sun Hotels, Garden Court, SunSquare, StayEasy and SUN1 hotels.

The exciting urban and resort casino portfolio includes the most popular entertainment destinations, strategically located throughout South Africa. In the Gauteng province, Tsogo Sun owns the group’s flagship property, Montecasino in Fourways, which features, amongst other attractions, the award-winning Teatro; Gold Reef City Casino and Theme Park in Southern Johannesburg; and Silverstar Casino to the West in Krugersdorp. Additional properties are owned and operated in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, including the jewel on Durban’s Golden Mile, Suncoast Casino, Hotels and Entertainment.

Tsogo Sun Citizenship is the group’s corporate citizenship strategy which encompasses three areas of focus. This includes Corporate Social Investment, whereby the group promotes the development of learners through three academies which offer holistic, full-year programmes centred around sport, art and education; Entrepreneur Development which focuses on skills-based entrepreneurial development through its Tsogo Sun Book a Guesthouse and Supplier Development programs; and Environmental Education, committed to initiatives that reduce the impact the business has on the environment.

Tsogo Sun (“TSH”) is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The key shareholders of Tsogo Sun are Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited (“HCI”), a JSE listed investment holding company.

Tsogo Sun Gaming supports the National Responsible Gambling Programme. Winners know when to stop. Only persons over the age of 18 are permitted to gamble. National Problem Gambling counselling toll-free helpline: 0800 006 008.

For more information, go to tsogosun.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TsogoSun or like us on Facebook /TsogoSun

Certificate of Excellence 2016

Garden Court Blackrock Newcastle has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence for superior service.

Certificate of Excellence 2018

Garden Court Blackrock Newcastle is a proud recipient of a 2018 Certificate of Excellence award. This coveted accolade recognizes businesses with consistently high ratings on TripAdvisor.