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Travellers' Choice Best of The Best 2020

Winner in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Best of The Best 2020. In the Top 25 Hotels for Families category in the region of Africa.

Resort Spa Wins Award

Resort Spa Wins World Luxury Spa Award

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Resort Spa Wins World Luxury Spa Award

A haven of indulgence nestled in the town of Hazyview, Mpumalanga, has been recognised by the World Luxury Spa Awards as the regional winner for the Best Unique Experience Spa in Southern Africa.

Heather’s Spa at Tsogo Sun Hotels’ Sabi River Sun offers an intimate spa experience, allowing guests to unwind in a tranquil atmosphere, with a range of exclusive rejuvenating treatments.

Presented to Heather van der Westhuizen of Heather’s Spa at Sabi River Sun Resort at a glittering award ceremony in St Petersburg, the World Luxury Spa Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement in the luxury spa industry, offering international recognition as voted for by guests, travellers and industry players. Over 250 000 international travellers vote each year during a four-week period to select the winners.

Heather says, “It is a huge honour to have been presented with this award. It is the experience of a lifetime for my little spa in our small town to receive such a prestigious global award. My grateful thanks to my dedicated staff and loyal clients who supported and voted for our spa.”

No stranger to awards, Sabi River Sun Resort is the proud recipient of numerous TripAdvisor Awards, including Certificate of Excellence and Traveller’s Choice Awards for Best Family Resort since 2015.

Sabi River Sun is located in close proximity to the Kruger National Park and offers comfortable and homely accommodation enhanced by spectacular views, a rich natural heritage and abundant wildlife in the heart of the Mpumalanga province. In addition to its natural splendour and safari opportunities the resort offers guests appetizing dining, an 18-hole golf course, recreational facilities and conferencing, year-round children’s entertainment programme, and its award-winning spa, Heather’s Spa.

Adam Fuller, Operations Director of Resorts for Tsogo Sun Hotels says, "Creating great experiences like those delivered by Heather's Spa are core to the DNA of Tsogo Sun Hotels and we are so proud of Heather's achievement. Congratulations to the dynamic spa team at Sabi River Sun."

Tsogo Sun Hotels has a portfolio of over 100 hotels throughout South Africa, Africa and the Seychelles. For more details, visit https://www.tsogosun.com, follow on Twitter @TsogoSun or like on Facebook @TsogoSun.

Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame 2019

Sabi River Sun Resort 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.

Travellers' Choice Award 2019

Winner in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2019. In the Family Hotel Category in the Region of South Africa

Certificate of Excellence 2018

Sabi River Sun Resort is a proud recipient of a 2018 Certificate of Excellence award. This coveted accolade recognizes businesses with consistently high ratings on TripAdvisor.

Travellers' Choice Award 2018

Winner in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2018. In the Family Hotel Category in the Region of South Africa

Certificate of Excellence 2017

Sabi River Sun Resort has been selected for the 2017 Certificate of Excellence award in the accommodation category.

Travellers' Choice Award 2017

Winner in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2017. Family Hotel Category in the Region South Africa; ranked 2nd of the top 10.

Certificate of Excellence 2016

Sabi River Sun Resort has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence for superior service.

Travellers' Choice Award 2016

Winner in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2016, in the Family Hotels category in the region, South Africa.

Sabi River Sun Revitalised

Tsogo Sun is Revitalising The Sabi River Sun Hotel to Enhance the Guest Experience

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Tsogo Sun is Revitalising The Sabi River Sun Hotel to Enhance the Guest Experience

The Sabi River Sun hotel, part of the popular Sabi River Sun Resort, lies along the banks of the Sabie River in the majestic Mpumalanga Lowveld and has been the ideal getaway for families, nature lovers and golf enthusiasts for many decades.

In keeping with Tsogo Sun’s focus on renovation and renewal of their properties to ensure that they continually meet the highest standards, the hotel will be closed for accommodation from the 17th June 2015 for a four month hiatus. The hotel will be refurbished and renovated during this time to modernise and revitalise the offering. The Resort and the Sesonke restaurant, outdoor terrace, the golf bar restaurant and public areas of the hotel will remain open for business during the renovations. Guests can continue to enjoy the Resorts’ amenities set in 200 acres of lush bushveld and numerous lakes, which are home to a wealth of bird life, hippopotami and crocodiles, or visit the Kruger National Park and some of the region’s most splendid landmarks such as Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window and the Blyde River Canyon.

With the reopening scheduled for the 3rd October 2015, this grand old lady will boast 60 newly refurbished rooms, complete with new soft furnishings and air-conditioning. The old 1970/80’s bathrooms will be replaced with spacious modern bathrooms with walk-in showers, and brand new doors and aluminium window panes – a complete transformation of the current bedrooms and bathrooms!

During the renovations the exterior façade of the hotel will receive a facelift with the necessary touch-ups and new balcony railings.

“At Tsogo Sun we are consistently renewing and refurbishing our properties to ensure that we provide our guests with the best experiences and value. We are confident that our guests will enjoy the revitalised hotel offering and we look forward to welcoming them” says Wayne Wilson, General Manager at the Sabi River Sun Resort.

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’s philosophy of sustainability has seen the group structuring its support of the communities in which it operates into three main pillars of investment. 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; Enterprise Development which focuses on skills-based entrepreneurial development through its Tsogo Sun Book a Guesthouse and Supplier Development programme; and Environmental Management, 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 @TsogoSun or like us on Facebook /TsogoSun

Travellers Choice Award 2015

2015 - TripAdvisor

Certificate of Excellence 2013

2103 - TripAdvisor

Certificate of Excellence 2012

2012 - TripAdvisor

Sabi River Sun Raises The Bar Once Again

On the serene banks of the Sabi River in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, sits one of the most popular tourist destinations and resorts in the Lowveld area.

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On the serene banks of the Sabi River in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, sits one of the most popular tourist destinations and resorts in the Lowveld area.

Sabi River Sun is favoured by many a traveler for its spacious surrounds, scenic walking paths, water features and – for guests whose holidays aren’t complete without a round of golf –  one of the only 18-hole golf course in the area. The resort delivers comfortable and homely accommodation and a relaxing and unforgettable stay for singles, couples, large groups and families.

Its idyllic setting and close proximity to both the Kruger National Park and a myriad of popular tourist and adventure attractions is what makes Sabi River Sun so popular amongst local and international travelers. Having undergone considerable improvements in the past two years, the resort is now even better equipped than ever to deliver on Tsogo Sun’s promise of ‘Escape to Great Experiences’.

The hotel reopened eighteen months ago after an extensive facelift across the board, particularly on the golf course, where guests can now enjoy the newly renovated rondavel, Pro Shop, extended fire pit and pub. “It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a sundowner,” says Wayne Wilson, General Manager, who regards the golf course as the “entertainment hub”. It can now accommodate larger golf days, delivering world-class events and that much-needed refreshment at the 19th hole. Other practical and efficient upgrades include the repositioning of the main gate to avoid traffic congestion and to upgrade security levels throughout the resort.

The much-loved and now rehabilitated Hippo Dam is guaranteed to bring hours of hippo-watching pleasure, with resident hippos regaling residents with their antics and daily crossing at dusk.

In the midst of all the improvements, Sabi River Sun maintains its responsibility to the environment and employs sustainability practices wherever possible. The Clubhouse uses solar taps and gas geysers and there is a rain capture system that feeds the beautiful and one hundred percent indigenous gardens. The nursery is grown and harvested by hand to support the hotel’s busy kitchen.

The Hazyview resort also allows guests to enjoy relaxing and rejuvenating treatments at Heather’s Spa and kids are entertained by a host of activities to help ensure the whole family has a great time. A full-time activity programme has been prepared for kids of all ages throughout the year. Guests are not limited to the resort, as there is a range of things to do in close proximity, including amazing adventures like zip lining, game drives into the Kruger National Park, reptile parks, horseback riding and an elephant sanctuary.

“The ongoing improvements have ensured that the resort remains relevant, fresh and enjoyable for all its stakeholders. This drive for excellence has led to the latest round of refurbishments, resulting in newly renovated hotel rooms. With roots going as far back as the 1930s, the resort is constantly reinventing itself and enhancing the product on offer to deliver great experiences and provide efficient customer service – every time – whilst keeping the surrounding community green and prosperous,” says Adam Fuller, Director of Operations, Southern Sun Resorts.  He adds that in the near future guests can look forward to a new bird viewing deck and the refurbishment plans for the Chalets are at an advanced stage.

Revitalising The Sabi River Sun Hotel

Tsogo Sun is revitalising the Sabi River Sun hotel to enhance the guest experience

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Tsogo Sun is revitalising the Sabi River Sun hotel to enhance the guest experience

The Sabi River Sun hotel, part of the popular Sabi River Sun Resort, lies along the banks of the Sabie River in the majestic Mpumalanga Lowveld and has been the ideal getaway for families, nature lovers and golf enthusiasts for many decades.

In keeping with Tsogo Sun’s focus on renovation and renewal of their properties to ensure that they continually meet the highest standards, the hotel will be closed for accommodation from the 17th June 2015 for a four month hiatus. The hotel will be refurbished and renovated during this time to modernise and revitalise the offering. The Resort and the Sesonke restaurant, outdoor terrace, the golf bar restaurant and public areas of the hotel will remain open for business during the renovations. Guests can continue to enjoy the Resorts’ amenities set in 200 acres of lush bushveld and numerous lakes, which are home to a wealth of bird life, hippopotami and crocodiles, or visit the Kruger National Park and some of the region’s most splendid landmarks such as Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window and the Blyde River Canyon.

With the reopening scheduled for the 3rd October 2015, this grand old lady will boast 60 newly refurbished rooms, complete with new soft furnishings and air-conditioning. The old 1970/80’s bathrooms will be replaced with spacious modern bathrooms with walk-in showers, and brand new doors and aluminium window panes – a complete transformation of the current bedrooms and bathrooms!

During the renovations the exterior façade of the hotel will receive a facelift with the necessary touch-ups and new balcony railings.

“At Tsogo Sun we are consistently renewing and refurbishing our properties to ensure that we provide our guests with the best experiences and value. We are confident that our guests will enjoy the revitalised hotel offering and we look forward to welcoming them” says Wayne Wilson, General Manager at the Sabi River Sun Resort.