4th SEDIBENG TOURISM AWARDS 2015 -VAAL REGION : The 2015 Sedibeng Tourism Awards were hosted by the Sedibeng District Municipality in partnership with the Gauteng Tourism Authority at the Emerald Resort & Casino. The awards serve not only to recognise excellence in the tourism industry, but also to promote the region as the destination of choice for business, heritage and leisure tourism. Stonehaven was honoured to receive the following 4 prestigious awards:
1. Gold Award in the Meetings, Exhibitions and Special Events Category
2. Gold Award for Rosemary Anderson (Stonehaven MD) for Outstanding contribution by an individual to Local Tourism
3. Silver Award for the Restaurant/Eateries Category
4. Silver Award for the Outdoor/Adventure Category
2ND SEDIBENG TOURISM AWARDS 2013 VAAL REGION – The prestigious and high profile Sedibeng Tourism Awards were held on the 18th April 2013 at the Lord’s Signature Hotel. There were 78 entrants this year which encompassed hospitality businesses within the greater Vaal Region from Loch Vaal all the way up to Heidelburg and the Vaal Dam.The event was graced by the MEC of Economic Development in Gauteng, Nkosiphendule Kolisile, the CEO of Gauteng Tourism, Ms. Dawn Robertson and the MC for the evening was Bongani Bingwa -well-known Carte Blanche presenter.
In the MEETINGS, EXHIBITIONS AND SPECIAL EVENTS category, the winners were:-
• Stonehaven on Vaal (Gold)
• Riverside Sun Resort (Silver)
• Emerald Resort & Casino (Bronze)
In the LUXURY ACCOMMODATION category, the winners were:-
• Emerald Resort & Casino (Gold)
• Three Rivers Lodge and Villa (Silver)
• Riviera on Vaal Hotel (Bronze)
Stonehaven on Vaal also took first place (Gold) for the Adventure/Outdoor category and third place (Bronze) in the Restaurant category. Rosemary Cloete-Anderson, Stonehaven on Vaal’s MD, received the Gold Award for “Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to Local Tourism”.
The inaugural Sedibeng Tourism Awards were held on 20 April 2010 on the banks of the Vaal River in Vanderbijlpark. The awards, aimed at local tourism and hospitality businesses in the Sedibeng region, recognised service excellence and gave due appreciation to these businesses for achieving high standards in the tourism industry. The evening attracted high profile attendance from major tourism stakeholders in Gauteng Province as well as Sedibeng .The event was attended and addressed by the Executive Mayor of the Sedibeng District Municipality, Cllr. Mahole Simon Mofokeng and the Executive Mayor for Emfuleni Local Municipality, Cllr. Sithole Assistance Mshudulu. Councillors and officials of the Sedibeng District Municipality and its Local Municipalities of Emfuleni, Lesedi and Midvaal.
Stonehaven on Vaal scooped three different awards, taking first place in the Outdoor and Leisure Category as well as one of the top three Conference Venues in the area and one of the top three Food and Beverage Establishments in the greater Vaal area. Here is Rosemary Cloete-Anderson receiving her award from the Executive Mayor. Stonehaven on Vaal was commended on it’s high level of service excellence aboard the Cruises on it’s different Vessels from the Stonehaven Harbour.
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