The 15,000 ha, malaria free, 5-star Nkomazi Game Reserve, part of the prestigious Shamwari Group, a mere 3 hour drive from Johannesburg, has been awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the category ‘Best Overall Environmental Management System’ in the Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards Programme 2011.
Running for the tenth year, they award tourism businesses that demonstrate sustained responsible practice in their operations in terms of their natural, social and economic environments and the official ceremony will take place on 9 November in Johannesburg.
Known as the place of water, Nkomazi Game Reserve is a destination of outstanding scenic beauty. It is an ecological Aladdin's Cave of natural science, from its towering ancient mountains to its broad river valleys and impressive grasslands containing countless animals and rare flora such as the Barberton Daisy. This area is often referred to as the holy grail of geology and it offers a treasured haven to all.
Comments Group Sales & Marketing Manager, Tom Jager, “This is a great honour to be recognised at this level for all our eco and sustainable practices we have put in place not only at Nkomazi Game Reserve but throughout the Shamwari Group. This makes us even more determined to implement further initiatives over the short and long term and in the process share our knowledge and unique experiences with our guests.”