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Southern Sun’s Cabana Beach Resort recognised at Durban Tourism Business Awards for exceptional investment

Southern Sun’s Cabana Beach Resort is delighted to announce its latest accolade, having been honoured with the "Exceptional Winner Award for Investment" at the third annual Durban Tourism Business Awards.

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Southern Sun’s Cabana Beach Resort is delighted to announce its latest accolade, having been honoured with the "Exceptional Winner Award for Investment" at the third annual Durban Tourism Business Awards.

This esteemed recognition highlights Cabana Beach Resort as a leader in sustainable and holistic growth within the tourism industry.

“This award is particularly meaningful as it acknowledges investment beyond just financial contributions. It celebrates our commitment to fostering growth and inclusivity across all areas of our business—our people, products, environment, community, and tourism. We are immensely proud of our continued success and the thriving ecosystem we have built here,” says Wayne Smith, General Manager of Cabana Beach Resort.

Located along the picturesque uMhlanga coastline, Cabana Beach Resort is renowned as one of South Africa’s premier family-friendly beachfront destinations. The resort’s recent refurbishment has elevated the guest experience, adding even greater value to this distinctive location. Situated directly on the uMhlanga promenade with easy beach access, Cabana Beach Resort combines Mediterranean-inspired décor with the relaxed ambiance of coastal living, making it an ideal spot for family holidays.

Tourism Grading Council

Cabana Beach Resort has been awarded a Four Star grading in the Formal Accommodation category by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. The Star gradings handed out by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa help South Africa achieve the highest level of quality assurance, promote optimal value for money and give ‘customer expectation’ the paramount position it deserves.

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.

Lilizela Tourism Awards 2019

Cabana Beach Resort was awarded a Lilizela Tourism Award for Best 4-Star Self Catering/Shared Vacation Property in KwaZulu-Natal.

Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame 2019

Cabana Beach 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, Top Hotel Category and Value For Money Category in the Region of South Africa

Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame 2018

Cabana Beach Resort is a proud recipient of a 2018 Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame 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, Top Hotel Category and Value For Money Category in the Region of South Africa

Certificate of Excellence 2017

Cabana Beach 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

Cabana Beach 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 Top Hotels category in the region, South Africa.

Travellers' Choice Award 2016

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

Travellers Choice Award 2015

TripAdvisor

Certificate of Excellence 2014

TripAdvisor

2013 Platinum Heritage Status

Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards

Certificate of Excellence 2013

TripAdvisor

2009 RCI Gold Crown

RCI - 2009 RCI Gold Crown

2008 RCI Gold Crown

RCI - 2008 RCI Gold Crown, SA Tourism Welcome Award, RCI Top Gold Crown Award, Large.

2007 RCI Gold Crown

RCI - 2007 RCI Gold Crown

2006 RCI Gold Crown

RCI - 2006 RCI Gold Crown