The We Are Africa Innovation Awards celebrate the very best in independently minded, brilliantly executed travel ideas
Far more than just an award, each trophy is our way of saying thank you: for challenging perceptions, for creating the boldest, bravest experiences and – above all – for setting a sky-high standard in African luxury travel.
MEET THE JUDGES
After 20 years of safari work and conservation academia, Caitlin decided to go out solo as a Business Advisor across the industry, and now advises industry players from all sides of the conservation and safari business.
Anton is the editor and CEO of adventure travel website Safarious.com, bringing Africa’s wilderness story to a worldwide audience and help travellers reconnect with the wild.
James is a Johannesburg-based artist and founder of jamesonsafari.com
Siv is a sought after comedian, popular television presenter, prolific actor, MC, Producer and a social media sensation.
Sarah Ord heads up an international design practice in Cape Town that offers colourful interior solutions and product to the modern aesthete. She is also a part owner of The Stack, a private members club and brasserie.
WHAT’S NEW FOR 2018?
The Awards will be announced at Zeitz MOCAA: the buzzing, beautiful epicentre of contemporary African art and culture and the continent’s most prestigious museum, located on Cape Town’s vibrant V&A Waterfront. Judged by an elite group of Africa’s brightest minds, expect a magical evening on Tuesday 15 May, with incredible installations, delicious cuisine and some very special surprises.
LAST YEAR’S WINNERS
Congratulations to all of the 2017 winners, each of whom have accomplished the most inspiring, unexpected achievements in high-end African travel. While every member of the tribe is a winner in our eyes, the below brands stood out against the rest and were declared victors, as voted for by our tribe of African travel brands, buyers and press.