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The Manor House at Fancourt named South Africa’s Leading Country House Hotel

Earlier this month, The Manor House at Fancourt was named as South Africa’s Leading Country House Hotel during the 2020 World Travel Awards.

Dating back to the 1850s and once home to Henry Fancourt White, The Manor House is a 5-star, 18-suite boutique hotel on South Africa’s Garden Route. It delivers the luxury, quiet sophistication and romance of an exclusive country retreat – with warm and generous hospitality. 

“This is wonderful news,” says Peter Dros, Sales and Marketing Director at Fancourt, “And we’re still smiling! It is a real reflection of the Manor House’s commitment to outstanding service. A visit to The Manor House is an experience, and this award means a lot to the team who pride themselves on creating the perfect stay.”

Graham Cooke, Founder World Travel Awards, says despite the incredible challenges faced by the travel, tourism and hospitality industry over the course of 2020, this year’s World Travel Awards nomination programme reported record visitor traffic and engagement from the public voter (the all-important tourism consumer). “This shows that as the global recovery begins, the appetite for tourism has never been as keen and this offers hope and much-needed encouragement to us all,” says Cooke.

Dros agrees: “The Manor House reopened after lockdown towards the end of September, and after a long year this is exactly the recognition and boost we need! The team has loved welcoming guests back to the hotel, Monty Bar, the private library and swimming pool. We can’t wait to surprise guests over the summer with our new offerings, including al fresco dinners on a private deck under the stars!”

Unfortunately, due to current COVID-19 protocols and ongoing travel restrictions, the traditional winner’s gala ceremony cannot go ahead as planned. Instead, winners have been invited to unite virtually as World Travel Awards launches its inaugural Africa Winners Day on the 9th of November.

While congratulating Fancourt, Cooke noted: “I very much look forward to helping you to celebrate your success and working together as we head towards a brighter and happier future. The time for us to come together and celebrate in person will soon come. But until that time comes, do make the most of the inaugural Africa Winners Day and be proud of your achievement.”

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