This article showcases our top picks for the best South Africa based Hospitality companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Hospitality industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top South Africa Hospitality Companies
Afrifresh Group (Pty) Limited offers fresh fruit produce to chain stores in South Africa. The company produces and exports grape and citrus fruits, grain crops, cash crops, and cane.
It also exports and imports dried raisins and wine. The company was founded in 1992 and is based in Cape Town, South Africa..
We own and operate authentic and affordable tented camps in national parks and game reserves as well as on privately owned land on the most popular tourism routes throughout Southern Africa. Our camps offer a full service package including accommodation, meals and adventure and safari activities.
Each camp accommodate 20 guests in our own design canvas safari tents.. .
BOS Brands is a brand building, marketing, and sales company in the beverage market. The company offers its clients with its core product called BOS ice tea.
BOS Brands aims to provide an open, fun, non-hierarchical, inclusive, team-centric working environment where hard work will be rewarded with professional growth, personal achievement, and wonderful working experiences.. .
Stud game breeding as featured on the “the wall street journal” investment opportunity in lucrative stud game breeding bigvest focus is on offering top quality rare species to the game industry. Bigvest offers a once in a lifetime investment to partner in a stud game breeding farm situated in a world heritage site.
“the cradle of mankind” the game farm is called mount savannah “south africa is uniquely positioned to capitalise on the tremendous opportunity that the game industry presents. The quality and dedication of our management will ensure that bigvest is a professionally run undertaking where the utmost satisfaction of our customers is front of mind.
The breeding of exotic species has become increasingly popular, given the impressive return on investment, it is not hard to see why. Stud game breeding generates more than r7.7-billion in income each year.
The wildlife industry has grown at an average rate of 23% a year over the past 15 years. From a purely financial standpoint, it’s hard to argue with the returns that supersized breeding can bring..
The Sun International brand has a proud legacy in the gaming, hospitality and entertainment sector. Its superior hotels and resorts portfolio makes it a recognized premium brand.
The Sun International Group has a diverse portfolio of assets including world class five star hotels, modern and well located casinos, and some of the world’s premier resorts. Our destinations offer experiential luxury, enduring quality and incredible adventure, supported by an authentic dedication to personal service.
Today, Sun International is one of Africa’s largest tourism, leisure and gaming groups and operates or has an interest in a total of 18 resorts, luxury hotels and casinos. Our entry into Latin America began in Chile in 2008 and has been a success story for the Group, giving us the track record and confidence to look for more opportunities that offer gaming opportunities in the region.
Sun International’s Latin American portfolio (Monticello Grand Casino in Chile, the Ocean Club Casino in Panama and the Sun Nao Casino in Colombia) has now been merged with the casino and hotel portfolio of Chile-based leader in the gaming and entertainment industry, Dreams SA, making it the largest gaming company in Latin America with operations in Chile, Peru, Colombia and Panama. Our real competitive advantage stems from the fact that we have a compelling and global competence in both the development and operation of casinos, hotels and resorts – and at the same time we are extremely comfortable operating in emerging markets.
Our approach has been to differentiate our hotels, resorts and casinos in architecture, service, experience, location and the mix of entertainment and activities. Creating lasting memories for our guests and customers is a core part of our DNA.
We’ve created some the world’s most iconic hotels from The Palace of The Lost City at Sun City to The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town. The creative architecture of these properties and the blending of their designs with their local environment make each property unique.
At Daily Dish, they’re not chefs (or foodies). They were just so frustrated with the last-minute dash around the crowded supermarket after work and bored with the same old meals and sad take-outs every week that they decided to do something about it.
So – in 2013 – they started South Africa’s first weekly meal kit delivery service for people who relish the convenience of having someone else think about “what’s for dinner?” and then deliver it to your home or office.. .
Solenta Aviation is an airline based in South Africa currently operating a fleet of 17 aircrafts.
ChowHub is an online and mobile restaurant discovery service that enables users to find takeaway and delivery restaurants close to them, view menus, obtain directions to restaurants, find delivery details, and place online orders. Users can browse by cuisine and city or find restaurants based on their street address.
ChowHub’s cuisine categories include African, Halaal, Mediterranean, Indian, American, Chinese, Greek, Portuguese, South African, Seafood, Tandoori, Vegetarian, Sushi, and more. ChowHub was launched by Alireza Sadeghi and Ismail Dhorat in 2013 and is operated from Gauteng, South Africa..
The Mantis Collection consists of World Famous Game Reserves and Boutique Hotels.
AFGRI is more than the sum of its parts and through close working relationships, our strong asset base, and talented and experienced worker.
Hazendal Wine Estate
Hazendal Wine Estate is one of the oldest wine farms in the Western Cape, situated on the slopes of the Bottelary Hills in Stellenbosch, South Africa’s premier wine region. It was acquired in 1994 by Dr.
Mark Voloshin, who renovated it and turned it into a cultural and tourist centre, combining historic Dutch influence of the Western Cape with traditional Russian art and culture.. .
As a turn-key serviced apartment and hotel management solution, we take care of every aspect of handling your investment. From branding, marketing and guest reservations, all the way through to day-to-day logistics and maintenance.
Our combination of hospitality excellence and world class service has resulted in an annual average of over 85% occupancy and excellent returns in a competitive market. Creating a better way to stay.
Having established ourselves as a recognisable hotel and hospitality brand, we pride ourselves on delivering excellence to both our guests and partners. Our growing portfolio of serviced apartments and luxury villas offers travellers better value, as they enjoy the perks and service of a hotel, with the flexibility and freedom of a home.
This innovative approach to short-term accommodation is becoming increasingly popular for both leisure and business travellers. As a turn-key property solution partner, we handle every aspect of managing your investment.
You also get the added benefit of a trusted hospitality brand marketing your property. All these factors help to achieve the best possible income returns.
• Branding & Marketing • Central Reservations • Revenue Management • Guest Relations & Concierge • Property Management & Maintenance • Housekeeping & Linen Control • Financial Reporting • HR & Training • IT/Systems • Procurement & Inventory Control. .
Capsicum Culinary Studio
Capsicum Culinary Studio is the largest Culinary school in South Africa, offering a range of Culinary Education and Training to meet all individual needs. Capsicum Culinary Studio has a national footprint with 6 Campuses which are strategically located in major centers nationally.
These include Boksburg, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria, Durban and Port Elizabeth Campuses. Capsicum’s professional programmes on offer are internationally accredited (City & Guilds), allowing graduates entry into the marketplace anywhere in the world..
South Point was established in 2003 to meet the growing need for student accommodation in South Africa. When we entered the property business we found exploitative landlords to be the prevailing alternative to on-campus housing.
The majority of students resided in poorly maintained and expensive accommodation – hardly conducive to promoting a successful study and social environment. We, therefore, sought to focus our efforts on providing a differentiated offering to the student market, with an emphasis on safety, cleanliness, and affordability at the core complimented by a vibrant student community.
South Point’s vision to become the country’s largest and leading independent provider of student accommodation outside of the universities themselves has been largely realized in the 9 years since operations commenced. We, however, continue to strive to create a lifestyle brand of distinction where students come to [reside with us while they] catapult their ambitions of personal growth through higher education.
We still harbor ambitions yet of creating a business of even larger scale with more than 20,000 student beds without compromising the overarching objective of creating a unique experience for every student that chooses to be part of our community.. .
Calorie Conscious introduces a new and healthier way to enjoy eating. It works on what is good for you and your body, and makes use of only the freshest ingredients.
We cater a healthy menu of wholesome and nutritious meals custom-made for every taste and preference.. .
With over forty nine years of history and experience, the multiple award winning Hussar Grills embody the very finest of Grillroom
They source competitively and sustainably, products and services worldwide. Their distribution footprint is across the African continent and beyond.
They are a distribution and services company, in the hospitality, FMCG, Mining, construction and manufacturing industries. Although they hail from Africa they distribute across the globe in several selected territories.
Their organization is divided into two business units: Prolog Distribution A distribution business of a broad range of products into the FMCG, Electronics and accessories, Hospitality, mining and manufacturing industries. Prolog Projects A services company servicing the Facilities Management, Project Management and construction sectors.
Ideas Cartel offers scalable workspace for any startup who needs an office, where you are able to engage.
We are a 100% black owned company that offers maids services to complexes We offer regular house cleaning, laundry and ironing services. We will indemnify you for damages to your property caused by our maids and loss of your belongings due to theft by our maids.
Our services are available between 07h00 to 17h00 weekdays and 08h00 to 17h00 on weekends. We, like you have a very busy schedule that makes it difficult to have time to do all the things we want and still come home to clean, do laundry and ironing.
We do all the maids hiring which means you don’t have to worry about contracts and CCMA. We at Kgotso Estates Maids have a solution that will allow you to never have to worry about cleaning your house, doing laundry and ironing, all you have to do is call us..
MyEastLondon is a search and discovery website that provides in-depth info of over 1000 businesses and places in East London, South Africa
The townhouse has been a cape town landmark for 40 years located on an historic spot where their city began some 350 years ago, to supply critical provisions and shelter to visitors to a port at the maritime crossroads of the world. At Townhouse, doing it still – in 21st Century, 4-star style, but with the same old-fashioned personal care that’s made us one of the most popular city stays for business, leisure, local and foreign guests since they opened their doors.
For quick facts about the Townhouse complex and their offerings, click here.. .
They are a professional cleaning service Company offering exceptional services to Commercial & Residential premises. Over the past 8 years they have kept hundreds of clients happy with their execution methods, workmanship and service excellence.
They Specialize in Carpet, Upholstery, General-Deep cleaning and Contractual cleaning for Residential and Commercial market. They help new tenants or home move in to a clean, hygiene new home and efficiently assist Property letting / sales companies by handling this need.
Commercial cleaning and maintenance of office blocks in their expertise.. .
Supercare Services Group
Supercare Services Group is a privately held company offers contract cleaning, hygiene, hospitality and labor outsourcing solutions.
IPS Game Farmers
They are an exotic game farming company, farming with high value wild animals, mainly black impala. They breed and sell black impala privately, through game brokers and on auctions.
Value per buck is on average $32,000. In South Africa, the return on exotic game is 10 times more than the return on cattle, returns of more than 100% per annum is not uncommon in the industry for black impala..
Unexplored Locations Worldwide
ULW (Unexplored Locations Worldwide) will be a small home-based tour leader business in the lucrative and rapidly growing specialist tourist market, and will be offering travel services for groups only in the local and overseas markets. There are opportunities for ULW to successfully penetrate this market by creating a niche for those who seek to explore little-known ‘hidden’ locations with much more to offer in the way of really getting to know more about a country, its people, their arts and culture, their history, and their countryside and small inland and seaside villages than would otherwise be possible with most of the other travel opportunities available to them.
a rapidly growing industry. The current trend toward an increase in the number of tourists entering countries worldwide presents an opportunity for ULW to penetrate the market.
An opportunity for ULW’s success exists because both the national and international tourism industry is growing at a rapid pace annually.. .
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