October 2012: Arabella Hotel & Spa located near picturesque Kleinmond, has won two 2012 World Travel Awards – the 5th year in a row that the luxury 5-star golf and spa resort has been honoured in this way.

Arabella Hotel & Spa, which is managed by African Pride Hotels, have been named as Africa’s Leading Spa Resort and South Africa’s Leading Spa Resort for 2012. The luxury hotel & spa are embraced by the majestic Kogelberg Mountains and bordered by the vast Bot River Lagoon. The 18 hole, Par 72 Peter Matkovich Championship Arabella Golf Course has consistently been ranked in the top 5 courses in South Africa.

The Arabella Spa is a glorious retreat that captures the essence of luxury, privacy and rejuvenation. Famous as one of Africa’s premiere spa destinations, it is a heavenly retreat devoted to wellness. Hotel and spa GUESTS can indulge in the heated indoor hydro-pool and outdoor lap pool, sauna, steam room and the crystalline waters of the swimming pool at their own leisure, as well as experience the spa’s signature African Rainforest treatment.

Arabella Hotel & Spa have been honoured at the WTA every year since 2008. They have previously won:

  • 2011 Africa’s Leading Luxury Hotel;
  • 2011 Africa’s Leading Spa Resort;
  • 2011 South Africa’s Leading Spa Resort;
  • 2010 Africa’s Leading Luxury Hotel;
  • 2010 Africa’s Leading Spa Resort;
  • 2010 South Africa’s Leading Spa Resort;
  • 2009 Africa’s Leading Luxury Hotel; and
  • 2008 Africa’s Leading Family Resort.

Arthur Gillis, CEO of African Pride Hotels, said: “Arabella Hotel & Spa is a worthy winner of this award. It is a premier retreat for families, nature lovers, sports fans, conferences and of course those who want to be pampered in the finest natural surroundings. To say we expected this award would be incorrect, but we are not surprised at the judges’ choice because this fine property deserves the accolade.”