The Table Bay Hotel at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town has won two additional global accolades.

The five-star hotel’s COVID-19 video on safety protocols has received Gold and Silver prizes at the annual International Tourism Film Festival Africa Awards.

The establishment, which hosted the Miss South Africa Pageant last year, also recently ranked in a British Airways Holidays Customer Excellence Award for its service.

This is presented annually to top-rated hotels in the world, based on feedback from travellers. Managing Director of British Airways, Claire Bentley says The Table Bay ranked within the top four percent of their highest-rated hotels for 2020.

The hotel honoured previous Miss Universe Zozi Tunzi in October last year, with a plaque at its famous seal fountain outside the hotel in the V&A Waterfront. Tunzi was in the Mother City ahead of this year’s Miss South Africa pageant where she was a judge at the event.

The plaques are placed around the bronze statue of Oscar, a Cape Fur Seal who became an integral and much-loved part of harbour life at the V&A Waterfront.

They commemorate the visits by famous people, whether kings or queens, heads of state, rock stars, and even England’s riotous Barmy Army, who once famously drank the hotel’s bar dry.

Tunzi is now part of an elite club.