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Cybele – Accolades

Cyble has garnered Accolades over the years for both Service and Quality, has been featured on magazine covers and has been given special recognition for its outstanding Wine selection and attention to detail in this area. Here are just some of the latest recognitions.

Cybele Forest Lodge and Health Spa

Winners of Tripadvisor Top 25 Small Hotels and Tripadvisor Service Award 2013.

Cybele Forest Lodge and Health Spa awarded
Trip Advisor 2012 Certificate of Excellence award

Cybele Forest Lodge and Health Spa is proud to announce that we have been awarded the prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence award by Trip Advisor.

In order to earn this award, travelers have to consistently commend our property with the highest praise, and we have achieved an average 4.5 rating, which is an exceptional achievement.

Only the very best in the business are awarded a Certificate of Excellence — and we will be displaying ours proudly.

One delighted visitor reminded us of the quote by Derek Sivers, “How you do anything is how you do everything”, which does about sum up our ethos!

Click here to view the Certificate.

2010 Diners Club Winelist Awards

Diners Club Awards logo“The 2010 Diners Club Winelist Awards winners were announced in September 2010 at ceremonies held across South Africa in recognising those establishments whose wine lists not only provide a balanced range of wines but that also best complement the food on offer.

“The competition has played a major role for nearly 20 years in raising the standard of restaurant wine offerings and top performers received Diamond certification, followed by Platinum, Gold and Silver.”


See all the winners here. Cybele is under Mpumalanga 🙂


The Three Ladies of Cybele win Diamond again

PRESS RELEASE: For the fourth year in a row, Cybele Forest Lodge and Health Spa has achieved Diamond status at the annual Diners Club International Wine List Awards 2011. The Diamond award is the highest accolade that a venue can achieve. Located near White River in Mpumalanga, and in its 32ndAnniversary Year, this stands testament to the attention to detail your clients will receive when visiting this 5* lodge. Barbara Jeffries (Owner), Annemie Parker (General Manager) and Anja van Schalkwyk (resident sommelier and wine fundi) are the three masterminds behind this success. Anja has brought a wealth of experience to the lodge and she quoted her philosophy on wine selection as “I like to choose small, family-owned estates that not only produce wine, but also reflect a passion for wine in their products”.

Congratulations to the team!

Cybele Joins Prestigious Chaîne des Rôtisseurs

Chaine Des Rotisseurs LogoCybele’s General Manager, Annemie Parker, and new Head Chef, Grant Parker, have both been invited to join Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the prestigious international gastronomic society committed to promoting fine dining, hospitality and the expertise of its members.

Grant Parker has joined Cybele as Executive Head Chef.  His impressive career includes working with global travel brands across three continents.

Grant’s ‘philosophy of cooking’ is underpinned by using the freshest ingredients, ensuring the natural flavors are savored and not over-complicating dishes.

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – an international society devoted to choice dining and the camaraderie of the table.

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs creates bonds of friendship across cultures and boundaries. It promotes the art of fine cuisine amongst both amateur and professional gastronomes, and supports the development of young culinary professionals.

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is an international gastronomic society founded in Paris in 1950. It is devoted to promoting fine dining and the pleasures of the table through the social interaction, hospitality and expertise of its members.

The Brass Plaque

On recommendation from the Bailli and the Bailliage Committee, a Blazon (i.e. large brass plaque) may be awarded to a professional member who is the owner or executive chef (Grant Parker) of a dining establishment that maintains a superb level of cuisine, service and hospitality, as required by the exacting standards of  Chaîne des Rôtisseurs internationally.

It is essential that the establishment’s support services and facilities must be excellent too. It must own a grill or a revolving spit, and grilled or roasted meat must be available on the menu.

The Brass Plaque can be displayed outside or within the establishment. Since it is offered only to the finest restaurateurs and hoteliers, the plaque proclaims excellence in food and service. Professional members may also use the Chaîne logo on menus, brochures or in news releases so long as it is accompanied by the member’s name, Chaîne title, and the legend “Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.”

GOLD ACHIEVER AA 2005 / 2006

AA South Africa’s Best Gold Achiever 2004

As the longest running accommodation awards programme in South Africa, this consumer-based programme is known for identifying and awarding the best tourist accommodation establishments in South Africa, thereby giving them a huge marketing advantage.

AA Quality Assured Accommodation Awards Programme