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Star Grading - What You Need To Know

Here's what you get when you have your establishment graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

  • Your establishment is immediately seen as being part of a legitimate and credible organisation.This offers substantial consumer confidence.
  • Graded establishments may use the Grading Council logo (star) in all their marketing material.
  • All graded establishments get a free listing on our website www.tourismgrading.co.za
  • Only graded establishments and conference venues have the opportunity to advertise in our official printed accommodation guide – The Star Guide. This guide is the only accommodation guide distributed by SA Tourism via its call centre and offices worldwide.
  • South African Tourism endorses and uses star graded establishments on the official South African Tourism website www.southafrica.net
  • Grading assists organisations in positioning their products.
  • Government departments are required to procure accommodation from graded establishments only.
  • Grading is a constant quality control tool as customers can log all feedback online and through our SMS line 31649.
  • The Grading Council actively markets star grading directly to consumers, tour operators and travel agents


Categories of Accommodation

Click on each link above to download the latest minimum requirements for each category

CLICK HERE to apply online for grading