2020 – Best of Zululand

2020

120. BEST NEW CAR DEALERSHIP – Tangawizi Motors

120 BEST NEW CAR DEALERSHIP 121 BEST USED CAR DEALERSHIP Tangawizi Motors (Winner of 2 categories) Are you in the market for a new vehicle? Tangawizi Motors has got you covered. Their brands - Honda, Hyundai and Renault - offer excellent value for money. Being...

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119. BEST CAR BRAND – Toyota

Toyota is a global leader in the automotive world, and in Zululand it’s no different. The brand has a loyal following with many satisfied customers returning to the Toyota brand year after year. The brand also gets better every year, consistently offering drivers high-tech, smart...

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117. BEST WEB DESIGN COMPANY – Justin Whittaker

Justin Whittaker has been creating professional websites since 2004. With a strong focus on growing your online  presence, Justin assists by creating vibrant photos and well-designed websites.

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115. BEST TYRE FITMENT CENTRE – Tiger Wheel & Tyre Empangeni

Your tyres are the first point of contact between you and the road, and one of the most essential components of any vehicle. Make sure your vehicle's tyres are in a pristine condition, properly maintained and appropriate for your specific type of vehicle. Visit Tyger...

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113. BEST TRACTOR DEALER – Ritchie Farm Equipment

What good is a farm without a tractor? For excellent advice on choosing the right tractor, visit Ritchie Farm Equipment. Representing various franchises, Ritchie Farm has been pocketing the title of ‘Best Tractor Dealer’ awards for several years and know the industry inside out.

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112. BEST TILE SHOP – CTM Empangeni

Continuing in its winning streak as Zululand's Best Tile Shop, you know you can't go wrong with CTM. Being one of the largest tile and bathroom stores in South Africa, CTM offers a wide range of products to fit your style and budget. If you...

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109. BEST SUPERMARKET – 5Five Ways SuperSpar

A visit to 5Five Ways SuperSpar is always a treat. The store’s layout is well thought-out, it stocks every brand you can think of, its fresh produce section is amazing, and there are always great specials to accommodate shoppers on a tight budget. From freshly...

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108. BEST STATIONERY SHOP – Padayachee Brothers

The pen is mightier than the sword, so arm yourself with the right tools for the job! Big enough to handle all your stationery needs and small enough to do it with care, Padayachee Bros Richards Bay will keep you penning, printing and painting for...

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106. BEST SPICE SHOP – Spice n Stuff

Spicy food is a way of living here in Zululand. For the finest Indian spices, locals love to shop at Spice n Stuff. It is a world of possibilities wrapped up in jewel colours and served with an explosion of fragrant flavours.

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105. SHORT TERM INSURANCE BROKERS – Wilida Insurance Brokers

When things go wrong – as they often do – it is good to know that there is a good short term insurance broker that has your back. Wilida Insurance Brokers are Zululanders' preferred partner when it comes to short term insurance.

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104. BEST SHOPPING CENTRE – Boardwalk Inkwazi Shopping Centre

When in need of retail therapy, Zululanders go to Boardwalk Inkwazi Shopping Centre. With a large variety of stores, restaurants, entertainment and ample secured parking, you're guaranteed to find exactly what you're looking for.

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102. SECURITY / EQUIPMENT AND INSTALLERS – Alpha Alert Empangeni

Alpha Alert is the trusted name in home and business security, having protected Zululanders for more than a decade and offering a variety of prime security services under one roof. As part of Alpha Alert’s ongoing quest to deliver outstanding customer service, their highly trained...

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101. BEST SECURITY / ALARM COMPANY – Bay Alarms Richards Bay

In this day and age, one can never be safe enough. It’s good to know that there’s a company you can trust to protect your belongings, your loved ones and yourself. Bay Alarms has clinched the title of Best Security / Alarm Company in Zululand....

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100. BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL – Grantleigh School

Intimate, nurturing and quality education is what children can expect at Grantleigh School. Here, children are said to not only grow academically, but they’re also taught how to grow into good people with well-rounded education, love and attention. It’s clearly a winning formula for Zululanders!

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99. BEST PRIMARY SCHOOL – Veldenvlei Primary School

Primary school forms the foundation of a child’s education. The things that a child learns in primary school are the building blocks for everything he or she will need later in life. That’s why it is important to choose a good primary school  - like...

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94. BEST RESTAURANT: INDIAN FOOD – KNK Curries

91 BEST RESTAURANT – BEAT THE BUDGET 94 BEST RESTAURANT – INDIAN FOOD 110 BEST TAKEAWAY KNK Curries (Winner of 3 categories) KNK Curries once again takes the award for best ‘Beat the Budget restaurant’, ‘Best Takeaway’ and ‘Best Indian Food restaurant’. Situated at the...

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93. BEST RESTAURANT: SEAFOOD – John Dory’s

Prawns or sushi, or both? If you’re in the mood for good seafood, Zululanders recommend that you pay a visit to John Dory’s. Their menu has an ocean of choices for seafood lovers – from grilled calamari to tempura battered fish and chips, and there’s...

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90. BEST RESTAURANT – Portuguese on the Bay

Zululanders clearly love dining at Portuguese on the Bay – owing to a winning combination of great food, a large kiddies’ entertainment area and a spectacular setting, with a first prize view over the Tuzi Gazi Waterfront.

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87. BEST POOL BUILDER – Slimline Pool Centre

A sparkling blue pool right throughout the year is possible thanks to Slimline Pool Centre. With numerous branches across KZN and 32 years’ experience, Slimline is the leading local expert in its field. Let Slimline Pools add value to your property by building you an...

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86. BEST PLUMBING SUPPLIES – Aqua Tap

When it comes to pipes and fittings, Aqua Tap is Zululanders’ preferred supplier. They boast an impressive range of plumbing supplies at a reasonable price, and their friendly staff are always willing to help with advice.

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85. BEST PLUMBER – Plumbing Doctor

Don’t let a plumbing problem spoil your day. Contact the Plumbing Doctor, Zululanders’ most trusted plumbers. From new installations to leak detection, burst geysers and blocked drains, no matter how bad it is, Plumbing Doctor will come to the rescue.

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84. BEST PLANT HIRE – Talisman Hire Richards Bay

Talisman Hire in Richards Bay has a very efficient team that is always looking for new innovative ways to go the extra mile for their customers. For quality equipment, prices to suit your budget and quick deliveries to meet your deadlines, visit Talisman Hire. They...

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78. BEST PEST CONTROL COMPANY – Zululand Pest Control

Have a pest problem at work or home? Trust Zululand Pest Control to take care of your problem! They have been ridding Zululand from all sorts of pests since 1969. With more than 50 years’ experience, they sure know how to tackle any problem!

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77. BEST PAVING COMPANY – The Paving Specialist

First impressions last forever. Impress your visitors and customers with an immaculate driveway with the help of the Paving Specialist. The Paving Specialist has been the go-to company for residential and industrial paving for almost 20 years - and is still a firm favourite in...

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75. BEST PAINT STORE – Multipaints & Hardware Richards Bay

Find your perfect colour at Multipaints & Hardware, winner of Best Paint Store. Multipaints has been in existence for 21 years, giving locals a colourful variety of quality products, coupled with professional service. The  store offers a full range of decorative, automotive, industrial, marine and...

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73. BEST OFFICE AUTOMATION – Nashua Zululand

Transform your workspace with a solution that saves you time and money. From access control and communication to data and document management, Nashua’s fully comprehensive range of products is flexible enough to fit into any company’s operations.

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72. BEST LOCAL NEWSPAPER – Zululand Observer

Everybody reads the ZO!  From the Tugela River to Pongola, more than 50 000 people read the Zululand Observer every week. Celebrating 51 years in the industry, and receiving numerous prestigious awards, we are proud of our reputation of professionalism and integrity, your trusted source of...

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71. BEST LIQUOR STORE – 5Five Ways Tops

Let’s raise our glasses to the winner of this year’s Best Liquor Store category! Conveniently situated at 5Five Ways Mall, Tops has a wide variety of beverages for all tastes and occasions. Whether you’re in the mood for an ice cold beer or whiskey on...

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69. BEST LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY – Sanlam Northern Bluestar

Life is what happens when you make other plans. Be prepared for the unexpected with Sanlam on your side. The advisors at Sanlam Northern Bluestar in Richards Bay will guide you in making sure your loved ones are well taken care of when you can’t...

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66. BEST INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER – Planet Communications Richards Bay

A good Internet connection is what makes the world go round. Winner of the category Best Internet Service Provider, Zululanders trust Planet Communications to get them connected. The company has been in existence since 1976 when TV came to South Africa, but has stayed on...

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64. BEST HOSPITAL – Netcare The Bay Hospital

Situated prominently in the heart of Richards Bay, Netcare The Bay Hospital provides quality health care for residents of Zululand. The hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and boasts a wide range of medical disciplines.

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63. BEST HOME/ BUSINESS AIR CONDITIONING – Zululand Refrigeration Empangeni

After more than 50 years in the industry, Zululand Refrigeration knows exactly how to keep Zululand cool. This company has built up an amazing client base over the years, who all vouch for its professional service rendered and quality products. Its services include repair, support...

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58. BEST GRANITE SUPPLIERS – Graniteworx Richards Bay

Hard and durable, heat resistant and scratch free – these are the qualities that make granite so wonderful. Graniteworx has been Zululand’s preferred granite supplier since 2008 and their reputation is as solid as granite. They are artists when it comes to fashioning kitchen counter...

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55. BEST GARDEN NURSERY – Blackwood’s

Gardeners delight in the recent opening of Blackwood’s in Meerensee – so much so, that they voted it Best Garden Nursery! Besides an impressive array of plants and shrubs, Blackwood’s provides a select range of other accessories from seeds and bulbs to compost and fertiliser,...

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54. BEST GARAGE/FILLING STATION – Engen Richards Bay Convenience Cetre

When you’re in a hurry, it’s great to know that Engen Richards Bay Convenience Centre in Veldenvlei has everything that you need! A quick visit will soon make you realise why Zululanders voted for it as the Best Garage / Filling Station. The Corner Bakery...

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49. BEST FUNERAL SERVICE – AVBOB Empangeni

Voted Best Funeral Service in Zululand, AVBOB’s promise is to ensure your loved one receives a dignified send-off. For peace of mind during your time of bereavement, visit AVBOB Empangeni. As leader in the funeral insurance and funeral service industry, ABVOB will look after you...

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45. BEST FINANCIAL PLANNING / BROKERS – Botha & Associates Empangeni

You work hard for your money – let Botha & Associates help you make it work for you. The company specialises in tax consulting, auditing and accounting. The firm has have been providing professional services to a large variety of clients for close to 20 years...

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43. BEST ESTATE AGENCY – Seeff Richards Bay

The purchase of property is one of the most important investments anyone can make, which is why you need the support of a good estate agency. With properties all over Zululand, the experts at Seeff will help you find and purchase your dream home in...

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42. BEST ENGINEERING and MANUFACTURING COMPANY – Duys Engineering

Based on the principles of integrity and a commitment to  quality and service, Duys Engineering has been agents of engineering excellence since the company was founded in 1960. It is these values which continue to guide the business today, making it the preferred engineering firm in Zululand, as voted for...

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39.BEST DRIVING SCHOOL – Easy Way Driving School

Getting a driver’s licence might feel daunting, but Easy Way Driving School will help you pass with flying colours. The company has been teaching thousands of Zululanders how to drive for the past 20 years and is a multiple time winner of this category.

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38. BEST DOOR & WINDOW SECURITY – Vimba Alu-Dor

Protect your loved ones and belongings with a home barrier security that you can trust. Proudly local, Vimba Alu-Dor has been manufacturing and installing security gates, windows, aluminium and glass doors, monkey proofing and fly screens in Zululand for 16 years.

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35. BEST COURIER SERVICE – The Courier Guy Richards Bay

Zululanders can rest assured: their parcels are in good hands with The Courier Guy. Multiple time winner of this category, this courier company has earned itself a reputation of fast, dependable service. The Courier Guy always goes the extra mile, with immaculate attention to detail,...

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34. BEST COMPUTER STORE – Matrix Warehouse Richards Bay

Time for an upgrade or new gaming equipment? Matrix Warehouse has a superb range of computers and accessories. From the smallest connector to PCs and projectors, Matrix Warehouse has it all. In-house technicians are also on hand to offer advice or to do site visits...

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33. BEST COMPANY FOR SUPPORTING CHARITIES AND SOCIAL INVESTMENT – D.I.C.E. (Do I Care Enough?)

The Zululand Observer charity organisation D.I.C.E (Do I Care Enough?) has been making a difference in the Zululand community since 1973. It is responsible for various fund-raising activities throughout the year, and all funds are used to making the lives of underprivileged Zululanders a little...

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31. BEST COFFEE SHOP – Stir Coffee House

A good cup of coffee can do wonders for a weary mind. This you can find at Stir Coffee House, Zululanders’ favourite coffee shop. Round it off with a decadent slice of chocolate cake or delicious quiche and you’ll find out why locals love frequenting...

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28. BEST CAR SERVICE CENTRE – Bidvest McCarthy Toyota Empangeni

Keeping your Toyota Genuine means no compromises in terms of safety, performance and real value. The promise of Genuine Parts with exceptional reliability means you are covered by a 12 month warranty.

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27. BEST CAR AUDIO – Exclusive Sound Richards Bay

Why settle for ordinary built-in car speakers when you could have a supersonic listening experience with a state-of-the-art sound system? Get the party started - without any distortion - with Exclusive Sound, Zululanders’ favourite Car Audio shop.

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24. BEST BUTCHERY – Bluff Meat Supply Richards Bay

Braaivleis, boerewors and biltong are a lot of South Africans’ staple food, but unfortunately not all butcheries are created equal. High-quality, well-sourced meat just tastes better - the kind you'll find at Bluff Meat Supply, Zululanders’ favourite butchery. Founded in 1960 as a family business,...

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23. BEST BURGER – Burger King Richards Bay

Imagine this: two soft buns; between them a warm, juicy patty; fresh, crispy toppings and a creamy slice of cheese; topped with your favourite condiments. Does your mouth water yet? Then go grab one at Zululand’s best takeaway burger outlet: Burger King! The outlet pride...

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22. BEST BUILDING CONTRACTOR – Africa Civil & Building Construction

In a rapidly growing City like uMhlathuze, it is important to have a good construction company to rely on. Africa Civil & Building Construction has been responsible for erecting some of the most prominent buildings in the area. From large scale industrial projects to small...

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16. BEST BIKE SHOP – Suzuki Richards Bay

If your heart skips a beat and your knees go weak whenever you see a bike whizzing past, maybe it’s time you visited Suzuki Richards Bay, voted the bike shop in Zululand. They will help you find the bike of your dreams.

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14. BEST BED & BREAKFAST – Imvubu Lodge Richards Bay

21 BEST BUFFET/ SALAD BAR 48 BEST FUNCTION VENUE Imvubu Lodge Richards Bay (Winner of 3 categories) For a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle, spend a night – or a week – at Imvubu Lodge. Imvubu Lodge, nestled in lush indigenous surroundings with...

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13. BEST BEAUTY & HEALTH CENTRE – African Essence Spa Empangeni

Can’t afford a holiday? A visit to African Essence Spa is just as good! Voted Best Beauty & Healthcare Centre, African Essence Spa is the best place to get pampered in Zululand. Treatment packages are offered with an African flair and include anything from facials...

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12. BEST BATTERY SHOP – Battery Centre Richards Bay

Struggling to start your car in the morning? It might be time for a new battery. Voted Best Battery Shop, Zululanders recommend Battery Centre Richards Bay where you will get the right advice, the best battery for your vehicle and professional fitment. Don’t get stranded...

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10. BEST BAKERY – 5Five Ways SuperSpar

A visit to 5Five Ways SuperSpar is always a treat. The store’s layout is well thought-out, it stocks every brand you can think of, its fresh produce section is amazing, and there are always great specials to accommodate shoppers on a tight budget. From freshly...

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6. BEST AUTOMOTIVE AIR CONDITIONING – Cool Air Empangeni

Scared to get in your car? Some days are such scorchers here in Zululand that we don’t blame you! It’s time you visited Cool Air Empangeni for an automotive air conditioning solution that will make you want to get back in your car, no matter...

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5. BEST ATTORNEYS – Kloppers Inc Richards Bay

It is always comforting to know that you have your back covered with a highly skilled attorney. Zululanders seek their legal advice from Kloppers Inc Richards Bay. This young, dynamic law firm has established its business on the principles of integrity, excellence, hard work and...

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3. BEST AMBULANCE SERVICE – Mounties Ambulance and Emergency Services

Nobody likes calling the ambulance, but when you do, it’s comforting to know that Mounties will be there within minutes. The preferred service provider to the ER24 ambulance service in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, Mounties is reliable and prides itself in a superfast response time.

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1.BEST ACCOUNTANT – Hills Howard & Associates

The benefits of hiring good accountants extend far beyond crunching numbers. A good accountant can become your company's financial partner for life. Clinching the title of Best Accountant for yet another year, Hills Howard & Associates offers a wide range of accounting, taxation and management...

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