Winners 2017 – Best of Zululand

Winners 2017

BEST SUPERMARKET (107) – Town Square Superspar

Grocery shopping is an absolute breeze at Zululanders’ favourite supermarket, Town Square Superspar. The store is spacious and stocks just about any brand you can think of. Its fresh produce section is well worth a visit and there are always great specials for shoppers on...

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BEST STATIONERY SHOP (106) – Padayachee Bros

If one book and one pen can change the world, then imagine what a difference all the stationery in your pencil case can make! Arm yourself with the right tools for the job - visit Padayachee Bros Richards Bay. 035 789 3367 Shop 4A, Checkers...

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BEST SHOPPING CENTRE (102) – Boardwalk Inkwazi Shopping Centre

  Where do Zululanders go when in need of retail therapy? Boardwalk Inkwazi Shopping Centre, of course! With a large variety of stores, you’re guaranteed to find exactly what you want. 035 789 7251 www.boardwalkinkwazi.co.za Kruger Rand Road, Richards Bay

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BEST TYRE FITMENT CENTRE (113) – Tiger Wheel & Tyre Empangeni

Tyres are the only contact between you and the road. They carry your car's weight, provide traction and assist in braking. Make sure that your tyres are in a healthy condition, properly maintained and appropriate for your specific type of vehicle. Visit Tiger Wheel &...

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BEST SHORT TERM INSURANCE BROKERS (103) – MJ’s Trust

Life is unpredictable – that's why short term insurance is so important. Zululanders voted for MJ's Trust as the best Short Term Insurance Brokers in the area. Give them a call and make sure your vehicle, household and business are sufficiently covered. 035 772 2810...

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BEST PRINTERS (87) – Emprint

Emprint, backed by five decades of excellence, retains its spot as the number one printers in Zululand. Call them for all your printing requirements, litho, digital, wide format and screen printing. 035 787 1130 www.emprint.co.za 3 Brass Street, Empangeni

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BEST PLANT HIRE (84) – B & B Plant and Equipment

Whether you need to dig holes, lift loads, sling mud or blow air, don’t get stuck between a rock and a hard place. B&B Plant and Equipment won’t leave you hanging. Voted Best Plant Hire, they deem themselves the leading plant rental, sales and service...

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BEST PHOTOGRAPHER (81) – Pauline Hibbert Photography

A picture is worth a thousand words and Pauline Hibbert Photography can help capture those special moments that speak volumes. From maternity shoots to family portraits, Pauline Hibbert Photography can turn a memory into something tangible. 072 012 6989 https://www.facebook.com/pg/Paulinehphotos/about/?ref=page_internal

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BEST PEST CONTROL COMPANY (78) – Zululand Pest Control

Is it just us, or are there more bugs in Zululand than anywhere else in the world? Zululand Pest Control to the rescue! This award-winning company has been ridding homes and businesses of ants, cockroaches, bats, bed bugs, dust mites, fleas, flies, fish moths, mosquitoes,...

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BEST PANEL BEATERS (77) – Alpha Panel Beaters

If you find yourself in a fender bender incident, or any other situation that needs body repair work or panel beating services, Alpha Panel Beaters has got you covered. They take the ‘dent’ out of accident. 035 787 1522

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BEST OFFICE AUTOMATION (74) – Nashua Zululand

Nashua Zululand sure has come a long way since the dawn of the fax machine. Celebrating its 22nd birthday this year, the company is always on par with changing trends, offering Zululanders a product range that includes Virtual PBX, fibre and wireless data solutions, IT...

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BEST FUNERAL SERVICE (50) – AVBOB Empangeni

Voted Best Funeral Service in Zululand for another consecutive year, AVBOB’s promise is to ensure that your loved one receives a dignified send-off. Both policy holders and non-policy holders can rely on the best service and absolute peace of mind during your time of bereavement....

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BEST FINANCIAL PLANNING/BROKERS (45) – Botha & Associates

Nothing is certain but death and taxes, that's why it's important to make sure your dependants are financially secure in the event of your death or disability. Contact Botha & Associates for financial advice – it's Zululanders first choice. 035 772 1227

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BEST EMPLOYMENT AGENCY (41) – Express Employment Professionals

Looking for a new job? Express Employment Professionals puts people to work in all types of careers. When you work with Express, you build a relationship with a team of employment professionals in your community who have, in turn, built personal relationships with the businesses...

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BEST DRIVING SCHOOL (39) – Easy Way Driving School

Learning to drive may feel like an uphill battle, but Easy Way Driving School will help you get your licence in no time. Easy Way Driving School has been teaching Zululanders the K53 for more than a decade – and remains a firm favourite among...

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BEST COURIER SERVICE (35) – The Courier Guy Richards Bay 

Need to send something out of town? Best of Zululand readers swear by The Courier Guy. You can choose to register and sign up for prepaid deliveries (just like buying airtime for your phone), or select the one-off shipping option. 035 789 1298 www.thecourierguy.co.za 84...

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BEST BREAKDOWN SERVICE (19) – Lee’s Breakdown Services

Who do you call when your car breaks down on a deserted road in the middle of the night (or anywhere, any time of day)? Lee’s Breakdown Services, of course! They’ll tow your car and also help out with those embarrassing little mishaps, such as...

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BEST BRANDING COMPANY (18) – Sign Force Richards Bay

What is a business without proper branding? Sign Force has been helping local businesses with their branding since 1997. From signage, to stationery and marketing material, Sign Force understands the importance of first impressions. 035 789 7230 signforcerbay.com 17 Bullion Blvd, Richards Bay

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BEST BANK (12) – Nedbank

When it comes to banking, Nedbank stands out a head above the rest for Zululanders. Offering the complete range of banking solutions - for individuals, small businesses and corporates alike – Nedbank boasts excellent customer service, which has ensured that its clientele has remained loyal...

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BEST AUTOMOTIVE PARTS / ACCESSORIES (8) – Gans Midas Empangeni

From tyre gauges and steering wheel covers, to wipers and amp booster cables, Gans Midas Empangeni's wide variety of stock and friendly, expert advice, puts them at the top of their game in this year's Best of Zululand Readers' Choice Awards. 035 772 1503 www.midas.co.za...

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BEST ATTORNEY (5) – Kloppers Inc

There are plenty of legal minefields out there. That's why you need a good attorney on your side. Zululanders seek their legal advice from Kloppers Inc. This award-winning company prides itself in its integrity, excellence, hard work and dedication - a practice that has paved...

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BEST AMBULANCE SERVICE (3) – ICE Medical Rescue

ICE Medical Rescue thanks all Zululand Observer Readers for once again voting us best Ambulance Service. Step by step we have created a company built on honesty, with hands committed to saving your lives, hopeful to one day be remembered as an example of how...

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BEST VEHICLE HIRE (114) – RIS Vehicle Hire

Need to go somewhere, but don't have your own wheels? Voted Best Vehicle Hire, RIS offers hiring solutions for commercial use, construction and building, corporate companies, leisure trips, private individuals - short, medium and long term. 035 789 0260 www.rishire.co.za 48 Dollar Drive, Richards Bay

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BEST TRACTOR DEALER (111) – Ritchie Farm Equipment

Behind every good farmer is a great tractor. Get yours at Ritchie Farm Equipment, voted Best Tractor Dealer for the eighth year in a row. Ritchie Farm represents various franchises, which enables them to have the right equipment across the board: from budget buys to...

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BEST SECURITY/ALARM COMPANY (99) – Alpha Alert

Also winner in BEST SECURITY EQUIPMENT AND INSTALLERS (100) They’ve done it again! This is Alpha Alert’s fourth consecutive win in the Best of Zululand Readers’ Choice Awards. Alpha Alert has been protecting Zululanders for more than a decade and has truly earned its good...

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BEST LOCAL NEWSPAPER (72) – Zululand Observer

Packed with local, newsworthy content, the Zululand Observer has been locals’ trusted source of information for almost 50 years. Whether you choose to hold an actual newspaper in your hands, or if you’d rather download the publication onto your smart device, the ZO firmly retains...

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BEST HOTEL (66) – Imvubu Lodge

Need a bit of pampering away from home? With a variety of unique luxury, stand alone, fully serviced chalets, guests of Imvubu Lodge have the advantage of being able to select either a self-catering option or enjoy the luxury of being catered for at the...

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BEST HIGH SCHOOL (97) – Birdsview Academy

Choose a high school where you can reach your full potential – such as BirdsView Academy, Zululanders’ high school of choice. BirdsView Academy aims to build character through education and helps learners to become critical thinkers in order to have a positive impact on society....

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BEST GARAGE / FILLING STATION (55) – Caltex John Ross

There's a reason why Caltex John Ross Service Station keeps on winning this category. Fast, enthusiastic service with a smile – and great coffee on the go – what more could a motorist ask for? 035 772 4721 https://www.facebook.com/Caltex-John-Ross-431820946980788/ Corner of Tanner Road and John...

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BEST GAME LODGE (53)- Thula Thula Game Reserve

Also winner in the BEST WEEKEND GETAWAY (115) For an unforgettable African bush experience, visit Thula Thula Private Game Reserve. Day visitors can book a game drive and lunch, or picnic in the bush - or stay over in the luxury tented camp or Elephant Safari...

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BEST ESTATE AGENT (43) – SEEFF Richards Bay

Finding the perfect home can be daunting, but not with Seeff. With properties all over Zululand, the experts at Seeff will help you find your dream home in no time. Who knew letting property could be this easy and painless? Go on, call them. 035...

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BEST DOOR & WINDOW SECURITY (38) – Vimba Alu-Dor

Don’t give intruders a window – or door - of opportunity. Protect the home barrier security that you can trust. Proudly local, Vimba Alu-Dor has been manufacturing and installing security gates, windows, glass doors, monkey proofing and fly screens in Zululand for 14 years. 035...

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BEST AGRICULTURE EQUIPMENT (2) – BELL Equipment

Bell Equipment strives to maintain its agriculture and forestry heritage by continuing to provide innovative solutions to its customers in these industries, backed by world class aftermarket support. Voted Best Agriculture Equipment, the current range of carefully selected own and partner products is the company’s...

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BEST JEWELLERY SHOP (67) – NWJ Jewellery Richards Bay

If you like it then you better put a ring on it – preferably one made in KZN by Zululanders' favourite jewellery shop, NWJ Jewellery Richards Bay. With the alluring slogan 'Find what you like, at a price you'll love' and an internationally approved SABS...

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BEST HAIR SALON (60) – Images Hair and Beauty Salon

Finding a hairdresser and salon you can trust can be difficult - you're not simply going to trust anyone with your tresses, right? But at Images Hair and Beauty Salon, your locks are in good hands. Go on, make a booking, you know you want...

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BEST RESTAURANT (89) – The Clay Oven

  Good vibe, a stunning view, friendly staff and excellent cuisine. Clay Oven ticks all those boxes. Zululanders can’t get enough of this restaurant with its warm atmosphere and generous portions. 035 340 1262 https://www.facebook.com/theclayovenmtunzini/ Hely Hutchinson Road, Mtunzini

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BEST BED & BREAKFAST (14) – Woodpecker Inn

Woodpecker Inn is also the winner in BEST PUB (88) If you're looking for a pub with great atmosphere, friendly people and an awesome menu, Zululanders recommend Woodpecker Inn. The beer is cold, the music is great, the service is good and the prices are...

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BEST PIZZA PLACE (82) – Debonairs Richards Bay

Thin, thick or saucy… we all have our favourites. We’re talking about pizza, of course! Debonairs has a pizza for the most extreme craving and you can even order online. Plus, as an extra bonus, they deliver. So order away and enjoy! 035 789 8109...

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BEST OUTDOOR DINING (75) – Portuguese on the Bay

Portuguese on the Bay Winner in BEST OUTDOOR DINING (75) as well as: BEST BEAT THE BUDGET RESTAURANT (90) BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT (92)   They are new on the block, but have already made an incredible first impression on locals. Portuguese on the Bay is...

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BEST LIQUOR STORE (71) – Tops 5 Ways

  Whether you’re in the mood for an ice cold beer, whiskey on the rocks or a tall glass of wine, if you’re 18 or older 5 Ways Tops has got your thirst quenched. Voted Best Liquor Store in Zululand, you’ll find a wide range...

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BEST FISH SHOP (47) – Mac’s Fish & Chips

If you have a craving for tasty, fresh fish and chips made to perfection, visit Zululanders' favourite fish shop – Mac's Fish & Chips. Their portions are generous and the staff is always friendly. At Mac's Fish & Chips you get the perfect catch every...

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BEST COFFEE SHOP (31) – Elephant & I

We coffee lovers know the secret to starting the day on a fresh, positive note. And finally, scientists are siding with us: recent studies show that coffee can decrease one's risk of certain diseases, plus it helps you live longer and boost your fitness performance....

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BEST BUTCHERY (24) – Bluff Meat Supply

Chops, steak, cold meats, roasts, spicy chicken fillets or thinly sliced lean biltong. When it comes to maturity and the best cuts in the city, the butchers at Bluff Meat Supply will help you buy only the best. 035 007 0035 www.bluffmeatsupply.co.za 87 Ceramic Curve,...

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BEST BAKERY (11) – 5 Ways Superspar

  Few things in life smell as good as freshly baked bread, and who can resist a finger-licking donut or cupcake? You don’t have to go on a baking frenzy to feast on all these treats – just visit Zululand’s favourite bakery: 5 Ways Superspar!...

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BEST TILE SHOP (110) – CTM Empangeni

Never underestimate the power of tiles when decorating a room. CTM Empangeni gives you an endless variety of top quality products to fit your budget, style – and any room of your home. Voted Best Tile Shop in Zululand, you know you can't go wrong!...

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BEST POOL BUILDER (86) – Slimline Pool Centre Richards Bay

Want to dive into an award-winning swimming pool? Having constructed more than 2 500 swimming pools in the past 30 years, Slimline Pool Centre is the most qualified and knowledgeable local pool company in Zululand – and they keep winning the Best of Zululand Readers'...

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BEST PAINT STORE (76) – Paint Centre Zululand

Nothing brings life to an old piece of furniture or room quite like a lick of fresh paint. Paint Centre Zululand has been adding colour to Zululand for more than 30 years – and it remains locals’ favourite shop to buy all their paint supplies...

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BEST HOME / BUSINESS AIR CONDITIONING (64) – Exland Airconditioning

  How would we ever survive Zululand’s sweltering summers without air conditioning? Fortunately we’ll never have to find out, thanks to Exland Airconditioning keeping us cool and calm. Voted Best Home / Business Air Conditioning for the sixth year in a row! 035 789 8662...

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BEST GLASS MERCHANTS (57) – PG Glass Richards Bay

  Let PG Glass take a crack at clearing up your view! Voted Best Glass Merchant, PG Glass focus on the repair, replacement and installation of automotive, residential and commercial glass. 035 789 8528 http://www.pgglass.co.za/location/richardsbay/ 33 Dollar Drive, Richards Bay

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BEST GARAGE DOORS (55) – RB Doors Richards Bay

Your garage door is one of the first things people notice about your house – and you probably store your most valuable belongings behind that door too. A good quality garage door is what you need. Ask RB Doors, voted 'Best of Zululand' for the...

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BEST BRICK PAVER (20) & BEST RETAINING WALLS (95) – The Paving Specialist

Winner of two categories Pave the way to more curb appeal with The Paving Specialist. Voted Best Brick Paver for another consecutive year, The Paving Specialist has been the go-to company for residential and industrial paving for almost 20 years. 082 825 5109 thepavingspecialist.co.za https://www.facebook.com/The-Paving-Specialist-1611735099039401/...

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BEST AWNINGS / CARPORTS (9) – Cool Awnings

Seeking shelter from the sun’s intense rays? Clinching the Best of Zululand title for the eighth year, Cool Awning is the top provider of awnings in Empangeni and Richards Bay. 035 787 1062 http://coolawningsrb.co.za/ 29 Brons Street, Empangeni

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