Our Bekkie Awards was introduced during 2018 – the year Besembek et alia officially started operating. Riaan (Besembek), Irma (Raasbekkie) and Besembekkie (#besembekkie) felt that they needed to find a way to say thank you to the establishments going out of their way to make them feel welcome and give them the best service they can.
There are no specific criteria one needs to meet for being awarded a Bekkie Award. We do reviews for a national magazine and newspaper and some of the places we visit have a good chance of being published by either or both of these publications. There is some filtering applied. All the places we visit are published as part of our Magical Places on this web site (unless they REALLY disappointed us – yes, it does unfortunately happen).
We go with the feeling of how much we loved going there and being there, what our interactions were like with the owners or managers, how much we enjoyed the stay, and how much we loved interacting with the locals. We don’t care about food, no food, electricity, no electricity, matching cutlery, odd pieces of cutlery, all 100% perfect working and presentable condition, all not 100% perfect working and presentable condition. It is about the complete experience.
To see who won Bekkie awards read more here…