Voting is closed

The voting phase of our Healthcare Heroes competition is now closed. Thanks so much for your interest in our campaign and overwhelming support for our worthy heroes. Check our social accounts where we will announce our lucky, but totally deserving, winner who will enjoy a trip of a lifetime in South Africa, enjoying the wonderful hospitality from our partners The Last Word.

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Read more about this wonderful trip below:

  • Return international flights to the value of $600 per person
  • Two nights at The Last Word, Constantia, Cape Town on a B&B basis inclusive of drinks
  • Two nights at The Last Word, Franschhoek on a B&B basis inclusive of drinks
  • Three nights all-inclusive at The Last Word Kitara, Greater Kruger National Park on a full board basis
  • Internal flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit Airport
  • All road transfers to and from airports and between properties (courtesy of The Last Word & Sable Tours)
  • Safari game drives at The Last Word Kitara
  • Conservation fees at Kruger National Park

* Exclusions and Terms & Conditions

2 nights at The Last Word Constantia

Recharge in cosmopolitan Cape Town

Constantia Pool Cape Town Constantia Bedroom

The Last Word Constantia is an exclusive, suburban sanctuary situated in Cape Town’s oldest wine valley. This boutique hotel is perfectly positioned to allow guests to unwind in peace and tranquillity, whilst still being close enough to explore the vibrant city of Cape Town. Rooms have been extravagantly decorated, are unconventionally spacious and extraordinarily comfortable. For extra privacy and relaxation, rooms have their own private patios that lead on to the manicured gardens and sunken pool. During your time at Constantia, you can choose to dine at top restaurants, take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain or immerse yourself in all the outdoor adventure that Cape Town has to offer.

Read more about The Last Word Constantia.

2 nights at The Last Word Franschhoek

Relax in the beautiful Cape Winelands

Pool area Winelands Decor

A secluded, luxury retreat in the world renowned winelands of Franschhoek. Inside, this boutique hotel is elegant and contemporary, with spacious rooms featuring complimentary mini bars, stocked with wine, premium spirits, soft drinks and snacks. Although tucked away from the town of Franschhoek, it is still easy to access exceptional restaurants, art galleries and world-class wineries. It is the perfect base for wine loving guests who want to immerse themselves in the beauty of Franschhoek, soak up the atmosphere of the small town, but still enjoy down-time and tranquillity.

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3 nights at The Last Word Kitara

Reconnect with nature on Safari

The Last Word Kitara Boma dinner The Last Word Kitara Leopard The Last Word Kitara game drive

A remote, luxury safari lodge set on the banks of the Klaserie River, The Last Word Kitara enjoys the benefits of a private reserve while still having access to the renowned Big 5 game viewing of the Greater Kruger area. With only six rooms, you will feel spoiled by attentive, yet effortless service, and totally at ease in this intimate sanctuary in the wild. Each room is designed to reflect the South African wilderness with natural, luxury décor, en-suite bathrooms, outdoor showers and private patios. Serene and exclusive, you will have an intimate safari experience with phenomenal game viewing.

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For a taster of the awe-inspiring landscapes, abundant wildlife and luxury accommodation that awaits you at The Last Word, Kitara, enjoy this video

Mahlatini will shortlist three healthcare heroes from the nominations received – the ultimate winner will be chosen by a public vote.

Exclusions and Terms & Conditions

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visas if applicable
  • Vaccinations if applicable
  • Food and beverages outside of those included
Terms and Conditions of competition:
  • 1. You can enter the Mahlatini’s Healthcare Heroes competition until 5.30pm GMT 29 April 2020. Entries received after this time will not be considered.
  • 2. The public voting period of the 3 shortlisted nominations will last for one week and is scheduled to be closed by early May. The ultimate Mahlatini Healthcare Hero will be announced late May and the winner informed by phone or email.
  • 3. Both the person nominating “Nominator” and the nominated hero “Hero” must be 18 years or older.
  • 4. You can’t enter the Mahlatini’s Healthcare Heroes competition if you or a member of your family is an employee of Mahlatini Luxury Travel, The Last Word Hotel Group or any other company connected with the competition.
  • 5. To enter, the Nominator needs to visit www.mahlatini/healthcare-heroes and enter details of the Nominator and Healthcare Hero (including why your Hero should win and provide details of their heroic act during the current Coronavirus pandemic) on the promotional webpage and they will automatically enter you into the competition. The Nominator must have the Healthcare Hero’s permission to enter them into the competition.
  • 6. You must prove that you have met the entry criteria and follow-up checks will be made at shortlisting stage. Failure to meet the entry criteria will result in an entry being invalid.
  • 7. Only one entry per Nominator and Healthcare Hero is allowed. Syndicated entries or those made through agents, third parties, organised groups or using methods such as a computer macro, script or via other automated or mechanical means, processes or devices is prohibited and all such entries will be disqualified.
  • 8. All entries must be written in English
  • 9. There will be 3 shortlisted Healthcare Heroes selected by a panel of judges composed of Mahlatini and The Last Word employees. The eventual winner will be selected by the public and will be based on highest number of votes received.
  • 10. Only the Healthcare Heroes, not Nominators, are eligible to win the prize.
  • 11. The entries will be judged by a panel of 3 judges, including 1 independent judge. Entries will be judged based on the entry which best evokes the theme of the competition.
  • 12. Once the 3 shortlisted Healthcare Heroes have been chosen, we will notify the relevant Nominators by email or telephone (using the details given when they entered) and ask more detail to support their nomination during public voting phase. This will include a picture of the nominated Hero in their healthcare uniform, confirmation of their healthcare worker status and evidence to support the nomination submission. This may be supplemented by additional materials in support of the final phase of public voting.
  • 13. If we don’t get any response from a Nominator or Hero within 24hours we can choose to offer their shortlist place to the next eligible entrant chosen from the remaining valid entries.
  • 14. Prize is valid for travel up until 30 April 2021; and is not valid during the blackout dates from 20 December 2020 to 6 January 2021.
  • 15. The winning Hero and travelling companion must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after time of travel, with a minimum of two blank pages.
  • 16. The prize is non-transferable.
  • 17. There is no cash alternative for any prize.
  • 18. The prize is non-negotiable. The winner does not have to take up the prize if they don’t want to.
  • 19. To the extent permitted by law, Mahlatini will have no liability for any claims, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with participation in this competition or the allocation or use of the prize.
  • 20. Incomplete or illegible entries or entries not in accordance with these terms and conditions will be rejected. We are not responsible for any wrongly completed, lost, damaged or delayed entries, or for any technical failures which stop you entering the competition.
  • 21. The winners may be required to participate in publicity activities connected with the competition including being photographed and/or filmed (without compensation). By entering the competition, you agree and provide consent to take part in such publicity.
  • 22. We will collect, store and process your personal data: (i) in order to run and administer the competition (ii) for the purposes set out in our Privacy Policy and (iii) for any other purpose set out at the point of collection (iii) to pass on the personal data of the winner to our partner, The Last Word Hotel Group, in order to provide the full prize as specified. By entering the competition, you consent to such use of your data.
  • 23. If we can’t award the prize due to reasons beyond our control, we may provide a substitute prize of similar or greater value.
  • 24. We may suspend, cancel or amend the competition at any time where it becomes reasonably necessary to do so.
  • 25. We may disqualify, without notice, any entrant and/or winner we reasonably believe has failed to meet the qualifying criteria, has acted fraudulently, tampered or attempted to tamper with the operation of the competition or is in breach of these terms and conditions.
  • 26. By entering the competition all entrants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • 27. Mahlatini’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.