The awards say that during the inaugural awards in 2021, small businesses around the province impacted by the effects of Covid-19 received a much-needed economic boost. This was thanks to the exposure created by this initiative.

Stephen Werner, Kfm's station manager, says, "The Kfm Best of the Cape Awards is about people coming together to celebrate this beautiful place we call home — the best sights, tastes, experiences, businesses and communities that you won't find anywhere else in the world."

Werner adds, "We were blown away by the outpour of support in 2021. We can't wait to recognise and celebrate many more worthy winners in 2022."

The station says that in 2022, Capetonians can nominate their favourites across 30 categories from Monday, 4 July until Friday, 15 July. The categories are as follows:

Eat and Drink
1. Best Date Night Restaurant
2. Best Breakfast Spot
3. Best Coffee
4. Best Wine Brand
5. Best Family Restaurant
6. Best Pet Friendly Eatery
7. Best Takeaway Spot
8. Best Local Craft Beer
9. Best Local Craft Gin, and
10. Best Biltong.

11. Best Farmstall
12. Best Adventure Experience
13. Best Tourist Attraction
14. Best Wine Farm Experience, and
15. Best Kids Party Spot.

16. Best Hairdresser
17. Best Barber, and
18. Best Place to Sweat.


19. Best Hotel
20. Best Guest House
21. Best Dorpie
22. Best Wedding Venue, and
23. Best Market.

Fan favourites
24. Best Amateur Sports Club
25. Best Professional Sports Team, and
26. Best Local Musician.

27. Best Corner Shop
28. Best Small Business (services / product)
29. Best Online Store, and
30. Best Internet Service Provider. 

The top five finalists in each category will be announced on Monday, 25 July after which public voting will commence until Wednesday, 3 August.

Winners will be announced in an all-day awards show on Kfm 94.5 from 06:00 on Friday, 12 August 2022.

2021's Best Date Night winner was Avontuur Estate Restaurant. Zunia, Melanie and the staff at the restaurant say, "Winning meant increased exposure, increased visitors, more bookings, more phone calls and the fact that we made it to 20 years without closing our doors."

The Avontuur Estate Restaurant staff adds, "It has been an incredible boost to us and has helped us keep our staff employed and our doors open. Thank you again for this incredible initiative. You have done more for the hospitality industry and smaller businesses than you can ever know."

Joy Borovanska, head of marketing J&M Famous Biltong, says, "Consumers were congratulating our staff when purchasing J&M biltong and mentioning that they had voted for us. We couldn't have done it without our fans and hardworking J&M employees. It has been such an honour for our team to win this award. For a brand that originated in Seapoint in 1942, this is a fantastic achievement."

Darling Brew was the winner of the Best Local Craft Beer award. 

Harry Dare, national sales and marketing manager at Darling Brew, concludes, "It lets the consumer know that Darling Brew is doing the right thing and that our beers are of the highest standards. The brand exposure was also great in a day-to-day sense — our taste rooms in Darling and Woodstock both experienced increased traffic."

Capetonians can nominate their favourite business, experience, community group or venue on the Kfm 94.5 website

Individuals can find out more by tuning in to Kfm 94.5 or they can follow social media tags @KFMza and '#KfmBestOfTheCape'.

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