In 2022, 6 000 nominations were received — more than three times the number of entries received in 2021.

Also showing up are many new businesses that were started as a result of the pandemic and lockdown, says the station.

The people of the Cape can now vote for their favourite business out of the top five finalists per category. Voting is open until midnight Wednesday, 3 August and the winners will be announced in an all-day awards show on the station on Friday, 12 August.

Stephen Werner, Kfm 94.5's station manager, says, "The Kfm Best of the Cape Awards is about celebrating this beautiful place we call home. In 2022, it's particularly heartening to see so many new ventures making waves and winning fans across the province."

"It just shows how resilient and determined the people of the Western Cape are. We hope this campaign really boosts these businesses and spaces in the Cape and builds the economy of the province. Well done to all the finalists! Go out, vote and get your fans to vote for you," concludes Werner.

Several winners from 2021's awards have been nominated again by the public, including:
  • Avontuur Estate Restaurant (2021 Best Date Night Restaurant)
  • Playalot (2021 Best Kids Party Spot), and
  • Montagu (2021 Best Dorpie).
Other winning businesses that are back in 2022 include:
  • Bootlegger Coffee Company
  • Butler's Pizza
  • Darling Brew
  • Wilderer Gin
  • J&M Famous Biltong
  • Houw Hoek Farm Stall
  • Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve
  • Spice Route Destination
  • Boyz 2 Menz Hair Studio
  • Avalon Springs Resort, and
Individuals are encouraged to vote for their favourites on the Kfm 94.5 website.

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