From: Suzette Niemand
Date: 7/29/2015 3:14:17 PM
Subject: Thumbs up for Accommodationswap
I think I did mention this previously. I am one of the
members who accept
as many bookings as I have enquiries for, even in peak
season, with the only
condition that I must have a room available when the enquiry
is made. I
would never have been able to use all of my credits. However,
making my points work for me. I deal with travel agencies
a lot and in the
past I've always sent them a complimentary voucher for
a weekend at Villa Le
View. Unfortunately the consultants cannot always afford
to come to Durban.
I am now offering them a weekend close to where they are
using Accommodation Swap points to book them for a weekend
away. This way I
get back MUCH MORE in value than what I've "spent"
by allowing swaps at my
I just want to say once again: Accommodation Swap is the
best system I've
ever joined. I have holiday club points and at one stage
we had normal time
share. We even had a house in Marloth Park that we used
holidays. NONE of them gave me better value for money
From: Windmill Ridge
Date: 7/29/2015 7:29:23 PM
Subject: RE: Accom Swap news letter July 2015
I wish to place on record that we have only been members
for just over a
year and a half and have had some lovely holidays in Cape
different places in The Drakensburg, 4 in Zululand and
also the South Coast
of Natal - one of which, we've returned a second time.
And, we've met some
really great owners/people who have actually stayed at
our venue on the
Accommodation Swap system and the places at which we have
stayed. Long may
Accommodation Swap last. Certainly performing an extremely
good service to
I cannot wait to 'go on holiday once again'. Just waiting
for our B & B
Locum to return from her overseas trip.
Des and Monique James
81 Windmill Road
From: Gardenview Guesthouse
Date: 5/27/2015 10:48:49 AM
Dear all at AccommodationSwap,
A trip to Durban and back proved once again how helpful
and worthwhile AccommodationSwap can be.
Thanks for the useful info received via email as well.
I really liked the stat presented on the website. Im
a stats man!!!!!!! Can I suggest that another column be
added? One which tells how many members there were in
the particular year. This would help to see, not only
how successfully the system has grown, but also help to
do some comparisons through the years.
Thanks again for a great opportunity.
Bronwen Chuter 27 April 2015 13:38
Become members of Accommodation Swap ASAP! I have been
a member for about 6 years now and have had "free"
3, 4 and 5 star accommodation across South Africa to the
value of about R90 000 and have met many very friendly
and interesting people in the industry. Accommodation
Swap is well run and there are no catches I promise! It
is a genuiune win/win situation for all - you fill empty
beds during quiet times and stay at quality accommodation
in return - at a minimal cost to join which includes some
complimentary nights to get you going, and a very small
annual subscription. What a pleasure!
Cape Cottages Mc Gregor
Dear Mike thanks for a great positive and encouraging
newsletter. I absolutely agree. With my 4 establishments
we have, jeepers, I think round about 500 credits. Impossible
to use them all ourselves- but sincerely enjoyed by family,
reps and gifts to youngsters getting married and receiving
2 night stay presents from us as part of their honeymoon-
birthday or anniversary gifts.
We always accept a swap if we have availability and maybe
this is the reason we are always accepted in return. The
massive benefit we enjoy by receiving paid bookings from
referrals from fellow swappers is amazing. It's not just
all about the actual swapping, there are other huge benefits
to be had as well by being part of accommodation swap.
Thanks for a great website Mike and team.....to you and
each and every establishment listed, let's work together
with a positive attitude in 2015 and nourish and grow
our "club" to the best accommodation website
in the world!! Pamper your fellow swappers and you will
gain from this in return. Long live accommodationswap.com!
29th July 2014
My wife, Beverley & I took a 2 week break up to Jeffrey's
On our return we spent 2 nights at The Retreat at Groenfontein.
What a lovely place. The hospitality is warm, the food
is great and sharing a meal with the other guests was
a social highlight. Many thanks to Marie & Grareth.
We also stayed at Zoutpan, near Albertinia.
We found the facilities clean, comfortable and was a perfect
2 night stop over to explore the Southern Cape Coast.
Our thanks to Ilse & Engela.
Our final night was spent at Mountain Shadows in Paarl.
We were the only guests and the owner, Misty was away
in Johannesberg. The staff was not on duty on the Monday
evening. No problem - Misty's parents, Gerald & Cathy
Truter insisted on us joining them for a meal with them
in their home.. How is that for hospitality?
A wonderful experience.
Dave & Beverley Bruce
Bayglen, Simon's Town
26th May 2014
From: Margaret de Villiers
Date: 5/26/2014 9:43:42 AM
To: Mike Kieser
Subject: First time AS member touring through South Africa
at no accommodation cost
Dear Mike and Accommodation Swap team
We were telling friends of our intended tour through South
African in May and that was when Accommodation Swap was
introduced to us by Linda and Eric Looser of Haus Sandrose.
We did not feel very comfortable with the fact that we
will receive a freeby and no matter how they
explained it, we promptly declined the idea of joining
AS. The idea however grew on my husband and we decided
to give it a go. We still felt a little awkward and delayed
to make bookings. Two weeks before our departure it was
time to face the music and we made bookings. I did not
expect that we would even get three nights, but it was
still worth the fee that we had paid to join AS. In order
to have a better chance of getting confirmations, I emailed
two AS members in every town we intend to visit. We were
overwhelmed at the response. Out of 24 guesthouses, only
two were not able to assist.
So we arrived at Oppikoppi in Kroonstad, our first AS
encounter. Minnie was so friendly and accommodating. She
wiped away all my doubt. We had a lovely stay there. Oppikoppi
was wonderful and we enjoyed the clean and comfortable
rooms as well as the Out of town experience.
It was so peaceful and calm.
Next place we visit was Three Brothers in Edenvale, Johannesburg.
We were welcomed by Margaret and again experienced the
most friendly welcome and lovely room. We did not swap
any points for meals and arranged for breakfast the next
morning. Great was our surprise when she did not want
to be paid for the meals. We insisted, but she was adamant
that she received a similar gesture from another AS member
and wish to do the same. We gracefully accepted. What
a wonderful experience after we expected something completely
different. Three Brothers is a beautiful place and it
was as if you are not even in a city.
Next stop was Nelspruit at Panorama Guest Farm and from
the moment we set foot on that property, we received quality
service and accommodation from Merle and Lauren. We loved
the cottage and the surrounds and it is well worth a visit.
After that, we visit Villa Lange in Malelane same
story. Friendly service and beautiful rooms.
I can write a story about every other place we visited,
but to make it short and sweet, I can assure you that
every place we stayed, we were welcomed and the rooms
was beautiful, clean and the quality was of the highest
A big thank you to:
Villa le View Bluff Durban Stunning room
and bathroom, great services and breath taking old furniture.
Thanks Suzette for your friendliness and lots of tips
we received from you.
Little Acres Champainge Valley Drakensberg
Belinda was such a graceful hostess and the cottage
was stunning. Thanks for the weber. We enjoyed our braai
in your beautiful garden in the shadow of the Drakensberg
A1 Kanyston, Jeffreysbaai - Sharon the most fully
equipped place Ive ever been in! A lovely house
that can accommodate a big family and she offered it gracefully
to the two of us! Beautiful, clean and comfortable with
a lovely view over the beach.
Moontide Guest Lodge Wilderness Thanks Tim,
your warm welcome inspired us and this place should be
on every honeymoon couples list. This is such a romantic
Our last visit was at Mountain Shadows in the Paarl. Thanks
Misty and family. You really have a piece of paradise
as a home. I just wish we could have spent more time to
enjoy all the wonderful activities that you offered us.
Blessings to you all and thanks for showing us the ropes
of Accommodation Swap. We would love to welcome members
and please do visit us!! We need to build up points again.
We had such a wonderful time traveling through your beautiful
country, but now we are points broke!
Thanks Mike, for the great idea of accommodation swap.
It worked wonderfully! We hope to inspire other guesthouses
in Namibia to join so that people can tour through Namibia
as we did South Africa.
Ferdie & Margaret de Villiers
14th April 2014
Etienne and I decided on the spur of the moment to travel
down to Cape Town to meet our new born niece. Within a
few hours I managed to secure accommodation in Stormsriver,
Knysna, Albertinia, on a farm between Barrydale and Montegue
a wonderful trip, meeting the owners of accommodation
swap venues and enjoying our most beautiful country! We
always fly to Cape Town and decided that travelling has
some benefits can load a few boxes of wine!
Each and every swap establishment made us feel special
and welcome. Many thanks Accommodation Swap!
ANNIES'S PLACE BED & BREAKFAST
Tel: (031) 564 7358
17th April 2014
Just to let you know I have just returned from a wonderful
8 day holiday all compliments of Accommodation Swap, with
my family, 6 of us ranging from 2 to 60 years.
We were warmly welcomed by all our hosts Anchorage Inn,
At the Woods, The Elephant Hide and Le Petit Karoo Ranch.
Each and everyone great hosts and great accommodation.
Website: www.capeguesthouse.co.za | Email: email@example.com
17 Maroela St, Loevenstein, Bellville, Cape Town | Tel:
+27 (0) 21 913 2161 | Fax: +27 (0) 86 604 8052
28th February 2014
MikeI would like to use this opportunity to thank you
for all the work that goes into the administration of
accommodationswap!This was the best decision ever that
I made to join accommodation swap!
I would like to share with you the following on Summerwood
Country Estate in Bloemfontein: ·
So much attention to detail
most personal attention and help that we really couldnt
were in Bloemfontein for a function, Dorothy came in specially
for us at 20h00 the evening, helped us to put all our
cold products in a fridge, and helped us through the whole
function that was hosted at the Summerwood estate for
two full days.· Not only did we receive exceptional
hospitality but very special personal attention.
you again for all your hard work!
Kind Regards/Vriendelike Groete
13th November 2013
Mike and Accommodation Swap Team
We can certainly echo the sentiments of Suenette and Derick
We are fairly "newcomers" to the Accommodation
Swap scene and have only accommodated one swap so far.However
as we were about to embark on a 2 week holiday for the
first time in 2 years, we decided to "try out"
our new Swap wings !!
After attending a seminar in Johannesburg and on our way
to the Drakensberg, we decided to spend a night at "The
Village Guesthouse" in Henley on Klip.Coming from
Namibia, one does not hear much about Henley on Klip and
we had no idea what to expect !!Arriving early evening,
we were greeted warmly by Joan who gave us a choice of
rooms, one as lovely as the next.
Our room, as the others, was tastefully done and we slept
most comfortably.The breakfast the next morning was stunning
and the service impeccable !Yes, we certainly felt treated
Thank you so much to all of you for making it possible
for all of us to utilize a very brilliant system and for
enabling us to stay at and meet wonderful people whom
we would never have otherwise met.
It is a pity there are always grumps and grouches but
they are usually in the minority and somehow always seem
to be "weeded" out eventually.
Keep up the good work ! May your Christmas be filled with
blessings and your New year brimming with prosperity.
Kindest Regards from the sunny and beautiful Namib Desert.
Linda & Erich
Linda & Erich Looser
Tel : +264 63 20 26 30
13th November 2013
said, Derrick and Suenette. people do not believe me when
I try to explain to them about Accom swap, they always
want to know "what is the catch ? ". This is
truly the first "Conscious business" I have
come across (other than my own, of course !!)
all appreciate you, Mike and co
Tel: +27 236251113
14th October 2013
Just a short note to say I am so glad I joined Accommodationswap.
I have just had the most amazing weekend away - the first
in about two years! It was heavenly. The Bamboo Guest
House in Knysna was wonderful and will be strongly recommended
them to all my guests traveling to the Western Cape.
Thank you so much for "getting me going" on
such short notice. I will certainly be singing your praises
to my friends in the industry.
With grateful thanks,
Fish Eagle Manor.
"Hospitality from the Heart"
16th September 2013
I really want to thank you for this no-nonsense barter
system and your efficient maintaining of it! I can only
speak of the experience we've had so far with the highest
of praise. Our stay has always been excellent, the members
are friendly and willing to work with the system. I even
got engaged on one of our trips end last year!
Well done to your team and all the owners on this site
who makes it absolutely worth it!
Greetings from the beautiful Garden Route
Groete vanuit die pragtige Tuinroete
Amanda de Vos and Martin de Kock
Protea Wilds Retreat, between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay
Cell: 0824936811 or 0736687836
13th August 2013
Dear Members of the Accommodation swap, I have just returned
from a wonderful camping trip to Namibia. Whilst it was
a camping holiday, we had relief from the tedious erecting
of tents etc. at two wonderful venues on an accommodation
on our way up, we stayed at the White House just after
we crossed the border and were wonderfully received by
our hosts, Dolf and Kinne who supplied us with wonderful
home made rusks etc. It was an ideal stop over on our
way to Windhoek. We, along with my brother and his wife
all stayed there again on our return journey and had a
very festive evening braaing and playing guitar along
with other guests who were also staying there. The warm
welcome and the service we got can be highly reccommended
to anybody visiting Namibia.
about two weeks of tenting it, we arrived at Luderitz
Bay and were hosted here by Linda and Erich Looser at
the Haus Sandrose. It was wonderful accommodation really
centrally located and Linda was extremely helpful when
it came to finding out what to do and where to eat etc.
She exuded warmth and kind hospitality and we really enjoyed
our two nights there. Althought the high winds and weather
was the worst of our trip, we had a wonderful afternoon
at the Oyster factory, enjoying fresh oysters and good
wine after we had visited some of the other attractions
we had wanted to see.
you to accommodation swap and the wonderful people involved
for a great hassle free and wonderful way to travel. Keep
up the great work - the accommodatin swap team and all
Stanford, White Bridge Farm Wolseley
6th August 2013
We want to thank the wonderful hosts who had us to stay
on our family travels in July. The Golf lodge in Bloemfontein,
Dragons Peak in the Drakensberg, Camelroc near Fouriesberg
and Toverberg Guesthouse in Colesberg. Particular thanks
to Leon and Elsa Strachan of Macfarlanes near Harrismith.
A fantastic private cottage on a dam - peace, tranquillity
and wonderfully generous hosts. Also the Rubidges at Trymore
Cottage in Graaff Reinet where we had a wonderful time
watching sheep shearing and enjoying the karoo. A perfect
family holiday. THANK YOU EVERYONE and we look forward
to welcoming you to Tierhoek Cottages in Robertson.
Cottages - Robertson
Mike and the team,
you so much for this wonderful website. We had the most
wonderful time for our wedding anniversary at Moontide
Guest house in Wilderniss. Mike helped us to register
quickly to make it possible to still go away the next
day for our anniversary. Thank you so much Mike and I
would really like to recommend Moontide Guest house in
Wilderniss, it was so romantic and a big thank you to
Maureen and Tim for the fantastic stay and lovely breakfast
Bosch River Estate, Plettenberg Bay,
behalf of Alison and my self we would like to thank you
and your team for this amazing "club" you have
set up. The simplicity and ease at which it operates is
truly awesome. The rules are logical, concise, easy to
follow and work well.
absolutely support any action that has to be taken to
those that break them. With out them it will all fall
TIERHOEK ORGANIC FARM and TIERHOEK COTTAGES
have just joined Accomm Swap, and its one of the best
business decisions we ever made!! The networking possibilities
are great, the choice and calibre of establishments are
awesome, the hosts are invariably friendly and welcoming
. . . . and the concept is just so simple and easy to
use. We have just had a 2 week break in Saldanah/Langebaan
- mostly boating on the lagoon and living aboard, but
we did also stay at 5 wonderful Accom Swap places en route
from Port Alfred to Western Cape and back again and it
was the most wonderful holiday. Each place so different
in character, but each so stunning in its own unique way!!!
So thank you so much to Treehouse Forest Lodge nr Plett,
Pakhuys mountain getaway nr Clanwilliam, 1881 Shiraz Wine
Estate in Riebek Casteel, Mymering nr Ladismith, and Aestas
B+B in Knysna . . . . . it was lovely to meet you all
and stay in your amazing places. Come visit, when you
are next in the Eastern Cape!! Vicki and Neil, we look
forward to hosting your family at the end of the month.
Jann, 3 Sisters Horse Trails and Tharfield Farm Cottage,
HorseTrails & Tharfield Farm Cottage
Swop - you Rock! Just so great to meet such awesome people
on the way and to share - I just love it Mike! Beverley
Kouga Mountain Retreat- UNIONDALE
29th August 2012
thanks for the note- I had all good intention of writing
you today. You are now a member of the Facebook Group
for Accommodation Swap as well as belonging to the bartering
group (as long as your fees are paid up) When you join
Accommodation Swap Mike does not automatically make you
a member of the Facebook Page. I often invite people who
have a guest house and are friends with me to the Accommodation
Swap Facebook page, because then they understand what
an amazing networking oportunity this is ; I have also
often told people about Accommodation Swap and then they
think it is some 'fly-by-night' scheme that could not
possibly work as it just sounds too good to be true! My
own brother (Shiraz in Riebeeck Kasteel) was one of those
- I went to visit him last weekend and he gave me a huge
hug of thanks for talking him into this!
18 May 2012
Dear Bruce and Alison
I am safely home, and really
must tell you of the unbelievable experience that started
when I turned off at Rooiberg into Tierthoek
Firstly, I had to stop for
a train at the crossing, this just does not happen anymore.
Then, driving further, the
sun was setting, the mountains were there in front of
me, the autumn leaves of the fruit trees and vines. It
was a magical experience!
Then, stopping at Pepper
Tree, again the setting... opening the door
seeing how unbelievable everything was! EK WAS
STIL this is exactly where I wanted to be, and
got a lot more than what I expected! No wonder that my
Canadian in-laws, when they stayed there some time ago,
were in awe, and could not stop talking about their lovely
stay! In fact, people invited them somewhere and they
simply declined, and said that theyre not going
anywhere! If anybody wanted to see them, they would have
to come to them!
Well done, and I shall surely
send the European tourists there!
Hope you have a wonderful
Village Guest House
From: A Farm Story Country
Date: 17th May 2012
I am so impressed with accommodation swap! It was the
best decision I have made since I started my Guest House!
Not only from a marketing point of view, but also meeting
friends in hospitality!
A Farm Story Country House
Lana Mckenzie-Smith posted
in Accommodation Swap World Wide
Lana Mckenzie-Smith 20 September 16:03
Accommodation Swap is absolutely wonderful! We've stayed
all over the country using the scheme and I have nothing
but praise for all the establishments! Well done everyone!
Windsor Guest House - Port
Hi Mr & Mrs
As Simon mentioned
to you, we belong to a great scheme for owners of accommodation
establishments called Accommodation Swap, run by Mike Kieser
- which, in essence, costs accommodation owners a nominal
joining fee and annual subscription, and in exchange you
get an initial number of nights' accommodation at any establishment
that belongs to the scheme, and the opportunity to earn points
when you host fellow Members. You are also able to buy in
a certain number of top up points annually which is a good
option too. Accommodation Swap works very well for us as
we fill up our quiet times and in return we have had some
lovely getaways in 4 and 5 star establishments (which is
the level at which we are comfortable, as we suspect you
will be) as well as being accommodated for almost
2 weeks close to Panorama Clinic when Simon was hospitalised.
And I must say we NEVER made the effort to go away prior
to joining Accommodation Swap!We have met some really lovely
people and have our regulars as well as being regulars ourselves
at certain places and we swap info and recommendations
on the places that we visit also.
Bronwen & Simon
Dear Mike I need to send
a note on Macfarlanes Farm Stay with Leon and Elsa Strachan
from MacFarlanes in Harrismith. We spent a awesome weekend
with them in the cottage next to the lake. On Saturday
Leon(who wrote a couple of books) and is an expert on
the History in and around Harrismith took us on a trip
that took all day, on the Spioenkop Battlefield route,
in and around Harrismith. He is an excellent tour guide,
the way he led us through every detail and explained every
incident and monument on the ongoing struggle, that went
on for days and ended on 24th Jan 1900 This was absolutely
fantastic you could almost feel the heat see the blood
and feel the pain that the soldiers suffered. Afterwards
they treated us to a real boere picnic on the top of spioenkop!
Leon is very passionate about history and I could not
believe all the detail he shared with the group. We then
invited Leon&Elsa to watch the rugby with us and enjoy
dinner. Great hosts and I would recommend their Establishment
for every member in the group who enjoys a cottage stay
next to a lake and a place of tranquillity.....with no
cell reception!! so you can rest totally, donít worry
the birds wake you up, all beds have electric blankets
and a great fireplace to spend the evenings playing games
or cards or enjoy the stories that he has published in
a book describing all the interesting characters in Harrismith!
Kind Regards Retha Els Zoutspruit B&B
Hi Bicara Thank you so much
for your recent hospitality. From our arrival to our departure
we received exceptional, friendly service (which was always
just a phone call away) and our stay at Lemon Tree Cottage
was simply perfect. The cottage was beautifully presented,
exceptionally well equipped and spotlessly clean - certainly
very well deserving of the 5 star rating and a great asset
to Accommodation Swap. We shall certainly be back. Thanks
again & kindest regards Bronwen & Simon Chuter Telephone:
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Just dropping a note to recommend other fellow Establishment
owners to visit Leon&Elsa In Harrismith-McFarlanes
They welcomed us with Fresh brewed filter coffee on a
chilly afternoon, entertained us with stories and facts
on history in and around Harrismith. Lit the fireplace
and we spend a most enjoyable night in the cosy cottage
overlooking a dam and surrounding mountain.
Wll defnately be back to play with Katryn, their watchdog
with whom I closely connected with on arrival. The kids
from the UK agree this was a highlite on their visit to
Van Zyl&Els guests
Would you please be so kind as to add Monks Cowl to the
list of excellent accommodation and great hospitality
the golf course was great fun and the food was the highlight
of the day I would strongly recommend this establishment
and would like to take this opportunity to say Accommodation
Swap is most definitely the most exciting and memorable
I love meeting the members
and have just had great times when ever and where ever
I have recently joined the
first ever real "CONSCIOUS BUSINESS" in practice
. Well done! It works!
I highly recommend my first swop .... ASHCROFTS LAKE HOUSE,
which was beautiful and Barbara and Mike so friendly and
The Loft - McGregor
I refer to the letter from
Ian & Sue Pile, Pile-Inn B&B Underberg, and wish
to convey that I had the privilege to stay there. Stunning
hospitality, lovely place, near the Drakensberg, all its
beauty and then the famous, beautiful must-do Sani Pass.
Underberg and that area
is a destination, where everybody should go, so please
make use of their invitation as you will leave with the
fondest of memories.
This is exactly what makes
Accommodation Swap so worthwhile and exciting. Now we
can go to all those wonderful places where we would never
under normal circumstances would have gone or experienced.
Have a wonderful day!
Ive forwarded the e-mail below to the National Accommodation
Association. After using the system last week I am ecstatic
and think this is the best idea hmmmmm since sliced bread!!!
I hope you are going to get a huge response.
Hallo Bob and Heather
I was looking for accommodation
in Gauteng recently when I stumbled across a site called
ACCOMMODATION SWOP. It is basically a club you join and
by allowing other B & B owners from all over the world
to stay at your establishment you earn points. They have
been running for almost seven years in SA and is a trusted
and proven commodity. They are now expanding to the overseas
market too. You use your points to stay at any facility
world wide. At first I was a little skeptical but last
week I used my points for the first time. What a pleasure
it turned out to be. I stayed at the Valverde Hotel in
Muldersdrift and also at the Cosy Inn B & B in Edenvale.
The total cost to me 3 points. I have been in contact
with a couple of the other members and they all feel the
same. A fantastic concept and the best of all is that
it really works. It is very easy to join and the subscription
fee is minimal. It is not reciprocal, so you dont
have to have the people you stayed with, staying with
you. I am not sure if you are able to circulate this amongst
the other members of the NAA but I definitely feel it
will be beneficial to the members. Below the website if
you are interested to read more.
Suzette Niemand VILLA LE VIEW
From Inri Mc Manus - Riversong
Need a break ?- Join
I have been a member of accommodation swap for about 4
years and have found it a great way to get-away and meet
wonderful people in the same industry as we are. When
the club first started there were only a few 3 star guesthouses
and B&B's on the site. The club has grown and there
are now 170 options to choose from ranging from 3 star
to 5 star establishments.
I have done many swaps
throughout the country as my boys play in badminton tournaments
all over the country every 2nd or 3rd weekend. Belonging
to this club has saved me a fortune in accommodation costs.
Dennis and I spent last weekend in Franschoek at the L'emitage
Chateau and Villas a 5 star establishment which was absolutely
wonderful. 2 nights at this establishment would have cost
us R6000.00 if we had not used our swap points.
Riversong Guest House
WHAT AN AMAZING SCHEME!!!!!!!
STAYED AT "IMPANGELE" ON SATURDAY NIGHT, WHERE
WALTER INTRODUCED US TO YOU...
HAVE JUST JOINED THIS MORNING....
WE CAN RECOMEND "IMPANGELE " TO EVERYONE, LOVELY
FRIENDLY ATMOSHERE, LOOKING FORWARD TO VISITING AGAIN
IN THE FUTURE...
From: Point Village Guesthouse
To: 'Melkbos Guesthouse'
21 Augustus 2009
Beste Lourette ( & dogter
wie se naam ek vergeet het) Weereens wil ek net baie dankie
sê vir julle gasvryheid en julle bereidwilligheid
om ons te akkommodeer. Die plek is so lekker, die omgewing
is baie mooi en julle mense is so fantasties.Baie baie
Delien & Familie.
1st August 2009
Tks for the newsletter,
much appreciated. As you know, I am a new
member, Michelle from MountainManor suggested I join,
she stayed here for over a week herself. While I am not
travelling THAT much within RSA, I thought for less than
R400, what the heck.
I am now going to the Cape
for a few days and am stunned at how accommodating both
places I contacted were. I booked one night at TOVERBERG,
got confirmation, cancelled a few days later due to 1time
offering very cheap flights to Cape Town, no point in
driving there. I then booked one night at Joie de Vivre
in Paarl, also got a nice confirmation, changed that yesterday
to two nights, again no problem (yes, I know August is
probably out of season).
To be frank with you, I
did not expect this! Not that I thought that the system
was a con but this is great. As I am very
unlikely to travel during high season (certainly not in
RSA, have guests then myself), I doubt I will ever have
problems in finding accommodation. Next week, I have another
guest staying here under the system (from North Crest
Kind regards, Walter
April 7th 2009
Thank you, I look forward
to reaping the benefits of belonging to the site. Already
I have had an enquiry for accommodation via the site but
not as a swap; a direct booking for a family member. So,
belonging to the site has an added benefit! Ive
also had a welcome email from one of the members so already
feel as if I am part of a family. I wish you every success
in this venture.
Kind regards Margaret
Little Stint In Paradise
Back in PE after our trip to Hermanus via Knyna and wanted
to send you the info on the stunning concept 'accommodation
swap', I mentioned to you while handing out my brochures
in Leisure Isle.
Please take a moment to read all about it and i can truly
say it is absolutely worth it. We became members in June
and could immediately utilize the points that were allocated
and had a fabulous stay at all the B&B's along the
way to Hermanus!
You can contact Mike directly should you require any further
Lets keep in touch!
Nottingham Country House &
We're back after a great time in Cape Town! I just want
to thank you for a really brilliant system - it worked
like a dream!!
The hosts and staff at the Southern Right Hotel were charming
and very welcoming - the hotel has a wonderful 'olde worlde'
atmosphere with gleaming oregon floors, gorgeous rooms
and stunning views across the ocean. I would highly reccommend
the hotel to other members - they really deserve to do
Thanks again, Mike
Country Lane Guesthouse
As part of the Beach House
and Beachfront Accommodation, Les had positive comments
to make regarding his stay at the respective B & B's.
Onrus River has very pleasant accommodation, and Les would
particularly like to laud the professionalism of Welgelegen's
Perhaps there can be a "guestbook"
type of comment page included on your website for comments
such as these, to the advantage of the respective participants.(Accomswap
insert: Good suggestion Wayne - here it is! )
Our first experience with
AccommodationSwap has really been delightful, and we look
forward to as much good relationship as shown to us by
yourself, and our fellow B & B's.
Regards,Wayne Lourens (Beach
House - Umhlanga - Natal)
Mike, I know a winner when
it crosses my path. This scheme is a winner. I will gladly
give you feedback when I return in 4 weeks. Because I
know what we offer at Dolphin Dunes, I am willing to make
use of others as I will really offer them something special
if they are willing to make use of us. Regards, Izak
I don't know if you have noticed this yet but not many
people leap into a new thing. They wait to see how much
it progresses and if it stays etc before they commit themselves
(unlike me) However, it means just keep plugging away.
This will eventually be the name for Accommodation Swap
amongst B&B's hopefully world wide. I will make some
sort of presentation tomorrow if I can
Dear Mike & the accommodation
Thank you for all your correspondence & effort regarding
the accommodation swap concept. From the start we thought
it was a brilliant idea & would like to congratulate
you for not only having it but also for putting it into
practice. Everyone is able to have great ideas, but it
takes energy & guts to take the plunge & stick
with it (as we all, as entrepreneurs know, I suppose!).
I think this Accomodation
Swap is a wonderful idea & I look forward both to
using it myself & also of course to hosting other
"swoppers" here - it should all be good fun
- travelling a bit & visiting other areas & making
friends with others in the same business. Look forward
to hearing from you,Regards,