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
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
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
I am now offering them a weekend close to where they are situated,
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
ever joined. I have holiday club points and at one stage we had
share. We even had a house in Marloth Park that we used for family
holidays. NONE of them gave me better value for money than Accommodation
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
year and a half and have had some lovely holidays in Cape Town,
different places in The Drakensburg, 4 in Zululand and also the
of Natal - one of which, we've returned a second time. And, we've
really great owners/people who have actually stayed at our venue
Accommodation Swap system and the places at which we have stayed.
Accommodation Swap last. Certainly performing an extremely good
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 standard.
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 very much.
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 place.
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
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
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
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 and special.
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
It is a pity there are always grumps and grouches but they are
usually in the minority and somehow always seem to be "weeded"
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 swap basis.
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
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
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 its members.
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 there.
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 to pieces.
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, Eastern Cape.
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 - www.bokouga.co.za
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 Cottages
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
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 off
1 Point Village
From: A Farm Story Country House
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 Edward
Hi Mr & Mrs Pistorius
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
Cape Cottages McGregor
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 S/c cottage.
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 SA!
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 experiences.
I love meeting the members and
have just had great times when ever and where ever I swap
I have recently joined the first
ever real "CONSCIOUS BUSINESS" in practice . Well done!
I highly recommend my first swop .... ASHCROFTS LAKE HOUSE, which
was beautiful and Barbara and Mike so friendly and helpful.
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
Suzette Niemand VILLA LE VIEW
From Inri Mc Manus - Riversong
Need a break ?- Join Accommodation
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 baie dankie.
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 Manor, Durban).
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 info
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 well!
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 operation.
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 &
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.
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
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!). Kind regards
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,