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Why the $elect Stays initiative?

  1. Encourage and boost local tourism through making holidays more affordable.
    This is achieved by offering locals a 15% saving. The same 15% that would have left our shores had it been paid as commission to an International Booking site.
  2. Reduce the dependancy on large International Booking sites.
    This is achieved by building up a loyal following of verified users who we will market to on an exclusive and regular basis to maximise the opportunity.
  3. Ensure more money stays within local tourism to benefit us all.
    It is no secret that the large International Booking sites pay no or very little tax to South Africa or Namibia. By taking back a little more control we boost our own economy, and in particular, our local tourism. This is good for us all.
    Read this article on how the Australian holiday accommodation sector is suffering in the same way.
  4. Exclusive.
    Only listings on Stays can participate, which means less competition for bookings.
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There are no costs involved to register as a member.
On registration, we issue them with a member number.
They use their member number when they send an enquiry.
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The property is notified on the enquiry that they are a verified member.
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  1. The property (you) must offer the 15% saving to all verified members
  2. Verification is done automatically at the time of an enquiry. It is at the property’s discretion whether to offer the saving for a telephonic enquiry. (As you have no means to verify the membership number, it is advisable to get them to do a formal enquiry so they can be verified).
  3. If the property is currently running a "Special" greater than 15% then the "Special" price will apply. (No further savings needs to be offered). EXCEPT in the case where the "Special" is lower than 15%. In that case the 15% will apply.
    Example: A property offering a 10% discount, must offer an additional 5% discount to valid members - so they get a total 15% saving.
  4. The property must offer valid members the saving all year round. (Properties that pick and chose in which seasons to participate run the risk of being removed from the programme completely. Allowing selective participation defeats the integrity of this initiative).
  5. The property must not inflate the price before the 15% is applied. Prices displayed should be the rack rate. (The official or advertised price of a room).
  6. The property must honour any bookings made while the property was participating as a $elect Stays property.
  7. The property must honour the agreement and the spirit in which the initiative is designed to benefit local tourism.

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International Booking companies are hijacking local tourism. This they do through imposing heavy commissions of 15% or more. This commission does not find it's way into our economy. It leaves our shores - never to be seen again. So, we have partnered with properties that are as passionate as we are about growing our local tourism. It starts with keeping as much of our tourism money in South Africa!

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Under the name $elect Stays, a group of properties have decided to give YOU the 15% commission instead! This is a real saving! Not in "travel-buks" or "fly-points" or such - but in real money that you can feel in your pocket!

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Cape Town's Helderberg Accommodation

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Delight Yourself in the Cape's Helderberg

Surrounded by vast mountain ranges, the blue of which is complemented by the deep greens of the vineyards at the foothills, the Helderberg region is a picturesque hideaway. The dramatic backdrop, crisp mountain air and year-long great climate have made this a top destination for bridal couples the world over. The Helderberg consists of Gordons Bay, Strand, Somerset West, Macassar, Faure and Sir Lowry's Pass, all of which are quite centrally located with a number of sightseeing opportunities.

The first must-see spot is the Helderberg Nature Reserve in Somerset West, found on the southern slopes of the Helderberg Mountains with a view of False Bay. This 402-hectare reserve is home to the Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos, the threatened Cape Winelands Shale Fynbos, and the critically endangered Swartland Shale Renosterveld. There are several hiking routes to choose from, ranging in length from 3 to 10 kilometres and varying in difficulty. If you’d prefer to take some time out in the fynbos, then there are several lovely picnic spots where you can watch tortoises amble by and listen to birds overhead as you enjoy your snack.

Somerset West is also working hard to save the fastest land mammal on earth. The Cheetah Outreach is an education and community-based programme which aims at raising awareness about the plight of the cheetah, currently on the endangered list. It’s believed that, from 100 000 cheetahs in the 20th Century, the population number has dwindled to just 7 100 in the wild today. Visitors can stop in and lend support to this worthwhile cause, while learning more about these incredible animals.

In keeping with nature, visitors can stop by the Helderberg Farm, home to various indigenous wildlife and with more than 100 different bird species. Helderberg Farm is also home to one of the country’s largest Mountain Candlewood trees, viewed from the hiking trail. As with so many farms in the region, grapes of the highest quality are grown here.

And if you’re in the area, then visiting a wine estate is an absolute must. Annandale Wine Estate, Bilton Wine Estate, Vergelegen Wines, Lourensford Wines, Waterkloof Wine Estate, Miravel Wine Estate, Ken Forrester Wines and Avontuur Wine Estate are just some of the well-known vineyards in the Helderberg Region.

Waterkloof Wine Estate, located on the slopes of the Schapenberg, is one of the few farms regionally to use biodynamic farming methods to cultivate its grapes. More than half the farm is dedicated to conservationist efforts to protect the Cape Floral Kingdom, recognised as a world biodiversity hotspot. Visitors to this estate will be able to witness the majestic Percheron horses replacing the modern tractor, Dorper sheep de-weeding, cows providing fertiliser and chickens used for pest control.

Another popular estate is Vergelegen Wine Estate – visited by the likes of Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and even the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. In addition to producing some world-class vintages, Vergelegen has some 1700 camphor trees and ‘The Royal Oak’, an iconic tree planted from an acorn that originated from King Albert’s last remaining oak at Blenheim Palace.

Lovers of amateur theatre are in for a treat as Somerset West puts on some great performances at the Playhouse Theatre, the site where many well-known names started out their careers. Established in 1947, the theatre is run by one of the oldest dramatic societies in the Western Cape, the Hottentots Hollands Dramatic Society.

Then onto the seaside village of Gordon’s Bay, located just on the edge of False Bay and surrounded by the Hottentot Holland mountains. Just 40 minutes from Cape Town CBD, Gordon’s Bay has some of the best regional beaches – somewhat warmer than the Atlantic Coast – one of which is the popular Bikini Beach which has Blue Flag status. There are incredibly two harbours in this little village, one the original working harbour, home to Gordon’s Bay Yacht Club, the National Sea Rescue Institute and the SA Navy. The second – new harbour – is on Harbour Island and is home to charter boats and yachts, as well as the Gordon’s Bay Boat Angling Club. Both harbours boast a variety of wining and dining options.