Summer is here. And we are seeing higher peak rates. People want to stay in Cape Town.
Winter occupancy was not bad. Unfortunately, September and October are not great. And occupancy/rates are less than expected. As mentioned high peak festive period is going well. And some homes are 90% occupied until the end of February. We just had a 30-day booking for a large beach home in Noordhoek. February is such a popular month.
What Can You Learn From One Day’s Worth Of Reviews?
Today, I share an article on a string of reviews we received in one day. You may see your own home reviews in isolation. But reading a bunch of reviews for different accommodations gives an overall trend and insight. And I am sure you’ll find it a pleasure to read.
Do You Have A 3rd Party Involved At Your Accommodation?
Many owners do not. But if you are new please see why we shy away from relationships where 3rd parties can compromise a 5 star Airbnb - below for more.
Cold winters are demanding periods with guests getting cold. We need to get warm blankets. And explain to them that our homes are cold. We also need to state that they get a cap on electricity usage. It’s a catch-22. But guests would turn underfloor heating to 50°C and leave the windows open. For interest’s sake, look at the discussion on electric blankets below.
General Tourism News
Cape Town is an excellently run city. We see it with load-shedding initiatives, financial audits, tourism initiatives, and events. Tourists chose Cape Town as one of the best cities in the world at 11th place and 2nd in Africa after Marrakesh. Not bad. Read more below.
Media24 wrote an interesting article on why SA is losing out on the tourism boom. See below. A subscription is required.
And a new airline is flying to Cape Town and Johannesburg. Air Belgium. Read below.