Let’s discuss DSTV as an amenity, and then an interesting read on how expensive Cape Town property is vs the world? It surprised me to read this comparison.
Last, we just converted a fancy guest house into an Airbnb. This is a long tutorial dedicated to frustrated guesthouse owners who need a change. Note: To qualify, the owner must be willing, and the guesthouse immaculate.
What We Suggest Going Forward With DSTV At Self Catering Accommodation
A DSTV account is a way to add value to guests’ stays. But the ultimate full streaming package is between R700 and R900 per month. Should you continue with it?
To have DSTV there is no longer a need for a dish or decoder. Just provide the means to stream DSTV and Netflix. All you need is a clever TV or Android box
or similar and proper (high speed uncapped) Internet.
Add the DSTV and Netflix app. And allow guests to use these with their own account details.
I believe this is fair. Most South Africans have these accounts. And they have no issue with this arrangement. The issue may be foreigners who want to watch DSTV Sport.
Personally, I suggest owners don’t invest in any DSTV packages. We just list it, saying DSTV is available using their own accounts.
If guests don’t have such an account, we create a DSTV account, pay the fee for a month and cancel.
The guest gets charged accordingly. And we cancel (anytime) when they depart. At zero cost to the owner.
Read more below on DSTV
How Expensive Is Cape Town Property?
Cape Town property is the 19th most expensive place in the world, at 219.5 square meters for every $1 million spent (Knight Frank Prime Residential Index). Compare this to first ranked Monaco at 14.6 square meters per $1 million. Read the Singapore article below to compare the top 20 in the world.