How it works

As accommodation establishments, we all have empty beds, need a break, must save money, require marketing and need to network! SWOP AND STAY caters specifically to the Hospitality trade. It is an exclusive platform for property owners to swop accommodation between themselves. No money is exchanged.

  • R250.00 once-off registration fee.
  • R950.00 annual membership fee.
  • R Premier Establishment annual fee.
  • Upon registration, 20 swop tokens are allocated to your account which allow you to start swopping with other members.
  • Earn additional swop tokens by accepting bookings and hosting fellow members.
  • Introduce a new member and earn 4 swop tokens.
  • Swop tokens never expire and are carried over annually.
  • Registration costs less than one night's accommodation.
  • Receive 20 FREE tokens when you register.
  • EXAMPLE: 2 people stay over 2 days = 4 Tokens (1 Token per person per night).
  • A swop token is based on an accommodation only basis. Any additional meals or services may be charged for.
  • Your SA Tourism Council or AA grading will be reflected on your establishment listing page.
  • A 5* Grading automatically qualifies for a Premier Listing.
  • SWOP AND STAY offers you FREE networking opportunities.
  • You do not have to swop with the establishment that booked with you. You can spend the tokens you earned by making a booking with any registered member at your preferred destination.
  • Tokens never expire! Any unclaimed tokens are carried over every year.
  • You fill your empty beds and earn tokens to spend later.
  • You can use your swop tokens to reward a staff member or spoil a family member or a friend.
  • You are featured on our website and social media platforms.


  • Registration (+20 Tokens): Upon joining as a member, you will receive 20 swop tokens to stay for free at any other member of the program.
  • Accept & Host (+1 Token per person per night): Accept a booking and host another member to earn 1 additional swop token per person per night (anybody 3 years and older).
  • Tell Others (+4 Tokens per new signup): Introduce a new member to earn 4 swop tokens.
  • Renew Membership (+20 Tokens): Renew your membership after one calendar year and earn 20 tokens.


  • Make a booking (-1 Token per person per night): Make a booking to stay with another member and your swop account will be debited with 1 swop token per person per night.


  • No debits or credits are applicable for children under 3 years of age.
  • A swop token applies to accommodation only. Any extras may be charged for.
  • Click on "Register" on the navigation bar.
  • Complete the registration form and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Make your payment through PayFast Secure Payment Gateway.
  • ADD YOUR LISTING, upload your photos, and submit.
  • In less than 24 hours your listing will be live on our website and you can start swopping!

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