How it works

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

  • R220 once-off registration fee.
  • R880 annual membership fee.
  • Upon registration, 20 swop tokens will be deposited once-off in your swop account to allow you to start swopping with other members.
  • Accept bookings and host other members to earn additional swop tokens.
  • Introduce a new member and earn 4 swop tokens.
  • Swop tokens never expire and are carried over annually.
  • Register as a member of SWOP AND STAY for less than the cost of one night’s accommodation.
  • You will 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 inclusive of accommodation only. Any additional meals or services may be charged for.
  • SWOP AND STAY will not do any grading. Your SA Tourism Council or AA grading will be reflected on your establishment listing page on our website.
  • SWOP AND STAY offers you FREE networking opportunities by introducing your establishment to other members in the trade.
  • 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.


  • Join (+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 (+10 Tokens): Renew your membership after one calendar year and earn 10 tokens.


  • Stay Over (-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 includes accommodation only.
  • Click on "Register."
  • Complete the registration form and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Make your payment through PayFast Secure Payment Gateway.
  • ADD YOUR LISTING, upload your 10 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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