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How green is green enough?

First there was ‘sustainability’; then came ‘thrivability’ and now ‘thriving sustainable communities’ are becoming the new buzz words.

Guesthouse owner: Are you a technophobe or a digital diva?

Clearly positioning your guest establishment is vital as this often determines the expectations and consequent  satisfaction of your guests.

Plaas Nostalgie

‘Plaas’ roep uiteenlopende beelde op: vir die een is dit sy brood en botter, harde werk, bid vir reën en hoop die volgende geslag wil kom boer.  Vir ʼn ander bring dit ʼn hunkering na ouma se kombuis met sy verwelkomende Aga-stoof, swart boeretroos met boerbeskuit, en al haar parafernalia - van gehekelde doilies met kraletjies oor die suikerpot, tot varings op die sonstoep.

Kom ons trou op die plaas

Huweliksorganiseerders is dit eens dat plaastroues ʼn neiging is wat nooit uit die mode gaan nie. Dalk is dit ʼn nostalgiese hunkering na voorjare se dinge, of ʼn bruidspaartjie se niks-nonsens karakter, of ʼn blote begrotingsoorweging, maar plaastroues is hier om te bly.

Give that little extra - your guests will love you for it

Let us quickly consider why people choose to travel and sleep in a foreign bed: the most likely reasons are work-related or to escape from their normal routine and to explore a different environment (i.e. a hard-earned vacation).

How important are those stars?

Think of a night’s stay in a luxury hotel as a mink coat and a night’s stay in a budget guesthouse or self-catering unit as a faux fur coat.

Health and Safety – Friend or foe

When opening a guesthouse with a dream of welcoming guests from far and wide to your thoughtfully outfitted establishment, cockroaches, or a guest breaking a leg in the shower are most often not part of the idyllic picture.

Equipping your guesthouse

Hosting guests in your guesthouse is not all that different from having family staying over. Paying guests just have the right to complain if they are unhappy and people will hopefully occupy your beds more regularly than family crowding you during the holiday season.

Agri-toerisme - Is jy reg om te oes?

Agritoerisme is reeds ʼn bekende term en verwys breedweg na ʼn landbou-gebaseerde toerismegeleentheid wat besoekers deur die plaashek bring.

Diversifiseer: Wat van ’n gastebedryf op jou plaas?

Suid-Afrikaners is wêreldbekend vir hul hartlike gasvryheid en die land spog met ʼn verskeidenheid bekoorlike landskappe.