In the past timeshare resorts were for the exclusive use of owners and their families or friends, but not anymore. These sought-after resorts are becoming an increasingly popular choice for holidaying on a budget and wanting peace-of-mind when it comes to quality home-like accommodations that offer first-class service and a variety of onsite entertainment – essentially they are the hidden jems of the travel industry.
The fact of the matter is – you can take a chance on renting a holiday accommodation unknown to you without any added elements of comfort and entertainment, or you can choose a timeshare rental managed by top hospitality brands that are known for their quality vacations and array of amenities.
These resorts are made available to the public when owners are unable to use their holiday and opt to rent it out instead. Generally, owners will price their timeshare rental based on their annual maintenance fees so that they don’t lose money. This means non-owners can experience all the benefits of a timeshare holiday at an incredibly affordable price. For this reason, the timeshare rental market is growing and will continue to do so because it offers a win-win situation for everyone.
While some people primarily book timeshare rentals for their vacations, others are also taking advantage of the opportunity to ‘try before they buy’ to get a first-hand experience of shared vacation ownership. However, if you develop an affinity with a particular resort, location or hospitality brand – then it makes more sense in the long term to rather buy than rent.
There are 158 timeshare and vacation ownership properties in the most sought-after locations, all catering for holiday preferences ranging from beach to berg, bush or urban city adventures. And for that extra peace of mind it’s also worth remembering that these resorts are operated by recognised South African hospitality brands who are also accredited with VOASA – such as Tsogo Sun, Sun International and Legacy Hotels and Resorts as well as exchange companies like RCI, amongst others.
Book a timeshare rental and you will feel right at home with features like fully equipped kitchens, living and dining areas, private bedrooms, laundry facilities and added luxuries of balconies, fireplaces – as well as a vast variety of onsite entertainment suited for all ages. By renting a multi-room timeshare unit, families save on having to rent costly multiple hotel rooms and can put that money to better use during their holiday.
Finding a timeshare to rent is relatively easy thanks to the internet. But, with so many holiday booking scams being reported, you need to be vigilant and take the time to carefully weigh up the advantages of dealing with established industry players. Be wary of paying a private individual by bank transfer, even if you are offered a discounted rate. Trust your instincts as it would be much worse to find the money had been taken and you turned up to no accommodation.
It is better to deal with VOASA accredited rental agents, who are listed on our website at www.voasa.co.za. Alternatively, you can browse through our affiliated resort listing and when you find one that resonates with your holiday dream, contact them directly to enquire about available rentals. If you need any further assistance you can email VOASA at email@example.com or call 021 975 9607.