Home Top tips and reasons to exchange 5 Reasons to House Swap

You only have to read some of our swappers’ testimonials and comments to understand why house swapping is becoming the ideal way to travel. Once you’ve experienced your first swap, you will ask yourself why you haven’t being doing this for years.

Here are 5 good reasons to house swap:

Save on accommodation costs

Swapping your home with most of our members is free. By not paying for accommodation, you can save thousands of rand on every trip (our members save on average R1000 to R3000 per night). This enables you to stay longer, experience more, or travel more often.

Save on other expenses too

Cut your travel costs by being able to prepare your own meals, do your own laundry, entertain the kids easily, and avoid the expense of pet, pool or garden care while you’re away. Many people also choose to include their cars in the swap, which means no cost for car hire either.

Home away from home

Live like a local in a comfortable house equipped just the way you like it. State-of-the-art kitchen? Your own rooms? Garden? Pool? Bikes, canoes and kiddie toys? Your perfect match is waiting for you! Your house swap partner will also let you in on local secrets – like restaurants and secluded beaches. This is an experience that few hotels and B&Bs can match.

True flexibility

Swap as often as you like and custom-make your own house swapping terms. Your holiday is not dictated by hotel or guest house rules, schedules or costs – making it far easier to travel solo, enjoy a truly private romantic getaway, or take the whole family for a month-long dream vacation. Whether you want an urban bolthole, a rural retreat or a beach vacation – there’s a house swap option for you.

Peace of mind

House swapping allows you to relax and enjoy your holiday, safe in the knowledge that someone you’ve come to trust is looking after your home. No late night worrying about the safety and security of your property when you are away.

In addition to all these benefits, you may also make friends for life. Most of our members are pleasantly surprised by the people they meet and the relationships they form during the house swapping process.