How it works

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

More Information
  • 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 includes the accommodation only. Any additional meals or other 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.
IMPORTANT: You have the choice of accepting or declining a request.
What are the benefits of joining Swop and Stay?
  • SWOP AND STAY offers you FREE networking opportunity 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 at any registered member at your preferred destination.
  • Tokens never expire! It is 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.
How do I earn and use swop tokens?


  • JOIN (+ 20 Tokens): Upon joining as a member, you will receive 20 swop tokens to stay for free with 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 a child under 3 years of age.
  • A Swop Token includes accommodation only!
How do I Register as a Member of Swop and Stay?
  • Click on Register.
  • Complete the registration form and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Make your payment through Payfast.
  • ADD YOUR LISTING and upload your 10 photos and submit.
  • In less than 24 hours your listing will be live on our website and you can start swopping!


For more information contact 0620354912 or email us at

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