Take your Valentine somewhere special this year!

by Chantal 8. January 2015 15:17

River Crossing B&B


Drakensberg - Romantic Capital of South Africa – Valentine Special!

Treat that Special Someone to a 3 night weekend (12/13/14 February 2015) at River Crossing B&B and SC. Special rate of R420 per person per night sharing, including breakfast. If you stay just 2 nights, the rate is R480 per person per night sharing. If breakfast is not required, reduce either rate by R100.

We can provide contact details of various nearby Spa’s where you can enjoy relaxing massages. We will supply an activity list for the more adventurous!

First come first serve.

Glenview Guest House

Durban North

Romantic Valentine’s Day special for couples.

R1300 per night including a dinner for 2 with breakfast the next morning.

Must book in advance.


Mongoose Manor Bed & Breakfast

Port Elizabeth

2 Night Valentine weekender special for a couple (2 people sharing) (1 night must be a Saturday night) inclusive of champagne breakfast R1195.  Valid 1 February to 28 February.


Big Blue Beach Lodge

Port Elizabeth

Book a romantic weekend for two at Big Blue Beach Lodge during February for only R1200-00.

Includes:  Two nights’ accommodation in a beautiful sea facing room for two people sharing

A full breakfast on both mornings

Chocolates rose petals and candles in your room 


Thunzi Bush Lodge

Maitland - Eastern Cape


Enjoy a valentine’s picnic, health breakfast basket and various spa treatments


Sea Villa Glen Craig

Pringle Bay - Western Cape

Valentine Weekend special (13 to 15  February 2015)  Book two nights at Sea Villa Glen Craig in the beautiful town of Pringle Bay for two and get a free bottle of Sparkling Wine.  R495 per person sharing per night breakfast included.

(Terms and conditions apply and subject to availability.)


Liziwes Guest House


Valentine’s Day Special, offering units from R500.00 per room per night.

Extra R70.00 per serving for Valentine’s Day breakfast special.


Malibu Mansion


Valentine Weekend Special, R750 per unit per night for 13- 14 Feb, which includes a couples full body massage.


Celtis Country Lodge

Middelburg - Eastern Cape

Valentine’s special.

Special Accommodation rates from 14 – 16 February 2014

Standard Sharing Rooms @ R225pp per night B&B

Standard Single Rooms @ R400 per night B&B


Addo Gateway Lodge

Cannonville - Eastern Cape

VALENTINE SPECIAL - Subject to availability

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL  (even if not on Valentine's Day : this special will run until end of March 2015)

Accommodation x 2 pax


Continental Breakfast at only R50.00 P P




Mbalentle Guesthouse

Montana - Cape Town

Valentine’s Day special accommodation from R500 per night, including a complimentary bottle of Champagne for each booking.


Inkwazi Country Hotel


Valentine’s Day special
from 09-15 Feb 2015

This Valentine’s Day, sweep your loved ones off their feet with our romantic packages.

Dinner @ R320 – For a couple with Wine/soft drink/coffee. (From 06:00-22:00)
Dinner bed and breakfast R950 for a couple incl a bottle of red wine

* Includes a special gift pack for the lady


Bridge House Guest House

Parkhurst - Gauteng

Valentine's Special- 13th - 15th Feb
R3250.00 per couple
Includes 2 nights' accommodation, 4 course Candle lit dinner al fresco (weather permitting) with wine, song, roses and “little” pressie for the couple. 
Valentines brunch & dinner on the 14th and breakfast on 15th. (All drinks from honour bar will be extra)


A knight's Rest


Valentine's Day "Love is in the air" package @ R900,00 per couple.


Bed and Breakfast

Sparkling Wine

Rose Petals

Candle Light


Enrolling the kids at University, where do the parents stay???

by Chantal 5. January 2015 15:14

Finishing high school can be an exciting but also daunting experience, not only for pupils, but for parents too. The new year brings new possibilities and challenges as teens leave home and head off to university.

As a parent, a child leaving the nest is stressful enough; the last thing you want to worry about is your own accommodation once the big day arrives.

Find accommodation quickly and easily on Book The Spot near these popular Universities.


For more information please email us at support@booksure.com

Top New Year’s Eve Parties to be at this year

by Chantal 17. December 2014 16:24

Eastern Cape

The 5FM Ruins Concert

The annual Ruins New Year’s Eve concert is well known as being one of the biggest parties in South Africa. This year will be no different. Featuring Haezer, Niskerone, Kiffness and Zebra & Giraffe.

When: 31 December 2014

Where: The Ruins, St Francis Bay

Cost: R295 – R595 per person

More information: Book tickets here

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Masked Ball

Enjoy the magical allure of hiding behind a mask until midnight this New Year’s eve at Cantare’s Annual Masked Ball. Be entertained by a vintage Varga cabaret show, live band, DJ, 5 course meal, glass of bubbly at midnight, loads of prizes and much more.

When: 31 December 2014 at 20:00

Where: Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways

Cost: R950 per person

More information: Tel 011 511 0505, email info@cantare.co.za

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Kwa-Zulu Natal

Fact Durban Rocks Party

Join Fact Durban Rocks for a midnight stadium firework display and New Year’s Eve Come Duze Live Broadcast with SABC1. Some of SA’s hottest artists will be performing including Black Coffee, Mafikizolo, DJ Tira, Big Nuz, Cndo, Lvovo and Professor.

When: 31 December 2014 from 18:00 to 06:00

Where: People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban

Cost: R250 for general admission, or R750 for VIP

More information: www.factdurbanrocks.com  or buy tickets online at Computicket

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New Year's Revolution

PsyTrance and Electromusic lovers! Join this annual open air music festival, featuring four international acts, in two days of blissful dancing from the 31 December, into the New year.

When: 31 December at 09:00 to 1 January 2015 at 18:00

 Where: Hornbill Lodge, Magliesburg

 Cost: R320 pp (Available at webtickets)

Find accommodation on Book The Spot

For more info go to: www.facebook.com/RevolutionNYE   



Western Cape

Fire and Ice Street Party

Fire and Ice Hotel is hosting a blazing street party as always – this year, the theme is “Tropical Beach Party.” There will be confetti, cannons lining the street, and pyrotechnics, as well as a massive lighting show. Join socialites and die-hard partygoers and paint the town red this New Year’s Eve.

When: 31 December 2014 from 20:00

Where: Protea Hotel Fire & Ice, Cape Town

Cost: R200 for the outside area, R400 for access to the hotel foyer and bar, and R1 500 for VIP which includes a bottle of champagne and access to the pool area.

More information: Tel 021 488 2555 or email nye@theinspirationroom.co.za

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Beautiful areas you never knew existed - discover these hidden gems in South Africa

by Chantal 1. December 2014 11:11

Small towns are often overlooked as preferred holiday destinations. If we take the time to explore these quaint little towns, we'll find that the pot of gold was under our noses the entire time.

These are our top 4 "hidden gems".

1. Parys is a unique little town in the Northern Freestate, which has a reputation for being an arts and antique hub. Many well-known artists, antique dealers and craftsmen have made Parys their home. Explore the history of the town, experience the tranquillity of the Vaal river and make your trip to Parys a memorable one.


2. Tzaneen is a lush tropical garden town situated approximately 100km from the Kruger National Park. With the lovely weather and the Tzaneen Dam, Magoebaskloof and Haenertsburg on your doorstep, you wouldn't need to go to a deserted island for a deserved holiday.

3. Upington, where you can experience a land of contrasts, from the lush green vineyards standing proudly in the valley, to the wildlife roaming free through the waving bushman grass.  Upington is located on the northern banks of the Orange River not far from Augrabies Falls.


4. Emgwenya (Waterval Boven) which means 'above the waterfall' is a village that rests in the Drakensberg Mountains on the fringe of the escarpment, at the foot of the southern hills. It is rich in historical sites and buildings which are now proclaimed national monuments. Escape to endless beauty through a tunnel 213 m long, past the magnificent waterfall of the Elands River.

Find your favourite small town destination on Book The Spot.

For more information visit www.bookthespot.com or email us at support@booksure.com

Soak up the sun on the South Coast this Festive Season

by Chantal 11. November 2014 15:46

The South Coast's pristine beaches stretch across Margate, Port Shepstone, Scottburgh, Hibberdene, Uvongo and Ramsgate, all of which boast blue flag statuses.

From golfing to surfing the warm Indian Ocean or bungee jumping the magnificent Oribi Gorge, there is a multitude of activities for everyone to enjoy.

Book your South Coast holiday today with Bookthespot.

For more information please visit www.bookthespot.com or contact us at support@booksure.com

Experience the West Coast Peninsula

by Chantal 22. October 2014 11:30

Visit the 7 Magical Towns of the West Coast, an area celebrated for its unspoilt wild beauty and hospitable people.

·         Langebaan – The jewel of the West Coast

·         Paternoster – A quaint fishing village

·         Saldanha – A picturesque seaside town

·         Hopefield – The oldest town on the West Coast

·         St Helena Bay – A town with a colourful cultural heritage

·         Jacobsbaai – Has an array of outdoor attractions

·         Vredenburg – Is the business and administrative centre

Find your perfect West Coast accommodation at Book The Spot

For more information visit www.bookthespot.com or contact us at support@booksure.com

Sunshine Coast

by Chantal 13. October 2014 15:54

Visit the Sunshine Coast and enjoy this spectacular route stretching from Tsitsikamma to East London in the Eastern Cape. Explore rivers, lakes and lagoons, sub-tropical forests, as well as one of the world’s top surfing spots.

Book your accommodation today!

For more information contact us at support@booksure.com or visit www.bookthespot.com


Booksure Mobile App

by Chantal 6. October 2014 11:31

Yes, we are all well aware that the ‘Mobile revolution' has arrived and is here to stay!’  But how is this a game changer in your business? 

It is empowering to be able to run your business from anywhere: at the gym, at the grocery store, in the car park at the kids’ school.  You might even now be able to take the well-deserved break that you’ve been meaning to take.  Here is how Booksure is going to help you….

Our developers are hard at work coding the first phase of the Booksure Mobile RMS app. From within your app, you will be able to manage many aspects of your Bookings.  

No more reliance on dodgy ADSL connections. Take your RMS with your whereever you go and enjoy the convenience of managing your bookings online from your smartphone or tablet.  

Follow us on Facebook and we’ll keep you posted on new developments.

For more information contact us at support@booksure.com or visit www.booksure.com 









Whale Watching in South Africa

by Chantal 16. September 2014 11:26

Photo: Whale Rock Accommodation

Hermanus is known as one of the 12 best whale watching destinations in the world. The best time to view these majestic creatures is between July and November.

Take a trip down the Whale Coast and book your accommodation today!

Spoil your family and make your way to the Whale Festival where you can enjoy great food, quality crafters, great sport events, kids entertainment and over 20 performing artists.

For more information or accommodation contact us at support@booksure.com or visit www.bookthespot.com

Free tools for your website

by Chantal 8. September 2014 11:11

You spend money marketing your establishment website, but is it returning the favour?  In this industry the ability to generate revenue from your website is vital, and Booksure has some great customisable tools for you to convert your lookers into bookers.  All whilst retaining your branding, for a more streamlined guest experience.

Embed buttons or drop-in controls such as your availability calendar, enquiry form, real-time booking form or guest login.  Install these tools and benefit from:

  • SMS and email notification for new enquiries and bookings
  • Enquiries and bookings automatically available and actionable from within Booksure

  • No commission charged

  • Real-time establishments can now offer specials and promotions


Please click here to visit our Integration tutorial, and view the various tool options.  Alternatively, get in touch with us at support@booksure.com or call us on 0861 115 138 for more information.