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

A Booking System to suit YOU!

by Chantal 5. September 2014 14:56

Tired of “one package fits all” scenario?    At Booksure, we realize that each establishment has a different way of running their business, which is why we have given our members choices.  Why pay for functionality that you don’t use?

  •  Choose which payment methods to offer your guests - Credit Card, PayPal and MonsterPay (including EFT payments).
  •  Choose the free ‘Cabin’ membership package or pay the low monthly fee of R171 for the ‘Studio’ package and enjoy a few more benefits.
  •  Choose how you wish to receive your bookings – receive enquiries from your guest and respond with quotes, receive instantaneous confirmed real-time bookings, choose the 24hour authorization method where you give yourself 24 hours to confirm or decline a real-time booking, or choose a combination of booking methods.

Visit http://www.booksure.com for more information or contact us on 0861 115 138 or email us at support@booksure.com.


Facebook is your new best friend!

by Chantal 22. May 2014 14:18


Social Media has become one of the world’s leading advertising tools for businesses.

Why not use this platform to increase bookings!

Turn your Facebook page into a great booking tool with our new Facebook app.

Your Facebook page connects to your booksure account, enabling you to receive bookings directly from your Facebook page.

Get the “Book Now”, “Enquire Now” and “Availability” buttons on your Facebook page with a few easy steps!


To give your establishment extra online presence, our Social Media “share” button is also now available, enabling you and your guests to share information / reviews about your establishment onto various Social Media Platforms.

For more information, email support@booksure.com or call 0861 115 138


Stay organized with a printable Daily Diary

by Chantal 22. May 2014 13:59

Staying organized is vital to the success of your business.

The Daily Diary enables you to view your enquiries, reservations and unconfirmed real-time reservations by room and week. This document can also be printed for easy visual access.

From within the Daily Diary, you are able to allocate or assign a reservation to a specific room.  In addition to this, you also have access to custom shortcut buttons enabling you to send messages, make payments, and send payment reminder emails.



Website Integration saves you money!

by Chantal 22. May 2014 13:29



Direct bookings from your website whilst saving on 3rd party commissions is a bonus!

You can utilize full Booksure functionality from within your own website, without losing the look and feel of your site.   We understand that you want to maintain your brand identity at every step in the booking process and have made this easy to do via our Website Integration menu.


Whether your guest is viewing a quotation, receiving a message, viewing his/her booking confirmation or making a real-time reservation, your Establishment's brand will be clearly displayed on the page viewed by your guest.  With our new customisable widgets, this is easy to do and will look great!


More Payment Options with 3rd Party Payment Gateways

by Chantal 22. May 2014 13:20

Booksure is proud to offer 2 new payment methods giving guests and members more payment options. 

According to a Worldpay forecast, more than half of the online payments for travel will be made via alternative payment methods in 2017.  Alternative payment methods incorporate any means of payment over the internet other than Credit & Debit Cards.

With the introduction of Monsterpay and Paypal, Booksure establishments can now accept payments into their own Paypal or Monsterpay accounts.  In addition to paying with credit card, the guest also benefits from being able to transact directly via his/her Paypal or Monsterpay account.  

Monsterpay in South Africa also enables guests to pay via SID Instant EFT.   SID Instant EFT is South Africa’s most trusted online payment alternative to credit card. It lets customers make secure online payments directly from their bank accounts via their trusted Internet banking.

All payments made via the alternative gateways will automatically reflect within the Establishment’s Booksure account.  The guest will receive booking confirmation details instantaneously via e-mail and SMS.



Get More Bookings with Real-time

by Chantal 22. May 2014 11:42

People are constantly looking for new ways to book which are fast and convenient. Why not give your guests the opportunity to do just that!

With Real-time, guests can view your availability, confirm their booking and make payment right there and then.

Research shows that most travellers prefer their booking process to be streamlined and instant, without having to wait for a response from an establishment.


Furthermore, in your redesigned Booksure system, you are able to select the number of rooms that you would like to make available to Online Distribution.  So if this whole Real-time thing makes you a little nervous, why not only make 2 of your 6 double rooms available? 

If you are still sceptical about switching to Real-time, Booksure offers a 24 hour authorisation option, which gives you a period of 24 hours to accept or decline such Real time bookings.


Tighten your belt in 2014!

by Chantal 12. March 2014 13:57


Easter Weekend Getaways!

by Chantal 7. March 2014 12:23

Beat the crowds and find affordable accommodation this Easter weekend!

Accommodation in Kwa-Zulu Natal

Gillits                                                                       Hillcrest


Hilton                                                                      Drakensberg


Accommodation Eastern Cape

Port Elizabeth                                                     Cannon Rocks


Kei Mouth                                                             


Accommodation Western Cape

Camps Bay                                                              Knysna


Lamberts Bay                                                          Stanford


Napier                                                                        Somerset West


For more Easter Getaways visit www.bookthespot.com

Booksure becomes certified IT provider for both Booking.com & Agoda

by Chantal 14. February 2014 09:38














Booksure is proud to be a certified IT provider for both Booking.com & Agoda.  What does this mean to you as an establishment owner?

Through our Channel Management Module, you can maximise your online exposure and keep your bookings, rates and availability up to date in one place while we take care of keeping the other booking channels up to date for you.  

After an initial, simple to follow set-up process, you will have automatic real-time exchange of information across booking systems, reducing the risk of overbooking.  You can eliminate manual, time consuming management of each site, and allow more rooms to be available at prices you have specified, without the fear of incorrect pricing displayed.   

The type of information that is kept in sync includes:

  • Room availability.
  • Rate plans and rate restrictions. 
  • Reservations, cancellations and amended reservations.
  • Close out dates.

We will soon be introducing integration with other leading sites such as Expedia.


For more information call us on 0861 115 138 or email support@booksure.com