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A Backpacker and/or Hostelling establishment is an accommodation facility that provides communal facilities, including dormitories yet may offer a range of alternative sleeping arrangements. Only establishments that cater for transient guests (travelling public) will qualify for grading.
Bed and Breakfast accommodation is provided in a family (private) home and the owner/manager lives in the house or on the property. Breakfast must be served. Bathroom facilities may or may not be en-suite and/or private. In general, the guest shares the public areas with the host family.
A Caravan and Camping Park is a facility that provides space for guests who provide their own accommodation, such as a tent, a motor home and/or a caravan, together with ablution and toilet facilities.
Can be an existing home, a renovated home or a building that has been specifically designed as a residential dwelling to provide overnight accommodation, which has public areas for the exclusive use of its guests. Situated in natural, peaceful surroundings.
Farm Accommodation is one of the most authentic experiences to be had during your stay in South Africa. This category usually provides great experiences for young and old such as horse riding, hiking trails and sightseeing South Africa’s wide variety of Fauna and Flora. A peaceful retreat for adults, away from the hustle and bustle of towns and cities, you can still enjoy the expected comforts of civilisation or wile away the evenings around a camp fire to enjoy the unspoilt night sky.
Game Lodges are located within private game reserves, provincial reserves or private game farms. Game lodges vary from rustic to luxury accommodation with excellent cuisine catering for those who wish to enjoy the wilds in style. Such lodges pride themselves on the personal attention devoted to each guest and the skill of the guides and trackers. The rates charged are usually inclusive of an experience offered at the lodge, game drives, etc. In general, food and beverage services are provided for all meals.
A guest house can be an existing home, a renovated home or a building that has been specifically designed to provide overnight accommodation. A guest house will have public areas for the exclusive use of its guests. A guest house is a commercial enterprise and as such the owner or manager may live on the property.
A hotel provides accommodation to the travelling public, has a reception area, and offers at least a 'breakfast room' or communal eating area. In general a hotel makes food and beverage services available to guests; these may be outsourced or provided by the hotel.
A lodge is an accommodation facility which is located and designed to optimize the feeling of being closely in touch with nature. The building style should feature natural materials and colouring such as wood, stone and thatch.
A house, cottage, chalet, bungalow, flat, studio, apartment, villa, houseboat, tent or any accommodation where facilities and equipment are provided for guests to cater for themselves. The facilities should be adequate to cater for the maximum advertised number of residents that the facility can accommodate.
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