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Posted on: Wednesday, 16 August 2006

The Guest House Association of South Africa

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A requirement of advertising any accommodation establishment on the SA-Venues.com and Suedafrika-Reise.net (German site) collection of South Africa Accommodation and travel sites, be it an Hotel, Guest House, Bed and Breakfast or Self Catering Accommodation is that the Establishment be a registered, accredited accommodation provider.

One of our preferred and recommended South African accreditation associations is the Guest House Association of South Africa (known in short as GHASA). Their service offers many benefits. For us at SA-Venues.com the major benefit is that overseas visitors easily identify with the GHASA logo, are aware that the establishment they are considering booking with is a credible, assessed establishment and therefore their confidence in booking with that establishment is high. Over and above this the Association offers their members numerous additional value added services (marketing, advice and friendly, accessible staff) so it is a worthwhile investment getting your accommodation registered with GHASA.

The Guest House Association of South Africa (GHASA) was established in 1992 and has over the past 14 years become well known as experts in quality guest house accommodation. The organization was subsequently privatized and more recently, changed the name to Guest House Accommodation of South Africa (acronym still GHASA), because they no longer operating as a Section 21 (not for profit) association.

Some of the many benefits of being a member of GHASA:

  • Credibility – GHASA take on only professional, commercial establishments
  • Great marketing opportunities – The GHASA website is marketed extensively
  • Assistance and valued advice – especially useful for new owners and managers
  • Star Grading – if you’ve not been graded, speak to GHASA about requirements
  • Special supplier deals – GHASA can help you save money
  • Recognition – The GHASA logo has become synonymous with quality

For information on getting your establishment registered with GHASA:

  • Contact: Guest House Accommodation of SA (Pty) Ltd
  • Your contacts are: Lyndsay or Natasha
  • Telephone: 021 7620880



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6 comments about The Guest House Association of South Africa
  1. August 5th, 2009 at 11:51
    neo says:

    I am a young inovative south african who wants to start a guest house bussiness and in search of any information and help i can get.I am currently studing at the vaal university of technology doing my second year in tourism management..plz help

  2. November 23rd, 2009 at 16:47
    Alex Persent says:

    Who should be contacted for advice on how to go about registering a house as a guest house

  3. August 6th, 2010 at 22:13
    Roger Jones says:

    I have tried to contact the Cape Colonial Guest House where my wife and I have stayed before to book a reservation, but have not reached them by e-mail, or telephone. Are they still in business or on vacation?

    Answers would be appreciated.

  4. August 6th, 2010 at 22:29
    admin says:

    Hi Roger

    They are still in business, very much so.

  5. August 3rd, 2012 at 10:38
    Martha Makwela says:

    Hi im a lady with 27 have a house i want to turn it into a guesthouse please any info will be helpful im staying in Polokwane.

  6. March 24th, 2013 at 11:00
    Shumani says:

    I want information on how to register a guest house.