Venues4Africa offers a bespoke travel and accommodation booking service.
Online PR News – 03-March-2010 – – Established in early 2004, Venues4Africa.com was born from a need for a travel directory that covered every part of Southern Africa. Today, Venues4Africa lists over 5,000 accommodation venues in South Africa and its neighbouring countries. The company's focus remains on offering a comprehensive accommodation guide for Southern Africa, bringing greater exposure to destinations that were previously poorly represented online.
"We felt that there was a gap in the market for travellers looking to find and book a range of accommodation in Southern Africa," says co-founder Shaun Macdonald. "We wanted to provide a resource that allows travellers to thoroughly research and book the accommodation that best suits their travel-style and budget."
A consolidated accommodation guide for Southern Africa
Venues4Africa lists accommodation venues in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The website has been developed in such a way that it allows travellers to search for accommodation based on a number of criteria. These include searches by location and by map.
"We feel the site brings together all the important information in one place. For example, users are able to see the cost per person per night at a glance, as well as an establishment's star rating. In some cases, users are able to check real-time availability and book online. Alternatively, they can enquire online or call our offices to book quickly and easily," explains Macdonald.
Accommodation on the site is grouped by destination, with top tourism and vacation areas highlighted separately. Accommodation ranges from self-catering city apartments to country guesthouses and African safari lodges.
Travellers using the site's booking functionality can rest assured that they are getting the accommodation to suit their needs at the best price. The site places emphasis on a number of smaller, more intimate establishments, such as bed and breakfasts and family-run guest houses. Many of these are graded by the relevant tourism authorities, so travellers know exactly what to expect when they arrive. This style of travel lends itself to a home-from-home experience which many travellers prefer.
Expert advice and local knowledge
With offices in both Cape Town, South Africa and Harare, Zimbabwe, Venues4Africa caters for the needs of any traveller looking for a truly African experience. On-the-ground knowledge means that Venues4Africa is well-equipped to source and book the best accommodation for its clients.
"As seasoned professionals, we are well aware of the perceived challenges of travel to Africa," continues Macdonald. "Venues4Africa is here to dispel these myths, and to provide a specialised and slick service to travellers from all over the world. We feel our efficient systems, combined with our local knowledge and established relationships with service partners enable us to provide a seamless, hassle-free service to our travellers."
The vision at Venues4Africa.com is to become the definitive guide to accommodation in Southern Africa. Given their impressive database, which incorporates establishments throughout the region, and a real passion for travel, theVenues4Africa team are well on their way to achieving this goal.