Home swaps give SA a big sho’t left to the world

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Home swaps give SA a big sho’t left to the world

South Africans have seized upon this cheaper way to enjoy a dream holiday locally or overseas

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Imagine holidaying in the Swiss Alps, the winelands of Italy, a quaint French village or on a sprawling farm on the doorstep of the Kruger Park, without paying a cent for accommodation.

South Africans are doing just that as they take their cue from Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet in the Hollywood blockbuster The Holiday by swapping their homes with strangers to realise their travel aspirations both locally and overseas.

Home swapping is gaining momentum in SA as homeowners catch on to the concept and list their properties with local and international agencies, for an annual service fee...

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