Southern Sun Timeshare has signed a management contract with the renowned Bantry Bay International Vacation Resort, bringing it into the Tsogo Sun Hotels timeshare resorts portfolio of prestigious properties.

The new contract came into effect on 1 January 2020, taking over from Ovland Management Services, following the retirement of owner Fred Jenkings, at the end of 2019.

Bantry Bay Resort, which has 1 785 timeshare owners, is located with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean in the heart of Cape Town’s prime beach area, with two magnificent penthouses and 33 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.

Peter Pienaar General Manager Business Development says the addition of Bantry Bay to Southern Sun Timeshare is a perfect fit for both parties. “Southern Sun Timeshare and Bantry Bay each have 30-plus years of delivering exclusive and quality vacation experiences in beautiful destinations, combined with professional services. We are proud to incorporate Bantry Bay into our portfolio.”

Southern Sun currently has 44 000 timeshare weeks across six timeshare properties: Beacon Island Resort in Plettenberg Bay; Cabana Beach  and uMhlanga Sands Resorts in uMhlanga, with direct access onto the uMhlanga main beach; Drakensberg Sun Resort in the picturesque Cathkin Park area, Sabi River Sun, a 200-acre golf resort just 10km from the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga; and Pine Lake Resort on the banks of Lake Longmere in White River in Mpumalanga.

Tsogo Sun’s ongoing excellent track record of providing exceptional holidays backed up by its strong brand has been the key driver in timeshare owners since the inception of the concept in South Africa.

Bantry Bay International Vacation Resort owners will now gain added value through the range of benefits provided by Southern Sun Timeshare, including automatic membership of SunSwop, a premier holiday exchange service for Southern Sun Resort members, allowing them to exchange back into Tsogo Sun’s resorts, and through an affiliation agreement with RCI, access to 4 300 resorts around the world.

In addition, Bantry Bay timeshare owners are automatic members of SunSwop Choices, which offers access to a wider range of destinations and accommodation options through Tsogo Sun Hotels properties around South Africa, Africa, the Seychelles, and Middle East.

Kokkie Maree, Chairman of Bantry Bay Resort, is delighted to be joining the Tsogo Sun Hotels portfolio of Resort properties. “The process of selecting the perfect management partner to replace our longstanding contract with Ovland was scrupulously done with thorough assessment at every level, and careful attention to detail to ensure the best match possible for our owners. We know that Southern Sun Timeshare is going to have a positive impact on our owners and their holiday experiences – and we look forward to the next 10 years with the group.” He adds grateful thanks to Fred Jenkings and his team at Ovland for many years of excellent service.

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