For many years, owning a timeshare in South Africa was a great way for many RCI members to ensure themselves of great trades, even if they never got around to visiting the actual timeshare that they owned. I have heard some rumors lately that SA timeshares don’t quite hold the trading power that the used to, but I’m finding that with the new “trading power” system that is now in place for RCI Weeks memberships, there are still tons of resorts with exchange trading power in the 20s. For example, the Sun City Vacation Club located in the North West Province has a trading power between 21-25 depending on dates and size of unit.
Another great advantage of RCI South Africa timeshares is that many of these resorts are located in great places to visit, such as Cape Town with its beautiful beaches, Johannesburg for casino excitement at Sun City, and there are many resorts located near Kruger National Park which would make a great base for exploring both Kruger NP and the Selati Game Reserve . Both areas are renowned for their abundant wildlife and you will be able to take safaris into the parks.
Cape Town Resorts
Some of the popular Cape Town resorts include The Place on the Bay, a beachfront resort located in the suburb of Camps Bay. It’s only about 10 minutes from downtown Cape Town and it has an amazing beach and great views of the Twelve Apostles.
You can also stay on the Peninsula at The Peninsula Resort with its great views of the Atlantic Ocean and you are no more than five minutes from great shopping at the Waterfront district.
Kruger National Park Resorts
Try the Kruger Park Lodge for amazing scenery and lots of great outdoor attractions and their 9 hole golf course. Kruger National Park is less than 30 miles away and the Elephant Sanctuary is close by as well. Accommodation at the Kruger Park Lodge is in thatched roof cottages so you will have plenty of privacy and room to spread out.
Or spend time with the hippos at the Sabi River Sun Lifestyle Resort. A short stroll from your chalet will bring you to a great spot for watching the Hippos, or you can play golf at the Sabi River Sun 18-hole golf course. Again, you also have great access to Kruger National Park.
Timeshare Resales South Africa
Another great thing about South Africa timeshares is that they also tend to be very inexpensive to buy and routinely have low maintenance fees compared to what you would pay for a timeshare located in someplace like Florida. Right now, I don’t see many listings for timeshares for sale in South Africa on Ebay, so you may need to check out some other options, such as Red Week or buying from a timeshare dealer who specializes in South Africa. This may be your best bet if you will be buying a resort before visiting it, as a professional can offer you advice on the best property for your needs.