Scamming 101

For those booking holiday accommodations – be careful of possible scams.


Sad week that past.

Our family was desperately searching for holiday accommodation for the upcoming Christmas season. We settled on the beautiful Garden Route nestled in the Eastern Cape. So the search commenced.

Spending hours trying to filter “available” places in popular towns like George, Mosselbay, Hartenbos and the likes, I put “available” in quotations because of websites saying a place is available only to find on the last step of booking that in fact it isn’t, Sigh.

I managed to find a company that sources holiday homes and spoke to a nice lady by the name of Carene. She was extremely helpful and advised that we left it a bit late and that most, if not all, holiday places will be fully booked and usually are a year in advance. Needless to say, she said she would do her best to locate something for us.

Later that day I…

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