Terms & Conditions of Advertising
For the protection of all advertisers on the SA-Venues.com sites we limit the number of advertisers in each area so waiting lists sometimes apply. We cannot guarantee that we will accept all advertising requests. We require a completed application form in order to assess whether we are able to add your property or if a waiting list applies.
No Booking Agents
SA-Venues.com does not advertise on behalf of accommodation booking agencies, holiday letting agents or any body that makes bookings on behalf of an establishment for a fee. This includes management companies who let out flats on behalf of owners and private individuals who market properties for holiday letting which they themselves, do not own.
Only One Establishment per Advertisement
SA-Venues.com will not accept more than one establishment/ property per advertisement. If you wish to advertise more than one establishment/ property and your establishments are on the same property/ erf, you may advertise them on the same page. If they are on separate properties you need to complete application forms for each of your properties.
Multiple Properties in the Same Town or Suburb
If you own more than one establishment in the same town/ suburb, you need to advertise each property you own separately. (We might not be able to accept all your properties but we insist on full disclosure - please be up-front with us). Any advertiser found to be using the enquiries from a listed establishment on our site to fill another, unlisted establishment (without having discussed this with us beforehand), will have their ad removed immediately - no questions, no refunds. Please play fair.
Memberships & Accreditation
We require all Accommodation Establishments to be members of, affiliated with or accredited by one of the Regional or National Tourism Bureau, Tourism Associations or Accommodation Associations. Alternatively you may be listed if you have an active TripAdvisor page. (See our list of accepted memberships in our FAQ - Accepted Memberships & Accreditations.)
Still stuck because you want to advertise but don’t meet these requirements? Then speak to us, we’re here to help you get listed on the most visited South African Travel site available.
Travel and Tour Operators:
We require Tour Operators to be members of or accredited by SATSA, THETA or FGASA.
Wedding Organisers and Service Providers:
Preference will be given to members of SAACI, WAHASA or PRISA.
Please note that we will not list properties under ANY name other than your registered business name (as registered with your chosen accreditation association). (Listings are randomised, so there is NO advantage in re-naming your venue to 'A1 Your Name', or '101 Your Name').
Providing Accurate Information
SA-Venues.com strives to provide the public with Accurate, up-to-date information. Advertisers are obliged to inform us of any important changes that take place at their establishments including changes to grading, rates, services available etc.
NB: Please note that we will not list properties in areas/suburbs they are not located in, we will not list properties under categories that are not relevant to the accommodation provided and your registered business name must be used (as registered with your chosen accreditation association).
Updates & Special Offers
Updates to your advertisement/listing are done free of charge (within reason). All updates must be submitted to us in writing, no telephonic updates are accepted. Full details on how to submit updates and special offers are always available at Submit Updates.
Change of ownership
Should you sell your establishment whilst you are a member of/advertiser on the SA-Venues.com Network of sites it is part of our terms and conditions that you notify us to this effect. (Preferably in writing either via e-mail or by fax). The new owner will be required to complete a new application and confirm that they have read and agree to our Terms & Conditions of Advertising.
Invoices & Payment
The annual advertising fee is payable on invoice. The invoices are e-mailed to you on completion of your advertisement and are payable on presentation. Should it be necessary for us to take legal action due to non-payment of your account, you will be responsible for all legal fees incurred.
Your advertisement is valid for one full year from the date your advertisement is live on the SA-Venues.com sites. Approximately 2 weeks prior to your advertisement expiring you will be sent an e-mail advising that your advertisement is due for renewal. You may then cancel or renew the advertisement. It is part of our terms and conditions that you advise us if you wish to cancel. Failure to notify us of your intent to cancel amounts to a tacit renewal, in which event fees for the following year become due and enforceable.
Early cancellations are not eligible for any refund and advertisements can not be "changed" from one property / company to another property / company during the advertising period, nor can advertisements be "put on hold" and then re-instated again at a later time.
Web site Links
We do not link to any external web sites from our advertisers' pages nor do we display web site addresses.
If you have German text your Advertisement can include a 'German Mirror' page (see example of a venue with German and English pages by clicking here). There is a additional setup fee (once off) to create the German page and translations can be arranged at a reasonable rate - please request a quote.
Copyright and ownership
SA-Venues.com reserves the right to make changes, as and when they are deemed necessary, to any and all pages on the SA-Venues.com web site (and the network of sites within the brand). This includes but is not limited to design layouts, search methods, content, all coding etc.
No materials used on the SA-Venues.com network of sites may be uplifted for use in other publications. (Both online or offline). These materials include logos created by ourselves, the site layouts and design, scanned and/or resized photographic materials and all html coding. Permission may not under any circumstances be given to webmasters of other web sites to uplift photographs or materials from our sites. Please be aware that this practice is illegal and we will take action against anyone who uplifts content from our sites without express, written permission from ourselves. (Permission will not be unreasonably withheld provided we are consulted beforehand).
Accepting the Terms and Conditions:
By accepting these Terms and Conditions and by paying for advertising on SA-Venues.com, the advertiser/owner grants SA-Venues.com license to use the copy and the photographs on its web site. SA-Venues.com is not responsible for any infringement of copyright laws resulting from material supplied by the Advertiser and the Advertiser indemnifies SA-Venues.com against any action brought for breach of copyright or other rights from the use of such material supplied by the advertiser.
SA-Venues.com shall be entitled to reproduce part or whole of any photographic material supplied by the advertiser in the promotion of either the Advertiser’s property or the promotion of South Africa as a Tourist Destination for the greater good of all advertisers on the site and the Tourism Industry in general. (Specific requests for non-inclusion will be respected).
Please Note that we do business with our clients under these Terms and Conditions. We are not bound by conditions or instructions by advertisers which conflict with these Terms and Conditions.
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