In an effort to encourage local travel and fuel the guttering tourism industry, dk villas has extended its “keep LOCAL alive” special, which is valid for travel until next year, 30th September 2021. This is in addition to the special discounts, cancellation policy amendment, and impeccable safety standards the luxury apartment company is offering guests, all in an effort to keep South Africa’s tourism industries burning brightly!
New temporary cancellation policy
We’re living in an era in which one can safely expect the unexpected, and because of that, trip cancellation is an unfortunate possibility. This pretty much sums up the conundrum South Africans face at the moment: we want to travel and we want to support local tourism and businesses…but how can we shoulder the risk of losing our deposits or even full payments on a “staycation” when we’re all feeling the pinch of the current economic downturn?
Dk villas solution to this conundrum is a cancellation policy amendment that offers a full refund for bookings at any of the company’s three luxury properties in the event that the government reinstates a level 3 or 4 lockdown and guests have to cancel their stays.
“Our goal is to protect our guests,” explains Petra de Kock, co-founder and owner of dk villas (and the genius behind every apartment’s sublime interior design). “We don’t think it’s fair that guests should lose out because of COVID-19. At the same time, we want to encourage local travel, and so we amended our cancellation policy to do that.”
Dk villas’ new temporary cancellation policy is designed to protect guests (and their 50% deposits) from the unexpected, which means that they can confidently book their holidays risk-free, knowing that even if the country returns to lockdown, they’ll get their money back.
Impeccable sanitation and WTTC Safe Travels accreditation
Another way in which dk villas is keeping its guests safe is by adhering to all the COVID-19 guidelines laid out by the local and global health authorities. And thoroughly sanitizing every square inch of each apartment before guest arrival is just one (very important) aspect of the job!
“We’ve always maintained very high standards for hygiene,” says Johann de Kock, co-founder and owner of dk villas, loving husband to Petra, and self-confessed perfectionist. “When we travel, we expect to find everything 100% clean and in perfect working order and so we maintain these standards in our own properties. Now, however, we’ve taken sanitation to obsessive levels to keep our guests safe and healthy.”
To echo these sentiments, dk villas was recently accredited by the WTTC Safe Travels, which was launched by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) earlier this year in response to the pandemic. This, the world’s first ever-global safety and hygiene stamp, allows travellers to recognise governments and businesses not only in South Africa but also around the world that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols…all in the name of safe travel.
Staycation discounts at dk villas
And last, but by no means least, dk villas is offering a 20% discount off any stay that is a minimum of two nights AND a pay-for-four-nights-get-one-FREE package. These specials are available for all three of dk villas beautiful properties:
- Dk villas at The Boardwalk: A two-bedroom, two-bathroom guest apartment on Hout Bay’s Victoria Road, right in the thick of the action.
- Dk villas at Harbour View: A three-bedroom, two-bathroom guest apartment on Hout Bay’s Main Road with stunning ocean views.
- Dk villas at Skilliepark: A two-bedroom, two-bathroom beach cottage in the quiet West Coast town of Dwarskersbos, a stone’s throw from the beach.
“We’re offering these specials for as long as we can—and they are valid for travel booked for anytime between now and next year, 30th September 2021,” says Petra. “So we encourage locals to make their booking while the offers stand!”
What are you waiting for?
After one of the hardest, most traumatizing years humanity has faced in its entire history, who couldn’t use a little “staycation”…to get away from the sameness of our homes and steep ourselves in luxurious surroundings, gorgeous views, and delicious bubbly? Now, with an amended cancellation policy that protects your wallet and #safetravels certification by the WTTC that protects your health, dk villas is giving South Africans every reason to keep local alive!
(Dk villas’ cancellation policy is valid for travel before 1st October 2021. Guests may be liable to pay agency cancellation fees if they booked through third parties like Airbnb, Lekkerslaap, and Booking.com.)