UMHLANGA SANDS RESORT

 

Decemeber Rentals:

 

 Week 49:

06 December - 13 December 2014

4 sleeper for R 16 700

6 sleeper for R 22 700

 

Week 50:

13 December - 20 December 2014

4 sleeper for R 21 200

6 sleeper for R 27 300

 

*Subject to Availability *Updated 01/08/14


 

FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Timeshare?
Do I have to spend my holiday in the same place and at the same time every year?
What is Sunswop and how does it benefit me?
Which resorts are under the "Southern Sun Timeshare Resorts" Umbrella?
What other options do I have when owning at Umhlanga Sands and Sabi River Sun?
What guarantee do I have that my Timeshare ownership is secure?
What do I need to know about levies?
How do I go about owning timeshare at Umhlanga Sands and Sabi River Sun ?
How do I find out when my child's school holidays are?

(A) What is Timeshare?

Timeshare is shared holiday ownership with flexibility! Timeshare enables you to buy a share in a Share Block Company that leases or owns a resort property. This ownership gives you the right to occupy a specific room or chalet for one or more weeks each year. You specify the resort and time of year. You also have full access to all the amenities and service facilities offered at the resort you have chosen to own at.

Purchasing Timeshare affords you an unforgettable holiday each year at today’s prices. Your Timeshare purchase is for life and my be bequeathed to your heirs. Your initial investment is a once off purchase cost which will grow with the demand of the resort and the growth will be determined by the demand of the week and unit at the time you sell it.

Conventional timeshare entitles you to the use of a specific room for one or more weeks each year at a time convenient to yourself.

Essentially, timeshare enables you to secure your future holidays at excellent value. Should you wish to own a week press here

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(A) Do I have to spend my holiday in the same place and at the same time every year?

Not unless you choose to do so - and you probably won't once you discover how many exciting holiday options await you both in South Africa and abroad. Our exchange plan allows you to swop the holiday period you bought for another period at another Resort of equal value. To keep the exchange equitable, the Seasons, Size and Grading of resorts is taken into account. So in addition to your automatic SunSwop membership, your shares can be converted to points for the year you deposit your week, to determine the trading value.  Points (trading power) are allocated, which are then used as your currency to exchange – please consult SunSwop for more information.

The weeks of the year have been divided into Seasons. Each Season is given a colour coding on the SunSwop chart:

Peak is based on government school holidays.  Peaks are divided again into peak 1,2,3 and 4. Depending on the holiday and demand.

Red is based on periods of high demand, e.g. private school holidays, public holidays.  White is based on periods of average demand.

Blue for periods of lower demand.

Fair Exchange also takes note of the Size of each room, suite or chalet, based on the number of guests the suite accommodates. Here again, your request may be for a unit, which is equal or smaller in size to the timeshare you own.

Grading of resorts is also considered when allocating the trading value of the shares. Gold Crown Status being the highest, then Silver Crown Status, (also knows as R.I.D status) then Standard status.

The introduction of 'Trading Power' now enables timesharers to exchange on a weekly, daily or split week basis, with the added advantage of being able to trade across seasons, and unit size! Using this conversion process to trading value/points you can see at a glance which exchange weeks fall into the same category as those your own; you may then request your exchange holiday at a band falling within the same point band or within any band lower than your own. Left over trading points remain yours to use within a 3 year period.

This exchange process is known as Space Banking and Exchange Requests.  Click here to learn more about SunSwop

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(A) What is SunSwop and how does it benefit me?

SunSwop is an exclusive, private exchange facility developed by Southern Sun. All Southern Sun timeshare owners gain automatic membership to SunSwop and are in the best position to take advantage of our preferential exchanges and reduced exchange fees to other Southern Sun Resorts. This however, is not limited to Southern Sun. As a SunSwop member, you are also entitled to request exchanges in the (SA resorts - See PDF Below) South Africa or Overseas, from a choice of over 3700 affiliated resorts worldwide!

View or download a list of SA resorts here

 

 

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(A) Which resorts are under the "Southern Sun Timeshare Resorts" Umbrella?

Southern Sun have some of the most desirable vacation spots in the country, offering a variety of exciting holiday options. They include the two seaside resorts, Umhlanga Sands and Cabana Beach on the north coast KwaZulu Natal, Sabie River Sun and Pine Lake Sun Country Estate in Mpumalanga, Drakensberg Sun and the spectacular Beacon Island Resort in Plettenberg Bay.

View or download the list of Southern Sun Resorts here

 

 

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(A) What other options do I have when owning at Umhlanga Sands or Sabi River Sun?   (Exchanges/Rentals)

EXCHANGES:
If you are unable to use your week, you may accrue space-banked weeks for a maximum period of three years, enabling you to enjoy a future extended holiday. For ultimate flexibility, you may even borrow time from the year ahead. If you choose to accrue and/or borrow time, call Sunswop to make the necessary arrangements on your behalf.

RENTALS:
Umhlanga Sands Resort and Sabi River Sun offer you another option. An exclusive Rental Division. If you are unable to use your time at Umhlanga Sands Resort or Sabi River Sun Resort  and do not wish to space-bank it, you may place it into the Sales and Rental Division to let out on your behalf to casual guests. If you choose this option simply contact us through this site here.

The Sales and Rental Office is based at the Resort itself and is the only exclusive Accredited Agency to manage the sales and rentals on behalf of the resort owners.  To find out more press here

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(A) What guarantee do I have that my Timeshare ownership is secure?

Your Share Block Company is run by a Board of Directors elected by your fellow shareholders.  Directors are bound by the Companies Act and Share Blocks Control Act to report to the shareholders every year.  In addition the company is audited annually by one of the “Big 4” auditing firms and managed by the Southern Sun Group, who have many years of experience as pioneers of the South African Timeshare Industry. Umhlanga Sands Resort was the first Resort to convert to Timeshare in South Africa 24 years ago.

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(A) What do I need to know about levies?

Levies are raised to cover the operating costs of your resort and to maintain and protect the assets of shareholders. We spend them on exactly the same day-to-day maintenance and improvement projects that you would undertake to protect the value of your own home. We also try to build up a replacement reserve (of cash), to ensure that we not only maintain the standards of quality, luxury, amenities and service but to improve them in the long run.   Directors approve the levies on an annual basis for each Share Block Company Shareholders receive a copy of the Annual Financial Statements of the Company each year, which reflects the financial situation of the Company. 

You must pay your levy once a year for each unit you own, regardless of whether you have space-banked your unit for accrual or exchange, placed it in the Resort rental pool or entered into a private arrangement. Your levy statement will be mailed to you five months before the beginning of the period you own and the amount should be paid three months before occupation.

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(A) How do I go about owning timeshare at Umhlanga Sands Resort or Sabi River Sun Resort?

The Umhlanga Sands Resort  Sales and Rental office also offers you the option of purchasing your holiday of a lifetime at affordable prices. Umhlanga Sands Resort and Sabi River Sun Resort ownership is in perpetuity and is an investment in your future holidays. If you choose this option simply contact us through this site here.

 

(A) How do I find out when my child's school holidays are?

That's easy!! Take a look at our CALENDAR page right here

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The Sales and Rental Office is based at the Umhlanga Sands Resort itself and is the only accredited agency to manage the sales and rentals on behalf of the resort owners.