DSTV Changes, Expensive Cape Town, Unhassle A Guest House — Issue #29

Johan Horak @AgencyCapeHolidays
3 min readMar 20, 2022

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Let’s discuss DSTV as an amenity, and then an interesting read on how expensive Cape Town property is vs the world? It surprised me to read this comparison.

Last, we just converted a fancy guest house into an Airbnb. This is a long tutorial dedicated to frustrated guesthouse owners who need a change. Note: To qualify, the owner must be willing, and the guesthouse immaculate.

What We Suggest Going Forward With DSTV At Self Catering Accommodation

A DSTV account is a way to add value to guests’ stays. But the ultimate full streaming package is between R700 and R900 per month. Should you continue with it?

To have DSTV there is no longer a need for a dish or decoder. Just provide the means to stream DSTV and Netflix. All you need is a clever TV or Android box or similar and proper (high speed uncapped) Internet.

Add the DSTV and Netflix app. And allow guests to use these with their own account details.

I believe this is fair. Most South Africans have these accounts. And they have no issue with this arrangement. The issue may be foreigners who want to watch DSTV Sport.

Personally, I suggest owners don’t invest in any DSTV packages. We just list it, saying DSTV is available using their own accounts.

If guests don’t have such an account, we create a DSTV account, pay the fee for a month and cancel.

The guest gets charged accordingly. And we cancel (anytime) when they depart. At zero cost to the owner.

Read more below on DSTV

How Expensive Is Cape Town Property?

Cape Town property is the 19th most expensive place in the world, at 219.5 square meters for every $1 million spent (Knight Frank Prime Residential Index). Compare this to first ranked Monaco at 14.6 square meters per $1 million. Read the Singapore article below to compare the top 20 in the world.

DStv moves to end password sharing on its streaming service — TechCentraltechcentral.co.za
MultiChoice Group is moving to end the practice of password sharing on its DStv Now streaming service.

Get DStv Streamingwww.dstv.co.za
Stream the best DStv has to offer with a package to suit your needs, whether it’s Sports, Series, Movies, Reality or something for the kids we’ve got you covered.

See How Cape Town Compares To Singapore And Other World Cities As The Most Expensive Places In The World To Buy Prime Property, cnaluxury.channelnewsasia.com
Singapore ranks in fifth place in Knight Frank’s list of the most expensive cities to buy property, with US$1 million buying 35.4 sq m of prime property.

Discover The Ultimate 5 Step Unhassle Tutorial To Simplify: How To Convert Your GuestHouse Into Airbnb Self Catering Accommodation | Cape Town Airbnb Management Agencyagency.capeholidays.info
How to convert your guesthouse into Airbnb self catering. We discuss guest houses, bed and breakfasts. The pros and cons.



Johan Horak @AgencyCapeHolidays

Johan Horak is an experience creator at short term rental agency Agency.CapeHolidays.info in Simonstown Cape Town