Currently Airbnb is seeking for exclusive local experiences to lure international guests.
The Johannesburg experience comprises packing mean punches with the Coach Claude Maphosa and his team, popularly known as the ‘boxing grannies’ who are always ready to stay healthy and fit.
When guests meet them for a morning session, each guest would be paired with a granny who would be his partner for the training.
The experience is R250 per person. Maphosa said that the training would conclude with some soft drinks and feedback on how the session went. About 30 experiences have been registered on the website of Airbnb for Johannesburg.
The company is calling for other provinces to join in the network.
An authentic Johannesburg walk is R400 per person, checking out the city on skateboards is R300 per individual and several more exciting activities. In the city of Cape Town one can also do exciting things like cleaning up the beach, indulging in beach yoga and walking with penguins.
Velma Corcoran who is the country manager for Airbnb South Africa said that the expansion of experiences across all of South Africa would go a long way in boosting tourism outside of city centers by drawing more people to rural and regional areas.
Velma went on to assert that this is also a fantastic way for visitors and locals to experience parts of South Africa that they would otherwise miss had it not been for these Experiences led by passionate locals.
Experiences are activities that are led by local hosts‚ highlighting their interests and perspectives as well as unique places.