How RCI® works

By purchasing timeshare, you purchase a holiday at a particular resort with an assigned time/week(s), each year. Your ownership also allows you the opportunity to be part of RCI® and enjoy more flexibility and variety. By Spacebanking your holiday ownership you will receive trading points that you can use to exchange for different resort(s). This allows you to enjoy more holidays, to travel to different destinations (locally and internationally) and at a different times of the year.

There are two types of holiday ownership:

Conventional ownership

This is when you purchase a unit in a timeshare resort for a specific week. This week is either fixed or floating. A fixed week means the unit is yours to use during the same week each year. A floating week means that you own a specific unit in a specific resort but you’ve bought an event or holiday that may not necessarily fall within the same date range each year e.g. Easter weekend or The Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City.

Club ownership

This is when you have purchased holiday points from a holiday club. This provides you with ‘currency’ to buy holidays from a pool of timeshare accommodation. Many reputable clubs are affiliated to RCI®, allowing them to enhance their holiday offering by offering international and a wider selection of local destinations to their members.

Combined with an RCI® membership, either of these holiday ownership types will give you access to approximately 5 000* resorts in over 101 countries, allowing you more choice and flexibility without feeling the full impact of the exchange rate.

Holiday ownership gives you the opportunity to fix your future holiday accommodation at today’s prices.

As an RCI® member, you have a choice between two membership types:

Premier membership

As an RCI® Premier member your banking or credit card details will be stored securely on your membership file, you will save on your annual renewal fees and your membership will be automatically renewed each year until you tell us otherwise. RCI® uses the latest Extended Validation SSL certification with 256 bit encryption to ensure your information is safely and securely stored.

Standard membership

As an RCI® Standard member your annual RCI® membership is not automatically renewed and you do not qualify for membership savings. You will need to manually renew your RCI® membership on an annual basis to ensure your RCI® membership remains active.

Before purchasing timeshare, (points or conventional), ensure the company/developer you buy from is a member of VOASA (Vacation Ownership Association of South Africa).

* Subject to availability based on a like-for-like holiday exchange principle.