Guest payments in South Africa when EFT bank transfer is the only option
Are there any South African hosts of self-catering accommodation who don't reside near the property? How do you receive payment from guests?
I am in this situation and am unable to receive payment in cash at the property or using credit cards.
The only option is therefore payment via EFT. Immediately after receiving a booking, I request payment of a 50% deposit by EFT within 48h. Every guest (except 1) never replied and I ended up having to cancel their bookings. A pity given that I received about 10 bookings in my first month on booking.com, but they all ended up being cancelled.
Does anyone have a practical solution to adopt until booking.com can actually accept online payments in South Africa at the time of booking?