How does it work?

  1. Participating establishments pay 10% of every booking they receive into the free accommodation fund.
  2. This fund is used to pay for free accommodation for guests at any participating establishment.
  3. On average, 1 in 10 guests booking at participating establishments will receive a free booking. All bookings between R1 and R100,000 are eligible and have an equal chance. (Due to people not claiming their free stay, your chances are actually 1 in 7)

Top Establishments

Free Accommodation Winners


Toverberg Guest Houses

Toverberg Guest Houses in Colesberg has had 37 Free Accommodation winners


Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage in Gariep Dam has had 31 Free Accommodation winners

Most money given away in our Free Accommodation Program

Abalone Lodges


Abalone Lodges in Knysna has given out R75,208.10 to Free Accommodation winners.

Mountain Rise


Mountain Rise in Hout Bay has given out R60,278.54 to Free Accommodation winners.

Valley Heights


Valley Heights in Kenilworth has given out R49,684.40 to Free Accommodation winners.

Acorn Tree


Acorn Tree in Newlands (CPT) has given out R46,008.20 to Free Accommodation winners.

Free Accommodation Hall of Fame

Biggest Win to date

Free Accommodation Winner

Christine Prevost won Free Accommodation worth

R46,269.75 at Ithemba

22 March 2012

“What a wonderful surprise. We never really believed we would be a winner when we placed this booking through Sleeping-OUT, especially when the value was so high. We are over the moon. We'll be making all our future bookings on Sleeping-OUT."

Most money won through Free Accommodation


Free Accommodation Winner

Christine Prevost has won Free Accommodation worth


Latest win was worth R46,269.75 at Ithemba

22 March 2012


Free Accommodation Winner

Alexander Ferrein has won Free Accommodation worth


Latest win was worth R41,300.00 at Acorn Tree

17 March 2016


Free Accommodation Winner

Norman Freese has won Free Accommodation worth


Latest win was worth R30,810.00 at Valley Heights

26 November 2015

Most Free Accommodation Wins


Free Accommodation Winner

Louise Cloete has won Free Accommodation 26 times

Latest win was worth R1,672.00 at Sun River Kalahari Lodge

12 November 2018


Free Accommodation Winner

Hock Gerd has won Free Accommodation 4 times

Latest win was worth R1,140.00 at Green Valley Lodge

3 September 2015


Free Accommodation Winner

Magda Van Staden has won Free Accommodation 3 times

Latest win was worth R1,150.00 at George Lodge International

18 December 2017

Biggest Winner This Year

Free Accommodation Winner

Stephan Gensicke won Free Accommodation worth

R14,200.00 at Ngoye Lodge

26 April 2018

Wow, this would be amazing. Looking forward to coming back to South Africa! How incredible to win, this is the first time in my lifetime that I won!!!!!

Biggest Winner This Month

Free Accommodation Winner

Louise Cloete won Free Accommodation worth

R1,672.00 at Sun River Kalahari Lodge

12 November 2018

WOWSERS! Thank you, Sleeping-OUT, for your FA Program initiative! SO exciting to win one's accommodation back and I am indeed grateful. Thank you, Sun River Kalahari Lodge, for your participation.