Danie Toerien
2 minute read
8 Dec 2020
5:20 am

In future, I want the privacy of a hotel room

Danie Toerien

Airbnb can work. But I have also had the misfortune of renting a beach apartment from a man who was probably the head of a boys’ school res in a previous life.

Airbnb. Picture: John MacDougall / AFP

Every holiday sees a new group of intrepid travellers join the wonderful world of Airbnb, and this December will be no different. For those of you trying this for the first time, good luck. You might become a fan and enjoy the benefits of this sort of accommodation for life. I have been lucky with a number of absolutely wonderful experiences, thanks to Airbnb. But I have also had the misfortune of renting a beach apartment from a man who was probably the head of a boys’ school res in a previous life. For starters, the three-bedroom apartment was effectively...