good idea son godin but then wouldn't we all be booking larger more comfortable units or guest houses, just because we could??
You can still have a base rate to avoid that, e.g. base rate for 2 bed unit will 1 person, 3-bed unit 2 persons and 4 bed unit 3 persons. At the moment most base rates are 2 persons and higher for the guest house. If they can start off with a base rate of 1 person for the smaller 2-bed room units it will help a lot.
When you charge per person with a surcharge for single it will be the owner, in this case SANParks, that will benefit.
Lets look at the current fees and take the 3 bed bungalow as an example: Currently R1020 for 2 people and R1230 for 3 people. If the rates are per person at R510, the park can get R1530 when fully book, and the normal R1020 as base rate for 2 people.
In the case of a 2-bed unit the amount is also R1020. Make the single rate at 30 % more and ask R663 if a single person book. Yes they will lose R357 when a single person book, but gain R300 for the 3 bed unit. It just make sense to charge per person and to avoid people booking large units protect yourself by adding a surcharge to a single booking and relevant base rate.
The current tariffs are fine, but only benefitting those that can get a unit for the number of people.
If you divide by the max number of people allowed you pay the following per person:
Family unit : R432 pp for 4 people
3-Bed unit: R420 pp for 3 people
2-Bed unit: R510 pp for 2 people
2 x 2-Bed unit: R689 pp for 3 people
2-Bed unit single: R1020
At the moment the per person rate for similar type of accommodation (not size) varies between R420 to R1020. Its only fair if you can get the lowest rate, but very often you cannot and end up with a higher bill and still occupies a bed per person.