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Sudwala owners - Did you get e-mail regarding Crystal springs... Thoughts???

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We received this e-mail recently....

The developer at Sudwala Lodge has mandated us to make contact with you and offer you an incredible opportunity, this is why you have been approached to take advantage of this fantastic offer! You now have the option to become a proud owner at Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge – One of the most desirable resorts in South Africa – with new facilities and upgrades currently being undertaken.

As discussed, we would like to offer you the chance to become a proud owner at Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge. In turn you would cede your Sudwala shares and acquire Crystal Springs’ in its place.
I have matched your check-in dates as per your current week as well as your sleeper size, ensuring you gain in every aspect – where I am unable to match the sleeper size I have in fact given you a larger unit configuration at no cost to yourself. The cost that you’ll be liable for is a nominal amount of R500, payable in order for us to execute the transfer for you. (Please see the attached Agreement).

You will receive the benefits of ‘moving’ to a much better/higher quality resort with all of the added amenities the resort has to offer!

I have attached a basic document highlighting some of the differences and benefits you’ll get to enjoy at Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge. As well as the higher ranking value that RCI offers should you choose to bank your week and enjoy holidays elsewhere. This alone is a huge benefit available to yourself, not to mention the enormous differences in the unit layout (floor space).

With such a fantastic offer on the table I am excited to hear back from you in this regard, please contact me should you have any further questions.
https://www.crystalsprings.co.za/

Johan Strydom
On behalf of,
 

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Have not received any such offer myself. Any idea why they are trying to move you out of Sudwala ?
 

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No. I e-mailed Sudwala and here was there response. I am guessing it has something to do with VRS who manages them both. I have not reached out to Crystal Springs for more information.

Thank you for your email received.
Please note should you have any queries with regards to the below email received from Tri-Vision, please direct the queries directly to them as they have the all information.
VRS also manage Crystal Springs, and the resort is very beautiful, and in the same region as Sudwala, they have different units and the outdoor environment is a little different than Sudwala Lodge.

Have a wonderful day.
Kind Regards,
Chirene Smith
 

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I received an offer also. Has anyone received a response from VRS?
 

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I have not received an offer from Sudwala and we own 2 weeks - both peak
 

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Received my offer today. I checked RCI.com for TPUs and Crystal Springs would only get 1 more TPU than Sudwala and there is a $500 fee to convert and the MF is higher at Crystal Springs.

I'm not seeing any reason why to switch.
 

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Received my offer today. I checked RCI.com for TPUs and Crystal Springs would only get 1 more TPU than Sudwala and there is a $500 fee to convert and the MF is higher at Crystal Springs.

I'm not seeing any reason why to switch.
I also received the offer - I think the cost was 500 rand. That is less than $75 U.S., so not too big an issue if better TPU. I'm trying to figure out exactly what type of unit and tier my two Sudwalla units would fall into so I can decide whether this might make sense.
 

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Oops. You are correct. But still a pricey TPU. And higher MF. Does anyone know why they are doing it ? Trying to convert Sudwala to something else ?
 

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Oops. You are correct. But still a pricey TPU. And higher MF. Does anyone know why they are doing it ? Trying to convert Sudwala to something else ?
I noticed that there was something about refurbishment - wondering if there was (or might be) a special assessment to pay for the upgrades. I know that when Sudwalla did this a number of owners walked away. Would not want to purchase and then find out about and additional cost for the unpaid special assessment, so until this becomes clearer I will hold off on any decision.
 

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We received this e-mail recently....
I am wondering about the relative trade value of the Crystal Springs resort. In the literature that came with the email it showed relative trading value, but it was not in weeks - not certain if the numbers they are showing are for RCI points or is the internal value on the trading club they used to try to rope you into when dealing with SA timeshares.

Does anyone know offhand what the "points" they are showing mean, and can it still trade in RCI weeks?
 

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I'd hold tight until I received an explanation for this "incredible opportunity", "fantastic offer" they are proposing...

George
 

jkb

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Got the email a while back. Sudwala has served us well as is & I see no reason to change things now. Don't fix it if it ain't broke.
 
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