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IVHE has partnered with Vast Travel Limited


IVHE is delighted to announce that we have partnered with Vast Travel Limited.

VAST is a brand new state-of-the-art technology platform aiming to simplify the exchange experience for its members. In addition, members will now benefit from a range of new features, improved availability and an enhanced selection of carefully curated homes, managed  residences, luxury hotels and experiences. 

VAST has agreed to welcome all exisiting IVHE members into the new VAST exchange ecosystem. All IVHE members should have received an email inviting you to create a profile, review your property's listing and confirm your VAST membership. If you have not received an invite, please contact us through the VAST website.

For any new membership requests, please navigate to www.intothevast.com. We look forward to providing you with an enhanced exchange experience and welcoming you into the VAST!

We are different - More than an ordinary home swap

Credit trades, Non- Simultaneous and Simultaneous Exchanges

You have a choice to do direct home exchange/swaps or use our unique credit system to make non-simultaneous home exchanges possible. Credits are built up every time other members stay in your property. You use your credits to choose from an exquisite selection of luxury villas, boutique hotels, city condos, ski apartments, chalets, safari game lodges, log cabins and even yachts all owned by IVHE Vacation Home Exchange members. We provide you year-round access to luxury vacation homes, all in prime travel destinations. Read more...

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Home Exchanges and Swaps with IVHE Makes Sense

  • Maximize your current investment - Trade empty periods at your property into luxury vacations for you and your family.
  • Personal service - Our trade coordinators team are there to look after you as a member and arrange your exclusive exchanges.
  • Non-simultaneous vacation home exchanges - The timing of your vacation is not guided by anyone else's time and it can be non-reciprocal, giving you more flexibility for your vacation plans.
  • Direct Exchanges, contact the owner to arrange a direct home swap securely via your member's area, no personal details what so ever are shared until you are ready to do so.
  • Security - NEW a 4 Star Verification. Know you are part of an exclusive member’s  community and that guests to your house are like-minded property owners. You have professional home exchange contracts, verification by a phone call, personal and property ID, plus an experienced exchangers.
  • Lots of options - Your luxury property can be used for exclusive vacation home exchanges with any size or type of property, using our versatile and fair credit system. You do not need to exchange on a like-for-like basis, giving you greater and more interesting choices.
  • Location - You can stay in any property within our global luxury home exchange network. IVHE's non-reciprocal trading gives you the freedom to choose your location without the ties of a direct home swap.

Read what our Home Exchange members say....

Join IVHE Vacation Home Exchange today and start exchanging/trading straight away!

Membership Benefits Compared Direct Exchange Plan Silver Credits Plan Platinum-Deluxe Plan

Save Thousands on Vacations

Avoid high accommodation cost, spend it on having fun!

Non-simultaneous Credit Exchanges

Benefit of flexible scheduling with more destinations.

Free Simultaneous Exchanges

Swap as many times as you like for free.

Unlimited Properties

No limit on the number of properties you can list.

Secure Member to Member Communication

Share only what you want with who you want.

4* Star Verification included Free

Phone verified members
ID verified members
Property verified members
Experienced exchangers

Exchange Agreement

Tailor our exchange agreement to suit your needs.

Personal Profiles

Get to know your hosts and guests.

Option of Over 50's Only

Trades and Exchanges with other members who are over the age of 50.

Travel Immediately

Participate in our unique Prime Time program and get credits to use from day one.


We Do It For You

You have a personal travel coordinator to find and organize your luxury home exchanges.

Credits Protection Program

Whatever life brings in the way of your vacation, your credits are protected.


Personal Travel Researcher

Looking for the best restaurants or things to see and do? Let our Travel researcher help you!

Top Up Credits

Ability to buy top up credits if you don't quite have enough.



Option of only receiving requests from ID verified home exchange members.

Listing Expert Team

Save time and let our member listing team set up your property for you.

Enhanced Photos

Let IVHE improve your pictures with photo editing. 

Membership pricing

$159 per year

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Featured Home Exchange Property: #0342: South Africa, Mpumalanga

"Game Lodge Home Exchange in a Private Game Reserve"

Those of a certain age may fondly recall Tarzan, King of the Jungle and the Saturday movie matinee. Though born to the manor, he was orphaned in the jungles of Africa and raised by a motherly gorilla. His was a primitive paradise. He lived off the land  in a treehouse with his chimpanzee companion, Cheeta. At dusk, they would sit on the treehouse terrace, share coconut milk and bananas, and watch the stunning sunset as the herd animals below became quiet and the predators began to stir. 

Although Tarzan would have an occasional run-in with a nasty crocodile or a rogue gorilla, he was friends with most of the animals; he spoke their language. If he was ever in a bind, he could summon them to his rescue with the clarion call of his famous Tarzan yell. His only serious conflicts came from poachers, hell bent on killing elephants, his friends, for their ivory tusks, and the incursions of Bwana Devils (white men) in search of native treasure. Of course, Tarzan would always beat them back and save the day. And Cheeta provided the closing levity with a Chimpanzee laugh and a sumersault.  Fade out.

Fiction though it may be, the idyllic life of Tarzan – communing with nature and coexisting peacefully with animals -- stirred the imagination of people of all ages; including the developers of Kudu Game Ranch, a private game ranch with eco-friendly homesites nested in the beautiful wooded mountains of the highveld in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. One of those homesites  is owned by IVHE home exchangers who invite you to share their unique African experience.  

This thatched roof game lodge offers the same spectacular views of the landscape and animals that Tarzan had, plus his freedom from the electronic addictions of modern life -– internet, wifi, television, DVD, VCR, CD player.  

Spend your days exploring the spectacular scenery of this 6,000 hectare farm, its two waterfalls, wetlands teeming with waterfowl, and two rivers well stocked with fish. Consider doing it on horseback. Rental horses are available and can be ridden among the game for a closer look than normal since they don’t see horses as a threat.

There are over 1,100 head of game on the farm including buffalo, white rhino, leopard, sable, giraffe, zebra, eland, hippo, crocodile and numerous other antelope species. Lions and elephants are not on the farm, but you will find them, and hundreds of other species, in Kruger National Park, the mother of all wildlife parks, an hour’s drive away.

Instead of watching TV in the evening, grill a steak on the outdoor braai (bbq) next to the house, enjoy it on a large open patio area or on the covered patio leading from the lounge. Then kick back with a beer or bottle of excellent South African wine and listen to the sounds of the African night under a sky of countless stars.

Civilization – the town of Lydenburg -- is just 12 kilometers away if you need to buy provisions, enjoy a nice dinner out, or shop for souvenirs.

This home is roughing it, but with a bit of style. It may just be the thing for getting back in touch with tranquility and your inner Tarzan.  Learn more details and see pictures by clicking the property # above.  If you own a vacation home and are not familiar with the International Vacation Home Exchange, explore this site further at ABOUT US and HOW IT WORKS