Prokard Explorer Benefits Programme – Terms & Conditions

Your participation in Prokard Explorer will be governed by the Terms & Conditions set out below. These Terms & Conditions are binding and enforceable against every Prokard Explorer Member (“Member”, “you” or “your”).
The reference to “Protea Hotels” in these Terms & Conditions is to all “Participating Hotels” referred to below and where relevant, the relevant entity forming part of the Marriott group of companies that manages and administers Prokard Explorer.
If you have any questions in relation to these Terms & Conditions please call +27 21 430 5000 or visit

Prokard Explorer is a marketing program of Protea Hotels offering benefits and privileges to Members (“Prokard Explorer Benefits”) in relation to accommodation and meals at various Protea Hotels and African Pride and selected Protea Hotels and African Pride Hotels outside of South Africa (“Participating Hotel(s)”). Prokard Explorer is the successor programme to “Prokard”.

Prokard Explorer Benefits are applicable at Participating Hotels only. Prokard Explorer Benefits are not available at any hotel that leaves the Protea Hotel or African Pride portfolio. A full guide to all Participating Hotels and all Protea Hotels and African Pride Hotels and associated restaurants is available on our Restaurant Guide.

Protea Hotels does not guarantee that any or all of the Prokard Explorer Benefits will be available at Participating Hotels at all times. Protea Hotels and Prokard Explorer reserve the right to change, modify, limit or cancel any of the Prokard Explorer Benefits at any time. This may include increasing or decreasing any requirements for a reward, changing the value of rewards or limiting the availability of rewards, and changing Prokard Explorer partners. Please note that restrictions and conditions may be applicable to Participating Hotels outside of South Africa as set out below.

Any individual over 18 years may join Prokard Explorer by paying an annual membership fee.
Prokard Explorer Benefits are only available for as long as you remain a fully paid up member of Prokard Explorer. When your Prokard Explorer membership terminates for any reason and you do not renew your Prokard Explorer membership, all Prokard Explorer Benefits also terminate.
Prokard Explorer Benefits are non-transferable.

Your Prokard Explorer membership entitles you to accommodation & dining benefits as set out below:

Discounted Accommodation Rates
10% discount off the best available rate at all Participating Hotels, including during peak season
5% discount off special offers advertised on at all Participating Hotels

Dining Benefits
Your Prokard Explorer membership entitles you to dining discounts for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at certain restaurants at selected Participating Hotels, whether you are a resident in the hotel or simply visiting for a meal. For a full guide to all participating restaurants please visit our Restaurant Guide.

You will receive:
25% discount off your food bill when you dine alone
50% discount off your food bill when 2 people dine
33% off your food bill when 3 people dine
25% off your food bill when 4 to 12 people dine

Only 1 Prokard Explorer membership may be used per table or per reservation
The Prokard Explorer membership card must be presented on arrival at the restaurant
The dining discount does not apply to any beverages and only applies to the main course of the menu in the hotel’s main restaurant (and excludes any terrace, pool or bar menu)
The dining discount does not apply on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or for other special events, promotions, room service or in conjunction with rates inclusive of meals
The dining discount is not applicable to room service

Read more regarding child accommodation & dining policy

Prokard Explorer Benefits are subject to the standard terms and conditions and rights of admission of Protea Hotels and/or the Participating Hotels. In addition, Prokard Explorer cannot be used to earn or redeem Prokard Explorer Benefits at the various hotel brands that fall under Marriott International.

Protea Hotels and Prokard Explorer reserve the right at any time, in their sole discretion, to suspend, cancel or withdraw your membership, or any Prokard Explorer Benefits, if you (i) breach or contravene these Terms & Conditions for any other reason whatsoever (including non-payment of membership fees), (ii) engage in any misconduct or wrongdoing in connection with Prokard Explorer, or (iii) engage in abusive, fraudulent, inappropriate or hostile conduct in connection with Prokard Explorer, Participating Hotels or their guests or employees in which event any and all Prokard Explorer Benefits, to the extent legally permitted, will be forfeited by you.

Joining benefits for new members – value add e-vouchers
On joining Prokard Explorer, you will receive a set of complimentary value-add accommodation e-vouchers (“Vouchers”) as set out below. The Vouchers are only applicable to paid Prokard Explorer Members and will not apply to a complimentary membership.
Vouchers can only be redeemed via your online profile on

You will receive:
1 x complimentary night Voucher – Enjoy one complimentary night’s accommodation at any 3 or 4-star Protea Hotel (African Pride Hotels are excluded)
3 x Stay 1 Get 1 complimentary Voucher – Enjoy 1 complimentary night’s accommodation at any 3 or 4-star Protea Hotel, when you spend one night on your Prokard Explorer rate (African Pride Hotels)
2 x Stay 1 Get 1 complimentary Voucher – Enjoy 1 complimentary night’s accommodation at participating African Pride Hotels, when you spend 1 night at your Prokard Explorer rate

Prokard Explorer membership packages, and Prokard Explorer Benefits, including Voucher packages, are reviewed annually and are subject to change on an annual basis in the sole discretion of Protea Hotels.


Vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of issue
Vouchers cannot be booked for a date beyond its expiry date
The first night of your 2 night stay must be spent on your discounted Prokard Explorer rate (10% discount). Special Prokard Explorer offers or weekend rates do not apply. These Vouchers apply to accommodation in 1 standard double room only and do not include meals or beverages
Complimentary accommodation is granted on a first come, first served basis. All hotels have a limited number of rooms available each month for this benefit
At certain hotels, due to high demand and at the discretion of the hotel’s management, complimentary accommodation may not be granted over public holidays, school holidays or during any major sporting event, festival or peak period. Certain hotels may only accept complimentary accommodation reservations during the week or over weekends
Vouchers may not be used in conjunction with any other complimentary accommodation vouchers
Only 1 Voucher will be accepted per stay
Vouchers will only be honoured if accommodation is booked in advance (no walk-ins) some hotels may require a deposit for a Stay 1 Get 1 booking over peak periods. (This may differ from hotel to hotel)
Any extension of stay following the use of Vouchers will be offered on the best available Prokard Explorer rate per day bookable via the hotel directly or the Prokard Explorer website.(
Vouchers may not be exchanged for cash and have no cash surrender value
Vouchers may only be used to book accommodation at a Participating Hotel.
Please be advised that hotels in Namibia, Tanzania and Rwanda do not accept Stay 1 Night, Get 1 Night Free and Free Night vouchers.
Please also note that hotels in Malawi, Zambia & Ghana only accept Stay 1 Night, Get 1 Night Free vouchers.
If any booking made with a Voucher is thereafter cancelled, for any reason whatsoever, the period of validity of the Voucher continues from the date of first issue thereof and is not re-issued on the date of cancellation of the booking. Vouchers may only be redeemed while the beneficiary is a fully paid-up Prokard Explorer Member. For any and all reservation modification/cancellations will need to be made on Prokard
The use of Vouchers is subject to the standard terms and conditions and rights of admission of Protea Hotels and/or the Participating Hotels.

Please ensure that you keep your current personal information such as your full name, email address and telephone number up to date.
Protea Hotels is committed to ensuring that any personal information submitted by you is treated with the utmost privacy and confidentiality. Protea Hotels has reasonable safeguards in place to protect your personal information when such information is submitted, accessed, stored or handled by Protea Hotels. Protea Hotels undertakes never to use, sell or make available your personal information to any third party unless allowed or compelled to do so by applicable law or with your prior written consent.
To request a cancellation or to opt-out of receiving any marketing or promotional material, please send an e-mail to the following address: or call  +27 21 430 5000.

These Terms & Conditions contain links or references to partner benefits on third party websites (“Third Party Websites”) which are outside of our control. Protea Hotels is not responsible for the practices and/or privacy policies of those Third Party Websites or the “cookies” that those sites may use.
Notwithstanding the fact that these Terms & Conditions may refer to or provide links to Third Party Websites, your use of such Third Party Websites is entirely at your own risk and Protea Hotels is not responsible for any loss, expense, claim or damage, whether direct, indirect or consequential, arising from your use of such Third Party Websites or your reliance on any information contained thereon.

These Terms & Conditions are binding and enforceable against all Prokard Explorer Members.
These Terms & Conditions are governed by the laws of the Republic of South Africa.
You agree that your domicilia citandi et executandi (“domicilium”) will be the address provided by you when you registered as a Prokard Explorer Member for the purposes of receiving any written notices in respect of these Terms & Conditions. You may, by written notice to Protea Hotels vary your domicilium to any other address which is not a post office box. Should you have any questions or queries under these Terms & Conditions, please contact Protea Hotels at +27 21 4305000.

All provisions and the various clauses of these Terms & Conditions are, notwithstanding the manner in which they have been grouped together or linked grammatically, severable from each other. Any provision or clause of these Terms & Conditions, which is or becomes unenforceable in any jurisdiction, whether due to voidness, invalidity, illegality, unlawfulness or for any other reason whatever, shall, in such jurisdiction only and only to the extent that it is so unenforceable, be treated as pro non scripto and the remaining provisions and clauses of these Terms & Conditions shall remain of full force and effect.

If you joined Prokard Explorer as a result of being approached in person or after having received communication via the post, telephone, email or any other electronic communication, you are entitled to cancel your Prokard Explorer membership without providing reasons and without cost or penalty to you on written notice to Protea Hotels within 5 business days of joining Prokard Explorer, failing which your Prokard Explorer membership shall continue on these Terms & Conditions.