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Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions are between the owners of ZenCapeTown Holiday House and guests who are booking holiday accommodation, either directly with ZenCapeTown Holiday House or through one of our online booking platforms. Please be advised that terms and conditions of any bookings made through one of our booking partners will supersede any terms and conditions stated below, if they are in conflict with the terms and conditions set out here. Please be advised that the terms and conditions outlined below may be updated from time-to-time.

Booking Fee and other Fees

A 10% upfront non-refundable deposit is required to secure your dates please settle this immediately. We will hold your reservation for 48 hours. The balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to check-in.

All direct bookings will incur a 4.45% cross-boarder fee if making an international payment.


A R2000 cash deposit is payable on arrival, which will be fully refunded given that no breakages or damages are incurred by the guests during their stay. The owner reserves the right to make deductions from the deposit if required.


If a guest cancels within 24 hours of booking, they will receive a full refund, provided that the reservation is more than two weeks of check in.

Full refund for cancellations made within 48 hours of booking, if the check-in date is at least 21 days away.

No refund for cancellations made 30 days before check in. Any refunds will be over and above the 10% non refundable fee. 50% refund for cancellations made atleast 21 days before checking. 25% refund for cancellations made at least 14 days before check-in. No refunds for cancellations made within 7 days of check-in.

Any refund will be less any transaction fees incurred and less the non-refundable booking deposit of 10%.

Covid-19 related Cancellations

A full refund (less the 10% non refundable deposit) will be payable if there is a genuine Covid related travel restriction on travel to South Africa or out of your country to South Africa. Reasonable proof should be provided to qualify for your refund. This does not include any levels of lock-down in South Africa, unless these levels prevent you from entering the country or leaving your own country. Should we manage to fill your dates you will be eligible for a refund of the deposit or a portion thereof.

Standards and Expectations

No weapons may be brought onto the premises, regardless of whether they have been legally procured by the guest(s). Weapons refer to any mechanism that may fire a projectile, and includes (but is not limited to): standard firearms, air guns, imitation firearms, or ammunition of any kind.

The use of fireworks is strictly prohibited on the property.

Check-in and Check-out Times

Guests may check-in after 14.00, and must checkout by 10.00. The owner will be on-site at check in to provide guests with keys and a brief house tour. Additional details regarding the features of ZenCapeTown Holiday House and activities in Hout Bay are available on the website.

House Rules

There is a strict no-smoking policy within the home. Additional cleaning costs for odor and/or stain removal, should this rule be violated, will be deducted from the deposit.

Guests are not allowed to host visitors at the guesthouse overnight, unless by prior arrangement with the owner.

No parties/weddings/functions are allowed.

No pets are allowed.

ZenCapeTown Holiday House is located in a residential area, and guests must please be considerate of noise levels during evenings, which should be restricted after 10pm during weekdays, and 11pm on weekends.

More information on ZenCapeTown Holiday House amenities is available on our house manual page.


On-street parking is provided which can accommodate sedans or smaller SUV’s; larger and/or additional vehicles must park along the street adjacent to the entrance.

Violation of Rules

The owner reserves the right to request that the guest leave the premises immediately if any of the aforementioned rules are violated, or if any guest(s) are found in possession or use of illegal substances. In this situation, the guest will not be allocated a refund of any remaining nights already paid for.

Additional Rights and Obligations of the Parties and Liability Provisions

The owner is not responsible for any loss of life, injury and/or loss or damage of property, including any consequential damages and/or losses suffered by the guest and/or any visitor, as a result of any act or omission by the owner or any employee. The guest thus indemnifies the owner and holds them harmless against all and any claims, which may be made against the owner, howsoever arising.

Full payment of the booking will reflect an acknowledgement and acceptance of these terms and conditions.


Our best offering is our fully stocked offering of kitchen condiments, herbs, spices, salt, pepper, olive oil vinegar and cooking oil. We also supply all cleaning materials to make your holiday experience easy and hassle free. No need to do a huge shop for essentials. We also have a fabulous choice of teas and filter coffee. The kitchen has a 5 plate gas hob and electric oven, microwave, juicers, orange squeezers, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, Oscar Juicer and all normal amenities for a wonderful kitchen experience.


Towels, bed sheets, soap, and toilet paper, cleaning products, washing products and general useful kitchen items.

Special Extras

Boogie boards for the beach, Floating tubes, Umbrellas


ZenCapeTown Guest Wifi for streaming

Coffee, Tea, Herbs & Spices

Guests can enjoy a variety of exotic teas and coffee, wide variety of herbs and spices  for culinary delights


Both bedrooms have flatscreen TV’s providing Netflix and Youtube.

Hair Dryer

Hair Dryers in both bedrooms


Main Bedroom has a large desk and workspace


Wood is supplied and there is an indoor fireplace for Wintery nights.

Enquire for Availability

ZenCapeTown Holiday House can accommodate up to 6 guests

Unfortunately we do not accommodate events or large groups.

Minimum Stay is 5 nights.

Advance Notice is 7 nights.

ZenCapeTown Forest Retreat can accommodate up to 2 guests

Unfortunately we do not accommodate events or large groups.

Minimum Stay is 2 nights off season and 7 nights in peak season.

Advance Notice is 7 nights.

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