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Gibaland Accommodation Terms and Conditions:

Due to high booking rates. A booking is confirmed upon receipt of the deposit/full payment. No accommodation will be secured unless payment is made in full. 
Acceptable payment methods include EFT and Cash 

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations made 30 days before the check-in date will receive a full refund.
Cancellations made within 14 days of the check-in date will forfeit the deposit.
No refunds will be given for early departures or non arrivals. 

Check-in and Check-out:
Check-in is from 3 to 5pm.
Check-out is by 10am.
Late check-out may be arranged subject to availability and may incur additional charges.

House Rules:

No smoking is allowed inside the premises. Fines will be given for smokers who break this rule. 
Pets are not allowed in accommodation, If allowed, pets must be supervised at all times.
Quiet hours are from 10pm to 7am. Please be mindful of the other guests. A noise penalty will be charged if we get a noise complaint. 

Liability and Insurance:

Guests are responsible for any damage caused to the property during their stay.
The owner is not liable for any injury, loss, or damage to guests or their belongings.
Guests are advised to take out travel insurance to cover cancellations, accidents, and personal belongings.

Use of Property:

The property is to be used for vacation purposes only.
Parties or events are not permitted without prior approval.
Guests must respect the neighbors and avoid causing disturbances.

Maintenance & Repairs:

Any issues or repairs needed should be reported to the owner/manager immediately.
The owner will address maintenance issues as soon as possible, but no refunds will be given for temporary inconveniences.

Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of Republic of South Africa.
Any disputes will be resolved in the courts of Pinetown.

By making a booking, guests agree to abide by these terms and conditions


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