House Rules

Arrival and departure: Check-in is at 2pm and check-out is at 10am unless otherwise agreed with by McBains. You’re welcome to pack your bags and leave them in your parked car on the property and enjoy the surrounding nature for the days, if we need to prepare your room for the next guest.

Damages and breakages: If you break it, you pay for it.

Minors: Children are at all times the responsibility of their parents or guardian.

Biodigester: Our septic system is entirely organic. We process our sewerage using a biodigester. Please do not throw or flush any foreign objects down the toilet.

Valuables: Please take care of your valuables, we take no responsibility for loss or damage thereof.

Internet: McBains is a wifi free zone. We encourage you to read books and spend less time while you are here. Intermittent cell-phone signal is available from the road and the village.

Swimming and hiking: You require a permit from Cape Nature to access the river and mountain. McBains will not be held responsible for any safety or other issue arising from accessing Cape Nature’s property or the Limietberg Nature Reserve.

Music and sound levels: We form part of a peaceful village. As such we need to maintain respectful music and sound levels at all times. All music is to be turned off by 11pm. We encourage our guests to enjoy the peace and quiet while they are here.

Books: Please enjoy our books but do not remove them from the property, and please do not take them home with you!

Pets: We have our resident chows, Simon and Garfunkle. While aloof, they are not aggressive. Aggressive, constantly barking dogs unfortunately will not be tolerated. McBains reserves the right to ask owners and their dogs to leave in the event of unnecessary nuisance being caused.

Keys: Lost keys will be charged for.

Smoking: No smoking allowed in any rooms, cabins or buildings. Please dispose of all cigarettes thoughtfully and responsibly.

Fires and braais: May only be made in designated areas, and must be supervised at all times. All fires and braais must be extinguished by 22:00.

Water and electricity: Please use conservatively.

Recycling and refuse: Please adhere to our recycling and refuse policy. Please consider what you bring all the way up the Pass and help us by taking as much recycling away with you as possible.

Food and drinks: Meals can be ordered at R100 a meal. For drinks, we have an honesty bar system. McBains takes no responsibility for loss or damage to guests or their property. McBains reserves right of admission at all times.