Many local people and some travellers do not take malaria prophylaxis, but most health professionals recommend you do. Consult your doctor or a specialist travel clinic for the latest advice concerning malaria prophylaxis, as it changes regularly.
Whether you take oral prophylaxis or not, always use mosquito repellent (available in each of the suites at Arathusa, as well as on game drives), wear long pants, closed shoes and light long-sleeved shirts at night, and sleep under a mosquito net in endemic areas (the anopheles mosquito, which carries malaria, operates almost exclusively after dark). It is advisable to avoid malarial areas if you are pregnant.
What To Take:
* Comfortable light clothing for summer months, including swimming costume.
* Very warm jacket for game drives during winter (very "chilly" conditions!).
* Walking shoes and socks
* Sunhat, sunglasses and sunscreen (the African sun is harsh for the unprotected body)
* Camera and plenty of film/ memory space.
* A good book...
Arathusa Safari Lodge is strictly for visitors over the age of 12, unless the entire camp is booked exclusively.
Arrival And Departure Times
Check-in time is 12h00 and check-out time is 11h00.
On the Road
It is adviced that you do not follow the GPS, as not all roads are mapped and transverable.
Each of the suites at Arathusa are air conditioned (necessary during the summer months). Similarly, they are heated on winter evenings.
Arathusa boasts an infinity swimming pool overlooking the natural lake.
220v A.C. current.
VAT (Value Added Tax) is currently at 14% and is included in the price of most goods, services and hotel accommodation. Foreign tourists qualify for a VAT refund on items purchased and taken out of the country upon departure. No VAT refund may be claimed on goods consumed or services rendered.
For further information, visit www.taxrefunds.co.za.
Master Card, American Express, Diners Club and Visa are accepted as a means of payment at Arathusa.
Regretfully cheques are not accepted at the camp.
Inclusions / Exclusions
All additional extras to be settled on departure. This includes: curio shop purchases, spa treatments & products as well as all beverages ordered from the bar; the mini bar & sundowner / game drive drinks.