Arathusa Safari Lodge

What You Need To Know

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Arrival and Departure Times

Check-in time is 12h00, and check-out time is 11h00.

Air conditioning

Each of the suites at Arathusa is air conditioned (necessary during the summer months). Similarly, they are heated on winter evenings.

Cheque payments

Regrettably, cheques are not accepted at the camp.


Arathusa Safari Lodge is strictly for visitors over the age of 12, unless the entire camp is booked exclusively.

Credit cards

Master Card, American Express, and Visa are accepted as a means of payment at Arathusa.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Payment for all additional extras is to be settled on departure. This include: curio shop purchases, spa treatments & products and laundry.


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) and wear long pants, closed shoes and light long-sleeved shirts at night. Be sure to 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.

On the road

It is advised that you do not follow the GPS, as not all roads are mapped and traversable.

Power supply

220v A.C. current.

Swimming pool

Arathusa has an infinity swimming pool that overlooks the waterhole.


VAT (Value Added Tax) is calculated at 15% and 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.

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What to pack

  • Comfortable light clothing for summer months, including a swimming costume
  • A very warm jacket for game drives during winter – conditions can be chilly!
  • 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