The Standard rooms are sandwitched between the river front and the balcony rooms. Though relatively smaller than the latter, standard boosts are equally furnished and serviced. They also accord occupants a glimpse of the river.
The River view rooms overview the Thamalakane river . On a good day these rooms can accord occupants a 200 m clear view of the river with a possibilty of sighting hippos and crocodiles. The rooms include minibars, wireless high-speed Internet access (surcharge) , Televisions equipped with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms offer deep soaking bathtubs.. Also included are complimentary bottled water.
Balcony rooms occupy the the first floor of the guest house building with an over view of a small back stream running parallel to the Thamalakane river. The rooms are complememted by a balcony which gives tenants a clear view of the western sky amd the surrounding.
As soon as you confirm your travel plans, take out travel insurance. Select a policy that covers cancellation, medical illness, emergency evacuation and associated hospital treatments. Be sure to take your travel insurance emergency phone numbers and your policy number/details with you.
Your personal safety and security is mostly a matter of common sense. So take the same precautions while travelling in Africa on safari that you would in any major city at home:
Carry a combination of cash (preferably US$ for most countries…and Rand for South Africa) and at least one credit card.
Travelers cheques (checks) are not widely accepted in African countries (i.e. Tanzania ) anymore. The United States Dollar remains the most widely accepted, followed by the Euro and Sterling.
A very important Travel Tip relates to money. Take at least US$150 to $250 per person/per week in cash from home. Visas secured on arrival must be paid in cash and in the exact amount.
Some countries do not accept US$ bills dated before the year 2000, due to suspicions of counterfeiting.
Be wary of streetside money-changers! If you do use one, be sure to count each note separately to satisfy yourself that the whole amount is there before handing across any of your own cash. Once counted, be sure not to let the pile out of your sight. It is an old trick to switch bundles and for you to later discover that the new bundle is mostly newspaper. If the money traders are legitimate, they will not be offended!
Electricity in Africa is all 220 -240V/50Hz AC, as is much of Europe, the UK, Australia and New Zealand and virtually all the Asian countries and India. Those of you from North America must bring an adapter for the proper plug configuration and a converter.
C (European) : Two-prong round (unearthed)
D (Old British plug) : Three-prong round (small)
F (Schuko plug) : Two-prong round (with 2 x earth contacts)
G (UK plug) : Three-prong rectangular
M (South African plug) : Three-prong round (large)
Type M (standard in South Africa) , Type D (standard in Namibia) plug sockets and Type G (the UK standard) plug sockets are the dominant plug types in Africa. However, some countries do offer the Type C & F plug sockets (see Table below). A number of hotels have international wall sockets which will take an array of both two-prong and three-prong plugs. North America and Japan use Type A & B plugs, and Australia a Type I plug . All will require an adaptor plug!