Phone, Email and Wifi advice on our South African Hunting Safari
Cell phones & Smart Phones work well here in most places. You should get your phone onto international cell phone service or satellite phones, though these are very costly. At the lodge firepit only or out on higher ground and in open plains cell service is good in many places.
We now have WIFI available in all the rooms and the lodge. Only modern smart phones and devices will be able to pick up the wifi signal, but sometimes USA Apple devices are a bit slow, while other makes work great. You need our WIFI Key code to log in, which you can get from Richard or Marion or your PH.
Or you can go to any cell phone shop in the airport (Johannesberg or Port Elizabeth - both have many cell shops in the airport) and they offer many options:
1. Buy a sim card for your own cell phone
2. Rent a cell sim card
3. Rent a phone from airport
Our South African cell phone service is called Vodacom or MTN.
Here are some approximate prices for cell phones from Airport shops:
• Phone rental is $1 US/day
& Call rate is:
• for international. (about 1 US/minute)
Due to problems with our phone lines / service & our office work, there is NO use of our office internet or office phone while at the ranch.