Power, Wifi & Water
As of July 2023, we have installed a partial solar system that will give you ceiling lights during loadshedding. No wall plugs will work during loadshedding. Our chalets are all equipped with gas stoves and a wood fireplace so you will be able to see, cook and stay warm during loadshedding. There are also rechargeable LED lights in your chalet.
You are welcome to download the EskomSePush App and search for Machadodorp (10). We do find however that the schedules are not 100% accurate.
If you need power urgently during loadshedding to charge your electronic devices, the Library has dedicated plugs for charging devices. Look for Charging Plugs stickers.
Our water is fed from a natural spring and is safe to drink & so very delicious.
We do not supply the chalets with free WiFi but you are able to go and connect to free WiFi in the Library.
We also have 3 MTN WiFi routers to rent out at R100 per day. Due to loadshedding signal is not guaranteed constantly. Sometimes the signal disappears for 2 hours.
TVs in Chalets
There is a TV with an HDMI cable in each chalet.
We do not provide DStv decoders.
Your decoder will not work.
You are welcome to bring your own streaming device/android box and Wi-Fi Router.
MTN – MTN is the strongest and most reliable network. Unfortunately loadshedding has caused all networks to become very unreliable.
Telkom – Medium to weak signal but very constant.
Vodacom – Mediocre signal, but very unreliable and very frustrating especially over peak seasons like Easter and Christmas. Since late 2018 the signal has severe fluctuations.
Cell C, Rain & FNB – Very weak.