What to bring to The Baobab

All student rooms are equipped with basic furniture - a bed, mattress, cupboard, desk, chair, bathroom cabinet, curtains and wastepaper/ sanitary bins in bathrooms. The self-catering kitchens are equipped with fridges, stoves, microwaves, toasters, kettles and cupboards. The TV Lounges are equipped with sofas and large flat screen TVs with DSTV. The dining areas have tables and chairs. You need to bring the following items:

  •  Your own linen - bedding (duvet, duvet cover, sheets, blanket, pillow, pillow-case) and towels.
  • Your own kitchen utensils – pots, pans, plates, cups, spoons, knives, forks, can opener, etc. 
  • A desk lamp
  • Cleaning utensils – broom, dustpan, dusters, dishcloths, buckets, etc. (note that it is expected that students wash their own dishes after using them, as well as that they keep their rooms clean). If you are in a shared room, you might want to just buy one set of cleaning utensils and share the cost with the roommate.
  • 2 small sturdy padlocks – 1 for your cupboard in your room, and 1 for your locker in the Kitchen area. Note that if you are in a single room, you can opt for only one padlock i.e. for the locker in the kitchen area.
  • Ear plugs – While we strive to keep noise levels down, and have rules and processes to assist with this, the Baobab is still a large residence accommodating many people and can get noisy at times. Therefore, like with any student residence, our recommendation is that you bring a set of good ear plugs.
  • Torch - you are also advised to bring a working torch in case of a power cut. Candles are not permitted as they pose a serious fire hazard.
  • An iron
  • Any electrical adaptors/ extensions you may need.

Important to note the following:

  • Do not bring extra furniture as space is limited.
  • Personal computers – Should you want to bring a computer, and have access to the Internet, please note that the computer must have a wireless network card. Laptops are preferable and most of our students opt for them.
  • Heaters – Heaters are not allowed in the rooms. Electric blankets are recommended. If you require a heater, we will install an appropriate heater. Note that heaters will incur an additional monthly cost to offset additional electricity usage.
  • Students may not keep pets at The Baobab
  • NO WEAPONS, FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS, GASSES OR ANY OTHER HAZARDOUS MATERIAL OF ANY KIND ARE ALLOWED ON THE PREMISES OF THE BAOBAB.
  • You are expected to read the lease agreement, notices and other rules. Ignorance of these rules is no excuse if they are broken.
  • You are also required to clear your room and fridge of all possessions at the end of the year.

Registered Users

+27 21 447 4005
+27 82 818 4479
Email: info@thebaobab.co.za
Office hours: 8h30 to 17h00

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