South Africa Safari Packing List

Casual, comfortable clothing, binoculars, and your sense of adventure are essential for your South Africa safari. For everything else, a substantial list listed here should cover most, if not everything.

CLOTHES THAT BLEND IN

Muted coloured, lightweight clothing is best for game viewing. Game drives are generally conducted in the early morning and the late afternoon, which can be cold, especially in winter. The temperature often warms up during the day, so it is best to dress in layers..

1. Clothes in khaki, green, beige and neutral colours

2. T-shirts

3. Shorts or a light skirt

4. Jeans or safari trousers for evenings and cooler days

5. Jackets, windbreaker, fleece, sweaters for early morning and late afternoon game drives

6. A lightweight waterproof jacket in case of rain

7. Swim and beachwear

8. Comfortable walking shoes or sneakers

9. Flip flops for around the pool

10. Hat or baseball cap

11. Warm scarf or pashmina

12. Gloves or mittens

WATCH YOUR WEIGHT

The luggage allowance on small flights is usually limited to a maximum of 20kg (44 lbs), which includes hand luggage, so please bear this in mind when packing. Most lodges and camps provide a same-day laundry service for your clothes.

YOU’RE FIRST AID KIT AND MORE

It is advisable to keep your important medication in your hand luggage.

1. Malaria tablets

2. Antihistamine tablets

3. Anti-nausea tablets

4. Hand sanitiser

5. Cough drops, earache drops

6. Basic medical kit (aspirin, band-aids, Imodium, antiseptic cream)

7. Moisturiser and suntan lotion—SPF 20 or higher

8. Insect repellent

9. Tissues/Wet Wipes

10. Toothpaste and toothbrush

11. Hairbrush/comb

12. Nail scissors/file/clipper/tweezers

PICTURE THESE NEEDS

If you are an avid photographer, make sure you have all your gear, you will be blown away by photographic opportunities.


Specific plugs

1. Camera

2. Memory cards

3. Batteries

4. Chargers

5. Binoculars

6. Video camera

7. Phone

8. Music

9. Laptop

10. Tablet

HAVE PASSPORT, WILL TRAVEL

Don’t leave home without these essential documents

1. Passport

2. Itinerary

3. Travel and medical insurance

4. Visas (if required)

5. Vaccinations (if required)

6. e-tickets

DON’T FORGET

1. Sunglasses

2. Journal

3. Bird or wildlife book

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