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
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
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.
2. Memory cards
6. Video camera
HAVE PASSPORT, WILL TRAVEL
Don’t leave home without these essential documents
3. Travel and medical insurance
4. Visas (if required)
5. Vaccinations (if required)
3. Bird or wildlife book
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