Small Suitcase

WHAT TO PACK

GENERAL

Suggested Packing List

The emphasis here is on light, comfortable clothing. For game viewing, muted colours are best (khaki being a good example). Nearly all properties offer laundry facilities (indeed, many Lodges include laundry in the rate).

  • Good quality sunglasses – preferably polarized. Tinted fashion glasses are not good in strong light

  • Sun hat

  • Golf-shirts, T-shirts and long-sleeved cotton shirts

  • Shorts/skirts

  • Long trousers/slacks

  • Track suit

  • Underwear (sports bra recommended on game drives as the roads can be bumpy and uneven) and socks

  • Good walking shoes (running/tennis shoes are fine)

  • Sandals

  • Swimming costume

  • Warm winter jersey

  • Warm Anorak or Parka and scarf / gloves for the cold winter months (May to September)

  • Light rain gear for summer months (late November to April)

  • Camera equipment and plenty of film/SD cards.

  • If you wear contact lenses, we recommend that you bring along a pair of glasses in case you get irritation from the dust

  • BINOCULARS – ESSENTIAL (Night vision binoculars are not essential but highly recommended if your safari includes night activities)

  • Personal toiletries (basic amenities are supplied by most establishments)

  • Malaria tablets (where applicable)

  • Moisturizing cream & suntan lotion

  • Insect repellent e.g. Tabard, Rid, Jungle Juice, etc

  • Basic medical kit (aspirin/ paracetamol, plasters, Imodium, antiseptic cream and Anti-histamine cream etc)

  • Tissues/”Wet Ones”

  • Waterproof/dustproof bags/cover for your cameras.

  • Visas, tickets, passports, itinerary, vouchers, money etc

 

As no formal clothes are needed throughout most of southern Africa, we recommend that you limit your luggage to the basics.  More formal attire is usually required only when staying in the more prestigious city hotel establishments or on any of the luxury trains (Rovos Rail, The Blue Train).

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