Things to Bring
Your travel documents:
Passport - Valid for at least six months (keep a photocopy of the passport separately from your documents)
2 passport size photos
Any Visas required
A durable dust & waterproof handbag for all your camera equipment
A small bag for carrying mineral water
and other necessities is recommended on safari walks
Money belts for keeping your documents, cash etc.
Warm sweaters or jackets (despite the season South Africa can often be cold in the early morning and late evenings.
Raincoats are also advisable.
Comfortable walking shoes are a must while on safari; Flip-flops are convenient while at
the lodge or on the beach.
Swimsuit, most of the safari lodges feature swimming pools and especially on hot days a swim
is a welcoming way to cool off.
Warm sleeping clothes
A cap or a wide-brimmed hat
Insect-repellent spray [though
most hotels already have these in rooms]
Sunscreen [20 factor plus]
If you are under medication it would be advisable to carry enough supplies of your prescribed medicine.
Camera, lenses, extra batteries, cleaning fluid, beanbag tripod & dustcover
2 rolls of film
per day 100-400 ASA film or
For digital cameras Floppy disks are widely available within major cities but it would be difficult
to get them elsewhere, so please ensure you have a good supply of these or extra memory cards or sticks.
Carry the necessary
adapters for your electric equipment such as chargers.
Spectacles and sunglasses
Contact lens solution is available at all chemists within major
cities however it is almost impossible to get it in other regions. It would be a good idea to carry a pair of prescription
glasses if you have any incase of a problem with your lens (such as dust)
Small notebook and pen.