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Master Checklist of What to Pack for South Africa

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Documents
 Passport/Visa
 Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate Required if you‘re coming from a yellow fever risk country - not required for infants under 1
 Travel & health Insurance Cards
 Reservation Confirmations

Personal
 Wallet with Photo Identification
 Local Currency (if needed)
 Prescription Medications (with original label & Dr. note)
 Ear Plugs
 Eye Mask
 Travel Pillow
 Lip Balm
 Tissues
 Sunglasses
 Extra Glasses (even if you wear contacts - eyes can get irritated by dusty conditions)
 Polarized Sunglasses

Tech
 Mobile Devices & Chargers
 Adapter plugs and voltage converters (if needed)
 Camera Equipment

Downloads
 Wandershare Guides
 Language Dictionary

TOILETRIES
Toiletries
 Disposable Razors
 Toothbrush
 Toothpaste
 Shampoo & Conditioner
 Haircare Products
 Cosmetics
 Hand Sanitizer
 Brush or Comb
 Deodorant
 Sanitary Products (Tampons & Pads)
 Contacts & Solution
 Sunscreen

FIRST AID

 Insect Repellent with DEET

CLOTHING BASICS

 Pajamas
 Underwear
 Socks
 Comfortable Walking Shoes




FOR HOT WEATHER
Clothing should be lightweight, loose fitting and of “breathable” fabrics, such as cotton. While out in the bush neutral colors are best as they blend in with the natural surrounds and show the dust least. For the daytime, shorts and T-shirts are most comfortable with perhaps a light jacket or sweater for early morning games drives.

 Skirts & Shorts
 Short-Sleeved Cotton Tops & T-shirts in Light Colors
 Tank Tops
 Sandals

FOR INSECT BITE PREVENTION

 Long Cotton Pants
 Long-Sleeved Lightweight Cotton Tops & T-Shirts



FOR WARM WEATHER
Pack long pants and long-sleeve shirts or lightweight sweatshirts for the cooler evenings

 Long-Sleeved Lightweight Cotton Tops & T-Shirts
 Long Cotton Pants or Skirts
 Lightweight Jacket
 Cardigans




BEACHWEAR

 Sarong or Cover-Up
 Swim Suit
 Flip-Flops


FOR WILDLIFE VIEWING

 Binoculars (night-vision for night viewing)
 Neutral-Colored Clothing

FOR TREKKING

 Waterbottle
 Moisture-Wicking Base Layers
 Long-Sleeved Cotton Tops or T-Shirts
 Lightweight Wool Socks
 Hiking Pants
 Rain Poncho
 Waterproof Hiking Boots


IF YOU CAN FIT IT IN…

 Wide-Brimmed Hat