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Packing List

Please note that whether you are travelling by hunting vehicle or private charter during your trip, all forms of safari transportation have limited packing space available. So if possible please restrict your luggage to between 10–12 kilograms (22-26lbs) and make use of a soft bag (duffel type bag) – particularly for flights.

Our camps are fully equipped and laundry is done daily, so there is no need to bring extra gear. Charter companies are very strict with excess weight and the commercial airlines are also imposing more stringent regulations. Pack for comfort and please note that warm clothing during June, July and August is essential.

Recommended Packing List for Photo Safaris

Safari lodges are fully equipped and laundry can be done daily, so there is no need to bring extra gear. Pack for comfort and please note that warm clothing during June, July and August is essential.  Do not exceed 50 pounds on your check in bag.

·       2-3 sets of clothes (shades of green & khaki work well on safari)

·       1-2 sets of casual clothes to wear in the evenings in camp

·       3 sets of underwear and socks

·       Comfortable walking boots/tennis shoes

·       Casual shoes/slops/sandals for wearing around camp

·       Jacket & gloves for cold mornings (temperatures can drop to low 40’s)

·       Hat, Sunglasses & sunscreen (temperatures can rise to mid 80’s)

·       Binoculars

·       Camera and/or Video camera

·       Extra batteries for camera and video camera

·       Additional memory sticks and/or DVD’s to store photos

·       Personal medication and toiletries

 
 

Packing List for Hunting Safari

Clothing:

  • Hunting clothes in shades of green – olive/hunter green and camo also good for hunting.  Traditional khaki is too light for our hunting conditions.
  • 2 short sleeve hunting shirts
  • 2 long sleeve hunting shirts (May through August)
  • 2 pairs of hunting shorts
  • 2 long sleeve turtle neck or polo necks (May through August)
  • 2 t-shirts (no bright colours)
  • 2 pairs of hunting shorts
  • 2 pairs of hunting long pants
  • 1-2 sets of casual clothes to wear in the evenings after the hunt
  • 3 sets of underwear and socks
  • Nightwear/pyjamas
  • Warm Sweater (May through August)
  • Windproof warm jacket (May through August)
  • Light rain gear
  • Comfortable walking/hunting boots
  • Casual shoes/slops/sandals for wearing around camp
  • Jacket & gloves for cold mornings (temperatures can drop to low 40’s)
  • Hat or Cap for hunting
  • Beanie or woolen cap (May through August)
  • Belt & ammunition pouch
  • Swimsuit (optional)
  • Personal medication and toiletries
  • Sunglasses (recommend 2 pairs)
  • Prescription glasses (if required.  We also recommend bringing an extra pair)
  • Contact lenses (if required)
  • Sunscreen (temperatures can rise to mid 80’s)
  • Malaria pills (if required)
  • Insect repellant and tick repellant (containing Deet)

Hunting Equipment

  • Binoculars
  • Camera and/or Video camera
  • Extra batteries for camera and video camera
  • Additional memory sticks and/or DVD’s to store photos
  • Rifle
  • Ammunition (maximum 200 rounds per rifle)
  • Flashlight
  • Pocket Knife
  • Diary
  • International electricity converters (South Africa runs on 220-240 Volts)
What can you bring in duty free?
You can bring the following goods into South Africa without paying customs duty or value-added tax (VAT):
 
Consumable goods in accompanied baggage:

·       Cigarettes – up to 200 per person.

·       Cigars – up to 20 per person.

·       Cigarette or pipe tobacco – up to 250g per person.

·       Perfume – up to 50ml per person; eau de toilette (scented liquid lighter than cologne) – up to 250ml per person.

·       Wine – up to 2 litres per person.

·       Spirits and other alcoholic beverages – up to 1 litre in total per person.

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