Clothing and accessories
It is unnecessary to pack excessive clothing because a daily laundry service are provided daily. Three changes of clothing are adequate as laundry is done regularly. Outer cloths should be dark green or dark khaki. It is acceptable to wear camouflage clothing during the hunt in South Africa, but not advisable in the cities or towns you may visit during one of the planned activities. Three or four sets of cloths, hat, old shoes, good socks, and a raincoat. Light jacket for Septembet to April. Heavy jacket, gloves and tracksuit for the months of May to August.
- Light weight binoculars preferable 7×35 or 8×32;
- Camera (remember spare batteries and extra memory);
- Day bag – small to meduim soft bag for carrying camera, and personal itesm;
- Good flashlight with extra batteries and spare bulb;
- Rifle cleaning kit – with accessories for each rifle;
- Soft gunbag;
- Proper hunting knife;
- Good pair of sunglasses;
- Personal toilet kit, extra pair of eyeglasses, insect repellent, suntan oil, lipbalm, reading material, tobacco and/or cigarettes, personal medication.
The summers are very hot (September to April) and the winters (May to August) can get extremely cold. Winter days are mostly mild and sunny, however mornings and nights are cold.
We recommend that you take out travel and medical insurance prior to departure of your safari. Malaria occurs in Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Botswana, Mozambique and certain areas in the northern parts of South Africa. Malarial Prophylactic is recommended if travelling to Malaria areas. Please consult with your GP. For more information call the National Disease Control Centre. Information is also available on the internet CDC’ web site www.cdc.gov.za(choose traveller’s health)