PACKING LIST FOR SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa can be warm to hot during the months of March, April, September and October with temperatures ranging between 65f - 85f. The months of May through August are winter and the night temp's can drop to below zero, warming up to the mid 60's or 70's by midday.
The following list is only a general guideline of what to bring on Safari. There is a daily laundry service and very seldom will you be away from camp for longer than 2 days, so pack light, ensuring you have the basic comfortable clothing and keep in mind you'll always need luggage space for African souvenirs you'll buy along the way.
- 1 Pair of good walking boots (Always worn-in)
- 1 Pair of comfortable camp shoes
- 4 Pairs of good socks
- 4 Sets of underwear
- 3 Pairs of long hunting pants (Dark Khaki or Olive Green)
- 2 Pairs of short hunting pants (Early hunts –March – April, September - October)
- 4 Hunting shirts (Dark Khaki or Olive Green)
- 1 Hunting Jacket - Realtree type cammo (Dark Khaki or Olive Green)
- 1 Warm sweater or jumper
- Casual wear for the evenings
- 1 Pair of gloves
- 1 Raincoat/waterproof jacket
- Cap or Hat
- Pocket knife
- Sunglasses & sun block SPF 30
- Small backpack for daily equipment while hunting (e.g. cameras, extra ammo)
- Rifle with Sufficient Ammunition
- Chapstick or lip balm
- International plug set - conversion to South Africa 220 V
- Insect repellant - Tick repellent preferably containing DEET.
- Extra prescription glasses if required
- Spare batteries if required
- Rifle cleaning kit, regular wipe down set.
- Prescription drugs if required.
- Rifle soft case
- Taxidermy tags if you have your own Taxidermist (shipping Instructions)
- Any CITES permits you may require
Final Check List before leaving home:
- Air tickets
- Rifle Import Permit Application and relevant documentation
Military type camo is not permitted in most African countries, but Realtree types are normally accepted. Laundry is done each day except for the days when you change camp and the day of departure.