packinglists

Suggested packing list

Always try and pack as lightly as possible as weight is limited. Ideally you should not have more than 20kg of luggage and should be able to fit everything into a backpack plus one small day pack. Specific regulations apply with regards to packing fluids in hand language, so please acquaint yourself with regard to specific airline and customs regulations, prior to packing.

 

Essential
Copies of essential documents  
Passport  
Money (credit card, debit card and or cash) & flight ticket  
Personal medication – including prescription drug/inhalers etc.  
Travel insurance  
   
Clothing
Casual clothes for the weekends  
Clothes for field work, including shorts (not too short)  
Comfortable walking shoes and outdoor heavy duty boots for wildlife projects  
Flip flops / sandals  
Light waterproof jacket  
Lightweight fleece or jumper  
Long trousers (light cotton)  
Outdoor loose fitting cotton clothing with full arm and leg cover for cooler evenings  
Swimwear & cover up  
Underwear  
Warm light clothes for winter and early mornings  
   
Useful  (These items can often be obtained in South Africa)
Anti-malarial tablets (if you plan to travel to malaria areas)  
Camera and case  
Daypack / rucksack  
Diary & pen  
Hand sanitizer and wet wipes as well as face masks (COVID 19 protocols)  
Insect repellent  
Ipod  
Mobile phone (local sim cards are purchased for you)  
Travel First Aid Kit – including painkillers, plasters, lip balm, ear plugs,  
Pajamas/nightwear  
Reading book/Kindle  
Sleeping bag & pillow  
Small torch (head torch works well)  
Sun cream (a range of factors)  
Sun hat & Sunglasses  
Towel  
Toiletries (toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deo, personal hygiene products for women etc)