Pack it Up
If the following guidelines are used, packing your bags won’t be a headache. If you are planning only for the safari, don’t overload! The items most obviously needed and most frequently needed will be listed. Apart from your traveling agent’s prerequisites, you really don’t need to pack much more than the following:
- Very informal, cotton-type material of clothing - plain and neutral colour (and to name some colors, brown, green or khaki). The South African bush is a combination of pale green, light yellow and brown in southern hemisphere wintertime. Thorns will definitely be part of the safari-experience. The hunting season runs from April to October. Don’t overspent too much on expensive safari clothes, your laundry will be done daily. A pair of short pants and a t-shirt or two may help as well.
- Good, thick solid boots that have been worn some time already. Never go on a hunt in a new pair of boots! The boots don't need to be the military type, but it may be good if it could cover the ankles. Thick socks will be a good idea, but remember to bring along quite a few pairs. A pair of slip on sandals will be good for aroud the camp.
- One solid jacket and a jersey or pullover for the cold nights may be considered as essential. Although the days are still quite warm in winter, the night temperatures may drop to freezing point.
- Don’t consider a raincoat in hunting season as essential at all. The rainfall season here in Limpop is during Summer and hunting season is during Winter.
- Don’t forget your medical prescriptions. Bring along a list of regular medication from your pharmacist, and all South African pharmacies will be able to provide the same or identical brands of medicines.
- Very high rated sunblock/sunscreen fluid as well as a solid hat.
- An electrical adapter to facilitates the standard South African 220 Volts. We will be able to solve your fitting-problems, but it may be useful to bring the international power adapters series along if you plan to do more than just a safari.
- Good anti-mosquito spray, balm, coils or measures against insects if you want. You can aloso buy here if needed to do so.
- The usual toiletries. We provide you with towels, toilet paper, handwash and bodywashing soap.
- A small, but durable torch.
- All contact numbers, tapes, fittings, batteries, accessories, connections, etc. of equipment that you may bring along.
- Not more than 40 to 60 rounds of ammunition.
- Rifle(s) or gun(s) as was finalized with the authorities and outfitter.
- Gun cleaning kit - if the firearm is a standard type, this is optional.
- A pocket knife.
- Camera, films, video camera and accessories. We also take photographs when an animal is shot. However, we do not take photographs of anything else during your stay.
- Mobile phone - if arrangements with the service provider have been made to do international calls. However, there is not reception at camp, only in town and at certain hunting areas.
- Small binoculars.
- A pair of ultra violet blocking sunglasses.
- Field guides for instance about birds, mammals, insects or reptile. Our guides are more than capable of answering all of you questions. People always get lost in the beuty of nature here they totally forget about these guides.
- Laptop if you have the space and feel you are going to need it.