Fairy Knowe Hotel

Dumbleton Road, PO Box 28, Wilderness, Western Cape, 6560, South Africa
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Travel Tips for Wilderness

How should one dress?

by Jenniflower

Luggage with wheels is always a good idea, wherever you are travelling. Some ideas:

Light coloured clothing that doesnt absorb the sun as much as dark clothing. If you're going on safari, pack comfortable walking shoes and khaki, brown or beige casual clothes.

Long-sleeved shirts and trousers will help protect you against the sun and insect bites.

A cap/hat that covers your head and neck.

Long socks if you are going hiking (extra protection against snakes if you come across one).

Sunglasses.

Comfortable sandals and tackies/trainers/sneakers. Sun screen (Factor 35), headache tablets (from being in the car during the sun all day, may bring on a headache), and usual little things like some plasters for blisters, Tabard for the mossies (mosquitos), cotton wool, germolene etc. Your camera, with charger, and a SOUTH AFRICAN plug extension.

Bring along the best lens you can - a zoom lens will be needed as the animals are often in the distance and may only look like tiny specks in your photos when they are developed. Have a map of the area handy, plus a local bird, flower and tree book. For this you also need a pair of good quality binoculars

This is so that you don’t get lost, plus can appreciate all that’s around you that much more.

It is not just a place to sight-see, but a place to learn from too.

Comments (1)

  • Feb 9, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Winter or summer, bring t-shirts, shorts, jeans, a jersey, costume and a towel as well as sunscreen and a hat for summer. We have weather - not seasons! We have had a monkey and mongoose play in the garden; a porcupine dig a garden tree; wild boar stand at the gate and run shyly away when they realised we were watching them; fork-tailed drongos eating out of our hands; and buck stand 5 metres away surveying us - don't know how you will fit them into a photo with a zoom lens!
    However, you will need mossie repellent in summer and a zoom lens for the whales and for the dolphins playing in the surf. Please don't swim in the cross-currents (but if you do get swept out, keep calm because the current will dump you back at the coast further on,) and everyone should keep the NSRI number handy on their cellphone.
    Long beaches; and breathtaking sunsets in summer and sunrises in winter - we really do live in paradise!
    Pam

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