Sunscreen, hat and a jacket.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Don't forget the hat and sunscreen as the African sun can get incredibly fierce during the day. In the early mornings the temperature can drop and become chilly so a lightweight jacket is required.
- National/State Park
Bring along sunscreen!
Luggage and bags: This complex is very casual. The South Africans call it "smart casual". Shorts are fine for daytime, but best to dress up a little in the evenings. A simple sundress for the women or collar shirt (hawaiian style) for the men. Bring along a voltage converter. The South African converter is not one that you will find in the typical travel kit. Look for a large converter with 3 round prongs. (Not small like the european round plugs) You can buy them there if you don't have one, but when I tried to buy one the proper fitting was not available. The housekeeping staff will try to find one for you, but if you can find one ahead it is better.
How should one dress in the park?
Luggage and bags: Luggage with wheels is always a good idea, wherever you are travelling.
If you are doing a night hike, bring a backpack and a water bottle.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: 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.
Take a warm jacket for game drives; and, if you're going in summer, make sure it's water-proof.
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).
Comfortable sandals and tackies/trainers/sneakers.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: 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.
*note* malaria tablets NOT needed in this area!
Photo Equipment: 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.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you are on an overnight safari tour and will be camping, you will need a roll-up matt, a blanket and a torch.
Find out what cooking implements will be provided by your guide.
Miscellaneous: This info is pretty much the same for all parks in South Africa.
Have a map of Pilansberg 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 (you don’t want to be left in the Park at night!), 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.
Dont forget a torch!
- National/State Park
Sun Block and Lots of it
Luggage and bags: Pack Light as its not called Sun City for Nothing.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Shorts , T-Shirts and Swim Wear.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Don`t have to worry to much about the toiletries and Medical Supplies because what ever you need is purchasable at the Sun City Pharmacy in the Sun City Entertainment Area or the Spar Supermarket just outside the Sun City Entrance Gates.
Photo Equipment: Camera , you can also have your photo`s developed at the Sun City Pharmacy.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Swim Wear.
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