Packing List

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Packing List

As South Africa is in the Southern Hemisphere, the seasons are reversed. Winter, between May and September, is the dry season where lows can reach the 50’s and highs are regularly in the 80’s. In Summer, October to April, there is a greater chance for rain with temperatures in the consistently in the 80’s and 90’s.

Between May-September, the mornings and nights can get very cold. Please pack accordingly and dress in layers. A heavy jacket, gloves, and hats are essential and can be shed throughout the day as it warms up. 

Suggested Packing List: 

Must - Haves:


*If traveling during winter, May-September, plan for cold mornings and evenings. Bring gloves, hats, a scarf and warm jacket for early morning game drives. Please note there is no Heat/Air conditioning in the tents.

Bath / Personal:

Other: There are many bird and wildlife books on offer at the lodge, making for interesting reading, but guests should specific books and games for entertainment. 

Donations (optional)

Discover Corps Provides:

*We advise that you should bring enough lightweight clothes to avoid having to do laundry during the trip. However, laundry is available during the trip for a nominal fee.

*Electrical outlets in South Africa are 3-prong with round pins. Please note: Many universal adapters do not include 3 round pins. This specific adapter for South Africa are commonly sold separately. Please double check with type of adapter you have. Voltage is 220 volts. You will need an adapter if coming from the U.S.

*You will have access to an ATM at the beginning of the trip. Please be advised that while the lodge accepts credit card for the bar bills (ie- any extra drinks or snacks), wifi can sometimes be spotty making credit card machines, unusable. Paying in cash is recommended.  There will be no ATM once in the bush.

*Remember, South Africa has opposite seasons. Please be aware of the climate during your stay and pack accordingly. The tents do not have heaters or A/C. It does have stand-up fans and hot water bottles for the beds on request.