South Africa

What to pack for your trip to the South Africa

Loose and breathable clothes. South Africa's climatic conditions generally range from Mediterranean in the southwestern corner of South Africa to temperate in the interior plateau, and subtropical in the northeast. A small area in the northwest has a desert climate. Most of the country has warm, sunny days and cool nights. Rainfall generally occurs during summer (November through March), although in the southwest, around Cape Town, rainfall occurs in winter (June to August). Ideal for rainy tropical weather are lightweight hoodies like the highly weatherproof Arc'teryx Squamish jacket, which is breathable.

Mosquito and sun protection. Along with an effective bug repellent and great sunscreen, bring a wide-brimmed hat.

Power adapter and charger. In South Africa the power sockets are of type D, M and N. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The Type D, M and N power adapters are included in this world adapter set from Bestek, and a multiport charger, like Anker’s compact Powerport 4.

Packing cubes. They not only keep your suitcase organized, but also compact your clothes to save space. One of frequent travellers'favorites are Eagle Creek‘s Pack-It cubes, which come in different sizes so you can tailor your setup to your needs.

Travel guides. The Lonely Planet's South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland travel guide gives advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Fill your days with beaches and wineries in Cape Town, spot wildlife galore in Kruger National Park, and hike past majestic mountains in the Drakensberg region.

You'll also find lots of useful information on the South Africa offical tourism website.