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packing tips for south africa

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Swimsuit

Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit if you’ve been dreaming of splashing around in either the Indian or Atlantic Oceans - both can be found in South Africa!

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Sunscreen & sunglasses

South Africa is very close to the equator so make sure you protect your skin and eyes with UV-protected sunglasses and SPF30 sunscreen or higher.

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Camera & extra SD card

From the lush Cape Winelands, to the views from Table Mountain, to the Big 5 wildlife of the national parks… South Africa is filled with gorgeous photo ops and you’ll need extra memory to capture it all.

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how to travel responsibly in south africa

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Learn about South Africa’s past

It’s important to travel with an understanding of South Africa’s history and the complexities of its past. The Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and the District Six Museum in Cape Town are both excellent experiences to learn more about past wars and present reconciliation.

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Support the national parks and game reserves

Many of South Africa’s national parks and reserves suffer at the hands of illegal poaching. By visiting these natural parks and seeing animals in the wild, your entry supports vital conservation and anti-poaching initiatives.

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Learn the language

Although many people speak English in South Africa, there are eleven official languages, with Zulu being the most common. It’s worth learning a few words in Afrikaans and you’ll get extra appreciation for offering a greeting in the relevant tribal language.