Before you go: what to pack for your trip to Sediba.
8 essential things to pack – and 1 to leave behind.
Now that you’ve planned and booked your dream trip to Sediba, it’s time to start packing your bags. If this is your first time on safari, you may have a few questions about what to bring (and what not to pack). Read on for your handy guide to packing perfection!
When on safari, the key to dressing is colour. Think olive green, browns and tans – there is a good reason that our rangers dress in khaki! When you’re on safari, it is vital to remain as inconspicuous as possible and ‘safari colours’ will help you to blend into the background. Avoid bright colours, prints and anything sparkly
Back at the lodge, it’s time to relax. Every suite at Sediba has a private deck and jacuzzi – a fantastic spot to soak after a long game drive! If you’re feeling a bit more social, you can join the other guests on the main pool deck for a dip in the natural rock pool.
Warm jacket – and lots of layers
While the heat of midday is perfect for relaxing at the pool, you may need some warmer clothes, too. Game drives take place in the early morning and around sunset when the air can get a bit cooler. Dress in layers of cotton t-shirts, fleece tops and light-weight jackets so that you adjust to the changing temperatures around you.
Flip flops or sandals are perfect for around the Lodge, but if you’d like to enjoy a guided bushwalk, sturdy walking shoes are recommended.
A good book
At Sediba we have created a space for you to connect with nature and to experience the peace of the bush. While there are no tv’s or cellphone reception, there is time to read that book you’ve been saving. Young children might appreciate books, puzzles, and other activities.
Long trousers are great for protecting you from insects and long grass. Additionally, it can be a bit of an adventure to climb into our game drive vehicles, and skirts and dresses are not recommended. If you should need assistance, please ask our rangers to give you a hand.
With all this basking by the pool, sun protection is essential. The African sun can be very powerful and sunglasses, SPF lotion and hats are always a good idea.
Something for dinner
While we keep a very relaxed atmosphere at the lodge, you may want to wear something nice for dinner. A short-sleeved collared shirt or a summery skirt may add to the romance of the evening.
And what to leave behind when visiting Sediba: anti-malaria medication.
Sediba is situated in the Welgevonden Game Reserve which is a malaria-free region, so malaria prophylaxis is not required. This is great news for young children, expectant mothers or anyone who doesn’t want to take a daily medication on their holiday.
There are, however, mosquitos and other insects so if they tend to bother you, then an insect repellant spray might come in handy.
Discover Sediba Luxury Safari Lodge for yourself. Contact our bookings team and let us plan the trip of a lifetime for you.