Shamwari Conservation Experience

What to pack

What to Pack (exercised at the discretion of participants)

  • Binoculars - essential for the best experience!
  • Short and long sleeve t-shirts
  • Long/short work trousers
  • Hiking/work boots and trainers
  • Sweatshirt/fleece
  • Windbreaker/rain jacket
  • Daypack rucksack 
  • Warm hat for winter and cap for sun all year
  • Working gloves
  • Winter gloves
  • Changes of casual clothes for the evening
  • Underwear and socks
  • Beach towel
  • Swimming costume (summer months!)
  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Relative supply of any personal medication as required
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Torch and water bottle (note, we offer filtered rain water at the lodges)
  • Camera and spare batteries
  • Reference books and notebooks
  • Hair dryer
  • 3 point round plugs or adaptor plugs for South Africa electricity
  • Games, playing cards
  • Rehydrate powder or drinks
  • If you are a fussy eater, please bring snacks and drinks.
  • Bring your own coffee if you are a fussy coffee drinker.

NB - there is everybody possibility of clothes being damaged and/or stained while working on the reserve.  Please bear this in mind when packing your work clothes. All work clothes must be of suitable colour for working in the bush, neutral or earth tones colours are the most suitable - NO BRIGHTLY COLOURED CLOTHING MUST BE WORN WHILST ON THE RESERVE

Scant clothing or the latest skimpy fashion is not suitable for work on a game reserve.

We do not have facilities for participants to do their own laundry, please pack accordingly.