Suggested packing list

  • From May to October it can become chilly or even cold in the mornings and then in the evenings again, so you should bring warm clothing along.
  • There is no central heating in the average home and office in South Africa. We suggest warm winter night clothes or track suits from May to October.
  • Do not bring too much clothes, you can mix and match as the bulk of your clothes are laundered by your hosts. Volunteers launder their own underwear.
  • Ensure that you have 2 comfortable long pants (jeans, something like that) and long & short sleeve shirts and tops. 2 pairs of walking shorts (not too short!) (or comfortable skirt?) to match
  • Add to this one pair of “going out” pants/skirt and 2 nice tops/shirts
  • A smart casual track suit – Peel off type
  • Comfortable walking shoes 2 pairs – AND nice pair of comfortable open walking sandals or sneakers for summer or the beach.
  • Peel off sweater & warm coat
  • Bath towel for use at the Dreamcatcher Home Office
  • Don’t bring big and heavy suitcases; rather use a soft bag
  • Refrain from wearing expensive jewelry
  • Camera  with shoulder strap en ensure you carry it on your person at all times or you do not drop it when occupied.
  • Travel documents (Passport, insurance card, travelers cheque etc)
  • Drivers licence (if you take driving lessons)
  • Mobile phone (you can use dual and tri-band mobile phones)
  • Electricity adapter/converter
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal Medication (if any) as also a copy of the prescription.

All other items like toiletries, insect repellent, sunscreen, general medicine (headache, dehydration etc.) you can buy in South Africa and support the local community