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Camping for dummies - what to pack


Underneath the stars, no electricity, inflatable bed...


Does the idea of sleeping in the bush scare you?

Don't worry, you're not the first...


Upgrades to camping equipment have made the outdoor lifestyle, just a bit less rough.

The key to a successful camping experience, as a first time camper: KEEP IT SIMPLE!!


We've had our fair share of camping mishaps and compiled a list on the 10 most essential pieces of camping gear.

Choose your destination, toss your gear into your boot, fill up your car (don't forget to have it checked too) grab some snacks and off into the sunset you go...


1. CAMPING TENT

Depending on the season, Nylon tents are convenient as they're easy to pack but it's not waterproof.

Canvas tents are great for rainy seasons.

NB: Nylon tents usually do not comfortably fit an inflatable bed + luggage, it's great if backpacking is your thing.

2. SLEEPING BAG

For obvious reasons, it's convenient and light weight.

"Baba blacksheep" blankets are not needed at all 😅😊

3. INFLATABLE BED

It adds some comfort if you're afraid of sleeping on a flat surface, make sure you pack a pump too.

4. TORCH/LANTERN

Depending on where you go, electricity may or may not be available.

Make sure you pack some lighting just in case, solar lanterns are great investments.

5. CAMPING CHAIR

Pack a comfortable camping chair with some back support.

Tripod chairs are for experts 😅

6. REPAIR KIT

Your chair might break or you might be in need of an extra pin to keep your tent steady - plan for these mishaps...

7. FIREWOOD

Wood for cooking or just to keep warm.

Plus, the best conversations take place around a camp fire.

8. WARM CLOTHES AND A FLEECE BLANKY

Even in warmer seasons, temperatures tend to drop after midnight.

9. BOTTLED WATER AND EASY TO COOK MEALS

A camping trip is not a 5star hotel, although it can be, if you have the right equipment.

Pack necessities and easy to use cooking equipment, such as a frying pan or braai stand.

Clean and safe to drink water might not be available in the area, make sure you stock up on some bottled water.

10. FIRST-AID KIT

Blisters, bites and allergic reactions do happen.

Make sure you have a kit stocked up with all the essentials


If all else fails, contact us for some more tips and check out our Camping Equipment Rental price list on our website, under our “Services” tab.


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