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At Olievenfontein Private Game Reserve, we want your experience to be enjoyable and completely comfortable, so to ensure this we have decided to recommend a few items that we believe you should remember to bring along with you:

During the winter season, which is June through to September, be sure to pack some warmer items as the mornings and evenings are much cooler, as the cold temperatures do tend to bite. However, during the day it does warms up, to a rather pleasant and comfortable level allowing you discard some layers when you can relax and enjoy. Be sure to bring a jacket/fleece, as this will be needed for the game drives.

It is in spring and summer, during the months of October to May, when the temperatures rise considerably that you should pack cool, light clothing, which is highly recommended. It does rain during this time too, and does tend to be a little windy, thus a light jacket/jersey may also be a good item to have while with us.

Please remember to try and keep the colours of your attire neutral for the game drives. Often, dark colours such as navy blue and black tend to attract flies and other bugs, while bright colours such as red and orange draws the early attention of the game who tend to run off without our having to enjoy close inspection / viewing. Bring a warm jacket if you planning to participate on a night game drive.

At Olievenfontein Private Game Reserve, we have marked out numerous walking trails throughout the reserve, which one can do at their own leisure or in the company of a Game Ranger, whichever option you prefer it is recommended that you bring comfortable walking shoes, track shoes or boots for this.

It is highly recommended and suitable that you pack shorts or skirts and short-sleeve shirts / t-shirts for the warm midday periods as well as sandals to wear around the pool or within the lodge area.

It is most important to bring along a swimming costume, as a dip in summer is a great way to cool off from the midday sun.

Sun block, sun hat, sunglasses and lip balm.
Mosquito / insect repellent (Malaria Free Region).
Extra pair of correction glasses (if you wear them).
Contact lens solution and an extra set of contact lenses (if required).
Cameras, binoculars and your favourite film. Spare memory card if you use a digital camera.
Video camera and a spare battery. (Batteries can be recharged in your cottage; electricity voltage is 220V).

We hope that this little checklist will help with your packing. As this is a time for you to get away and enjoy peace and tranquility, formal attire is not required. Wishing you a fantastic bush and wildlife adventure with us!!!