Packing List

General Items

  • Passports! (We suggest you carry an original certified copy of your passport in case it gets lost Store these in a zip lock bag.)
  • Sunglasses
  • Spare contact lenses (if applicable)
  • Pillow, warm sleeping bag and bottom sheet if required
  • Towel for showering
  • A good quality torch
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Malaria prophylactics (at your discretion)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Sunblock, eye drops and lip balm
  • Camera with spare batteries
  • Binoculars (a small pair is preferable)
  • Cash, credit cards and medical aid card
  • Basic medical kit with anti-inflammatory medication, painkillers, anti-histamines, space blanket and emergency or personal medication
  • Cell phone with pin deactivated (you will need international roaming).

Camping Clothes

  • Hat or cap
  • Warm and cool clothes: the weather will be unpredictable with the days warm to hot & the nights cold
  • Casual wear or track suits for around the campsite
  • Good walking shoes or closed sandals for walking around the camps
  • Long sleeves and long pants are recommended in case the evenings are chilly

Cycling Kit

  • Hydration Pack and water bottles (compulsory) – minimum 3 litres carrying capacity
  • Helmet (mandatory)
  • Cycling Kit – 4 sets of clothing for each day of riding – there are no washing facilities (you will receive one Nedbank Tour de Tuli cycle shirt. We will update you as to whether we receive sponsorship for a second shirt.)
  • Arm warmers for the chilly early mornings and to keep the sun off your arms during the day
  • Mountain bike specific cycling shoes, socks and gloves
  • Heart rate monitor (if required)
  • A GPS is useful if you have one
  • Buff or something similar

Recommended Bike Spares

  • Any Bike specific spares
  • Derailleur hanger – each bicycle has a different size derailleur hanger. So please ensure that you each bring your own spare as if this breaks you will not be able to continue your ride
  • Spare sealant, spare tubes and plugs
  • Brake pads
  • Bike chain and combination lock
  • Multi tool and cable ties
  • Tyre and shock pump
  • Chain breaker and chain links
  • Spare cleats (recommended)
  • Zip lock bags are useful for storage of bike spares
  • Chamois cream
  • Gel saddle
  • Any specialised bike spares
  • Duct tape