Pack Smart For The Winter Chill

Snow on the mountains... This photograph was taken at Bushman's Nek...

If you have ever been on holiday and found yourself unprepared in any way, you will understand how quickly this can turn your good memories into average ones. KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) may not seem like a region that experiences much of a winter chill, but don’t be fooled! With temperatures that dip below zero during the evening, you will find yourself in a real pickle if you have not packed those winter woollies. Let us help you pack smart so that you can truly enjoy the magical, wintery atmosphere offered at one of our resorts in this region.

Preparation is key when travelling – especially if you are planning a family retreat with children. We have saved you the chore of creating that ‘winter holiday essentials’ list, so pack these items and you won’t even notice the cold!

  • A good, well-lined winter coat
  • A fully-lined and waterproof rain jacket
  • A beanie – preferably one that covers the ears (especially for children)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Multiple pairs of thick socks
  • Gloves – breathable and waterproof
  • A thick scarf
  • Waterproof boots or closed shoes
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Thin, long-sleeved tops for layering

Accidents happen; they can’t be avoided – especially if there are children involved! Make sure you are prepared and travel smart. Here are a few essential items to include in a first aid travel kit:

  • Sunscreen
  • Anti-histamine (tablets and lotion)
  • Anti-bacterial lotion
  • Painkillers
  • Plasters
  • Insect repellent
  • A thermal or ‘space’ blanket (can be folded up very small)
  • Small scissors
  • Cotton swabs
  • Bandage / binding tape

For plenty of winter and travel outfit inspiration, visit our Pinterest board, and for a range of wintery holiday destinations on offer, please visit our First Resorts website!

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