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The basic packing list for females traveling to a beachy destination for a summer vacation

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The hot summer is here in sunny South Africa, and we are sure some of you ladies already have holiday fever, after a long year, you deserve a fabulous summer holiday. When it comes to planning a beach holiday you will always ask yourself this question where do I want to go? and secondly, what do I need to pack? Don’t fret we got you covered! You can easily use this basic guide as your personal packing list to make your packing preparation a whole lot easier, organized and your summer holiday at the beach as memorable as possible.

Obvious essentials first

The following will always be the first thing to pack before leaving for your summer holiday, so that you can arrive at your summer holiday without any major worries:

  • Money
  • Passports
  • Drivers licence
  • Identification document
  • Credit or debit card


You cannot go on holiday in South Africa without any clothes obviously, but to be more specific for packing for a beach holiday destination the following clothing is always essential to pack in your suitcase:

  • Swimsuits
  • Summer dresses
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Outfits for day trips and nightlife
  • Activewear
  • Pajamas
  • Underwear
  • Flip flops/Sandals
  • Running shoes
  • Beach hat
  • Sunglasses

Beauty and toiletry essentials

For the ladies, beauty essentials are very important items to pack for a holiday but also easily forgettable. To make sure to always look and feel good for the day or night make sure that you pack the following basic beauty essentials in your suitcase:

  • Make-up bag
  • Lip balm
  • Brush
  • Hair ties
  • Perfume
  • Antiperspirants
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Creams
  • Towels/beach towels
  • Body wash
  • Make-up remover wipes
  • Hair dryer/straightener
  • Hair products
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Washing sponge


Don't forget your medication even when you are packing for a beach vacation. The following is some pharmaceutical essentials so that you don't ruin your holiday by being sick and unprepared:

  • Prescribed medication
  • Sunscreen
  • First aid items
  • Other necessary medication
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Glasses and contact lenses


Today's world is driven by technology, so make sure you pack the basic electronics for an easy-going and stress-free summer holiday:

  • Phones
  • Phone charger
  • Travel adapter
  • Camera
  • Camera charger
  • Tablet and Laptop
  • Earphones
  • Electrical plugs


The extras consist out of that last-minute items to pack before a summer vacation:

  • Good books
  • Magazines
  • Water bottle
  • Board games