What type of clothes do you wear in Kruger

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And some kind of windbreaker for the evenings if you intend do a nightdrive
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It will also depend a little on what climate you are used to!
My first visit to Kruger was in late May/early June while I was living in the UK (Leicester).
On a night drive from Skukuza everyone was bundling up in sweatshirts, anoraks and blankets - I eventually put on a sweatshirt towards the end of the drive to keep everyone quiet as they kept asking if I was cold with just a t-shirt!!!!!
Now I am back in SA and last year during a few drives in an open vehicle I was equally bundled up and frozen!
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Night are cool and days are warm, about 25 C so pack tracsuits for around the braai in the evening and early mornings and t shirts and shorts/ jeans for the day. The best is to layer so you can remove jerseys etc as it gets warmer and put them back on when the sun goes down
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Pajama Drive

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Hi to all.

Last night when I planned our routes for Our weekend in July I started thinking.
How many of you guys do things you never thought you would do in your live?

My friend and I that always go to Kruger together have done this a few times.
We set our alarms for 30 min before the gate open.
We wake up and make us coffee in the flasks, take some snacks, get in the car and wait for the gate to open. We never take off our pajamas.
We do our morning drive in pajamas, slippers and only put on a jacket. :lol:

We thought many times before what will people think if they see us driving in our nighties. :redface: :evil:

So come on guys tell us your stories.
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Me and my sister do too Obie.
Hahaha, always in winter so at least we’re respectably covered up :shock: .
When we want to see lions or a leopard or something spectacular we do a pajaam drive. Works every time!
it also happens that whenever we look like accidents, people want to stop, roll down windows and chat away about the sights, even the weather. :roll:
A beanie and shades help to not scare the poor souls. Oh and a beechie for da breath :lol:
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Been there done that... :D even done a midnight walk around camp in the PJ's

Brings good luck to see the odd things too...
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I always leave in my pj's, if I want to go early.

I have my first cup of coffee, brush teeth, put my toothbrush in my pocket as not to waste time...
then I stop at my first waterhole for my second cup of coffee.

I get dressed when I reach the next camp.. Sometimes I get strange looks :wink:
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Re: What type of clothes do u wear in Kruger

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For me it's jeans, jeans, jeans... blue, black, brown, khakhi. It adjusts to the temperature and I'm from the 'Levi' era! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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My SO and I often do what we call a "pre-breakfast run", which is exactly what you describe in you "pajama drive". We don't set an alarm though and we don't decide beforehand that we're going to do it.
We're caravanners so we usually hear when the first vehicles start up to move to the gate. That's the moment of decision: will we? or will we not? If it is "all systems go", we hop out of bed, each put on a sweater top, grab a can of soda and off we go. Never for more than an hour, then we're back. Only then will we officially start planning our day.
What if we have a break down, will I walk back in my pyjamas? NO, I will not. I will not even walk back in my Sunday Best! Predators are not particular about the clothes you're wearing.
Somebody will eventually come by and help us out.
Pajama Drive is a better description.
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Have not been driving around in pj's but have sat for pretty long in a hide in camp my pj's.
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zipp-offs pants
T-shirts
shorts (from the zipp-offs)
slippers
walking shoes
fleece
swim trunk
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Colour to me is irrelevant.

I have recently taken to wearing shorts that come down below the knees to prevent them from getting sunburnt as I drive.
I also wear a lightweight hoodie to keep as much of the sun off my face/neck/arms as I can.

Then at night when I swim.....nothing :twisted:
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Re: What type of clothes do u wear in Kruger

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* calve-length (capri) pants or knee-length (hiking) shorts (not that I do a lot of hiking when at the KNP...)
* t shirts (short sleeves)
* body warmer (sleeveless fleece jacket) for early mornings or on night drives
* crocs bands (for the uninitiated these are mules in the "band" series of the crocs (tm) shoe brand - good for all day wear & showering :lol: )
* crocs mammoths (= fleece-lined crocs for early morning / evening; but only in the winter) ... wearing these with shorts/capri pants look rather "interesting" but fortunately I spent most of my early morning Kruger time in the car! :lol:
* beanie (winter mornings & evenings only)
* i won't spell out the undies :lol:

the emphasis in terms of my Kruger wardrobe = comfort.... looks don't count :whistle: :lol:
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Short sleeved or sleeveless T-shirts
Shorts or Capri's
Jacket/Anorak
Hiking boots(??!) or Walking sandals
.............in fact, anything that is drip-dry and non iron (especially non iron)
Have been known to shock the neighbourhood by appearing at the pool in a swimming costume (one piece!) - but only try to do this under cover of darkness :twisted:
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Shorts mostly but also 3/4 leggings for morning walks. Jeans/pants for any cool/cold days.
Favourite beanie for those cold mornings or night drives.
Fleece jumper for as above.
3/4 sleeve shirts mostly because I get a lot of not so nice looks and barely disguised muttered disapproval in short sleeves (because of my tattoo 1/2 sleeve). :evil: :evil:
Walking shoes and sandals.
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