Pack for the beach

Mar 27, 2019

Africa is often described as ‘a world in one continent’ and indeed there is no greater way to describe this land of exceptional beauty and astonishing variety. Whether your travels take you to the beach, the city or the bush, a grand and unique adventure awaits the intrepid traveller. We’re here to help you pack for your next beach break. Read on to find out more.

Volumes have been written about our beaches, from the warm Indian Ocean on the East, to the frigid waters of the Atlantic on the West, from wide sandy beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see, to rugged and rocky coastlines with mere slivers of sand upon which to lay your beach towel, the choice is yours and you’re thoroughly spoilt for it. But back to the matter at hand – what to pack for your ocean-side vacation?

You’ll want to start with a stunning swimsuit, just bear in mind that we are a tad more modest than Europeans, so don’t forget to pack a few stylish sarongs, or throw on a stylish beach cover-up to wear to and from the beach.

In most parts, the temperatures can and do fluctuate. So, for every spaghetti strap cocktail dress you pack, you’ll want a matching wrap, and for every lightweight cotton shirt, throw in a coordinating blazer or jersey.

Ladies, from daywear to eveningwear, casual to cocktail, structured tops with whimsical, flowing skirts and pants are in and this look couldn’t be more perfect for the beach as they are lightweight and easy to wear. Pack generous amounts of clothing that fit this description, along with strappy sandals for evening and flip-flops for the beach.

Gents, “stone” is the new black and the perfect colour to evoke that natural beachy vibe. More good news is that vertical stripes are as much in fashion for men as for women, and what could look better than striped trousers paired with an open neck button shirt? More about those stripes – broad, narrow, pin, and deckchair-style stripes are all on the table and couldn’t be more perfect for the beach. Accessorise with a pair of high-fashion running shoes and you’ll be neither over nor underdressed for anything you’re likely to do at the seaside.

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