Generally speaking Southern Africa has a warm climate throughout summer and a fairly mild winter. If you are travelling in summer pack cool and comfortable clothes and shoes. If you are travelling to Southern Africa in the winter be sure to pack some warm clothes. Even though it is fairly mild, some days and evenings can be rather chilly.
If you’re going on safari, pack comfortable walking shoes and khaki, brown or beige casual clothes. Long-sleeved shirts and trousers will help protect you against the sun and insect bites.
Take a warm jacket for game drives; and, if you’re going in summer, make sure it’s water-proof.
Smart-casual clothes for evening wear, although a few up-market destinations will expect something more formal.
Be sure to pack sun-block or suntan-lotion and sunglasses!
Binoculars and camera for Game Viewing, Torch for evenings, are all recommended.
Above all, an open mind and a willingness to have fun.