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• ZA sticker. Stick it on the back.

• Emer­gency tri­an­gles. Pack two in case some­one asks. Keep them close at hand.

• Fire ex­tin­guisher. You must have one in the car.

• Re­flec­tive vest. Wear it when you get out of your car at the side of the road to fix a tyre.

• Re­flec­tive strips for your bumpers. White or sil­ver re­flec­tive strips stuck to the front bumper; red re­flec­tive strips stuck to the rear bumper. Even if your car al­ready has re­flec­tors! This is com­pul­sory in Zim­babwe and Zam­bia.


• Pass­port with more than two blank pages; valid for six months or more. (South Africans don’t need a visa to visit Botswana, Namibia, Zim­babwe or Zam­bia.)

• Ve­hi­cle reg­is­tra­tion doc­u­ments – copies will do. Re­mem­ber your trailer’s doc­u­ments, too.

• Let­ter of au­tho­ri­sa­tion from the bank if you’re still pay­ing off your ve­hi­cle, or from the owner of the car if you’re bor­row­ing your brother’s Navara. This should spec­ify the dates you in­tend to take the ve­hi­cle across the bor­der, coun­tries you plan to visit, the reg­is­tra­tion num­ber, and the phys­i­cal ad­dress, ID num­ber and name of the owner.

• Unabridged birth cer­tifi­cates for all chil­dren un­der 18. Note: This reg­u­la­tion has changed. New pass­ports is­sued to chil­dren will now list their par­ents’ names in the back. If your chil­dren have these (new) pass­ports, you don’t need to bring the birth cer­tifi­cates along.

• SA driv­ing li­cence – it’s valid so bring it. Have it ready for pre­sen­ta­tion at check-points.

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