Essential Hiking Gear


Are you embarking on your very first hike?

If yes, here are important gear needed when hiking the Klipspringer Trail that you can purchase at CYMOT:

  • A daypack for carrying 6 to 8 kilograms water bottles in order to carry at least 2 litres of water.
  • Clothes for the trail as weather changes from day to day, a warm fleece/sweater and windbreaker are necessary.
  • Comfortable walking shoes/boots (suggested that they have been worn in and provide ankle support).
  • Sunglasses and a shatterproof case (optional).
  • A small hand towel to dry your feet at river crossings.
  • A pair of sandals or river shoes to wear at the camp and to use for crossing rivers.
  • Sleeping bag (mattresses and small pillows are supplied).
  • A head-torch or flashlight with spare batteries.
  • Binoculars (optional).
  • Toilet paper.
  • Firelighters and matches.
  • A medical aid kit (including plasters for blisters and any personal medication).
  • A bag to protect your camera on river crossings.
  • A sun hat and sun protection cream.
  • Beanie and Bathing suit.
  • Board games for entertainment or even your favourite poetry book.


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