Holiday Travel Checklist + Win A HomingPIN Starter Pack

I don’t know about you – but I am literally counting down the weeks until the silly season!

Countless South Africans, including me and my family, will be packing our bags and setting off on holiday to enjoy a little break.

Amidst the thrill of an adventure, the stressful activity of preparing can cause anxiety to the most seasoned of travellers. To help ease the burden,  HomingPIN has a great essential checklist which I’m sure you’ll find handy.

The Essentials

  • Passport
  • Visas
  • Itinerary
  • Credit/debit cards
  • Foreign currency
  • Birth certificates and certified documentation for children
  • International Driver’s License
  • Car registration documents / Carnet – car passport for African countries
  • Correct stickers for vehicles going into Africa
  • Airline ticket
  • Emergency contact details
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cellphone and charger
  • Set up roaming for your phone
  • A HomingPIN tag for your luggage and any other valuable items, can be used on bicycles, golf clubs, cameras, laptops, car keys, passports, wallets, cellphones, fishing rods etc –   available at select Cape Union Mart Stores and online at

Top Tips  – Photograph your important documentation in case of loss

Be sure to check your baggage allowance before arriving at the airport in order to avoid exorbitant fines!

Whether it’s a long haul flight or a “are we there yet” car journey to your destination of choice, travelling in general is not very comfy. Here are some items to help create an experience that is either restful and soothing or as entertaining as you would like it be.

  • Earplugs
  • Travel pillow
  • Books and magazines
  • Travel sickness tablets
  • Ipad/ Tablet
  • Headphones
  • Laptop and charger
  • Plug adaptors
  • Travel games for children

Summer holidays are a time to relax, rewind and enjoy. Ensure that you protect yourself and your family from the unnecessary stress of lost items by attaching your HomingPIN tag to your luggage and any other gadgets that you’re taking away with you.

Wishing you happy travels!

Have you heard about HomingPin?

HomingPIN is integrated with the worldwide World Tracer system, which all baggage handlers have access to. For airlines, HomingPIN will instantly provide information on the bag’s whereabouts when it is found. The airline will then contact the owner to arrange transfer of the goods. What’s more, is that HomingPIN can provide reasonably-priced transportation of your found goods, from anywhere in the world.

HomingPIN tags, stickers and key rings allow you to tag a variety of items including, but not limited to, luggage, laptop computers, mobile phones, keys, wallets and passports. Easy-to-use and practical, they’re a life-saver for the whole family. With this handy tool, lost keys have a much better chance of being returned to their owners, and owners have peace of mind too!

HomingPIN starter packs recommended retail price is R200 and the standard pack recommended retail price is R450.  HomingPIN packs are available at select Cape Union Mart Stores and online at

Would you like to keep your items safe on your next trip? You can win one of 2 HomingPin starter packs to do just that! Enter via the Rafflecopter below

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  1. Desire mckune October 13, 2017

    We are off to Bangladesh!!!

    • Hayley October 13, 2017

      Ooh la la! How exciting, you must be counting down the days 🙂

  2. Jade October 13, 2017

    Unfortunately we will remain in CPT 🙁

    • Hayley October 13, 2017

      Not all bad! There’s lots to do on a staycation:)

  3. Carla M VD Westhuizen October 13, 2017

    UGH we are off no where! Someone has to work! And working in the travel industry just depresses me when i see everyone jetting off! We are however saving all our pennies for a trip to France and Disneyland Paris!

    • Hayley October 13, 2017

      Now that is somewhere worth saving for! We also hoping to take the kids there when they’re a bit older

  4. Losh Don Kisten October 13, 2017

    MSC Cruise babyyyyyyyyyyyyyy…..excited…:-)

    • Hayley October 13, 2017

      That is THE best holiday. We went on one before we had kids and it was amazing! Have Fun xxx

  5. thea lennox October 13, 2017

    Onrus in hermanus western cape such a beautiful place

    • Hayley October 13, 2017

      Stunning place to relax

  6. anusha naidoo October 13, 2017

    off to margate a beautiful quaint town, the south coast of Durban KwaZulu-Natal…. fantastic beach restaurant etc, great place for peace and tranquility

    • Hayley October 13, 2017

      We’re also visiting Durban in January It will be our kids first flight so excitement all round 😉 Enjoy your holiday, just a few more weeks x

  7. Sharleen October 13, 2017

    Garden route yay

  8. Candice vincent October 14, 2017

    We are off to Limpopo

  9. Este van Aswegen October 14, 2017

    No holiday over December hubby working but we planning a holiday for next year so this will come in handy then

  10. rehana seedat October 14, 2017

    Going to Johannesburg to visit family

  11. Marc McDonald October 15, 2017

    will be going to Jhb

  12. Anisha singh October 15, 2017

    We off on a cruise to Mozambique! And the ref of my summer will be spent eating copious amounts of litchis on the stunning Durban beaches!

  13. Annchen crous October 15, 2017

    OFF TO Witsand and onrun(hermanus). Planning a trip to Bali next year.

  14. Janel sunderlall October 16, 2017

    Off to Cape town this holiday to visit family

  15. Susann October 16, 2017

    Hopefully Reunion Island with the whole family

  16. charlotte October 19, 2017

    I will be working – but If i get my way – a trip for 2 with the hubby


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