Whether they take an early morning flight or go on an epic road trip, having your bags packed should be hassle free. Picture: Luggage Pro.

Spur of the moment travel trips are quite popular among South Africans. After a long work week, many people recharge their batteries over the weekend. Whether they take an early morning flight or go on an epic road trip, having your bags packed should be hassle free. Here are the essential items to pack when you decide to take a weekend trip:


Travel wear

Opt to wear comfortable clothes when you travel. Long hours on the road or in airports can be exhausting. Wearing the correct clothing can make travel simple and comfortable.


Pack light

Weekend travels are short and do not require your entire wardrobe. Many travellers pack clothes to last a week and end up not wearing all their outfits. Unless the weekend travel involves a series of activities, keeping your suitcase light and with only the bare minimum is essential.


Carry your summer wear

Pack that pair of shorts or bikini as summer season is at its peak. Whether you are near the beach or somewhere secluded with a pool, you never know when your summer wear can come in handy.


Emergencies happen

Don't forget to pack the medication. Medical emergencies can happen at any time therefore it's important to be prepared. Speak to your doctor about what medication is best to take along with you.


Take an extra pair of clothes

I know I said pack light, but it's important to carry an extra set of clothes with you. Disasters happen all the time and having that extra set can save you a lot of trouble.