We will be packing for our trip to PE, Hlosi Lodge and Cape Town in just a few short weeks-very excited! I have combed thru the forums and have not seen anything recent about this, so am going to ask, since I know policies change. I plan to travel with expensive camera equipment that I will not check for obvious reasons. I have read that SAA has a restriction of 18lbs for the one carry-on. I travel extensively and have not experienced having to have my carry-ons weighed, except for a handful of times and that was for weight/balances on very samll aircraft. My question is we will be flying on the flight from Washington to PE then from PE to CPT and from CPT to JNB to return home. Will SAA and SA Express (who I believe is operating these flights) weigh the carry-ons and if so, how strict are they if my bag was say 5lbs over? My other thought was to load some items into a photo vest and wear it thru secuty until I board...
My other question is packing for the weather in mid-November, can it still be prett chilly in the evenings near PE and while on safari there? And for Capr Town? I am looking for tips on how to pack light, but to be prepared.