Hand luggage on South African Airways.

I am going to Namibia on November 5th, i have just checked with South African Airways their hand baggage allowance and it is 8kg. I have gone with Virgin Atlantics allowance of 13kg,which includes most of my photographic equipment, what happens now ?. Does anyone know if this is correct.

I went back to South African Airways website and i have made a mistake confusing pounds and kilograms. Virgin Atlantics hand baggage is limited to 13 pounds in weight, and not as i thought 13 KG.

I flew with SAA last year and managed. 8kg is actually fairly generous for hand luggage. I had a rucksack type camera bag with a couple of slrs (and associated lenses) plus one of the sigma 150-500mm zooms which is fairly big. I had various other small bits of kit and a couple of books too. It had to go under the seat because the overhead is limited to 5kg as far as I remember.

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