We recently came back from our ‘babymoon’ in the Pilanesberg National Park. We also spent two night in Hartebeespoort. It was an amazing holiday! One of the best I’ve been on!
I hate over packing, so I followed Audrey’s packing list, and I really loved it! I didn’t wear all of these outfits, because we were only gone for a week, but I didn’t feel like I was wearing the same thing over and over. I only wore the dress once, because going on a game drive (we had two a day) in a dress seemed silly. I packed it for dinners, but I ended up never changing for those. I did wear it on the drive home though, which was nice, because it was all clean and fresh.
I decided to pack:
3 bottoms – Two neutral, one solid coloured. I did contemplate packing a skirt for a bit of variety, but then I realised I’d never wear it in Pilanesberg, where we would spend the most days.
3 tops – One neutral, one patterned, one solid coloured. The berry coloured jersey also acted as an extra layer on the early morning game drives. When I used it as a top, I wore a tank top underneath it.
3 outerwear pieces – One neutral, one patterned, one solid coloured. (I also packed a brown cargo jacket just in-case, which I was grateful for during our 6am game drives)
1 dress – The idea was that I could wear this dress as a tunic by belting it and rolling it up slightly or leaving it as is, and wear it like a dress.
3 pairs of shoes – Because winter in the bush, can feel like summer time during the day I wanted to have some options. Some ballet flats for during the day, some lace up shoes for game drives and walks and ankle boots for dressing up.
2 scarves – Great extra layers for the early morning game drives, and a great way to hide the fact that I was wearing the same top over and over.
In the outfit photos below you might notice that I added a red belly band. I felt more comfortable having one with me as not all the items I packed were maternity items. I wore it under my grey top, if it felt to short. I also packed it in case my olive trousers or my charcoal jeans wouldn’t button up (the food was really good, okay?!), but that never happened. I also added 2 necklaces, but because necklaces are easy to add to a fully packed bag I didn’t add them to the main list.
Here are the 25 outfits I came up with.
I am sure I could have kept on going, but I had to draw the line somewhere.