Today, I wanted to share the second part of my South Africa packing list with you: What to pack for a South African Safari.  We just arrived at our first Safari destination: Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge and will then continue to the Royal Malewane at Thorneybush Private Reserve.  This might be the most anticipated part of this trip of a lifetime experience. I’ve always dreamed of going on a Safari in Africa.

We have had a wonderful time with Natural World Safaris in Cape Town and in the Winelands.  I hope you’ve been following along on Instagram and Instagram stories.

This is the fall season in South Africa so the temperature will range from 80° in the daytime to 45° in the evenings. Layering will be the key! J Brand makes my favorite pants. I have had several versions of this style over the past 10 years and they are still my favorites. I ordered the newest version of this pant in a lighter twill fabric and both navy and dark green. They are a great, flattering fit.  Again, these will be great for fall and the Safari.

I am always cold so I am bringing two different jackets and a vest. I showed this Barbour jacket on Instagram stories before I left and got so many positive responses from so many of you who own this jacket. I think it will be great not only for the trip but for the fall in Dallas. I also picked up this utility jacket in tan. I love the olive color as well. This jacket is a bit oversized with an adjustable waist and will be perfect for accommodating extra layers when I need them.

As far as shirts, I have packed this quarter-zip from Cabana Life that has built-in sunscreen, this button-down, this blouse, and this favorite tee. I wore it in Winelands with this skirt. I’ve also thrown in my favorite V-neck sweater for layering. I have this sweater in so many different colors. It’s the perfect weight for mild weather and great for layering.

I purchased these boots as I wanted something that would work well on the Safari and this fall.  They are extremely soft leather with lots of padding in the footbed. I couldn’t believe how comfortable they were at this price. I brought these sneakers but was torn about bringing these comfy sneakers as they are so comfortable but I wondered about the metallic shine.  I don’t want to attract anything!

Since we will be in open air I have brought this packable straw hat and two baseball caps. I am now obsessed with these caps designed specifically for women from Bahadu.  The khaki and olive are perfect for this trip. I also have the white perforated sport version that you may have seen on Instagram stories when I wore it to the soccer tournament this past weekend.

It seems that we will change for dinner each evening so of course, I have brought my go-to: dresses!  The color of this gorgeous dress that I took to Italy is also perfect for Africa.  I brought along to other feminine dresses as I know that we will have a private dinner or two to celebrate our anniversary.  I had to bring this favorite skirt from this post.  I’ve found it for you in a few sizes and linked them below.  I also have my favorite wrap for cool evenings.

In the boutique below I have linked all of the items I’m taking as well as other inspiration and options for each of the items. I will continually update this post so that is always filled with fresh inspiration that’s available for your trip.  I’ve shared Safari suggestion for him that my husband is bringing as well!

I hope you will follow along on Instagram and Instagram stories. I will not be posting here on the blog until we are home but I am sharing our daily activities there instead. You can see Cape Town under the Highlights as well as a few posts on my Instagram feed.  When I return I will, of course, summarize each destination and a blog post as well as a round-up post on what I wore for each destination.

We are headed on our first game drive this afternoon!  I’ll be sure to share it all with you on Instagram and here when I return!

XO

Alicia

My Style

A fresh approach to classic style.
Best Valentine’s Gifts for Her

Best Valentine’s Gifts for Her

Presenting the Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her. This is a boutique of gifts that YOU will love in a variety of prices HE will love, too!

Best Valentine’s Gifts for Him

Best Valentine’s Gifts for Him

Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away so it’s time to start thinking about what to get the men in your life! No matter his style or hobby, I’ve found gifts sure to make him smile.



2020 Ski Chic Style Shop

2020 Ski Chic Style Shop

Our family took a trip to Telluride, Colorado over the holidays and had such a wonderful time! It’s those trips that our family will cherish forever. While I was there, I got a lot of questions about what I was wearing, so I thought it was time to share the 2020 Ski Chic Style Shop. With MLK Day, President’s Day, and spring break around the corner, you might be planning the perfect ski vacation. Which means you need the perfect ski outfit!



Beauty

Discover Alicia's clean beauty favorites and skin care routines.

Clean Beauty Finds at Nordstrom

Clean Beauty Finds at Nordstrom

If you are looking to make the switch to Clean Beauty, Nordstrom’s Beauty Department is filled with great options to get you on your way to clean and beautiful. Including brands like Chantecaille, Kopari, Tata Harper, Sunday Riley, Mario Badescu, Deborah Lippmann and so much more!


Five Steps for an Anti-Aging Facial at Home

Five Steps for an Anti-Aging Facial at Home

I love my skin after a spa facial and always wish I could re-create it at home. I’ve perfected Five Steps for an Anti-Aging Facial at Home!


Best of 2019: Style, Beauty And Lifestyle

Best of 2019: Style, Beauty And Lifestyle

2019 was quite a year!  It has been so fun to look back at the most popular posts and all that happened on Alicia Wood Lifestyle and in our lives.  Today, I’m sharing the Best Blog Posts of 2019 for Style, Beauty and Lifestyle.  I’ll be sharing Home, Food/Entertaining and Travel next week.


Food & Entertaining

Here you'll find delicious recipes for just about any occasion. The perfect, most delicious recipe is just minutes away, as well as the essentials for entertaining with style and ease.

Food & Recipes

Family favorites and seasonal menus.

Tablescapes

Tips on setting a beautiful table.

Entertaining

Get inspired with entertaining tips.


Interiors

My Home

Welcome to my home. Enjoy the tour!

Interior Inspiration

All my favorite finds for beautiful, everyday living.

Travel

Some of life's greatest treasures are memories through travel.

Have A Travel Challenge: Take a Cruise!

Have A Travel Challenge: Take a Cruise!

“Anything but a cruise!”   Maybe you feel the same way?  Believe me, I get it.  I had always said the same thing but my friend Kelly Gruber, founder of Sherry Lane Travel changed my mind and showed me how it solves a travel challenge! 

Best Of 2019: Travel

Best Of 2019: Travel

Our travel for 2019 was truly a dream come true!  Today, I’m sharing our travel from last year as a way to inspire your 2020 travel planning.


Wanderlust Wednesday: Best Gifts For The Traveler

Wanderlust Wednesday: Best Gifts For The Traveler

This is a little bit of a different Wanderlust Wednesday for you today! I’m sharing the next Gift Guide…Gifts For The Traveler! In this post, you’ll find the perfect travel gifts for yourself or someone one your list that travels for business and/or pleasure.