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‘The Bachelor:’ South Africa Travel Guide


“The Bachelor” Brad Womack and his final ladies enjoyed a safari and luxury accommodations at the Lion Sands Game Reserve in South Africa.

If you’re planning a safari honeymoon like Chelsea Clinton or Ivanka Trump, several amazing locations and activities were featured on this season of “The Bachelor.” Brad Womack and his last three women, Ashley, Chantal and Emily, enjoyed spectacular safaris, beautiful picnics and romantic overnight dates in luxury accommodations. Here is a guide to some of the spots you won’t want to miss:

Lion Sands Reserve

Lion Sands Reserve

Lion Sands Private Game Reserve: Brad shared an incredible safari experience and overnight dates at this luxury reserve in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Chantal got to experience the Chalkley Treehouse, a bush bedroom built around a five-hundred-year-old Leadwood tree with the comforts of a five-star lodge. Guests at the reserve can also enjoy astronomy, bush walks, hippo tours and wildlife lectures. Each lodge has an outdoor heated swimming pool and viewing deck. (www.lionsands.com)

Blyde River Canyon Helicopter Tour: A helicopter is one of the most spectacular ways to view the northern Drakensburg. On this tour, guests are picked up from the Lion Sands helicopter pad and fly to the Blyde River Canyon to see views of Three Rondawels & the Blydepoort Dam. The helicopter then passes over the Berlin & Lisbon falls en route to a secluded picnic spot next to the Pinnacle. A picnic lunch is served with breathtaking views as far as the Kruger National Park. After lunch, the helicopter flies past God’s Window, Wonder View, Panorama Falls and over the town of Graskop. (www.lionsands.com)

Elephant Whispers: Brad and Emily rode on Tembo, a six ton African Elephant on one of their final dates. Elephant Whispers is an interaction and safari venue located on the banks of the Sabi Rver. Guests can interact with elephants as well as saddle-up for a ride down a shady path to check out the magnificent views. (www.elephantwhispers.co.za)

God’s Window: Brad and Ashley shared a romantic picnic at God’s Window, named for its panoramic views from 6,000 feet above Blyde River Canyon, the Lowveld, and the Kruger National Park to the Mozambique border. Walk the path through the evergreen tropical rain forest to the view points.

One & Only Cape Town: Brad and his final two women stayed at this urban luxury resort at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. While in Cape Town Brad and Emily enjoyed shark cage diving at Dyer Island and a helicopter tour including stunning views of the Cape of Good Hope. (http://capetown.oneandonlyresorts.com/)

Ernie Els Winery – Brad gives out his final rose at this winery in the town of Stellenbosch, in the heart of South Africa’s beautiful wine country. The spot was selected because of the stunning landscapes and panoramic views of the Atlantic and Cape Town. (http://www.ernieelswines.com)

The South African Tourism and South African Airways Vacations have created The Bachelor Ultimate South Africa Getaway, a fantastic 10 days/7 nights package inspired by Brad’s adventure that includes the following:

* Roundtrip international flights from New York’s JFK Airport or Washington DC’s Dulles Airport
* Internal South Africa flights from Cape Town International to Kruger Airport, and from Kruger Airport to O.R. Tambo International in Johannesburg
* 4 nights’ accommodations with breakfast at the ultra-chic One & Only Cape Town
* A Bento Box for two with a sake tasting OR a Romantic Picnic for two with a bottle of House wine
* A couples massage in a couples’ treatment room at the One & Only luxury spa
* Full and half day Cape Town area tours to Cape Point and the Winelands
* Full day Great White Shark cage diving trip in Gansbaai
* 3 nights’ accommodations at the Lion Sands River Lodge, including cocktails and a night in the Chalkley Tree House
* 3 meals daily at Lion Sands, with two safari game drives daily with rangers and trackers
* Elephant Whispers interaction and elephant ride
Package rates start at $6,875 per person, inclusive of airline taxes and fuel surcharges, and are valid through January 15th, 2012. Additional details and direct booking information are available at South African Airways Vacations or by calling 855-FLY-SAAV, or emailing bookings@flysaavacations.com.

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  • hello,
    I was just wondering if there is a Bachelor season for South Africans, I think my beautiful mother would be good on the show, she’s in her 30s and is amazing!
    If there isnt ABC should really think of producing one
    – Ashley Barlow, Cape Town

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