Romance in the bushveld made easy
It’s the month of love and couples are trying to find new and exciting ways to spoil one another. As exciting as this time of the year can be, it can also be one of the most stressful when it comes to finding that perfect gift.
For those looking to try something special, away from the same old traditional romantic restaurant experience, jump into your car and get off the beaten track to enjoy a romantic stay in the bushveld.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Nature drive
A nature drive is one of the ultimate ways of exploring a nature reserve. Whether it’s an early morning drive or late afternoon sunset drive, couples will surely appreciate taking the front seat to see nature unfold before them.
- Nature walk or hiking
Stepping out on foot not only makes for a great workout but it allows couples to enjoy the excitement of exploring new places together, and getting up close and personal with nature. Couples can test each other’s bushveld knowledge as they wander amongst thriving flora and fauna and alongside freely roaming plains game.
After a leisurely nature walk or challenging hike, turn things down a few notches with a champagne picnic beside a tranquil dam or gently trickling waterfall. With the pleasant echoes of birdsong evoking a romantic ambience, you’re sure to start the month of love off on a high note.
- Bush dinner
Instead of a crowded restaurant, try a spectacular bush dinner, lit only by the glow of lanterns and a warming campfire. With the table set under the vast night sky, delight in a romantic three-course menu of culinary treats whilst you listen to the calming hoots of the spotted eagle owls.
End your romantic evening with that last glass of wine under the African skies brightened by multiple constellations. Listen to the crickets as a gentle breeze blows through the trees, and lay hand in hand appreciating the quietness of night-time and peacefulness of the bush.