Brad’s Dates in South Africa

For the final episodes of this season of “The Bachelor,” Brad visited South Africa, where our Bachelor and the girls experienced nature in its purest form while chasing love.

Getting to South Africa can be a travel marathon. Let South African Tourism and South Africa Airways take care of you. Brad traveled from New York to Johannesburg and arrived at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in a mere 15 hours. Despite the length of the flight, South African Airways was there to accommodate his needs and make sure his flight was nothing short of cloud 9.

Once in South Africa, Brad and the girls stayed in Kruger Park on the edge of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. You haven’t felt a true kinship with nature until you’ve been amongst lions, giraffes, elephants and a multitude of wildlife.

Luckily, the 1933 Lodge, an offshoot of the main hub of The Lion Sands Private Game Reserve, offers comforting amenities amidst the wildest place on earth. The 1933 Lodge is unlike any hotel room you’ve ever stayed in. There’s nothing quite like an outdoor shower–something you have to experience in person! Lodges are fully equipped with all the amenities of a high class hotel room.

If you’re ready for a little heart-pounding, adrenaline inducing action, then a game drive is for you! Go on safari with a tour guide and get closer to wildlife than you would in any zoo. Lions were a few feet away on Brad and Chantal’s safari – just imagine the animals you will see!

If you’re Brad, bringing an elephant to a date is one way to get the girl. For anyone else, it’s a thrill ride that is indescribable. Seeing animals may not be enough for some, which is why Lion Sands Private Game Reserve offers their famed “Elephant Whispers” encounter. Ride through the bush on Elephants that have been rescued and live safely in a predator-free environment.

If you’re looking to make the day even more romantic, there’s always the Chalkley Treehouse–an oasis above the tree line and far away from everything.

Excitement doesn’t stop with elephant rides or safaris in South Africa. Take a ride through the Blyde River Canyon (second in size only to The Grand Canyon) and stop at God’s Window. This majestic lookout point was aptly named for its stunning and serene view of South Africa.

Nature has been waiting for you in South Africa, Are you ready?


  1. About the treehouse date… all I could think of when I saw it was that there was no bathroom!!! How awful would it be to spend the night with a guy and not have access to a bathroom????

    Comment by JULIE — March 4, 2011 @ 8:50 am

  2. Looking forward to the bachelor finale!

    Comment by BachelorBlogger — March 10, 2011 @ 5:32 pm

  3. @Julie – what makes you think we have no toilets in South Africa? Believe it or not, we actually have all the correct amenities to have a comfortable pee … and we don’t have lions and elephants walk about in our front gardens. We also wear clothes, not loincloths!

    Comment by Lorraine Broadhurst — April 16, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

  4. Loved this season. Was great to see South Africa chosen as the final destination. With regardS to the tree house, you would not believe how beautiful the bathoom is – Dubai the only destination that comes close to the luxury! South Africa is truly a hidden gem – top hotels and activities in the world. Capetown recently voted top holiday destination on the planet – think it was Forbes.

    Comment by G — May 18, 2012 @ 1:25 pm

  5. it was quite obvious that brad was jst physically attracted to Emily , he felt sorry for her as a result he was swolloled in Emily’s emotions and left a women with a beatiful heart who was willing to give him the essence true love… i stil think Brad xud Man up and go bk to his women which is not Emily

    Comment by Ms.dineo — June 7, 2012 @ 7:58 am

  6. My wife saw this and fell in love with the idea. We have a 20 year wedding anniversary coming up and I was wondering how much would a trip like that cost the average couple? the safari, the tree house hotel and such? Thank you so much.

    Comment by steve — August 23, 2012 @ 8:15 am

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