Surprise Your Love With a Romantic 7-Night South African Valentine's Day Trip & Safari

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From www.justluxe.com, by Nicolle Monico
Surprise Your Love With a Romantic 7-Night South African Valentine's Day Trip & Safari

We know, it’s barely Christmas and here we are already talking about Valentine’s Day. But stay with us. When it comes to showing your loved one how much they mean to you, putting a little forethought and planning into your gift is never a bad idea. Next year, Extraordinary Journeys is offering a romantic eight-day South Africa trip designed for couples.

12 apostlesPhoto Credit: Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

The tour features accommodations at Cape Town’s five-star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa and the Sabi Sand Game Reserve where lovers will get to experience a traditional safari. During your time at Twelve Apostles, you’ll get to choose your experience with offerings such as a fine dining evening at Azure Restaurant, dinner and movie in the private cinema room, or a casual dining affair at the Café Grill. While not included in the package, the hotel’s award-winning spa is definitely another reason to consider heading to Cape Town.

sabi sabiPhoto Credit: Sabi Sand Game Reserve

On days five through eight, couples will head to Sabi Sand’s 139,000-acre game reserve which holds one of the highest and most bio-diverse wildlife populations in South Africa. Here you’ll get an up-close-and-personal look at the country’s Big Five: elephants, rhinoceros, buffalo, lions and leopards. Plus you may even spot other four-footed residents such as klipspringers, impalas, greater kudus, over 40 species of raptors and baboons.

sabi sabiPhoto Credit: Sabi Sand Game Reserve

There are three properties to choose from on the reserve including the Bush Lodge, Little Bush Camp and Selati Camp. The latter boats a colonial Out of Africa-style main building and eight suites with king or twin beds. For a more intimate choice, Little Bush Camp is a smaller option with six luxury suites with private viewing decks and heated spa baths. Bush Lodge is the camp’s flagship accommodation overlooking a watering hole and an African plain. Its 25 bush cottages offer air-conditioning, local décor and a communal area with a pool and viewing deck.

12 apostlesPhoto Credit: Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

The package is priced at $3,800 per person (based on double occupancy) and includes accommodations at both hotels with a complimentary upgrade at Twelve Apostles, internal flights, transfers, activities, meals and other surprises. To top it all off, you and your beau will get a birds-eye view of Cape Town with a private seven-minute minute helicopter tour over the city (if you book by January 15, 2016). Take our word for it, this sure beats the usual roses and chocolates gift.