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Romance in the bush: Your guide to a romantic self-catering getaway

Jan 28, 2021 | 0 comments

African sunsets, sundowners while admiring animals drink from the watering hole and absolute privacy in your self-catering unit. With conditions like these, in order to impress, all that’s left for you to do is book while there’s still time and space! If you want to take it one step further, however, we’ve put together a guide on how to make your romantic getaway in the bush one that your partner will remember forever. 

Step 1: An element of surprise

If you thought the romance would only start when you arrive at iKhaya LamaDube, think again. 

Instead of purchasing materialistic gifts this year, consider taking the initiative to book your stay and whisk your partner away (and off their feet) when they’re least expecting it! Remember to try to organise their leave with their employer and subtly encourage them to pack a well kitted-out bag on their behalf. 

Step 2: Cook your heart out

Just because you’re not in your home, doesn’t mean you can’t prepare a 3 (or 5) course meal in the comfort of your own unit!

Take a look at some of these recipes for inspiration. Our units are fully kitted to ensure you have everything you need to pull off the perfect dinner date. Just remember to shop accordingly for all the ingredients. 

Step 3: Focus on quality time

In-between adventuring out on the self-drive routes within the Dinokeng Game Reserve, you’ll be able to spend uninterrupted quality time with your partner. In the hustle and bustle of city life, quality time is often taken for granted and neglected. With zero distractions, you’ll find yourself in a Valentine’s ‘bubble’ with your partner where you will have the opportunity to talk with one another, play board games, exchange ideas or simply enjoy each other’s company in the silence of a good book or tanning next to the pool of your Luxury Villa

Step 4: Capture memories

Time with your loved one is special – it’s important to appreciate and cherish the time you have together during these times where families and partners are potentially seperated for weeks and months on end. Make sure you have enough storage space to snap away and perhaps even read our previous blog on photography tips you’ll thank us for later

Step 5: Enjoy the privacy, peace and quiet

Whether you’re escaping from kids, in-laws, neighbours or just the confines of your own home, rest assured that each unit at iKhaya LamaDube is tucked away and provides the utmost level of privacy where you can unwind and focus on nothing other than your partner.

Step 6: Leave some of the romance up to us

Between luxury turndowns, romantic table settings and lantern-lit bomas, we have some special elements to take some of the pressure off you. If you’re looking to do anything extra special and need our help organising it, let us know beforehand and we’ll help where we can

Step 7: BOOK! Before there is no availability

Valentine’s month is often one of our busiest times of the year with availability filling up fast. Avoid disappointment by booking your stay as soon as possible. We’d like to encourage you to try book our mid-week special where you and your partner can enjoy 3 nights at iKhaya LamaDube while only paying for 2 when you book directly with us. Select from our range of units here: https://ikhayalamadube.co.za/rates-accomodation/