South Africa Stars in The Bachelor Finale

From a bouquet of bachelorettes, Brad Womack has narrowed his search for a soul mate down to two small screen sweethearts who hope that their budding relationships with the reality TV romantic will lead to the promise of a lifetime of love in the season finale of The Bachelor.

A sojourn to South Africa has taken the two-time Bachelor on a trip toward true love, with Cape Town playing a prominent role in a romance that has unfolded in front of the eyes of millions of TV viewers. Fans will find themselves falling in love with the lush landscape during the March 14, 2011 final episode of the season, which will take reality-loving lovebirds on a virtual journey to the following locales:

The finalists/hopeful fiancees, who may have felt as though they were swimming with sharks as they maneuvered the their way through the competition, found themselves on a dive with Great Whites at Dyer Island, home to 30,000 strong Cape Fur Seal colony that is the Great White Shark’s primary food source.

Enjoying a taste of the good life, the final contestants savored a palate-pleasing picnic on Cape Point, where they no doubt felt  on top of the world as they viewed the spot where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet at the Cape of Good Hope.

At the conclusion of the amorous adventures, fans will find out which romance has blossomed into true love when Brad Womack presents a final rose (and perhaps an engagement ring) to either Chantal O’Brien or Emily Maynard. Dreaming of a love that will only get better with age, the suitor will confess his true feelings for one lucky lady at the Ernie Els Winery, a site embraced by mountains and vineyards, where the happy couple can toast to the start of a future together.

If the scenic sights have stirred your soul, The Bachelor Ultimate South Africa Getaway, a 10 days/7 nights package created by South African Tourism and South African Airways Vacations, is inspired by the South African adventure shown on the ABC series. The package includes:

  • 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 at the ultra-chic One&Only Cape Town (the resort which hosted the series), with breakfast at the new Reuben’s by celebrated South African Chef Reuben Riffel or on your balcony in the privacy of your room with panoramic views of Table Mountain
  • 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 Lions Sands, with two safari game drives daily with rangers and trackers
  • Elephant Whispers interaction and elephant ride

The Bachelor Ultimate South African Getaway package starts at $6,875 per person and is available through January 15, 2012.

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