Chacma Bush Camp is a magical destination. It’s the birthplace of many a smitten couple. We’re not sure if that exquisite koppie behind the camp boasts special powers, but we know of a few loved up couples that have strengthened their bond while staying at Chacma. This intimate bush camp has been shot by Cupid’s arrow, and just being at Chacma certainly seems to bring out a more romantic side to its visitors.
The team at Chacma decided to share the spell of love, and have committed to going out of their way for loved-up couples wanting a private or romantic safari experience. In between the big five sightings -and observing elephants drinking at the waterhole in front of camp – our managers secretly set-up private dinner sessions cocooned between the granite boulders on the koppie.
While you’re photographing those handsome Maseke male lions, the team sneak off to set-up a honeymoon sundowner session complete with a tipple of your choice, and a table laden with snacks. Slump back into beautifully appointed Melvill and Moon chairs as you watch the golden glow descend upon the Maseke landscape.
The Chacma team is flexible in terms of creating the idyllic romantic safari experiences. They will need to know your plans and ideas prior to arrival, so that equipment and logistics can be sorted out. Due to erratic weather patterns – and the unpredictable behaviour of wildlife – they may have to abort certain romantic options and opt for an alternative. The Chacma team is always open to ideas you might have in mind for your loved one (within reason!).
For special occasions at Chacma, the following set-ups can be arranged :
- Exclusive dining session at either the pool side, or on top of the rocky outcrop behind camp
- The full Melvill and Moon honeymoon sundowner set-up (extra cost)
- Private sundowners with snacks and a few gins/drinks of choice. Guides will select an open area with superb views for this to take place.
A couple of weeks ago we hosted a lovely English couple called Joely and Trevor, and decided to spoil them with a private dining session for Trevor’s upcoming birthday. Our videographer took a quick video of the table set-up. This lovely couple were treated to the dinner surprise when they returned from game drive.
Gemma said there was also a fantastic honeymoon couple from Germany, who delayed their honeymoon safari because of work commitments. Markus and Maryse Hirn enjoyed their special romantic sundowners, and were treated to a table laden with cheeseboards, snacks and other delectable delights. Gin and tonics were served because, well, that’s the safari drink of choice!
We have plenty of international lovebirds flocking to the Chacma for a private honeymoon session, and we encourage you to join the pack of die-hard romantics and make the journey. After all, Chacma seems to be a favourite on Cupid’s list.