Valentine’s Day is approaching, which means it’s time to start planning a soul-stirring adventure intertwined with a few grand gestures. The Roman calendar informs us that 14th February is the day of outward displays of love and declarations. Our very own ROAMan calendar dictates that the whole of February is the month of love, making it an ideal time for a Valentine’s Day holiday! Currently, we have availability on the 14th February, which is a weekend. Perfect for a road trip from Cape Town, don’t you think?
Abi and her team are quite prepared to pull out all the stops for a bit of romance. When you’re not tracking cheetah, enjoying game drives and taking part in other memorable experiences, you can most certainly make time for a spot of romance. Bush dinners, champagne at sunset, private dinners around the poolside – you name it, Roam can plan it. Imagine sipping champagne at sunset while the sun pours its liquid gold onto the landscape, and imagine waking up to the overtures from the birdlife of the area. A symphony of song echoing the happiness in your heart.
Two of our visual media (Gem and Rogan) team are currently on assignment in Roam Private Game Reserve. Not only have they experienced they typical nature drives that Roam offers, but they were also lucky enough to enjoy a bush dinner under the stars, a gin tasting in the midst of untamed Karoo landscape, and a few special sundowners. It goes without saying that lead guide – and wonderful storyteller – Don, introduced Gem and Rogan to the cheetah. Gem and Rogan are a couple (they even have a couple name – Rogem) and have both agreed that Roam is the quintessential place for a romantic getaway. Plenty of couple time and downtime at the pool during summer, and ample wine around the fireplace in winter makes Roam a fine choice for romance throughout the year. If you’re lucky, Abi might even make a special pot of Gluhwein for those icy winter months. Let’s face it, romantic Roam is a year round loved-up destination.
Prior to Rogem’s trip, photographer Teagan spent time in the Karoo. She happened to be at the lodge while a honeymoon couple were staying there, proving – yet again – that Roam is just oozing with all the feels. Teagan photographed a few gin and tonic sessions in the Karoo, and captured an endearing moment between Abi and Don, the lodge managers.
Come see for yourself. Plenty of scope for romance – Roam Safari Lodge is more than just a wilderness and conservation experience – it’s a luxurious oasis in the middle of a semi-desert.