Forget going out for dinner in a city restaurant, it will probably be crowded.
Rule out staying indoors, you have probably been doing this for the last two consecutive valentine’s days.
Take your significant other for a romantic safari instead and rekindle your love in the wilderness! Are you game?
Here’s what you could do!
DAZZLE YOUR BETTER HALF WITH A ROMANTIC LUNCH FOR TWO IN THE WILDERNESS.
Come February 14, treat yourself to a romantic lunch on a granite rock in the Matobo Hills. You’ll enjoy a stunning view of the balancing rocks all around you, as well as a delicious 3 course meal and a cocktail.
GO ON A TRAIL
Completing the Matobo Mountain Trail with your better half will definitely bring you closer together. The Matobo Trail is a kilometre long hike up a granite hill overlooking Matobo Hills Lodge. Once you reach the top, there will be plenty of perks: nice views of Cecil Rhodes’ grave and Inungu Mountain, fresh air, and the sounds and smells of nature. Bonus point: This hike will be a powerful cardio workout. We all know that hiking is a weight-bearing exercise that lowers the risk of heart-disease, improves blood pressure and sugar levels.
DRIVE YOUR PARTNER WILD.
A game drive in the picturesque Matobo National Park is one of the most iconic adventures in Africayou can ever afford yourselves as a couple. It is a perfect activity for couples looking to stay away from the crowds and get off the beaten track. Feel your heart pound as you get close to one of the world’s most handsome and endangered animals, the rhino, all whilst in the company of a trained professional guide.
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As 2018 turned into 2019, people all over the world celebrated New Year’s Eve in all sorts of fashion.
Watching the Ball Drop in New York City.
And lighting fireworks in Sydney, Australia.
However, Safari lovers who chose to be in the scenic Matobo Hills had a unique experience.
There was serenity, warmth and purity.
Surreal balancing rocks, mood-altering reptiles and multi-coloured lichen all combined to create a scene from another planet.
Connecting with Ancient Culture
The Mbibas, a family of four who drove all the way from Harare, spent the New Year’s weekend hiking, rhino tracking and visiting the caves.
Only one word could describe their stay in the Matobo Hills. Refreshing.
Letty Mbiba said that, “It was beautiful interacting with nature on those hikes and rhino 🦏 tracking!”
Letty’s husband and their two children were also impressed with Matobo Hills Lodge and tour guide Bheki.
“Bheki made our stay at the lodge unforgettable! We all looked forward to our escapades with him,” she wrote in a Facebook post.
We knew the Matobo Hills would be a nice, quiet place to reflect on the year gone by and set goals for the upcoming one
As evening fell, other families, couples and solo travellers joined the clock as it ticked away the last hours of 2018.
All that could be heard besides laughter were deep croaks and ribits of toads in the pool.
Lisa, and her family based in England, together with her friends and their family gathered around a bon fire at Matobo Hills Lodge.
Without music or fireworks – they did a good job counting down seconds to the new year at the top of their voices.
At the stroke of midnight, the two families all raced to take position atop a granite mound, gave a toast to the new year and struck a pose at their very first group photo of the year.
The camaraderie of the group was just contagious.
Lisa, family and friends said that they wanted to do something different and more intimate for New Year’s Eve.
“We came out here just to enjoy the New Year’s holiday as a family. We knew the Matobo Hills would be a nice, quiet place to reflect on the year gone by and set goals for the upcoming one,” said Lisa.