When it is time to follow your heart, consider a beautiful setting like Kapama Game Reserve as the perfect backdrop for your special day. Earlier this year Kapama River Lodge played hosts to a fairy-tale engagement which took romance to a whole new level. River Lodge guest Andre Mauro, decided that Kapama was the perfect place to pop the big question to Maya Foigel, the love of his life. Knowing that this was a very special occasion for these two love birds, Assistant Housekeeper, Trichia Swanepoel, set up a romantic table for two at one of the bush dinner venues on the reserve – after all, nothing says ‘I love you’ more than a bottle of red wine, fresh fruit, and sweet delights to nibble on – in the middle of the African bush.

After building up the courage, Andre finally went down on both knees in front of Maya and asked her to spend the rest of her life with him.Fortunately, River Lodge ranger, Rassie Jacobs, had the camera ready to capture this special moment for the lovely couple. As they say, a photo speaks more than a thousand words. Kapama is committed to make the dreams and wishes of guests a reality wherever possible. If you have a special loved one you want to spoil, then explore these romantic and memorable activates on offer while staying at Kapama.


3 ways to spoil the one you love:

The Romantic Sleep-out offers a uniquely romantic overnight experience under the canopy of a million stars. An elevated platform furnished with an oversized four-poster bed festooned in white linen and billowing mosquito netting, encircled by a ring of golden lanterns welcomes you on arrival before sunset, in time to watch the changing colours of evening while sipping a sundowner.

Your fairy-tale continues with a five-course dinner, included in the rate, served to you by a personal chef at an intimate table set for two. Once dinner is over you are left in peace. It is perfectly safe, yet completely alone. The platform and the luxury bathroom underneath – complete with flush toilet, shower and his and hers basins – are both animal proof. For peace of mind a two-way radio and cellular phone are supplied. This experience is guaranteed to take your breath away.

Take to the skies at first light in a candy-striped Hot Air Balloon to gently drift at the mercy of the wind for about an hour. The hot air balloon landing can be bumpy, so hold on tight! Back on solid ground celebrate with a glass of bubbly and reminisce about this memorable experience. It is highly recommended.

How about a visit to a Spa for a romantic and rejuvenating experience? Highly trained and experienced beauty therapists offer the trendiest global body and beauty treatments with a uniquely African twist, in a setting surrounded by stillness and sweeping bushveld. Nothing could be more relaxing and romantic than this.

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Unknown