With just three women left — Chantal O., Ashley H. and Emily — The Bachelor‘s Brad Womack jets the ladies to South Africa for three romantic dates, including a safari, a private ride on an elephant and a picnic at the top of “God’s Window.” At the end of each date, Brad will present the bachelorette with an invitation to spend an intimate night together in a “fantasy suite.” Which of the ladies will accept?
Brad and the bachelorettes settle in at the picture perfect Lion Sands Private Game Reserve in Kruger National Park in Sabi Sand, South Africa. The Bachelor begins his South African journey with an exclusive safari with an excited Chantal, who can’t wait to explore the African wilderness with him. As their jeep powers through the rugged terrain, the couple find themselves up close and personal with remarkable creatures… giraffes, elephants and lions roam freely around them. Later, at an intimate dinner, Chantal wastes no time making her feelings and intentions clear to Brad.
The next day Brad fulfills one of Emily’s dreams: a private elephant ride for two. A breathtaking jaunt atop the giant animals brings them to an elephant watering hole, where they stop for a snack. Emily expresses her fears about Brad stepping into the role of an instant father to her beloved daughter. Will he be able to allay her concerns, and will Emily be ready to take the next step with Brad to the fantasy suite, or will she leave him disappointed?
On his final date this week, Brad surprises Ashley H. with an incredible helicopter tour over the magnificent South African landscape. They touch down for a picnic high atop the dazzling cliffs known to the locals as “God’s Window.” The setting might have been romantic, but the conversation turns serious as Brad expresses his concerns over Ashley’s ambitious plans for the future. Later that night, tensions rise between the two as they try to communicate as they once did.
The drama starts at the rose ceremony — even before any roses are offered — as Brad asks to speak to one of the women about their overnight date. He is hoping that the intense conversation he has with her will bring the clarity he needs to make this important decision. In one emotional moment, Brad makes a jaw-dropping choice.
”The Bachelor” airs Monday night at 8 p.m. on ABC.