Where is the Bachelor UK filmed? Inside the South African hotspots

The Bachelor UK is back with plenty of drama and romance, as bachelor Alex Marks searches for the woman of his dreams.

Mark Wright is presenting the Channel 5 show, which takes place in a seriously romantic setting; South Africa.

The cast and crew jet-setted off to the sun-soaked country to film the series in autumn 2018, making the most of the hot and dry weather which the country enjoys during the season.

Of course, it’s given us major travel envy in the process.

Although the exact location has yet to be revealed, both Alex and Mark have been giving us plenty of clues as they shared images from their adventures on Instagram, throughout filming.

Mark shared sneak peeks at his trip to South Africa, often making the most of the incredible beaches with their golden sands.

South Africa served as the filming location


The majority of his trip appears to have been based around Cape Town, so it could be that the filming location was in the heart of the city, or just on the outskirts.

Michelle Keegan’s husband made the most of his downtime exploring the region including a hike up mountain Lion’s Head, and a trip to the beautiful Camps Bay beach in Western Cape.

Meanwhile, bachelor Alex revealed he was exploring the area before filming the first episode where he meets the ladies, from putting his fitness skills to the test on a hiking trail to lounging by the pool and taking in the spectacular scenery.

Of course we’ve only had a sneak peek so far, but no doubt the cast and crew would have had ample adventures at their fingertips.

After all, South Africa boasts some incredible safari getaways, Zulu battlefields, whale watching hotspots and even once-in-a-lifetime roadtrips along its Garden Route.

Mark Wright shared snaps as he explored Cape Town


The good news is that if you are feeling inspired, there are ways of finding cheap holidays to South Africa.

For example, Saga Holidays and British Airways both offer packages to South Africa and often host sales and flash deals, especially if you’re after a last-minute getaway.

If it’s Cape Town specifically that you’re after, Expedia and Lastminute.com often have flight and hotel deals, while On the Beach can be a good source for cheap beach breaks there.

The Bachelor UK is on Mondays at 10pm on Channel 5.

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