‘Bachelorette’ baecation: Qini

Qiniso van Damme and Gareth Ehret’s vacation in Kenya. Images via Instagram @garethehret.

‘Bachelorette’ baecation: Qiniso and Gareth’s Kenyan getaway [photos]

‘Bachelorette SA’ couple Qiniso van Damme and Gareth Ehret soak up the sun on Diani Beach in Kenya. Here’s a look at their baecation.

‘Bachelorette’ baecation: Qini

Qiniso van Damme and Gareth Ehret’s vacation in Kenya. Images via Instagram @garethehret.

The first Bachelorette South Africa couple, Qiniso Van Damme and Gareth “Gaz” Ehret have been on baecation in Kenya since Sunday 18 July according to their Instagram accounts.


In pictures posted to Qiniso’s Instagram, the couple are seen soaking up the sun in the beautiful Diani Beach located on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya, south of Mombasa, in Kwale County. It seems Kenya is the destination of the season as Orlando Pirates midfielder Fortune Makaringe spent his off-season there recently.

“On baecay! ❤️???? Diani beach content LOADING. ????Ps: @garethehret_ and I love your country, Kenyans! It’s Beautiful ????????,” wrote van Damme on Instagram. 

Qiniso, the sister of former Democratic Alliance (DA) parliamentarian Phumzile van Damme, posted a video of herself and her boyfriend dancing to Focalistic’s hit Ke Star Remix featuring Davido on the beach.


“Dancing at a Diani Beach bar with my bestie @garethehret_ ???????? Wait for the end… I’m THAT partner. ????,” wrote van Damme on Instagram. 

While digital marketing guru Gareth posted scenic pictures of the place and the love of his life along with an Instagram Reel of their adventures in Kenya. 

“Qinisovandamme and her new mates… Fred, Basil and Mukuri ????????????,” wrote Ehret on Instagram. 

“Adventures with @qinisovandamme Free mind with a happy heart ❤️????,” wrote Ehret on Instagram.

The couple also visited the town of Ukunda in the southern part of Mombasa which paves its way to Diani Beach.


Qiniso van Damme who appeared in season two of the Bachelor SA became the first-ever bachelorette in South Africa as she took views on her journey of finding love on the first season of the Bachelorette SA. There were initially 20 suitors but Qiniso gave her final rose to Gareth Ehret and the couple have been happily in love since.

“I had to follow my heart. When it was all said and done, I realised that there isn’t anyone on this planet who is suited to me as Gareth. It is meant to be. Through this crazy process, we have found each other. What are the odds?” said Qiniso according to DSTV. 

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