, the country’s biggest online pet insurance provider is bringing the biggest reality-romance TV show, The Bachelor, to South African audiences.

The Bachelor TV series helps a handsome bachelor and one lucky lady out of 25 find love together. It has wowed US audiences for 21 seasons and has spinoffs in Japan, Greece, and Russia. Now, brings you a proudly South African version, launching on DSTV’s M-Net Prime Time on February 14, 2019. The man of the moment is model, entrepreneur, and former Sharks rugby player, Lee Thompson and is the main sponsor. is proud to play matchmaker and put true love in the spotlight, and not only the kind of love that comes with a ring. The lead man adores the animals in his life, and they have an important place in it, onscreen and offscreen. “Lee knows that a home isn’t really a home without a pet,” says’s managing director, David Roache. “Naturally, being a pet insurance provider, we are also huge pet lovers, so it just felt like a natural fit for us.” believes that animals bring love into any situation and will provide a year’s cover to the winning couple’s pets to help with pricey medical and wellness expenses. The online insurance provider also plans to run their unconditional love campaign throughout the duration of the Bachelor SA series, whereby they will be educating and encouraging the public on the importance of adopting shelter animals. It’s part of the premium pet insurance provider’s ongoing way to say ‘thank you’ to all furry friends. What else are they doing to get tongues and tails wagging? is also the sponsor of The Bachelor’s Fantasy League game – which makes online predictions about the show – and brings you Lee’s secret innermost thoughts in The Bachelor Diaries online. Pet-loving viewers can watch out for the episode involving adorable animals with unconditional love to give. Furthermore, fans can expect exclusive interviews and appearances from the show’s participants on its own channels including Facebook, Instagram and the blog.

This move builds on’s long-term commitment to champion animal wellbeing and wage the war on animal abuse. “We want to support their welfare as much as we can,” David emphasises. In addition to offering the most affordable and adaptable pet insurance in the country that lets you Name Your Price™, hosts the annual Polar Bear Plunge which donates blankets to animals in need, and regularly makes significant contributions to animal welfare organisations like the Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL), including a pledge of R50k when they won a Guinness World Record for the most dogs in bandanas in one place. “Every now and then along comes a benefactor who stands out from the norm and in our opinion, is one such example,” the AACL team says of the show’s sponsor.

Be sure to catch the fun afoot on February 14th” on all our channels.