Tie the knot with an elephant as a witness, get hitched with a majestic mountain background or go barefoot on the beach. For those obsessed with romance and travel, South Africa is the perfect destination wedding spot. Rich in culture, history and beauty a wedding in South Africa is guaranteed to be a day to remember. Let the lions roar as you say your vows, gaze across untouched beaches as you slip the ring over your partner’s finger or get the perfect picture as you are silhouetted against the fiery colours of the African sunset as you enjoy your first kiss as a married couple.
There is something so magical about a wedding in the wild. A safari wedding is like nothing else on earth. Have your pictures taken with a backdrop of elephants, giraffes or zebras or even have a small ceremony in a game reserve. You and your guests can experience the magnificence of the African bush. A wedding at a luxury South African safari lodge is accompanied by warm, local hospitality and delicious, hearty food.
Sprawling vineyards, colonial homesteads and mountain backdrops are what make many Winelands hotels a favourite among locals and tourists wanting to get hitched. Many of South Africa’s top restaurants are to be found at these wine estates and your wedding meal can be accompanied by award winning wines. These picturesque estates form the ideal landscape for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
The un-spoilt beaches of the wild coast, the picturesque cape peninsula coastline and the up-market seaside suburbs of Durban all make for spectacular beach weddings. Get married among rocky beaches with Table Mountain as your backdrop at one of Cape Town’s luxury hotels or dip your toes in the warm Kwa-Zulu Natal waters after your beach wedding. With many hotels situated directly on the endless South African coastline, you can have your ceremony, reception and photo session all in one place.
The Drakensburg mountain range hotels in South Africa come complete with rolling lawns, magnificent golf courses, horse paddocks and towering snow-capped mountains. These resorts offer majestic escapes which provide the ultimate in exclusivity, intimacy and romance. Here you can bird watch, stroll through blossoming flowers and forests or simply sip some champagne while wishing on a shooting star in absolute peace and quiet.