South Africa is home to some of the worlds most incredible places, spoilt for choice nestled amid nature’s own treasures, between the two oceans, the many mountain ranges, pristine forests, the daring desert and the beauty of the bush. is proud to announce their selection for the Top 10 SA Wedding Locations 2012.
Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is set in the Sabi Sands, part of the greater Kruger National Park. An outstanding option if luxury is what you’re after, in which case look no further than this amazing award-winning game lodge and venue.
Sabi Sabi, a selection of choices for a five-star safari styled wedding fashioned into what your dreams are made of. Whether it’s a sunset ceremony, a bush clearing overlooking hills and the African bushveld as your backdrop, or a service in one of the luxurious lodges Sabi Sabi remains a quality choice for celebrating that special day.
Prana Lodge is a 40-minute drive from the East London airport. A boutique hotel and Thai wellness spa situated in the middle of a flourishing forest alongside spectacular Chintsa Bay’ stunning savannah a stone throw away from spectacular game viewing.
Seven individually designed suites featuring pieces from a private collection of famous South African artists, Persian carpets, the best luxury linens, beautiful bathrooms with garden views. One of South Africa’s few exclusive 5 star venues and an experience for the bride and groom and guests alike behind private garden walls with patios and plunge pools.
The Suikerbossie is located on the slopes of Table Mountain with spectacular views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean towards Chapman’s Peak Drive. A breathtaking venue situated above the coastal village of Hout Bay with the restaurant offering fantastic food.
At no extra charge the wedding ceremony can be held in the garden. Gazebo, chairs and umbrellas are made available on the day. A log fire in the stone fireplace creates a warm and cosy atmosphere in winter. Plans can be made in cases of bad weather with the ceremony taking place indoors complete with red carpet for the bride’s entrance.
Simons at Groot Constantia is a favourite hidden in the Constantia Valley on the oldest wine farm in South Africa founded in 1685. The venue caters for up to 450 guests with both indoor and outdoor dining options. Agricultural activities on Constantia included viticulture, and Constantia wine became renowned in Europe. In 1709 there were 70,000 vines on the farm and Van der Stel produced 5,630 litres of wine.
The old Cape atmosphere creates an awesome ambiance while the restaurant offers the likes of grilled mushrooms, local mussels, blackened calamari and the char-grilled cut of the day for the carnivores. The winelist bridges a gap: it’s extensive enough for the budding connoisseur, but simple enough for the learning pallet according to Eat Out SA.
Garden Route Game Lodge on the Garden Route offers a luxury setting for a wedding set in a charming chapel with a reception venue providing the perfect location for that special day. The venue with dance floor caters for up to 200 guests.
Located on Langeberg mountain Range, on the Garden Route the game lodge stands at the entrance of South Africa’s world famous Garden Route Coast. Only 3½ hours’ drive from Cape Town, this private game reserve is home to the famous Big 5.
Bella Vista is situated in the Valley of 1000 hills in the magical Kwazulu Natal is a luxury venue ideal for intimate weddings boasting some of the best views in South Africa. Bella Vista has an outstanding reputation for excellent food and superior service holding gold awards for in-house planning and reception from the South African Bridal Industry Academy.
Bella Vista’s function room overlooks the valley with an adjoining large undercover deck which together holds 170 guests. The venue includes a service bar, a lower open deck, gazebo, swimming pool, secure parking and landscaped gardens for taking those gorgeous wedding photographs capturing the mood and locking in memories.
Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve settled in the Cederberg Mountains offers a 5 star wedding planning with world class cuisine. Exceptional staff cater to every need at South Africa’s most breathtaking locations lends itself to making it an extraordinary affair.
Voted the Best Hotels for Food Africa, Middle East & Indian Ocean 2011 (Gold List) and again in 2011 by Condé Nast Traveler UK, then voted in the Top 50 Resorts in Africa 2011 by Condé Nast Traveler USA, Considered the best international industry awards.
Grand Kruger Lodge situated in the heart of the bushveld approximately 450 km from Johannesburg, provides the perfect Safari wedding venue, with highly qualified staff, music, flower arrangements and chapel. The wedding chapel has been designed to provide the perfect setting for the wedding ceremony and can seat up to 120 guests.
The Grand Kruger Lodge four star accommodations was designed with comfort in mind, despite the fact that guests spend most of the time outside. The lodge sleeps 44 guests in 8 rooms and 6 units in the Bush Camp Chalets. A quality and exclusive experience.
Oakfield Farm is famous for hosting elegant weddings and renowned for seamless eventing with a long standing tradition of providing quality professional service with sheer attention to detail. Oakfield’s signature 150 year old giant Oak tree landmarks Muldersdrift in an unmatched setting with restored historical buildings.
Oakfield understands that the ceremony is one of the most moving aspects of the entire wedding. The open Chapel is set in the exquisite Cottonwood Forest and is ideal for smaller ceremonies and the Conservatory sets the mood while the magnificently manicured gardens of Oakfield allows for perfect garden ceremonies.
Aquila Private Game Reserve situated in the heart of South Africa’s Karoo Desert making it one of the most beautifully scenic venues for wedding in the country. With four of the Big Five and picturesque setting it places this premier venue amongst the country’s best luxury locations available for that special day.
Aquila Private Game Reserve provides the perfect place to host that magical outdoor wedding at one of the various locations on the reserve or in the magnificent lodge. Intimate wildlife safaris, cool-off dips in natural rock pools, bare-it-all outdoor showers, and private luxury chalets make for the perfect wedding weekend with friends and family.
Author: Jacqueline Freer