Please HELP!!! The man and I are now considering a private ceremony, just the two of us, at a romantic destination somewhere in SA. Any ideas about places that would do that (obviously on a budget though so can't go too extravagant). HELP!!!
Private ceremonies and wedding receptions have become more popular, as most couples would rather spoil a handful of people than skimp on many guests. South Africa has some wonderful and beautiful spots where one can have a private intimate ceremony followed by the reception.
Garonga Safari Camp
Situated in the greater Makaladi Conservancy on the West of the Kruger National Park, this beautiful camp offers an intimate wildlife encounter in an unhurried environment. You can choose to have your ceremony anywhere in this beautiful camp and have the experienced staff take care of everything.
Ulusaba Private Game Reserve
Owned by well known Sir Richard Branson Ulusaba is situated in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and offers over 10 000 acres of unspoilt bush. They offer a safari experience like you've never had before. Have the ceremony either in the bush or at any of their amazing lodges scattered throughout.
Jaci's Safari Lodge
Situated in the malaria free area of the Madikwe Game Reserve boasting 75 000 hectars of big five territory.
With various wedding packages available you will be spoilt for choice
Amakhala Game Reserve
Situated in the Eastern Cape, this 5 000 hectars of spectacular Eastern Cape valley bushveld offers a variety of wildlife including the big five. With a beautiful chapel on the reserve, having your wedding ceremony there would be stress free.
Set within a dramatic landscape encompassing vast plains, deep gorges and majestic mountains, Marataba is an exclusive 23 000 hectare private concession in the heart of Limpopo's Marakele National Park. The perfect malaria-free bush wedding at Marataba. Catering for up to 30 sharing guests, a setting on the African plains or at the lodge, both with the magnificent Waterberg Mountains as backdrop.
Hunters Country House
An award winning country retreat situated at the heart of the Garden Route. Renowned for its superb blend of ambience, cuisine and hospitality; the emphasis here is on discreet, unobtrusive and friendly service. Their “Chapel in the Forest” is the perfect setting to exchange your vows, while the surrounding verdant gardens are the ideal setting for your exclusive wedding pictures. The chapel is framed by floor to ceiling windows overlooking the spectacular valley of indigenous forest and can seat up to 55 guests.
Grande Roche is situated on the site of the old De Nieuwe Plantatie in the Drakenstein valley of Paarl. What would be more romantinc than having your wedding ceremony in their 300 year old chapel!
The Ludbar Manor is a unique wedding and conference facility on an exclusive island in the middle of the Keurbooms River near Plettenberg Bay. It caters for up to 120 guests on a large outdoor paved area under the indigenous Milkwood trees in a stretch tent. Access to the venue is by covered ferry, private aircraft or helicopter.
I hope you find your dream romantic wedding venue amongst the options given!