The country's extensive and varied landscape, with its mountain ranges, coastline, and sun-drenched beaches, combines all the elements for planning an unforgettable wedding in South Africa. There are many options to choose from for themed weddings, including romantic beach and scenic country weddings, winelands weddings, or a South Africa safari wedding.
To experience the beauty and romance of the beach, plan a wedding in South Africa along the country's west coast in Cape Town, or consider the exotic natural landscape and scenic beauty of forests and pristine beaches on the Western Cape Garden Route. Along the Eastern Cape, couples will find East London and Port Elizabeth beaches with sand dunes, swimming, and surfing, making it easy for guests to find plenty of things to do during the trip. Along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline is Cape Vidal, with some of the finest beaches in South Africa. It's located near the city of Durban and its Golden Mile, South Beach with arts and crafts, rickshaw drivers, and Zulu handcrafted beadwork, along with perfect water for surfing and swimming.
The lush scenery of the country provides the ideal setting for South Africa weddings. A country ceremony set along the Vaal River or in the Cradle of Humankind embraces the splendor of the unspoiled countryside. Another scenic choice for outdoor ceremonies is the winelands region. A wedding in South Africa held in one of areas outstanding winelands areas also offers a memorable experience combined with plenty of atmosphere and a wine reception featuring a selection of local vintages.
The winelands provide lovely locations for South Africa weddings. The area is composed of Constantia in Cape Town, the oldest region for wine, and nearby Paarl located in the Berg River Valley, which is known for its charm and architecture. For scenery, picturesque Stellenbosch winelands are near the Helderberg Mountains and provide unsurpassed scenery. For a country wineland wedding, the quaint city of Wellington is off the beaten path and boasts a quiet atmosphere, while the historic and prestigious Franschhoek winelands offer fine dining and five-star accommodations for wedding couples and their guests.
For those who want to incorporate the wildlife the country is known for, planning a South Africa safari wedding is also an option. Arrangements can be made through private companies, luxury hotels, and lodges, all offering the opportunity to observe wildlife in their natural habitat at locations including Kruger National Park and KwaZulu-Natal. A safari wedding is the perfect match for those who have a love of nature and want to spend their special day surrounded by the natural beauty of the South African bush country.
A South Africa safari wedding is available at national parks and game reserves, as well as in surrounding areas including the Limpopo province, Waterberg, and the Eastern, Western, and Northern capes, with accommodations ranging from five-star luxury lodges and camps to lodging at private reserves. Accommodations, banquet and reception, catering and decorating are all available in a safari wedding.
A popular area for exclusive South Africa weddings is the L'ermitage village, located within the Fransche Hoek estate and near the Franschhoek Mountains. L'ermitage offers wedding services in a non-denominational chapel set among the natural setting of the countryside. The stained glass windows, peaceful setting, and quiet solitude of the area create a romantic atmosphere for the couple and guests. Accommodations at L'ermitage include luxurious villas and a spa set within the five-star chateau.