5 Romantic Venues for the Bush Wedding of your Dreams

Couple exchange rings at a safari wedding in Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
Say I do at these stunning wedding venues in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, and start your married life with unforgettable memories. A dream bush wedding can become a reality in the hands of accomplished lodge staff that will approach each and every occasion with dedication and care. The Sabi Sand Game Reserve occupies an enviable position right next to the legendary Kruger National Park. There are no fences between these two areas, so animals are free to wander at will in a pristine wilderness. The Sabi Sand is a private and exclusive Big Five reserve where you can enjoy superb game viewing at close quarters while on day and night drives and on foot.A wedding in this timeless African setting takes you away from the known and familiar into a world that is exotic, wild and untamed. You'll discover peace and tranquility in the bush and come to appreciate truly brilliant night skies. Each of these selected lodges offers something different and special for your dream location wedding in Africa.


Bride at Leopard Hills Safari Lodge.Leopard Hills Safari Lodge

World class hospitality and exquisite little touches make Leopard Hills an exclusive choice for your dream wedding. Enjoy silver service dining in a range of lodge settings and expertly guided safari activities. Private, luxurious and romantic are perfect to describe the beautiful glass-fronted guest suites, which have their own plunge pools. Leopard Hills features modern African design and interiors.Wedding Highlights: Spa sessions for the bridal couple and a ceremony on the secluded pool deck which overlooks the waterhole


Romantic plunge pool at Rattrays at MalaMala.Rattray's on Mala Mala

Sophisticated comforts and 'Out of Africa' touches describe this elegant riverside lodge with its historic atmosphere. Enjoy in-suite massage therapy and traditional safari activities, especially the exclusive game drives with just 4 guests per vehicle. The suites have His and Hers bathrooms, private dining areas and heated plunge pools. Rattray's on Mala Mala features authentic colonial style collectables throughout.Wedding Highlights: Traditional Shangaan wedding songs sung at the ceremony followed by an atmospheric boma reception or an intimate candle-lit dinner.Romantic sunset views at Ulusaba Rock Lodge.Ulusaba Rock Lodge

Perched high on a rocky hill, this luxury lodge has magnificent views from every angle. Ulusaba offers a range of great activities and a spa, as well as game drives and bush walks. The rooms and suites are original in design with every comfort. Expect excellent service, innovative wedding packages and an element of fun, as this stylish lodge is owned by Richard Branson. Ulusaba Rock Lodge features modern African decor with Tribal themes throughout.Wedding Highlights: Flaming torches and African drumbeats at sunset on the stunning lodge deck, or a fabulous beach setting at the edge of the water.... endless possibilities to choose from!


Cheetah Plains hosts safari weddings.Cheetah Plains

Cheetah Plains is known for its warm welcome, superb service and truly exclusive game viewing in a very private concession. This intimate lodge with its cathedral thatched ceilings is a calming retreat in a lush bush setting and offers a bespoke wedding service. You can relax in the spa and also enjoy traditional safari activities. Each thatched chalet is a private sanctuary. Cheetah Plains features soothing contemporary decor with light ethnic touches.Wedding Highlights: Ceremonies next to the wetlands, under a canopy of trees or in the heart of the bush, and traditional Shangaan dancing as part of the proceedingsWedding party on safari at Simbambili, Sabi Sand Reserve.Simbambili Game Lodge

This intimate lodge is located within a dense grove of Knobthorn and Jackalberry trees along the Manyaleti River. This is Leopard country and sightings are excellent in this area. Each suite has subtle Moroccan touches and its own romantic Sala or shelter next to a plunge pool, overlooking the waterhole. Enjoy personalised attention in the spa and on game drives and bush walks. Simbambili features pale, earthy tones and modern North African style throughout.

Also see our Tie The Knot Wedding PackageWedding Highlights: Attention to detail and a sunset ceremony in a dry riverbed, with traditional Shangaan song and dance to welcome the couple
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