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An African wedding in the wild is unique amongst other wedding celebrations found around the world. A safari wedding is limited only by your dreams for this special day.

Our lodge safari wedding packages are designed to assist you in planning a perfect wedding in the African bush. Given the personal nature of a wedding, each event is tailor-made to suit your unique wishes. We will gladly recommend suppliers and service providers who we know deliver excellent products and service.

 

Olivers Restaurant and Lodge - White river

Olivers Restaurant and Lodge Wedding Package 2015

  

Oliver’s is an owner run business that focuses on personalised service in a relaxed and friendly country atmosphere. We believe that a Wedding is the first step, and one of the most important, and special moments of any couples introduction into a life together as one. Our aim and guarantee is to make this special celebration a memorable and unique experience for you and your guests.

Our wedding package is designed to assist you in planning a perfect wedding ceremony and reception. We will gladly recommend suppliers and service providers who we know deliver excellent products and services and with whom we have built a strong relationship over the years.

Morning Wedding (10h30 – 16h00)
R 6 250.00 - No minimum number of guests is required and you also do not have to book out all the
rooms. However, due to the restaurant being occupied again in the evening, we will have to clear the
restaurant by latest 16h00.

Evening Wedding (16h00 – 01h00)
Up to 50 pax = R 8 750.00
From 50 pax – Max 100 pax = R 12 500.00
Please note, that to close off the venue exclusively, we require that all rooms are booked for you and your
guests. On the other hand, we are able to cater for up to 70 guests and one part of the restaurant will be
closed off for in-house guests. We will then not be able to allow live entertainment with this option.
Last rounds will be poured at 02h30 and the venue will close at latest 03h00.

Included in the venue hire:
Ceremony:
Fully draped Gazebo with red carpet down the aisle
Fairy Lights
Mahogany Table for the Minister
PA system and microphone with a CD Player
In case of rainy weather, the ceremony will move under the covered verandah

Reception:
Cordials & Water served on the verandah before the ceremony
Tables and chairs
High Quality white table cloths, overlays and napkins
High Quality crockery, cutlery and glassware
Setting of tables (mock-up table to be done at least 3 days before the wedding)
Decorative wrought-iron easel & Perspex table numbers
Wedding cake table and knife for cutting of cake
24 hour secure parking and security guard
Waitrons & bar staff (excluding gratuity)
A room for the bride to get ready – available from 11h00 (not for morning weddings)

Extras:
Jungle Gym Playground in the garden for the Kiddies
Kiddies Playroom with TV and Games

All rates are:
Valid up to 30. November 2015
Non-commissionable
Subject to change without prior notice
Quoted in South African Rands (ZAR)
Inclusive of 14% VAT 

 

 

 

 

Wedding at Qambathi Mountain Lodge - Drakensberg

Qambathi Mountain Lodge Wedding Package 2015

Set in a wildlife reserve against the backdrop of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, Qambathi Mountain Lodge is not just a beautiful and unique honeymoon destination, but also offers fabulous wedding venue options. The boutique barn with its large fireplace, boma and stunning mountain views is perfect for summer and winter weddings. Another option is a forest wedding on the pretty timber deck tucked into the indigenous forest with a little river running through it, and then there is the main lodge, which has a gorgeous chill deck overlooking the gardens. Qambathi Mountain Lodge also offers you the opportunity to tailor make your wedding to include a special weekend of bush dinners, picnics, game drives in the mountains, fly fishing, hiking, horse riding and golf.

A maximum of 80 guests can be accommodated in the venue. An old sandstone church is situated less than 10 minutes from the lodge or the gardens offer many options for the ceremony. The entire lodge form part of our wedding packages, with fully catered or own caterer options.

Standard Wedding package
Cost: R 46 000
Include: 

2 Nights stay for 5 couples inclusive of bed and breakfast
Qambathi Boma and Barn venue
Bar service
Secure parking on site
Cake table and linen
Beautiful Grounds and forest for your photographs
Game drive vehicle available for bridal party photo session (weather permitting) max 6 people
Complimentary bottle of "Bubbles" for the Newly-weds with a honeymoon turndown with a romantic bath set-up
A complimentar consultation with our wedding coordinator, decor specialist and florist (by appointment at their showroom at Nottingham road)
50% discount for a one night stay on your first year anniversary (based on availability).

 

Wedding at Savanna Private Game Lodge

Intimate Weddings at Savanna Private Game Lodge

 Price:
R10 000 (01 Jan - 31 Dec'15)

Includes the following:
Minister
Legal Documents
Bouquet for the bride
Buttenhole for the groom
Extra flowers
Small wedding cake
A Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine for the bridal couple

Venue:
Choice of the following:
In the muddle of the bush
By the swimming pool with a view of the waterhole in the background
Or on the decking/lounge area

Information required:
Wedding couple will need to submit the following at least three weeks prior to the wedding:
Birth certificates
Certified copies of Divorce and/or Death Certificate (where applicalbe)
Declaration for the Purpose of a Marriage
(ONE MUST BE COMPLETED FOR EACH PARTNER)
Particulars of Marriage Form
Certified copies of Passports

This will be a Religious Ceremony, or it can be a Civil Ceremony if preferred

The fee is applicable over and above the accommodation charges and utilises the standard lodge facilities. Any special hire in itmes (white chairs, marquee etc) would be at an additional charge. 

 

 

Beachcomber Weddings in Mauritius

Weddings in Mauritius with Beachcomber

This is the most special day, to be remembered and relived during your life together. Spending it anywhere other than paradise just won’t do. Mauritius can provide the perfect venue for this day. Exchange your vows on a palm-fringed beach with the setting sun casting a warm glow over the wide, blue ocean. Sip champagne before a romantic dinner by candlelight, as the summer breeze cools the evening air. Beachcomber Tours takes care of all your wedding arrangements, leaving you with nothing to do but look forward to your special day. There are certain formalities, which must be completed before departure: we will guide you through the procedures so that everything is properly organised. You can choose where you would like your ceremony to take place. Select a venue in the romantic gardens or on the beach at sunset. Each hotel has experienced staff on hand to make sure the arrangements go according to plan. All arrangements, such as flowers, photographer, video, hairdresser and witnesses are requested well in advance. Everything is catered for by professionals.

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Cost of legal procedures for weddings in Mauritius are quoted in South African Rand and are payable in South Africa prior to departure.

Cost for legal procedures includes:

* Affidavit fees & Supreme Court charges
* Civil Status Officer's fees
* Court translator for couples who do not understand English
* Administrative charges
* Taxi to Supreme Court (return fare)

All other requests are pre-booked in South Africa, but cost must be settled direct in Mauritius. 

The following arrangements can be pre-booked:

* Flowers
* Photographer
* Music
* Food & beverages
* Hair & make-up
* Spa treatments

Please note that mock weddings are not performed at Beachcomber hotels in Mauritius.  Please request all relevant information regarding weddings in Mauritius from the hotels.  They will send you a questionnaire to complete.

Wedding at Thonga Beach Lodge - KwaZulu Natal

Wedding Package at Thonga Beach Lodge in KwaZulu Natal

On our beach deck nestled in the most beautiful unspoilt bay under a canopy of palm and banana leaves, creepers and wild field flowers – you can pledge your love for each other, surrounded by family and friends.  We will endeavour at all times to assist you in planning and implementing a successful wedding. Our staff will ensure that you are dealt with in a dynamic and professional manner.

Package Cost: R 49 625 (Sep 2014 - Apr 2015) / R 50 550 (May - Aug 2015) / R 54 563 (Sep 2015 - Apr 2016)

Includes:

3 nights  Deluxe Ocean View room with private plunge pool & lounge for 2 people – full board basis, teas & coffees, use of snorkelling equipment, kayaking on Lake Sibaya, sun downer drive, cultural tour. Romantic Turndown on wedding night, return 4x4 transfers for couple. Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine on day of wedding. Set up of wedding area and organisation of morning or evening with lodge co-ordinator.

Excludes:

All drinks, other activities, (scuba diving, open ocean experience, turtle drives), flowers, other special arrangements, cake, courier expenses of documentation to country of origin, minister, registration, minister's travel & accommodation cost.

We are able to arrange a minister if you should so require.

Terms and Conditions: minimum of a 3 night stay, all prices are subject to change at any time.

 



Other guests in your party attending the wedding celebratory meal will not be charged an additional fee; it will be included in their standard accommodation tariff.  If the lodge is fully booked, guests staying at nearby lodges and attending the wedding meal, will be charged an additional fee per person to attend the ceremony and meal. 

If you would like for us to arrange registration of all documents and/or a professional photographer, please contact us.  We want to make sure it's exactly as you want it to be. 

Wedding ceremonies held at Thonga Beach Lodge may be on the beach and are weather and tide dependant. 

Bridal couple and guests need to spend at least three nights at the lodge before and after the ceremony.

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Wedding at Kapama Game Lodge - Limpopo

Weddings at Kapama

A wedding in the wilds of Africa is unlike any other wedding celebration in the world. A safari wedding is limited only by your imagination, and at Kapama we let our imaginations run wild. Each occasion becomes a carefully planned and co-ordinated event, and we reach new levels of creativity with each bush wedding we plan. Given the personal nature of a wedding, each event is tailor-made to suit the bridal couples’ wishes. We always include two daily safaris drives, three meals and accommodation and if the lodge is exclusive to your wedding guests, the staff and facilities are at your disposal with all the regular inclusions and exclusions.

In summary we have four camps as follows:

Karula Lodge: 2 Luxury Tents, 5 Suites, 3 Superior Suites, 2 Family Superior Suites

River Lodge: 40 Standard Suites,2 Royal Suites, 4 FAmily Spa Suites, 16 Spa Suites

Buffalo Tented Camp: 10 Tents

Southern Camp:  15 Suites, 7 Luxury Suites, 3 Family Luxury Suites

In order to arrange a wedding, you MUST book 2 nights exclusive use of a camp in order to have your wedding at Kapama Game Reserve. In brief the rate includes all meals, teas and snacks, accommodation and two daily safaris.

However you may elect to amend the daily programme (please see below with extra activities and costs) and as long as you have secured exclusive use of the most suitable camp by virtue of having your guests occupy the entire camp, then there is a great deal more flexibility possible, bearing in mind that any deviation from our standard rate inclusions will need to be quoted for and will be subject to your acceptance.

The variety of accommodation sizes and styles makes Kapama the ideal venue with a number of wedding options.

We recommend a late afternoon wedding ceremony in a bush setting, permitting sufficient time for photography before sunset. Whilst the extended photo session is in progress, the rest of the party can go on a game drive. The entire party would then return to the lodge and freshen up before the reception dinner. A schedule such as this would not incur any additional charges.

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Wedding at Garonga Safari Camp - Makalali

Your wedding is said to be one of the most memorable days in your life - however, this is often not the case, and unnecessary stress and irritation can occur when things don’t run as smoothly as planned. Garonga will not only offer you a place of tranquility to hold your dream wedding, but we will be able to assist you in coordinating and organising the event– thereby leaving you free to relax and enjoy your special day in style.

Wedding at Garonga Safari Camp

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Price:
R 15 815 - 2018

This includes:

Ministers fee and all preparation of documents and signing documents
Unabridged marriage certificate and / or apostle
Single tier wedding cake
A private dinner on the wedding night
A rustic bouquet of wild flowers (price on application regarding alternative flower selection)
Decorated setting for your wedding ceremony
A decorated open air safari vehicle for the transfers to and from the wedding ceremony
A bottle of champagne
Ironing of wedding clothes
Return road transfers for the bride and groom from local airports (Hoedspruit/
Phalaborwa)
50% Off Road Transfer Fee from / To Hoesdpruit/Phalaborwa for group weddings.
Photographer/Flowers/Choir/Dancers on request

 

Terms & Conditions for Weddings:
 The wedding package is valid year round and is based on a minimum three nights stay
 Subject to availability and rate change

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The Garonga staff are well trained and highly capable of catering to your individual needs to ensure that you have a truly unforgettable wedding.

There are various options available - picture yourself doing the following:
 Your wedding morning – indulge in a delicious breakfast followed by a relaxing massage.
 Light lunch after the ceremony (Summer only) on an adorned elevated deck that overhangs the riverbed.
 A game drive with champagne in the bush as the sun sets, or a Bush Bath with champagne at sunset.
 A private dinner on the lower deck to continue the celebration.

The ceremony

The ceremony for your wedding can be organised to take place in any one of the stunning areas at Garonga or Little Garonga – such as the pool deck or in the bush itself. The sleep-out deck is another venue that is highly recommended.

The Priest

A Non-Denominational Priest will arrange for all the documentation to be completed correctly. The priest will meet with the couple for an hour on the day before the service to finalize documentation. In order to ensure this process runs smoothly, the bride and groom will require the following documents:

 Passports
 Original divorce papers from previous marriages (if applicable)

The Priest will conduct the service in a very friendly, relaxed manner and it will have a hint of an African theme to it.

Legalities

The priest will be register all weddings with the United Nations (UN) through the local Department of Home Affairs – each marriage registered with the UN is legal within each country belonging to the UN. This UN marriage certificate can be collected from the South African Embassy or Consulate once you return to your country of origin. Some countries – such as Australia – require that couples acquire a certificate authorizing them to marry outside of Australian borders (which can take anything up to 6 weeks to obtain).

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Additional services:

A photographer can be provided should you so require:

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Wedding at Madikwe Hills - Madikwe

Wedding package at Madikwe Hills - Madikwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa

There is something about a wedding in the heart of the African bushveld that cannot be forsaken! Small intimate weddings from two up to twenty-four guests are catered for at Madikwe Hills, and we pride ourselves on our meticulous attention to detail. At Madikwe Hills, we like to keep things simple, but exceptional ...

 R 25 715 (valid until 31 Dec '17)

Included:

Minister for the ceremony including preparation and processing of all legal documents.
Ceremony in the heart of the bushveld / main deck of the lodge.
Witnesses at the ceremony (lodge staff).
South African Methode Cap Classique sparkling wine for the couple.
Single layer wedding cake with decoration of choice.
30 minute massage for bride and groom.
Transportation of Bridal couple from lodge to ceremony if in the bush.
Traditional Tswana dancers to perform at the ceremony.
Assistance with make-up.
Pressing of bride and groom garments.
Wedding turndown.
Wedding gift for the bridal couple, courtesy of Madikwe Hills.
The use of your own personal wedding co-ordinator, who is on hand at all times to make your stay just that more memorable and relaxing.
Local flowers of your choice.

Wedding Specials on offer at Madikwe Hills:

Stay for 4 nights, and get the 5th for free (can be combined with Leopard Hills and Kings Camp).
Stay for 6 nights, and get the 7th & 8th nights for free (can be combined with Leopard Hills and Kings Camp).
Book the full lodge for two nights or more, get the wedding for free PLUS a ½ day spa for the bride and one chosen friend

½ DAY SPA:Reflexology, manicure & pedicure, full body aromatherapy massage.

½ DAY SAFARI EXPERIENCE: An afternoon adventure ‘with-a-difference’ in the bush with a designated ranger and tracker on a private game vehicle. The groom and his friends will have the chance to try their hand at archery target shooting. Includes afternoon snacks and sundowners.

Madikwe Hills - Madikwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa - Wedding Venue & Honeymoon Destination

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Wedding at Leopard Hills - Sabi Sands

Wedding package at Leopard Hills - Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa

At Leopard Hills, we pride ourselves on our reputation for warm, world-class service, and the little touches that make the difference. Emphasis is on ultimate luxury and romantic charm, combined with the priceless gift of privacy. Weddings at Leopard Hills portray just this ...

Cost: R 25 715.00 (valid until 31 Dec '17)

Included:

Minister for the ceremony, including preparation and processing of all legal documents.
Wedding ceremony on the secluded pool deck at the lodge, over- looking a vibrant waterhole.
Witnesses at the ceremony (Leopard Hills staff).
South African sparkling wine for the couple.
Local flowers for the ceremony table, bridal bouquet, groom’s corsage, pole flowers and cake arrangement flowers.
Single layer wedding cake of your choice.
30 min massage for the bride and groom.
Pressing of bride and groom’s garments.
Wedding turn down.
Wedding gift for the bridal couple, courtesy of Leopard Hills.
The use of your own personal wedding coordinator, who is on hand at all times to make your stay just that more memorable and relaxing.

Wedding specials on offer at Leopards Hills:

Book the full lodge for two nights or more, and get your wedding for free PLUS a 1 hour spa treatment of your choice for the bride and one chosen friend and a 2 hour safari experience for the groom and five of his chosen friends.
Stay for 4 nights, and get the 5th night for free (may be combined with Madikwe Hills and Kings Camp).
Stay for 6 nights, and get the 7th & 8th nights for free (may be combined with Madikwe Hills and Kings Camp).
Stay for 5 nights at Leopard Hills, booking the full camp,and get the wedding for free (not to be combined with specials above).

½ DAY SPA: Reflexology, manicure & pedicure, full body aromatherapy massage.

½ DAY SAFARI EXPERIENCE: A late morning or afternoon adventure in the bush with a designated ranger and tracker on private game vehicle and on foot. The groom and/or his friends will have the chance to step into the tracker’s and ranger’s boots for an afternoon, to discover what it really is like to track animals and be an integral part of everyday bushlife.

Leopard Hills - Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South - Wedding Venue & Honeymoon Destination

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Wedding at Kings Camp - Timbavati

Wedding package at Kings Camp - Timbavati Private Game Reserve, South Africa

At Kings Camp Private Game Reserve, your wedding ceremony will become a subtle stroke of Colonial grace and charm. Each wedding takes place in a dry riverbed sculptured by the NhlaraluMi River, surrounded by African bushveld. Defined by its careful attention to presentation, service and co-ordination, Kings Camp will lend a stylish yet relaxed and generous atmosphere to your exclusive wedding. A wedding at Kings Camp is more than just a ceremony; it is a celebration of the love between two people ...

Cost: R 25 715.00 (valid until 31 Dec 2017)

Included:

Minister for the ceremony, including preparation and processing of all legal documents.
Wedding ceremony in a dry riverbed in the heart of the bushveld.
Local flowers of your choice.
Sparkling wine for the bridal couple.
Single layer wedding cake with topping of your choice.
Local Shangaan dancers to perform at the ceremony or reception.
Wedding turndown for the bridal couple.
Wedding gift for the bridal couple, courtesy of Kings Camp.

Wedding specials on offer at Kings Camp:

Stay for 4 nights and get the 5th night for free (can be combined with Leopard Hills or Madikwe Hills).
Stay for 6 nights and get the 7th & 8th night for free (can be combined with Leopard Hills and Madikwe Hills).
Stay for 5 nights and get a private vehicle for your full stay, with ranger and tracker (not to be combined with Special 1 above).
Book the full lodge for one night or more and get a ½ day spa for the bride and one chosen friend and a 1 hour Royal African Ritual massage for the groom.

½ DAY SPA:Reflexology, manicure & pedicure and full body aromatherapy massage.

Kings Camp - Timbavati Private Game Reserve, South Africa - Wedding Venue & Honeymoon Destination

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