Discover the grace and grandeur of beautiful locations in South Africa, which are ideal for delightful destination weddings. From Cape Town’s iconic urban landscape to an extinct volcanic crater in Pilansberg, and the Victorian elegance of Port Elizabeth, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to amazing backdrops, magnificent hotels, and impeccable services.
The Palace of the Lost City, Sun City Resort
Set in the heart of an extinct volcanic site in the beguiling Pilansberg Nature Reserve, this luxurious Sun International hotel integrates the magnificence of the natural wild landscape with architectural themes borrowed from the legend of an African tribe. With 335 exquisitely appointed rooms and suites, the sheer scale and grandeur of The Palace of the Lost City, Sun City make it the perfect choice for a royal opulent wedding. Explore the Grand Pool, gardens, golf course and Valley of the Waves for various wedding functions, and savour the impeccable service and ambience with a host of adventure activities to keep your guests entertained.
The Boardwalk Hotel, Port Elizabeth
A part of the luxurious SunLux Hotel Collection, The Boardwalk Hotel stands on the shores of Summerstrand as a beacon of timeless elegance. Blending the romance of a Victorian legacy with coastal charm, it provides exquisite accommodation with 140 sea-facing rooms, unique entertainment and spectacular venues perfect for exclusive weddings. It is also home to Port Elizabeth’s only licensed casino with 24-hour entertainment, perfect for an edgy themed event. Explore a host of indoor venues and uninterrupted beach views for both grand and intimate soirees at The Boardwalk Hotel, Port Elizabeth.
The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town
Situated on Cape Town’s iconic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town was voted one of South Africa’s Top 25 hotels in 2014-15. Designed to mirror the rich textures and colours of the historic Spice Route, this premium Sun International establishment has 329 luxurious rooms and spectacular venues, perfect for regal Indian weddings. The beautiful facades and superb services make it ideal for special festivities.
MolenVliet Vineyards, Stellenbosch
Nestled on the banks of the Banghoekrivier, in the heart of the Stellenbosch Wine country, MolenVliet Vineyards is a boutique Wine and Guest Estate with panoramic views. With luxurious accommodation of 27 rooms, suites and guest manors alongside a sprawling estate with magnificent views of the vineyards, mountains, river, and landscaped gardens, it makes for an unusual yet lovely choice for intimate celebrations. MolenVliet also prides itself on hosting only one wedding at a time to ensure couples of privacy and exclusivity.
Waterkloof Wine Estate, Somerset West
Situated on the south-facing slopes of the Schapenberg, Waterkloof Wine Estate is cradled amidst the Hottentots Holland- and Helderberg Mountains, overlooking False Bay. The magnificent views and contemporary space make it one of the most unique wedding venues that Cape Town has to offer. Combining personalized services, unsurpassed Waterkloof wines, impeccable cuisine, and breath-taking vistas, the Estate customizes wedding packages, accommodating up to 120 guests, to ensure the celebration of a lifetime.
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town
Painted pink in 1918 to commemorate peace and the end of World War I, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is one of Cape Town’s most talked-about landmarks. The glamor and elegance of a bygone era make this blush-hued beauty a fetching retreat. Furnished with 198 premium rooms, its plush interiors, warm hospitality, and magical venue options make it perfect for memorable Indian weddings. If you choose to host a luxurious function in their pristine nine-acre garden, the fragrance of sweet roses and lush environs will ensure the most beautiful natural setting.
The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Cape Town
Flanked by the majestic Twelve Apostles and Table Mountain and located above the Atlantic Ocean, the hotel is acclaimed for its 70 luxurious rooms and suites and exquisite dining experiences. Say “I do” under a gazebo in the fragrant, indigenous Fynbos Garden, amidst uninterrupted views of the ocean and mountains. Host a stylish reception or sangeet at the Atlantic Terrace Marquee. Accommodating about 80 guests, the enchanting venues here are perfect for intimate destination weddings. The all-white, neutral palette of the venue makes for the perfect canvas for couples to paint with their own personalities and preferences for a bespoke celebration.
One&Only, Cape Town
Be enraptured by breathtaking views of Table Mountain as you gaze through the floor-to-ceiling windows of One&Only Hotel in Cape Town. Overlooking both the Marina and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront yet just steps away from the bustling South African metropolis, the resort is a scenic urban escape. Indulgences like a 10,000-plus-square-foot private spa island, and the continent’s only outpost of acclaimed Japanese fusion eatery Nobu, add to the air of exclusivity. For a memorable destination wedding that combines the best of South Africa’s distinctive flavors and unmatched luxury, you’ll find bliss at One&Only Cape Town.
Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg
The height of glamour and prestige for Johannesburg weddings, Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg, offers an eclectic elevated hillside location, floating above the city’s vast green canopy of trees. Invite your guests to this impressive enclave for the most special celebration of your life. With 105 premium rooms and 12 suites, it is the perfect choice for a luxurious yet intimate wedding. Whether it is sharing your vows in an exquisite garden high above Johannesburg, bathed in year-round sunshine, or hosting a magnificent sangeet or reception in the glass-doored Arcadian Ballroom, Four Seasons Westcliff promises the most beautiful start to your future.
The Conrad Pezula Resort and Spa, Knysna
Explore the idyllic beauty of Knysna for your dream wedding. With enchanting views of the emerald greens of the Pezula Championship Golf Course, tranquil Knysna Lagoon and the glistening Indian Ocean, The Conrad Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa is located in a lush paradise on the Eastern Head of Knysna. Private terraces offer the opportunity to enjoy the sunshine and allow the fresh Knysna air to form part of your wedding experience. Treat your bridal party to indulgent treatments in their award-winning Spa and feast on their locally sourced fine dining options. With an elite team of professionals to help you plan your celebrations and a host of gorgeous venues to choose from, you are sure to have an experience you will never forget.
Taj Cape Town, Cape Town
Seamlessly blending old-world Indian charm with modern South African luxury, Taj Cape Town is the perfect venue for a spectacular Indian wedding. Originally home to the South African Reserve Bank, the stately hotel is ideally located in the central business district, which is just a short distance from the city’s top attractions, allowing you and your guests to experience all that Cape Town has to offer. With 176 well-appointed rooms, sumptuous fare and impressive venues with iconic views of the Table Mountain, it is the perfect option for a couple who wants a destination wedding with the convenience and amenities of a metropolitan city.
The Cellars-Hohenort, Cape Town
Nestled within Cape Town’s lush Constantia Valley, this 17th-century estate is straight out of a fairytale, complete with resident ducklings and a secret garden. Combining classic charm with contemporary luxury, the property still showcases historic features. With 51 classically styled guest rooms and suites with breathtaking views of both the Table Mountain and the property’s gardens, this idyllic country escape is perfect for a dreamy intimate destination wedding.
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