The most beautiful natural wedding venues in South Africa

Weddings are one of life’s occasions that involve the most careful planning and preparation. It’s a couple’s special day – where their loved ones are invited to share and honour their commitment to each other. There are numerous things to decide on, but the actual venue is often the first. Here are a few natural wedding venues ideas for couples who are looking for somewhere beautiful and unique to say “I do.”

Luckily South Africa has a plethora of romantic natural wedding venues for all sorts of couples.

Natural wedding venue out in the bush

While many of us relish an escape to the country’s wildest regions, why not plan a wedding on safari? The Kruger National Park’s esteemed Sabi Sabi Game Reserve offers wedding packages for the lucky couple who want to escape to this magnificent piece of unbridled wilderness. Where else could you have your wedding with lions or wildebeest as guests? Not only that, but Sabi Sabi ensures the couple is treated to a relaxing stay while they handle the finer details of wedding preparation. Massages, sunset cocktails, and guided safaris are just some of the activities couples can enjoy leading up to the big day.

natural wedding venues

African Welcome Safaris is one of the best companies to speak to regarding bush weddings at the Kruger and many other wonderful game reserves around South Africa.

Rustic pastures

Kwa-Zulu Natal is known for its magical rolling hills, lush vegetation, and vast greenery dotted with country homes. The Natal Midlands is a fantastic place to spend a holiday, visit for the day and, naturally, host a wedding. There are several venues that accommodate those searching for a mysterious, forest-like setting. The autumn and winter seasons provide the most enigmatic lighting for wedding photography, where the newly married couple can pose in amongst the trees and flowers.

Hartford House, Mooi River

This award-winning hotel and restaurant promise to host a wedding your guests won’t soon forget, with special wedding packages on offer. From the tranquil farmhouse to the luxurious furnishings, not only will your wedding look amazing but you’ll be able to enjoy the relaxed country life for a weekend.

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Cranford Country, Curry’s Post

One of the go-to venues for weddings in the Midlands, this sprawling estate is tucked away among trees and horse-strewn pastures. The venue is tailored especially for weddings, resplendent with a chapel for the ceremony and a lapa or barn for the reception. There are plenty of options for accommodation, from suites to cottages.

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Amongst the vines

The Western Cape is a haven for those who love good food and wine. The estates where you can find fruits of the vine are also wonderful places to hold a wedding. Spring is the best time to plan your wedding at any one of these gorgeous estates.


  • Lanzerac
  • Eikendal
  • Devonvale
  • Stellenrust


  • Bellingham
  • Backsberg
  • Holden Manz
  • Le Petite Dauphine


  • Vondeling Wines
  • Le Bac Estate
  • Nelson Wine Estate

The honeymoon is also just as important! Make sure that you peruse a few package tours to ensure that your first trip as a married couple is stress-free.




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