Luxury Safari Weddings

Exchange vows amidst untamed beauty with a wedding at Thanda Safari. Choose from stunning ceremony locations, luxurious accommodations, and fine dining options for your unforgettable African safari wedding.

Exchange vows amidst untamed beauty.

Meaning ‘Love’ in isiZulu, Thanda represents the heart and soul of love, passion and the spirit of togetherness. Imagine the ultimate luxury safari wedding; imagine a completely romantic wedding setting in our Big Five game reserve, with Zulu dancers leading you down the aisle.

Picture yourself exchanging your vows in a sheltered bush location under African skies and beneath the ancient marula trees, symbolising a divinely blessed marriage. Your exquisite wedding ceremony is followed by the ultimate South African safari-style wedding reception in a star-lit boma or a sumptuous venue overlooking the African bush. There is no better wedding venue than Thanda Safari to celebrate romance, marriage and life.

Our wedding packages are also offered for vow renewals or special celebrations, and a traditional Zulu blessing is offered to couples seeking an African-style ceremony.

Safari Wedding

Our romantic safari wedding package is called the Kanye Package (pronounced Ganye), meaning Together in the Zulu language. The package includes a choice of romantic African safari wedding reception venues on Thanda Safari, which can cater for up to 80 guests. For an intimate wedding reception we recommend Villa iZulu, an incomparable, luxury setting in a subtropical garden surrounded by the African bush. For a dramatic African safari wedding reception overlooking a waterhole and the Big Five wilderness, Thanda Safari Lodge hosts wedding parties of up to 60 people. Out of Africa awaits you at Thanda Tented Camp which hosts smaller and larger weddings in classic African safari style, with luxury safari tents and an atmosphere of old Africa.

Safari Honeymoon

From candlelit bush dinners to petal-scattered linen, bathtubs for two and sparkling plunge pools, Thanda Safari’s luxury safari honeymoon offers the most romantic South African safari and luxury honeymoon in the African bush.
Honeymoon couples booking our luxury safari honeymoon package enjoy 50% off the partner rate for three completely romantic nights either at Thanda Safari Lodge or the out-of-Africa Jabula Tent at Thanda Tented Camp.

Our Safari Honeymoon Special includes:

  • A three-night stay at Thanda Safari Lodge or the Jabula Tent.
  • All game drives
  • Private moon-lit dinners
  • All meals and selected local beverages
  • A bottle of Cap Classique
  • Chocolate fondue
  • 30-minute couple’s massage
  • Beaded Zulu love necklace
  • Traditional Zulu blessing