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Venues For An Unforgettable Wedding in South Africa  

South Africa is undoubtedly a unique tourist destination. The country is located at the extreme end of the African continent and is blessed with some diverse and unique landscapes difficult to find anywhere else in the world.

Boasting of natural vistas, vineyards, exotic places, and pristine beaches, the nation is perfect for getting hitched. If you are planning for a dream destination wedding then look no further.

This blog here unveils some of the best locations in South Africa that give a perfect backdrop to your “I Do” moments.

  1. Cathedral Peak Hotel, Drakensberg
    Every person dreams of getting married in a magical location away from the hustle-bustle of the city. While South Africa is home to tons of such admirable places, nothing comes close to Cathedral Peak hotel at the Drakensberg. Encased within natural gardens and mountains, the crowning jewel of the 4-star hotel is the Thatch Chapel which can accommodate 120 guests. One of the unique features about the chapel is the breathtaking views it promises from its cozy interiors that are studded with wooden beams. From enjoying an array of activities like gym, golf course, helicopter flips, to mouth-watering dishes, exchanging vows can never be this magnificent.
  2. Hlanganani
    This Zulu word has a very deep and interconnected meaning which means “come together”. Located in Edlandslaagte, near Lady Smith, Kwa-Zulu Natal, the multipurpose wedding venue was created exquisitely for couples only. Featuring amazing views, the canopy of trees, and endless space in the countryside, the venue can accommodate around 200 guests. Other basic amenities in the location include open bar, coffee lounge, kitchen, bathroom, dance floor, manicured lawn with rock fountain for a private reception. While the rustic backdrop adds a vintage touch to the celebrations, there are many avenues apt for pre-wedding photoshoots, which make the special day of your life memorable.
  3. The Oyster Box Hotel
    The Oyster box hotel is situated in Umhlanga, South Africa. Constructed way back in 1947, the property has since become one of the charming venues for solemnizing vows. A true point of demarcation in the hotel is the red and white striped lighthouse that is ideal for taking some breathtaking photos. With classy décor, lip-smacking cuisines, eastern Hamman, and lighthouse bar there is no way guests will feel disappointed with the property. Other lists of amenities include 86 rooms and suites, that either have sea-facing or garden views thus making it one of the best places for starting your new life.
  4. Shepstone Garden
    For all people who are looking for a special venue to nurture your unforgettable moments, then here is the one. The Shepstone gardens will surely mesmerize onlookers with its classic feel. One of the striking aspects of the place is the 20th-century garden that gives a vintage twist to your celebrations. Located in Mountain View, the venue is perfect for all those who dream of a wedding in the lap of nature.
  5. Bush fellows Game Lodge
    Located in Groblersdal, this venue is perfect for all those who want a native African feel in their wedding celebrations. The location is enveloped within a gorgeous landscape and has gardens that have been well-maintained to make your big day special. There is also a small chapel in the venue where couples can freeze the epic moment of togetherness by exchanging the vows amidst the wilderness.
  6. The Conservatory
    Nestled alongside the Kastaiing river, the Conservatory is a fine wedding venue. The property is located in between the vineyards, where ancient oaks cloister a hidden gem. With a large fireplace, spacious seating arrangement, mountains, and abundant greenery, couples can find enough spots for capturing their special moments. The wedding hall is made of glass and thus provides a spectacular view all throughout the year.
  7. Netherwood
    One look at the venue will make you realize this is what dreams are made of. This unique property located in KZN Midlands rests on a steel and glass structure that overlooks the four inter-leading dams. There are fireplaces sprinkled all around the venue, that match perfectly with the full height frameless glass doors and windows. Adding zing to your celebrations is the parquet dance floor which paves the way for some after-party celebrations.

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