Thinking about a destination bush wedding in South Africa? Here’s why you should consider Kings Camp in the Timbavati as your dream destination wedding venue.
The outdoor ceremony
The wedding ceremony usually takes place in a dry riverbed near the lodge, although this is entirely up to the bride and groom. Sculpted over millennia by the Nhlaralumi River, surrounded by African bushveld, the location is atmospheric and romantic and there’s always the chance of seeing a herd of elephant crossing the river in the distance.
The ‘golden hour’ wedding photographs
There are few settings in the world that compare to the South African bushveld at sunset. Not only is the golden light spectacular for photographs, dusk is one of the busiest times of the day to see game – meaning resident wildlife is likely to feature in your ‘golden hour’ photographs.
The cocktail hour entertainment
Located in the heart of Mpumalanga, Kings Camp Lodge is surrounded by a wealth of culture and local tradition. An element of this rich heritage can be incorporated into your destination wedding with a performance from a group of traditional Shangaan dancers during or after cocktail hour.
The bush reception
Kings Camp as a venue has a stylish, colonial air to it and the surrounding wilderness adds the perfect amount of ambiance to the special day. The events team at Kings Camp are renowned for their careful attention to presentation and service when it comes to coordinating your day.
The romantic Honeymoon Suite
The piece de resistance of a Timbavati wedding at Kings Camp is the breathtaking Honeymoon Suite. The spacious, open-plan design of the air-conditioned Honeymoon Suite offers an intimate and romantic bush escape. Two sets of double doors open onto a private plunge pool and verandah, framing outstanding views of the bush. Recline on a plush armchair or stretch out on the luscious four-poster, king-sized bed, with front row seats to the vibrant bush. Take a look inside.
The built-in Honeymoon destination
Not only is Kings Camp a fantastic place for a bush wedding, the reserve is a spectacular destination for safari honeymoon. Not only does Kings offer great game viewing and safari activities, but also luxurious spa treatments and private bush dining experiences. You can also combine a stay at Kings with a stay at another luxury lodge nearby for a complete South Africa honeymoon. Check out our packages here.
Good to know:
South African law requires foreign couples wishing to be married to attend an appointment at the Department of Home Affairs before they can be legally married in South Africa. Since this is quite a cumbersome task for someone on safari, we suggest that you process all legal marriage documents in your home country and enjoy your ceremony on safari in a more traditional way.
Our Kings Camp Wedding Packages include:
- Wedding ceremony in a dry riverbed in the heart of the bushveld.
- Local flowers of your choice for the bridal bouquet and bridal table.
- 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.
Our Wedding Packages exclude (but can be quoted on request):
- The preparation and processing of all legal documents
- The Minister and his/her travel.
- Photographer, hairdresser, make-up artist and additional beauty treatments.
- All Beverages.
- Traditional Shangaan performers (as pictured below).
Please don’t hesitate to contact our reservations team at +27 (0)13 751 1621 / +27 (0)82 675 6539 or via email at email@example.com about your Timbavati wedding. We look forward to being apart of the planning of your special day.