There’s no doubt that a safari setting is one of the most luxurious and romantic locations in which to get married if you love the African bush as much as your partner to be.
Glorious sunrises and sunsets, pristine wilderness and prestigious exclusivity are all a part of the package when you book your wedding with Thornybush.
Aside from the tribal serenades, spa treatments, exceptional field guides, memorable game drives and lingering sunset cocktails, here are just a few of the other reasons you should head for the bush on your wedding day.
Thornybush has been delivering exceptional experiences to guests for decades. You’ll find that nothing is too much trouble for your dedicated wedding coordinator or any of the staff you come into contact with.
Every aspect of your safari wedding is taken care of with exceptional attention to detail. From the little décor touches in the rooms to the table settings at every meal, Thornybush Collection adds just the right amount of finesse to every minute of your stay.
An airstrip on site offers ultimate convenience for you and your guests, while the game drive to your accommodations gives you a short taste of the experience to come. It’s a unique start to an unforgettable celebration.
Your choice of venue sets the tone for your event. Perhaps you picture yourself saying your vows under the shadow of an acacia tree amid the vast open savannah that is Africa. Maybe you prefer a more secluded ceremony in a dry riverbed with only an audience of whatever wildlife happens to be passing by. Perhaps you’d choose the sublime luxury of your lodge surroundings – whatever your choice, Thornybush will make your day picture-perfect.
Your wedding coordinator has a host of distinctive and memorable settings to make the magic of the bush come alive on your wedding day.
All of our lodges are available for exclusive use bookings to ensure ultimate exclusivity and privacy. For your wedding party (depending on the number of your guests) choose from Thornybush Game Lodge, Thornybush Waterside Lodge, Simbambili Game Lodge, Chapungu Tented Camp and Shumbalala Game Lodge where you can be assured of having the full attention of all the staff in the Lodge.
You can choose to dine in-room or in one of the communal areas with your guests, where you can enjoy the spectacular views over watercourses and the surrounding bush.
Meals are all prepared on site by accomplished chefs using only the freshest ingredients, many of them hand-tilled and harvested specifically for your dining pleasure. You’ll discover a host of delicious South African eats and also international dishes with a local flair.
Unbelievable Photo Opportunities
The setting of a South African safari as the backdrop for your wedding photos is unsurpassable, and weddings at Thornybush are the highlight of any wedding photographers career.
Multihued blooms, golden grasses, endless horizons and even moody cloud cover seem to exist only to highlight your happiness, and weather permitting you can count on the light to be perfect almost all the time.
Plan Your Wedding with Thornybush
All these aspects make Thornybush the most enchanting choice for anyone getting married. So get in touch right away to start planning and avoid disappointment. Our dedicated wedding planners can’t wait to start working with you towards crafting the perfect celebration.