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Thornybush Safari Weddings

A guide to your luxury wedding

Imagine a safari wedding in Kruger National Park: unforgettable animal sightings, spectacular sunsets, and open-air dance floors under vast starry skies. At Thornybush, our incredible teams at each of our luxury safari lodges go the extra mile to create the most incredible safari weddings.

Here, you can exchange your most sacred vows in the great South African wilderness, surrounded by nature and your loved ones. Best of all, we’ll handle the entire extravaganza from start to finish, ensuring you get to take in every minute of your special day.

 

What are Thornybush Safari Weddings?

Combine safari with a destination wedding and you have the Thornybush safari wedding experience. Whether you simply want to host the wedding ceremony in the African bush or enjoy a full-service wedding package, we’re the experts.

First, we assign a dedicated safari weddings coordinator and wedding team to handle every detail of your big day. They’ll handle:

  • The venue
  • Marriage officers, photographers, hairdressers, make-up artists, and musicians
  • The wedding cake
  • Table settings
  • Flowers
  • All other decor
  • Last, but not least, the food menu

You can look forward to incredible attention to detail and romantic touches, giving you the time to relax and prepare for the occasion.

 

More About the Venues

Dreaming of saying “I do” under the shade of an umbrella thorn tree? Or would you prefer a marquee overlooking a waterhole? Whatever your dream safari wedding looks like, we can accommodate it at our selection of safari lodges.

That means incomparable photo opportunities and natural backdrops that will make yours the most spectacular wedding you’ve ever experienced. Our accomplished chefs will dazzle with their culinary skills, serving freshly-prepared appetisers and meals throughout the event.

Your guests can drive in from Johannesburg or charter a direct flight to our airstrip. We can also privatise each of our five lodges for exclusive use.

 

Round it Off with a Safari Honeymoon

After the festivities, we invite you to wind down and embrace slow life in the African wilderness. Choose from a wide selection of accommodation options and enjoy game drives, guided bush walks, and private dinners in the wilderness.

Before you head back to the big city, take some time to relax at our bush spa. Our expert therapists use Africology products to recreate an authentic spa experience in the middle of nature.

Ready to book your Thornybush safari wedding? Contact our team today.

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Rates &
Availability

Thornybush’s luxury safari lodges can accommodate up to 60 guests.

Depending on the size of your wedding party, each one of our safari lodges can be used exclusively, setting the scene for an intimate and unforgettable reception.

With daily airline connections from major South African cities and just over a five-hour drive  from Johannesburg, Thornybush is an easy wedding destination for local and international guests to reach.

2024 Wedding Package Rate: ZAR 47 500 Rate Excludes Accommodation
2025 Wedding Package Rate: ZAR 50 000 Rate Excludes Accommodation

AVAILABILITY FOR 2024
1 January – 31 December 2024

AVAILABILITY FOR 2025
1 January – 31 December 2025

Email weddings@thornybush.com to get a quote for a destination wedding package + accommodation.

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Perfect wedding!

My wife and I got married here a couple of months ago. It was a truly memorable experience for both us and our guests and we're so pleased we chose this lodge - we can't recommend it enough for anyone looking to do similar!

David S

Trip of a Lifetime

“Trip of a lifetime that we will never forget - we hope we can return soon”

O.Kittrell

Included in your luxury bush wedding package

Wedding
Planner

Our on-site team will work with you to plan and prepare your big day.

Wedding
Venue

You can choose from one of our four world-renowned lodges as your reception venue. We will set-up your ceremony and reception.

Officiant

Whether you are a couple who wants a simple blessing or require an official marriage union with a marriage certificate, we have you covered. We will also guide International guests through the paperwork regarding legal matters.

Flowers

A beautiful, locally sourced bouquet and buttonhole detail.

Cake

Red velvet, vanilla, carrot or chocolate, our cakes are all about delicious decadence.

Romantic
Touches

A personalised turn-down service in your safari honeymoon suite on your wedding night

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