To many there is no better place to get married than in the African bush. A bush wedding is like no other. The sights and sounds of the African wilds create an atmosphere of romance and class reminiscent of days past. Unbelievable photo opportunities with timeless backdrops, the calls of the wild and the safari activities on offer make the whole wedding celebration impossible to forget. There are a number of bush wedding venues but here is a collection of highly recommended game lodges and bush camps that cater for weddings of all sizes. The Safari Index Team will assist in making sure your wedding day is as perfect as you dreamt it!


Chelinda Camp, Nyika Plateau

Chelinda Camp is located in Malawi’s Nyika National Park, high up on the Nyika Plateau. The camp provides stunning views of the region’s rolling hills and grasslands, and also overlooks a dam. The camp is made up of two types of accommodation: four two-bedroom chalets, as well as six en-suite twin-bed rooms. The chalets have en-suite facilities, lounges and dining…

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Bongani Mountain Lodge

Discover the spirit of Africa and feel at one with the great African explorers and hunters of yesteryear as you step into this magnificent Mountain Lodge. Bongani Mountain Lodge is situated in the shadows of the Malelane Mountain range and surrounded by the peace and tranquillity of the African bushveld. Here you can connect back to a more simple life…

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The Outpost, Pafuri

The Outpost Lodge lies in the Makuleke Contractual Park, a vast and remote wilderness area in the far northern Kruger National Park. It is bordered to the north by the Limpopo River and Zimbabwe, and to the east by Crooks Corner and Mozambique. The Big 5 Makuleke Contractual Park measures some 26 500 hectares, and is well-known for its abundant…

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Nkambeni Safari Tented Camp, Kruger

Nkambeni Tented Camp is located in the world-renowned Kruger National Park in South Africa. The camp offers a wide range of outstanding facilities to make your stay in the Kruger Park an enjoyable experience. The tented suites are built on wooden stilts- this design guarantees minimum impact on the natural habitat. No concrete and no foundations means no damage! The…

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Phinda Mountain Lodge

Whether you’re on honeymoon or travelling with a private group, Phinda Mountain Lodge is a Big Five safari destination that will steal your heart with its spacious private suites, some of the best views in the world, and access to a selection of unique adventure safaris. Poised majestically on the crest of a mountain, Phinda Mountain Lodge commands dramatic vistas…

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Rock Lodge, Drakensberg

Rock Lodge is a magnificent lodge built into a hillside overlooking the Bushman’s River with Giant's Castle as a backdrop. The lodge incorporates the surrounding freestanding natural rock into its lounge wall. The secluded and private lodge can accommodate six people and offers mini conference facilities for up to 20 persons. It doubles as an ideal intimate wedding venue for…

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Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Set high on a natural plateau, the westward facing Victoria Falls Safari Lodge borders the Zambezi National Park and is just four kilometers from the thundering Victoria Falls, Southern Africa's foremost natural wonder and tourist attraction. The lodge offers luxurious rooms, breath-taking views and is perfectly positioned to enjoy activities above and below the Falls. Both Victoria Falls Safari Lodge…

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The Manor at Samara

The Manor at Samara in the Samara Private Game reserve is an exclusive-use camp catering for private groups or families of 1 – 8 guests. The design and décor is modern and the interiors have an urban living feel. It is in stark contrast to the rugged terrain that surrounds the lodge. There are various lounge and relaxation areas. Guests…

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Kariega Ukhozi

Kariega Ukhozi is a luxury 4½-star lodge situated on a hill-top overlooking a beautiful and game-rich plains area in the valley below. In the distance one can see the Indian Ocean (and the small coastal town of Kenton-on-Sea). The luxurious and spacious rooms are in the form of semi-detached log cabins. Although not secluded and completely private (as Ukhozi is…

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Thornybush Game Lodge

Thornybush Game Lodge, set against the backdrop of the northernmost part of the Drakensberg mountain range, is sheer luxury in the pristine bush of the lowveld. The lodge has been operating since the late 1960s, making it one of the oldest safari establishments in South Africa, and their experience in the safari industry is evident. Large, deciduous Jackalberry and Weeping…

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