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!


Tau Game Lodge, Madikwe

Tau Game Lodge is a large 30-roomed camp in the north-western corner of the Madikwe Game Reserve. The camp is surrounded by the rocky Tshwene-Tshwene Hills and overlooks a prominent dam, which attracts good concentrations of game and plays host to superb birdlife during the day. Although it’s a large camp, the individual chalets are suitably positioned along the waterhole,…

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Shamwari Long Lee Manor

Long Lee Manor is the flagship lodge for Shamwari Private Game Reserve and is also the first lodge to open on a private game reserve in the Eastern Cape. The original manor house has been modernised and expanded to 18 suites which offer accommodation for up to 38 guests. The state-of-the-art conference venue was once the barn for the manor…

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Nottens Bush Lodge, Sabi Sands

Nottens Bush Camp is a family-managed camp in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. It is a small camp with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where guests are made to feel right at home from the minute they arrive. There are eight rooms which are laid out as intimate garden cottages around camp. There is plenty of space…

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Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge offers guests 25 suites in the renowned Sabi Sabi Game Reserve. It has undergone various refurbishments to offer multiple communal areas, two swimming pools and spacious dining areas. The lodge has plenty of vantage points from which to sit back and enjoy the views of a busy waterhole and the savannah plain beyond it. Bush Lodge…

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Mhondoro Lodge

Situated in the centre of the malaria-free Welgevonden Game Reserve, Mhondoro Lodge is a first class luxury bush retreat. Guests are greeted at the gate with ice cold refreshments and a great selection of snacks and eats, before embarking on a forty minute game drive to the lodge. The lodge is positioned on a rocky hill side amongst the indigenous…

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Kololo Lodge

Kololo Game Lodge is situated on a small reserve adjacent to the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s beautiful Waterberg Mountains, roughly 3 hours from Johannesburg. The main camp area consists of a variety of accommodation types, and offers self-catering or full board service. Depending on group sizes, different rooms can be booked together- some with adjoining common areas.…

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Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Ivory Tree Game Lodge is a 60-roomed camp situated in the eastern corner of the renowned Pilanesberg National Park near Sun City. The camp can host large groups of up to 120 people and has modern conference facilities hosting up to 60 delegates in the largest hall and up to 20 in a smaller conference venue. There is an extensive…

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Dwyka Tented Lodge, Sanbona

Dwyka Tented Lodge is a luxury tented camp situated in the heart on the expansive Sanbona Private Game Reserve in the rugged Karoo. The main lodge is a blend of traditional stone and rock with internal modern furnishings throughout. The entire camp looks on to a naturally formed horseshoe gorge. The nine tented suites are superbly spacious and adequately private…

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