News / 14 February 2024

Destination weddings are back in 2024

Here’s where to get hitched

For couples planning a wedding in 2024, don’t let budget concerns put a damper on your big day. South Africa boasts plenty of affordable and breathtaking destination venues – you just have to know where to look. 

Whether you want a sweeping seaside celebration or a whimsical wedding near the mountains, here’s what you can expect at some of our local properties:

 

Zimbali Lodge & Spa

Where? Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu Natal

The setting: Just imagine it: crimson sunsets, jungle-enshrined terraces and achingly beautiful oceanscapes guaranteed to steal your heart. Oh, and let's not forget about all that pre- and post-wedding pampering. 

Ceremony options: The Palm Court provides a storybook setting with a grand colonial staircase for the bride to make her iconic entrance. Or, how about the Imbiso Room hidden within the garden forest?

Tel: +27 (0) 32 001 0550 

Email: zimbalilodge@dreamresorts.co.za

 

Jozini Lodge & Spa

Where? Elephant Coast, KwaZulu Natal

The setting: Magnificent views of Lake Jozini, and the background splendour of the Lebombo Mountains. Weddings at Jozini Lodge & Spa are truly the stuff of magic. 

Ceremony options: Choose between an open-air ceremony on the lake deck, the upper deck or the outdoor boma. There is also the choice to have your service on a barge, right in the middle of the lake.

Tel: +27 (0)35 572 1020 / +27 (0)74 121 0150

Email: jozini@dreamresorts.co.za

 

Little Switzerland

Where? Northern Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal

The setting: A whimsical countryside setting with crackling log fires in winter, ponies out front and the majestic Amphitheatre rising up in the distance. It’s Africa meets the Alps. Pet-friendly accommodation means furry guests can join in the fun. 

Ceremony options: Indoor or outdoor options in multiple locations. It all depends on what you prefer, and what the weather is doing that day. 

Tel: +27 (0) 36 438 2500

Email: res@lsh.co.za | lshrecep@dreamresorts.co.za

 

Tala Collection Game Reserve

Whre? Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal

The setting: That quintessential wilderness scenery, with giraffes, zebras, and rhinos in attendance. There are various accommodation options for wedding guests who can enjoy self-drives, guided drives, and what-more-could-you-need facilities. 

Ceremony options: Tala features several versatile ceremony and reception venues that can cater for between 40 – 250 guests.

Tel: +27 (0) 31 781 8000

Email: info@tala.co.za

 

Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort

Where? Citrusdal, Western Cape

The setting: Relaxed and natural, with spacious leafy grounds, a sparkling outdoor pool, and the Cedarberg Mountains just yonder. The exquisite honeymoon suite is all yours! But as for keeping your guests happy, there’s a stellar choice of private suites and self-catering chalets. 

Ceremony options: Say ‘I do’ out on the lush rolling lawns with the Cederberg Mountains right behind you. 

Tel: +27 (0)22 921 3574

Email: pkres@dreamresorts.co.za

 

Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa

Where? Le Franschhoek, Western Cape 

The setting: Rolling grapevines and majestic mountain views. Manicured gardens, Cape Dutch-inspired architecture, and refined interiors. The list goes on. With renowned South African chef, Kyle Norris, in charge of the cuisine, you’ll have everything you could want and more. 

Ceremony options: There’s a charming chapel right on-site, tucked amongst the rose bushes.

Tel: +27 (0)21 876 8900

Email: reservations@lefranschhoek.co.za

 

The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel

Where? Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape

The setting: Let your love story begin at this legendary hotel tucked between Lion’s Head and the Atlantic Ocean. All rooms come with a sea view, and there are ample rooms if you’re planning to go big. The doting staff will ensure everyone is always well taken care of. 

Ceremony options: The Peninsula All-Suite offers two ceremony areas. The signature Sunset Restaurant, Faces Bar and Strolla Restaurant & Bar are all ideal venues for additional pre- and post-wedding celebrations.

Tel: +27 (0)21 430 7777

Email: peninsula@dreamresorts.co.za

 

At our hotels, resorts, and lodges, you can expect every wedding wish and whim to be attended to with exemplary service. Have a look at our packages here. Or get in touch directly should you want to visit one of our properties or request a quote: +27 (0)39 978 3361

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