Thanda Private Game Reserve was the setting for a real-life wedding, when Thanda’s Managing Director, Pierre Delvaux, married his beautiful bride Nadine beneath a Marula tree.
Click here to read more about their modern-day love story and wedding held at Thanda: “Out of Africa: A Marula Tree, the Big Five, and a Loopy Love Story”
Do you too dream of an unforgettable romantic safari wedding? Exchange your vows at 'Africa's most romantic safari destination';
at Thanda you are African royalty.
Celebrate your love at Thanda Private Game Reserve and experience a uniquely African destination wedding.
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Thanda will organise every aspect of your wedding in a professional manner, enabling you to relax and enjoy your special day, as you transform into a true African beauty. A destination bush wedding is an unforgettable and unique experience surrounded by important friends and family members - or perhaps just the two of you and an official.
Have your safari wedding ceremony in a secluded bush location under Acacia trees with plains game watching curiously from a distance, or in a starlit boma at night or on a deck overlooking unspoilt African bush. Let majestic Zulu dancers usher you down the aisle and dance in celebration as you are pronounced husband and wife.
Thanda has three unique venues to host your special day, and later accommodate you and all your guests:
The Royal Treatment
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Thanda's Royal Private Villa is a wonderful location for a safari wedding as it offers complete privacy and exclusivity away from the rest of the lodge. The wedding party will be accommodated in privacy in a self-contained environment. The magnificent manicured lawn of the Royal Private Villa is a striking setting on which to hold your reception, after a romantic ceremony under Acacia trees.
The Royal Private Villa can accommodate 10 adults and is the epitome of opulence, equipped with a private boma, library, cellar, business room with Internet connectivity, games room, heated swimming pool and magnificent viewing deck looking out onto a waterhole often visited by the Big Five.
Rugged Yet Refined…
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Thanda's tented safari camp has a beautiful public deck overlooking dense and beautiful bush. The tented camp is intimate and ideal for a colonial themed wedding.
The accommodation at the tented camp offers five tents (max. 10 adults) each with a four-poster bed for the safari wedding that dreams are made of, as well as a honeymoon tent. Please note: children under the age of 16 are not permitted to stay in the tented camp as it is unfenced.
Ultimate Luxury In The Heart Of Untamed Africa
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Thanda's Main Lodge has many exceptional areas to host you on the most important day of your life. The lodge will be transformed into the ideal romantic venue for your wedding.
The Main Lodge has nine luxury villas (max. 18 adults) each with its own spacious lounge area and master bedroom with inter-leading fireplace, a thatched outdoor game-viewing deck and infinity pool, private bomas and outdoor showers.
For wedding guest overflow, Thanda will organise accommodation at surrounding lodges.
Thanda's Wedding Services
Thanda's professional and trained staff will go out of their way to make your wedding day memorable as they are renowned for their attention to detail and extra special service. Thanda is a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World and will ensure that strict attention to detail and service is met.
Thanda's many wedding services include: ~royal gala reception venue ~catering~cake ~décor and table settings ~flowers and candles ~hair and make-up ~spa treatments ~red carpet in the bush ~Zulu dancers ~photographer and videographer ~music/DJ ~wedding ceremony ~ officiate including marriage certificate ~ a bottle of champagne ~ bridal bouquet and groom's corsage ~wedding cake ~wedding gift ~romantic turn-down ~ head, neck & shoulder massage (bride & groom) ~ non-professional photographer (own camera) ~ wedding coordinator ~professional photographer ~ choir ~ wedding reception meals ~ additional flower arrangements.
Safari Honeymoon At Thanda
Getting married in the wilderness at Thanda will allow you to combine your wedding and honeymoon.The wedding ceremony, reception and first night can all take place at one location. The bride and groom can then enjoy seclusion and romance with every need met as they take pleasure in being newlyweds.
There is no better place than Thanda in which to celebrate romance and start your lives together as husband and wife. A romantic safari honeymoon at Thanda is the difference between a packaged holiday that leaves you satisfied and an experience which not only offers you everything you knew you wanted, but also takes you far beyond your own ideas and dreams.
As honeymooners you can experience private meals on your deck, a romantic bush dinner under the stars or a candle-lit bath strewn with rose petals. Fall asleep on your private sala to the sounds of the African bush - the call of the nightjar, the curious sound of a hyena and the roar of a triumphant lion.
All the elements of your perfect romantic safari honeymoon are heightened several notches when at Thanda. In celebration of your recent nuptials, romantic turndowns include baths drawn for you and your spouse, strewn with rose petals and complimentary champagne and chocolates.
A marriage celebrated at Thanda fosters romance and creates special memories to last a lifetime.
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Bride & Groom Comments
Read what other brides and grooms have to say about celebrating their wedding and honeymoon at Africa's most romantic safari destination.
I was searching for a wedding venue and didn't want the usual hotel or beach wedding. I thought about a game reserve but wanted it to be the best. Thanda has won numerous awards and as soon as I read that the word Thanda is Zulu for "Love" my romantic side kicked in and it was a done deal. It was a truly wonderful experience. Very intimate and very African, which is what we wanted. Gary and Allyson Cross.
We can never put in words the experience we had here at Thanda. Our wedding day was the most perfect day ever & we could never thank you enough for making our perfect day happen.
Thank you for helping in our special day, we must be the happiest couple in the whole of Africa, perhaps the world! A special thanks to Michelle from the spa for making me look like a princess for my special day. Sarah & Tom Randon – Breedon on the Hill, Derbyshire.
It was the best part of our honeymoon! All was so perfect and we will come back for our tenth anniversary of our marriage. Amelie and Bocquenet – Paris, France.
Perfect honeymoon, couldn't have asked for better service – Everybody's friendly, loved the singing, beautiful voices! The whole staff have the ability of making you feel very relaxed and refreshed. Rachel and Grant Van der Horst – England
We loved Thanda! We'll recommend to all of our friends. Perfect for our honeymoon. Cortney & Ricardo Dominguez – Miami, USA
The perfect lodge for honeymooners! Very romantic. Maisie Daerr, Marie Pelzer and Tessie Kantor – Herrsching, Germany
Thanda has been a wonderful experience for us and we are so pleased to have chosen here for our wedding. It was so nice we decided to come back for our last night before returning to UK. Thanks to everyone for making it so special. Mr. John & Suzanne Bannon – Henley-on-Thames, Bucks, UK
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