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Intimate Bush Wedding

Intimate Bush Wedding

Let Us Host Your Bush Wedding

Rhulani Safari Lodge offers the opportunity to celebrate an intimate wedding with family and friends in a stunning bush setting.

Your big day amid the African wilderness and the intimate atmosphere of Rhulani Safari Lodge will bring memories and photos that you will cherish for a lifetime.

The ceremony takes place at a wonderful spot with a beautiful view in the middle of the bush, followed by a photo shoot of the wedding couple in the setting sun, where you may be lucky enough to spot a wild animal in the background. The wedding dinner takes place at the lodge, with singing by the Rhulani employees, giving a local African touch to the breath of luxury and privacy.

For your intimate bush wedding you need to book Rhulani Safari Lodge for a minimum of two nights on an exclusive-use base for you and the wedding guests. You can find the daily rate for exclusive use here. The price is for a maximum of 18 adults accommodated in nine shared double rooms (children can be added).

Intimate Bush Wedding – Inclusions

  • Dinner around a campfire under the stars (weather permitting) in our typical African boma for all guests on the evening before the wedding day
  • Brunch for all accompanying guests as well as a private in-room breakfast for the bridal couple
  • Transportation of the bridal couple and all guests from the lodge to the ceremony area in the bush
  • Wedding ceremony in the bush, including a snack and witnesses at the bridal ceremony (Rhulani staff)
  • Private drive for the bridal couple for a photo shoot in the bush after the ceremony
  • A welcome drink and snack for guests at Rhulani’s outside lounge overlooking the waterhole during the bridal couple’s photo shoot
  • Wedding reception and special wedding dinner at the lodge
  • Single-layer wedding cake with decoration of your choice
  • Singing and dancing by the Rhulani Tswana choir, ensuring a typical safari wedding
  • Special wedding turndown for the bridal couple on the wedding day, including a bottle of South African sparkling wine
  • Full body massage for bride and groom
  • Flower bouquet and decoration according to a basic plan

Possible Add-ons (Extra Cost)

  • Minister and the preparation and processing of all legal documents
  • Photographer, hairdresser and make-up artist
  • Music entertainment, disc jockey music equipment, professional dancers
  • Additional beauty treatments
  • Additional flowers of your choice
  • Printed place cards and menu cards
  • Beverages on your request not included in your accommodation plan

Wedding Timetable

These times are indicative and may change depending on the season and according to your needs.

Arrival day

2pm – arrival, welcome drink
3.30pm – royal tea
3.30pm – game drive
5.30pm – sundowners in the bush
7pm – dinner

Wedding day

6am – game drive for guests (optional)
8am – bride and groom wedding preparations including private breakfast in the bridal suite
10am – breakfast for guests
2pm – royal tea
3pm – wedding ceremony in the bush
5pm – photos of the wedding couple in the bush, guests return to the lodge
7pm – wedding dinner

Departure day

6am – game drive for guests (optional)
9am – breakfast
10am – departure

Legality of Weddings for Foreigners in South Africa

South African legislation requires a foreign couple to attend an appointment at the Department of Home Affairs before they can be legally married in South Africa. Since this is quite a cumbersome task for someone on safari, we suggest that you process all legal marriage requirements and documents in your home country and enjoy your ceremony on safari in a more traditional way.

Cost: R42 000

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