Rhulani Safari Lodge presents you a dazzling, alluring offering to celebrate your intimate wedding with family and friends in a stunning setting.

Your big day amidst the fascinating African wilderness and the intimate atmosphere of Rhulani Safari Lodge will bring you 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 in the lodge, surrounded by local singing by the Rhulani employees, which gives the breath of luxury and privacy a typical African touch.

For your intimate bush wedding you must book Rhulani Safari Lodge for a minimum of 2 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 number of 18 adults accommodated in 9 shared double rooms (children can be added).


Intimate Bush Wedding Inclusions

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

Possible Add-Ons (extra cost)

  • The Minister and preparation and processing of all legal document
  • Photographer, hairdresser and make-up artist
  • Music entertainment, Disc jockey music equipment, professional dancers
  • Additional beauty treatments as per request and quoted accordingly
  • Additional flowers of your choice
  • Printed place cards and menu cards
  • Beverages on your request which are not included in your Accommodation Plan


Wedding Timetable

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

Arrival Day    

2.00pm    Arrival, Welcome Drink
3.30pm    Royal Tea
3.30pm    Game Drive
5.30pm    Special Sundowners in the Bush
7.00pm    Dinner

Wedding Day

6.00am    Game Drive for guests (optional)
8.00am    Bride and groom wedding preparations including private breakfast in bridal suite
10:00am   Breakfast for guests
2:00pm    Royal Tea
3:00pm    Wedding ceremony in the bush
5:00pm    Photos of the wedding couple in the bush, guests return to the lodge
7.00pm    Wedding dinner

Departure Day

6.00am    Game Drive for guests (optional)
9:00am    Breakfast
10:00am  Departure

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


Legality of foreign weddings in South Africa

The law in South Africa 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 documents in your home country and enjoy your ceremony on safari in a more traditional way.


Cost: ZAR 42'000

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