Central Reservations
Tel. +27 41 509 3000
Fax. +27 41 509 3001
Alliance Partners
Born Free Foundation Wilderness Foundation SATOA

UK & Ireland Reservations:
Tel: +44 (0)1483 425 465
Email: ukoffice@shamwarigroup.com

Free Weddings at Shamwari Game Reserve

If your dream wedding includes a luxury honeymoon to one of Africa's finest, luxury, Big 5 game reserves, then why not extend the dream and get married in the wild?

Wedding Packages

Bridal Couple only

Book 3 nights at the applicable rate and get your wedding free of charge

Bridal Couple plus guests

Book sole use of any lodge at the applicable rate for 2 nights and get your wedding and one room (for bridal couple) free of charge

Wedding Package Includes the Following:

  • Minister
    You will receive a copy of the marriage certificate on the day of the ceremony and the unabridged copy once the minister gets it back from the Home Affairs Office. The minister will make contact with the couple prior to arrival to discuss the wedding ceremony
  • Cake
    A one tier wedding cake of your choice, e.g. chocolate mousse, cheese cake, carrot cake or traditional fruit cake will be decorated with fresh flowers fitting in with the theme of your wedding (we require a 3 month window in order to provide a traditional fruit cake)
  • Bridal Bouquet & button hole
  • Back, neck & shoulder massage for the wedding couple as well as a French Manicure for the bride
  • Witnesses
    If the wedding couple is unaccompanied Shamwari staff will sign as witnesses. Please note that if your witnesses are not South African citizens, the Shamwari witnesses will have to counter sign as well
  • Private Dinner
    On return to the lodge, the couple will be given a private dinner either in their room or in a private area at the lodge
  • Sole use game drive on wedding day
    A sole use game drive with a sun downer stop including snacks and drinks after the wedding ceremony
  • On-site coordinator
    Kindly note that a 10% handling fee will apply should you require the on-site coordinator to arrange any of the additional services on your behalf

We would require the following:

  • Full names of wedding couple
  • Residential address, telephone & fax number and email address
  • Copy of both parties’ passports (and/or ID’s)
  • Birth certificates
  • Christian names
  • If any of the parties have been married before? If so, we require an Order of Divorce or a Death Certificate
  • Marital status
  • Are both parties over 21 years?
  • What their residential address will be once they are married?

Optional extras (to be quoted on request)
Additional photographs or videoing.
There are Heath Spas on the Game Reserve and a pricelist of the various treatments are available (including massages, manicures, pedicures etc) can be supplied on request.
African Dancers.
Any additional requirements i.e. décor, flowers & hiring of equipment.
Hair and Makeup.

Contact Us for further information or to book your African Dream Wedding.

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