The Garden Route is a coastal corridor on the southern coast of South Africa, where ancient forests, rivers, wetlands, dunes, stretches of beach, lakes, mountain scenery and indigenous fynbos all merge to form a landscape of restorative beauty.
It is such a popular wedding destination that we've selected a few of our favourite venues. Happy planning, brides - we hope we've helped you narrow down the venue search!
Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, Gondwana Game Reserve offers an exclusive and spectacular natural setting for African weddings. With luxury amenities, attentive service, stylish contemporary interiors, and gourmet cuisine, Gondwana is a wonderful place if you're looking for a stunning bush wedding.
Gondwana offers a romantic and tranquil experience where guests can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Langeberg mountain range, more than 1 000 species of fynbos. Exhilarating game drives allow for viewing herds of wildlife, including the free roaming Big 5.
Gondwana is one of the best authentic safari outdoor wedding venues in South Africa and it is easily accessible, whether traveling by car or plane.
Plettenberg Park is poised in exquisite beauty on the Robberg Peninsula in Plettenberg Bay. Here you can escape to a natural paradise where time stands still as nature unfolds before you. Majestically, the rhythm of the swaying tide soothes & refreshes. Take a walk through the splendor of fynbos wilderness and let your imagination carry you to dreams.
The hotel is situated in a private nature reserve, nestling on a cliffs edge, offering guests dramatically sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. During the day, wedding guests can explore the hotel’s attractions including the private beach and tidal rock pools, tackle the hotel's walking trails, or book a revitalizing health treatment in the Clifftop Spar.
Designed as an all-in-one wedding venue, with a romantic chapel, elegant ballroom, luxurious bridal suite, 4-star accommodation and picturesque forest gardens, The Plantation captures the spirit of love, happiness and celebration of a perfect wedding day.
The beautiful facilities, impeccable service, superb cuisine, wealth of experience and unique extras such as a horse drawn Victorian carriage make The Plantation one of the top wedding venues in South Africa.
Nestled on the edge of a breathtaking valley, Serengeti's and the adjoining Lobola Chapel provides a unique and romantic African setting for you to celebrate your special occasion.
Architecturally designed to blend in with the surrounding landscape, the stylish new wedding venue has been carefully constructed using natural materials such as stone, thatch, wood and glass and brings together the elements of earth, fire and water with taste and style.
Couples have the option of making use of the Lobola Chapel or may opt for an open air ceremony on the wooden deck overlooking the valley below.
Situated right on the famous Lookout Beach, you couldn’t ask for a better location, with breathtaking views across the beach, river and famous Tsitsikamma Mountains. Equinox flame & flavour offers the perfect venue for an intimate wedding or a large affair. From breathtaking views, amazing interiors, fine dining and a vast wine list, they offer it all. Sip on cocktails and enjoy beautifully prepared canapés overlooking the ocean, savour the incredible tastes from our first class kitchen, and dance the night away.
Kurland Hotel is a perfect marriage of old world charm enhanced by modern sophistication. Here the best of both worlds marry to create a unique experience of tranquil countryside and breathtaking beaches. Benefitting from the warmer temperature of the Indian Ocean, Plettenberg Bay and the surrounding areas offer a superb nature and beach style vacation.
The Kurland Polo Pavilion is a true fairytale venue in a majestic setting and privacy and elegance are assured for your bespoke wedding reception.
Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, Gondwana Game Reserve offers an exclusive and spectacular natural setting for African weddings.
Kurland Hotel is a perfect marriage of old world charm enhanced by modern sophistication
Nestled on the edge of a breathtaking valley, Serengeti's and the adjoining Lobola Chapel provides a unique and romantic African setting for you to celebrate your special occas...
Voted as South Africa’s best wedding venue
Plettenberg Park is poised in exquisite beauty on the Robberg Peninsula in Plettenberg Bay. Here you can escape to a natural paradise where time stands still as nature unfolds...
Literally sea-side, Equinox sits on the Lookout beach