Ever thought about a wedding in Kruger National Park? Imagine what it would be like, there, in the savannah, with the love of your life by your side and nature all around you. Perhaps you’ll hear the call of animals in the distance or birds singing while you make your vows.
If you’re seriously thinking about getting hitched in a game reserve, Kruger National Park will cater for your special day.
The luxury lodges in the park would be the ultimate venue for your marriage. These lodges are 5-star and will guarantee to pamper you like royalty! Many of these lodges offer packages and deals to accommodate you when you tie the knot.
If you’re considering a marriage in Kruger National Park, do remember that your guests will have to travel to get there. Kruger Park is about 5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city and largest transport hub.
You’d also have to decide if you wanted to pay for all your guests’ transport to Kruger National Park and even their accommodation. If guests will be paying for themselves, it’s a good idea to let them know, perhaps in the invitation, about the type of accommodation that’s available in the park. Accommodation ranges from rustic camping to guest lodges and chalets.
Each guest will also need to consult their doctor or pharmacist about malaria medication. Kruger National Park is in a malaria area and malaria is a risk at any time of year.
Having your nuptials in Kruger National Park can be a good opportunity for a themed marriage. Get your guests to arrive in full safari gear and create a pioneering flavour for the day. Take this idea even further and have game served at your reception dinner. The possibilities for a themed marriage are endless and only limited by your imagination!
It’s not just South Africans who want to get married in Kruger National Park. Visitors form all over the world who’ve fallen in love with the romanticism of the African wild choose to do so as well.
If you are a foreigner and want to get married in South Africa, be sure to find out about the legal aspects, such as whether you’ll be married in or out of community of property.
If you want to linger longer after your marriage, consider extending your stay by having your honeymoon in Kruger National Park too!