Thanda, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, can organise every aspect of the wedding enabling the bride and groom to relax and enjoy their special day. Thanda's professional and trained staff are renowned for their attention to detail and personal service, and will go out of their way to make the couple's wedding day memorable.
Thanda offers the wedding couple a number of options for the ceremony. The bride and groom can exchange their vows under the shade of a Marula tree to the sounds of the wilderness, and be ushered down the aisle by Zulu dancers in celebration as they are pronounced husband and wife. Or they may prefer a starlit boma, or a deck overlooking the 14 000 hectare Big Five game reserve – whatever the decision, every detail will be taken care of while the wedding couple celebrate their special day with friends and family.
Bridal couples can choose from three stunning accommodation venues: the main lodge, tented camp or royal private villa.
The nine villas at the main lodge can accommodate up to 18 guests and are pure safari luxury, each with its own spacious lounge area and master bedroom with inter-leading fireplace, full en-suite bathroom complete with an enormous oval shaped bath and indoor and outdoor showers, a thatched outdoor game-viewing deck and infinity pool, and a private boma for an intimate and romantic dining experience.
The tented camp is ideal for an intimate wedding and can accommodate up to 30 guests. Lit by paraffin lamps, each of the 15 comfortable tents has a viewing deck and luxury en-suite canvas bathroom. The romantic honeymoon tent features a king-sized bed, a separate lounge, outdoor shower and a plunge pool with spectacular panoramic views of the unspoilt African bush.
Thanda's exclusive-use royal private villa is the epitome of opulence and is ideal for small wedding groups of up to 10 guests. The wedding party can indulge in the utter bliss of having their own private safari lodge, complete with boma, library, cellar and heated swimming pool.
A combination of the accommodation may also be booked and Thanda can also organise accommodation at surrounding lodges for wedding guest overflow.
Africa's most romantic safari destination is of course ideal for honeymoons and wedding couples can combine their wedding and honeymoon at Thanda Private Game Reserve. The wedding ceremony, reception and first night can all take place at one location, and the bride and groom can then enjoy seclusion and romance with every need met as they take pleasure in being newlyweds.
Brides-to-be can calm their pre-wedding nerves at Thanda's stunning award-winning bush spa, with treatments formulated from the exclusive Africology® range of pampering products, from warm stone massage to soothing body wraps and cleansing rituals.
Included in Thanda's Wedding Package
Minister including marriage certificate | A bottle of sparkling wine | Bridal bouquet and groom's corsage | Wedding cake | Wedding gift | Romantic turndown | Head, neck & shoulder massage for the bride and groom | Non-professional photographer (own camera)
Additional Services Available
Hairdresser | Make-up | Wedding coordinator | Professional photographer | Zulu dancers | Choir | Wedding reception meals | DJ / Music | Additional flower arrangements | Equipment hire | Excursions
For our wedding packages further information, please contact:
Tel: 0861 842 632 or 087 806 1210