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Weddings

Whether you intend to escape together to get married in peace and tranquility, or are planning a big family wedding with all that entails, you’ll find that Africa offers a wide choice of truly stunning wedding venues – get married at a private game lodge, on a tropical beach, at a vineyard or in a open-air hilltop chapel. The choice of venue and style of your wedding is limited only by your imagination…

Out-of-this-world weddings

If you are planning on getting married in Southern Africa, let Close Encounters Travel take care of everything to ensure you have a romantic and trouble free event. The legalities of getting married in most African countries are reasonably straightforward, with South Africa, Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania and Botswana the most popular countries for weddings. You can marry at almost any type of location you like, including:

Planning your perfect wedding

Below are examples of a few of the exotic locations that could be arranged for your wedding ceremony in Southern Africa. Think of them as inspiration pieces, from which Close Encounters Travel will help you choose the perfect location for your wedding and make all the arrangements for a very special moment in your lives…

Weddings at Cape Point, South Africa

Get married at Cape Point, the most south-westerly point of Africa and a stunningly romantic location for your wedding. The package includes wedding co-ordination services in South Africa; minister, legal and administration fees; chauffeur driven Mercedes to and from Cape Point; a bottle of champagne; bridal bouquet and groom’s buttonhole; entry fees to Cape Point and professional photography with 100 photographs in a proof album and CD.

Wedding on a Luxury Yacht, South Africa

Hold your wedding ceremony on a luxury 85-foot motor yacht as it cruises the ocean off Cape Town, South Africa. The package includes full wedding co-ordination services; minister, legal and administration fees; overnight on board 85 foot luxury yacht to sleep 8 persons including breakfast and lunch; bridal bouquet, groom’s buttonhole and petals for confetti; champagne and canap├ęs at sunset; three course Wedding dinner for 8 and professional photography with 100 photographs in a proof album and CD.

Get Married on the Beach at Cape Town

Why not exchange your wedding vows on the beach at Cape Town, in a ceremony that can be as formal or relaxed as you choose. The package includes wedding co-ordination services in South Africa; minister, legal and administration fees; chauffeur driven Mercedes to and from the beach; a bottle of champagne; floral arch, bridal bouquet of fresh flowers and groom’s buttonhole; donation to the National Parks Board and professional photography with 100 photographs in a proof album and CD.

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Wedding at a South Africa Safari Lodge

What could be more romantic than getting married ‘in the bush’ at a luxury safari lodge in South Africa? The package includes wedding co-ordination services; bush or chapel ceremony; champagne & snacks after the ceremony; minister, legal and administration fees; bridal bouquet of fresh flowers and groom’s buttonhole; wedding cake; private candlelit wedding dinner; wedding night for bridal couple in 5-star game lodge and professional photography with 100 photographs in a proof album and CD.

Weddings in Kenya

We’ve have had the pleasure of organising many beautiful weddings in Kenya for our guests, from small simple ceremonies involving merely a glass of champagne at the end of a game drive to three day events with sixty guests. Whether you want to escape the family and friend or celebrate with them, let us take the strain and organise this memorable day for you. Whether it’s a wedding with a view, under canvas, in the bush or at the beach, we can organise a dream wedding for you in Kenya.

Weddings in Botswana

Botswana is the spiritual home of the safari wedding and we have arranged weddings at a number of Botswana’s luxury safari lodges. A particular favourite with our guests is Nitani, a luxurious and exclusive lodge situated in the wilderness of the Tuli Game Reserve. At Nitani, your wedding ceremony will be performed at a special wedding site, on top of a hill with a beautiful 360 degrees view of the surrounding bush below. For the ultimate experience, why not follow your wedding at Nitani with a honeymoon in the Mozambique Islands.