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Three of the best places to get married in Africa

Three of the best places to get married in Africa
Written by Jane Sophia

How about taking your vows on a private beach in Mozambique, or at a bespoke, luxury game lodge in South Africa? It may sound like a fairy-tale, but if you choose to get married in Africa, it can be a reality. Let’s take a look at three spectacular wedding venues on the remarkable continent.

Island paradise: Azura Benguerra, Bazaruto, Mozambique

A beach wedding on a private island; it may sound like a dream, but it can be a reality. Azura Benguerra Island is located within a marine national park in Mozambique. White-washed beaches complimented by 360-degrees of clear turquoise water, can there be a better fairy-tale wedding destination?

Azura Benguerra is a luxurious, eco-friendly resort which was hand built by the local community and it’s absolutely epic! With only 20 villas on the island, it’s a perfect destination for an intimate wedding with close family and friends.

From private pools, personal butlers, to delicious cuisine, it’s evident why this is an award-winning, ultra-luxe resort. There is no doubt that Azura Benguerra Island is a private paradise, ideal for a picture-perfect wedding.

Pondoro Game Lodge, South Africa

Pondoro Game Lodge has the distinction of winning awards for the ‘most romantic hotel’ and ‘World’s best honeymoon boutique hotel’.

You have the choice of booking the entire lodge so that you can host family and friends, or if you prefer a private wedding, Pondoro will happily pull out all the stops to ensure both of you have a one-of-a-kind wedding experience.

According to its official website, the wedding package includes:

  • A minister
  • Bridal bouquet and buttonhole for the groom
  • The exclusive use of a Landcruiser game-viewing vehicle as a bridal car
  • Wedding cake
  • 5-course wedding dinner

Pondoro is located in the Balule Nature Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park, the award-winning lodge offers your special guests exciting private game drives, and because you’re on a private concession, the expert guides know exactly where the Big 5 roam.

Your guests will enjoy Pondoro which boasts five opulent suites and three majestic chalets offering ultimate comfort. They’re also outfitted with private patios and views of the beautiful river.

Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

If you and your bride are looking for something very different, head north, all the way to the Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt, the opulent hotel is situated on the Red Seaon Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula and is famous for offering wedding services unique and memorable.

Egypt offers you the chance to experience the beauty of land and sea: explore the vast desert riding camels or quad bikes in the morning and swim with dolphins or go snorkelling in the afternoon, it’s all possible.

The Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh offers you a wedding experience second to none. The hotel has its on-site wedding specialists who can cater to all of your requests: tailoredflower arrangements, custom-designed dinner menus featuring some of the country’s most exquisite, delectable cuisine and even a wedding licence.

No matter which option you choose, the continent’s diversity will give you, your bride and guests an experience that encompasses the ‘spirit of Africa’.

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