Your All-inclusive Elopement & Safari Honeymoon in South Africa
Experience an All-inclusive Elopement and Safari Honeymoon in South Africa, a wedding you will truly never forget.
South Africa is well known for its rich wildlife reserves, some amazing cities, enchanting natural beauty, most romantic beaches and world-class luxury hotels making it one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world.
Explore the wilderness on game drives, say your vows in the South African bushveld and finish your all-inclusive elopement day with a romantic dinner under the African sky. Stay at a classy game lodge for 5 nights to enjoy your Safari Honeymoon in South Africa with your loved one. You will be able to go on daily game drives or game walks. Day tours of the surrounding area (Panorama Route) can be arranged by the lodge. If you’re feeling lazy, you can relax in the pool, watching animals walk by.
Elopement & Honeymoon location: Nelspruit, Kruger National Park South Africa
Safari Honeymoon length: 6 days
Meeting point: At the client accommodation or all-inclusive elopement venue in South Africa
Participants:8 guests can join apart from the couple
Experience: Game drives, game walks
Sightseeing: Big 5 viewing, bird watching, day tours in the areas
Accommodation: All inclusive Game Lodges – there are a handful to choose from depending on availability and your needs
Climate: Hot summer days and warm evenings. Warm to cool days in winter and cool evenings. Rainfall in summer
Available: All year round
Recommended months: March, April, May, October, November, December
Activity level: Light – Suitable for anyone
Meet your All-inclusive Elopement & Safari Honeymoon Planner
My name is Louise and specialize in all-inclusive elopements, destination weddings and Safari Honeymoons in South Africa.
I love travelling to the Kruger National Park area. It is such a beautiful area and there is always something interesting to see in terms of wildlife. As a setting for an all-inclusive elopement, it’s breathtaking and unique.
My philosophy is that a wedding is about the marriage and you sharing your love and commitment and making promises to each other. It should be a fun, stress-free day that you will remember for years to come. All you need to do is arrive and have a good tie, I take care of the planning and management for you. I also work with the best people who share my philosophy and who are fun to work with.
Your All-inclusive Elopement - Itinerary
Fly to the nearest airport and transfer to lodge the day before your all-inclusive elopement in South Africa. Depending on time of arrival, you can enjoy an afternoon game drive. The day of your elopement wedding, enjoy an early morning game drive and relaxed day at the pool or under the trees watching the world go by.
The exact times of your elopement itinerary depend on the time of the sunset. These are rough time estimates for your all-inclusive elopement in South Africa.
2:00 pm – Start getting dressed and ready for your Safari wedding ceremony later in the afternoon. This will include hair and makeup for the bride(s) as well as quick solo photo shoots for the couple while getting ready and before the ceremony. Allow 1,5 hours for this.
3:30 pm – We’ll start with a first look so that you can see each other looking amazing and ready to get married.
We will then move to the ceremony area. The ceremony area depends on the chosen lodge and game reserve rules. The marriage officer will perform your elopement ceremony with your 2 witnesses provided. Once done, you will toast each other with a cold glass of bubbly.
4:00 pm – We then go on a late afternoon game drive to do a newly-wed couple shoot and see what animals we can see.
5:30 pm- Once the sun has gone down, we will return to the lodge, where you will freshen up in your room and sit down to a romantic South African style dinner for two.
Your all-inclusive elopement in South Africa is carried out under all weather conditions, even if it rains. We can adapt the timing of the program.
You are also welcome to invite guests, at your own cost.
The all-inclusive elopement package is subject to all-inclusive rules of the chosen lodge.
Comment on legal marriage:
In South Africa, legal marriage is possible for foreigners.
Foreigners can get legally married here, it just takes a few months for the paperwork to get processed (they prioritize South African marriages).
Our all-inclusive elopement and safari honeymoon package, company and suppliers we work with are 100% LBQT friendly… it’s a non-negotiable for us! We have planned elopements and performed marriage ceremonies for a number of same-sex couples. We believe that love is love!
Photos of the lodge are only illustration as there are several lodges to choose from.
Your All-inclusive Elopement & Safari Honeymoon includes
All-inclusive accommodation for the couple for 5 nights at game lodge
Lodge to be fully inclusive for meals, local drinks, 2 x game drives/game walks per day
Transfers to and from lodge and airport
Full elopement planning and management, including sourcing and managing suppliers.
Venue for ceremony & dinner
Planner and supplier travel and accommodation
Photographic documentation of the couple getting ready, the ceremony, and a newly-wed couple shot after the ceremony. This will be between 4 and 5 hours, and you will get a minimum of 250 digital, edited images within 8 weeks of your elopement (photographer dependent)
Marriage celebrant to conduct the ceremony
2 witnesses & legal wedding papers
Bridal bouquet of local, seasonal flowers
Hair & makeup for the bride
Bottle of South African bubbly
Your Elopement & Safari Honeymoon Package does not include
Extra flowers, décor and furniture
Travel and wedding insurance
Safari Honeymoon & Elopement - What to bring?
Your wedding outfits
Flat shoes are recommended for your wedding, but you can alternate with heels if that works for you.
Your wedding rings
We can discuss other needs such as music and special touches
Comfortable clothes suitable for very hot, cooler and rainy weather for your Safari Honeymoon/ days besides your wedding day
When packing for your Safari honeymoon, discuss with the lodge what they suggest.
Safari Honeymoon & Elopement - Tipps & Infos
You will need to fly into the airport nearest the chosen game lodge (from an international South African airport). The game lodge will be able to arrange transfers from the airport to the lodge and back.
Ensure you have clothing for very hot, cooler and rainy weather during your Safari Honeymoon & Elopement. A hat, comfortable walking shoes and a jacket are needed. Most lodges have swimming pools, so a swimsuit is recommended. You will need to bring sunscreen and insect repellant. Please check whether you will need to take anti-malaria medication – recommended in summer months, further north.
For game viewing during your Safari Honeymoon, binoculars and a camera are helpful.
Elopement & Safari Honeymoon Package - Add-Ons
Guests (up until 8 persons) can join your elopement day at 175 USD extra charge (accommodation & meals not included)