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A Wedding Destination For Local And International Guests

With daily airline connections from major South African cities, Shamwari is an unsurpassed wedding destination for local and international guests alike. With seven luxurious five-star lodges, Shamwari can accommodate groups of up to 70 guests. We offer a variety of unique and breathtaking venues that will help create the wedding experience of a lifetime.


What we offer

We offer a variety of spectacular settings, including our Old Elephant Boma in the heart of the bushveld, our bomas at Riverdene and Long Lee Manor, as well as our new indoor banqueting venue at Long Lee Manor for a more glamorous and sophisticated celebration.

Depending on the size of your wedding party, each of our lodges can also be completely privatized for your use, setting the scene for an intimate and unforgettable reception.

Additional Information

  • Private and secluded bush venue to host your wedding ceremony and exchanging of vows
  • Dedicated wedding coordinator to assist with the finer details of your wedding at Shamwari
  • Our preferred Christian Minister who will officiate the ceremony and your exchanging of vows. Should you require an alternative religious ceremony, this would be for your own account
  • Legal fees, including an unabridged wedding certificate application and collection
  • Meeting our Chef to plan a specially created 3-course wedding reception menu, including canapés and cocktails served at the ceremony venue
  • Game drive sundowner drinks and snacks for wedding party
  • Two-tier wedding cake prepared by our pastry chefs
  • Complimentary glass of MCC to toast the bridal couple
  • Private in-room breakfast for the bridal couple the morning after the wedding
  • Sole use of a game vehicle for the wedding couple on the day of their wedding and the morning after
  • Romantic turndown service for the bridal couple
  • Complimentary in-room spa treatment for the bridal couple
  • Ceremony flower arrangement
  • Bridal bouquet for the bride-to-be and one bridesmaid
  • Buttonhole flower for the groom and his best man
  • Hairdresser and make-up artist for exclusive use of the bride and her bridesmaid
  • Live entertainment and music requirements
  • Additional décor, table arrangements and setup
  • Any specific or additional flower arrangements
  • Gifts for guests

Please note: While we’re not professional wedding planners, our reservations team is eager to help coordinate and plan your special occasion and is experienced in doing so. We’re also happy to work with your own appointed wedding coordinator, should you prefer that.

We work with a carefully selected group of local suppliers who’ll assist with a range of services to meet your requirements, including specialized décor, flowers arrangements, entertainment and wedding cakes, as well as a professional photographer. We’re also able to recommend a Minister to preside over your wedding vows.

  • Guests attending a wedding at Shamwari must be accommodated at one of our lodges
  • Wedding packages are applicable to a minimum two night stay
  • Wedding packages exclude accommodation which will be quoted separately
  • Packages are subject to availability and exclude a 10% service fee

Book a stay at one of our lodges

To get the opportunity to visit the centre and the animals in our care, book your 5-star luxury accommodation at one of our lodges.

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