Safari Wedding the Thanda Way

Meaning ‘Love’ in isiZulu, Thanda represents the heart and soul of love, passion and the spirit of togetherness. Imagine the ultimate luxury safari wedding; imagine a completely romantic wedding setting in our Big Five game reserve, with Zulu dancers leading you down the aisle.
Picture yourself exchanging your vows in a sheltered bush location under African skies and beneath the ancient marula trees, symbolising a divinely blessed marriage. Your exquisite wedding ceremony is followed by the ultimate South African safari-style wedding reception in a star-lit boma or a sumptuous venue overlooking the African bush. There is no better wedding venue than Thanda Safari to celebrate romance, marriage and life.
Our wedding packages are also offered for vow renewals or special celebrations, and a traditional Zulu blessing is offered to couples seeking an African-style ceremony.

Our romantic safari wedding package is called the Kanye Package (pronounced Ganye), meaning Together in the Zulu language. The package includes:
A choice of romantic African safari wedding reception venues on Thanda Safari, which can cater for up to 80 guests.

  • For an intimate wedding reception we recommend Villa iZulu, an incomparable, luxury setting in a subtropical garden surrounded by the African bush.
  • For a dramatic African safari wedding reception overlooking a waterhole and the Big Five wilderness, Thanda Safari Lodge hosts wedding parties of up to 60 people.
  • Out of Africa awaits you at Thanda Tented Camp which hosts smaller and larger weddings in classic African safari style, with luxury safari tents and an atmosphere of old Africa.

How do I plan the most romantic African safari wedding?

Our gift to you is the complementary service of our professional wedding planner, Lesley Munday, who will discuss and plan each detail of your unforgettable African safari wedding day with you, making sure it is your dream celebration. During your romantic African safari wedding, our professional hospitality team and guides will make sure that your time with us will be unique, and a memory that you and your guests will carry with you throughout your lives.

Click here for all the details of the Kanye Safari Wedding Package.


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