Whether your clients are looking for a secluded ceremony for two or to take over the whole lodge to celebrate their special day with close friends and family, it’s hard to picture a more idyllic location to say ‘I do’ than Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge. Set in one of South Africa’s most pristine conservation areas, Madikwe Game Reserve, the lodge offers a breath-taking backdrop where lions, elephants, rhinos, zebras, leopards, giraffes and the rare African wild dog that gives Makanyane its name come together to create a unique and truly memorable celebration.
The union can take place under an ancient Tamboti tree, on the banks of the Marico River or overlooking a waterhole. A local African choir can serenade the wedding party or they can simply walk down the aisle to the sounds of the reserve’s untamed residents.
Dedicated staff work to deliver a whole host of personal touches that ensure a wedding that exceeds all expectations in this most extraordinary of locations. And, once the ceremony in the African bush is complete, a honeymoon adventure can instantly begin with incredible wildlife viewing to enjoy on game drives as well as a spa, it’s the perfect location to truly unwind in.
The lodge comprises of eight glass-fronted suites, each with its own private sun deck and outside lounge. Sociable areas include an infinity pool, lounge, spa and fitness centre.
Fully personalised wedding packages start from £1,450 and include a minister to perform the ceremony, photographer, wedding cake, African choir, complimentary spa treatments and a private dinner and breakfast for wedding couple.
For further information visit sanctuaryretreats.com/safari-weddings
To celebrate the launch of the wedding services at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge, Sanctuary Retreats is giving away 10 crates of champagne.
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- Entry is open to Travel agents based in the UK.
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- Closing date for entry will be June 30th. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
- The prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.
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