Fairy-Tale Wedding in the Waterberg

wedding in the waterberg

The rugged wilderness and dramatic landscapes of South Africa’s Waterberg is the perfect setting for any romantic celebration.

Combining this spectacular scenery with some incredibly intimate accommodation options, traditional dancers, gourmet cuisine and horseback riding, a wedding in the Waterberg brings every little girl’s fairy-tale to life.

destination wedding in the waterberg

Photo © Lotty H Photography/Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill Bush Homes

Destination Wedding in the Waterberg:

The most obvious benefit of having a destination wedding is that it’s a great excuse to not invite every distant relative and long-lost school friends. As there is travel and accommodation involved, guest lists need to be selective, making it a far more intimate experience all round.

Those that are willing to travel will be rewarded. The Waterberg is one of the most scenic area in South Africa, and thus offers some of the most spectacular accommodation options. If you’re planning on travelling with a big enough group, it’s a good idea to book out the entire lodge and have a completely private experience.

For the big day, instead of a traditional church or hall, you can opt to be married on the top of a mountain, or under a shady Acacia tree. A late morning ceremony will be rewarded with spectacular views in the African sun, or you can say your ‘I do’s’ in late afternoon, as the sun sets over the Waterberg, followed by a dinnertime celebration. In addition to having the ceremony outdoors, your reception can also take place in the bush.

Photo © Lotty H Photography/Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill Bush Homes

If you love horses, you can choose to arrive on horseback, or even do you photoshoot with the horses. Horses exude a sense of mystery and romance and adding them to your wedding day can be so special. To make your ceremony extra special you can also opt to be serenaded by a local Africa choir, live band or even just the gentle sounds of nature.

Photo © Lotty H Photography/Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill Bush Homes

Last but not least, one of the most wonderful benefits of being wed in the Waterberg, is the breathtaking photo opportunities. From taking a helicopter to the highest peak, to being photobombed by rhinos, your wedding photos are guaranteed to be gorgeous.

Photo © Lotty H Photography/Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill Bush Homes

Our Top Choice for Waterberg Wilderness Wedding:

Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill Bush Homes:

Ant’s Hill and Ant’s Nest are two very private bush homes located on their own private game reserve in the magnificent Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province. Specializing in creating completely bespoke experiences for their guests, the team at Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill Bush Homes are like the fairy-godmother you’ve always wanted. From the world-class accommodation options, to the spectacular scenery and brilliantly attentive and professional service, you wedding day at Ants will be nothing short of magic.

For couples, we recommend the Hideaway Cottage at Ant’s Hill. Secluded and private, this luxury cottage is perfect for honeymooners or couples looking for a romantic getaway.

Find more advice safari destination weddings here.

Photo © Lotty H Photography/Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill Bush Homes

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