Your wedding day is one of the most significant days of your life, and finding the perfect
destination to say “I do” is a big deal. Whether your dream wedding is a serene beach wedding,
an unusual wedding or a simple wedding ceremony with family or friends, Africa has got you
Africa is one of the best destinations for lovers about to tie the note, offering memories to last a
lifetime. There are truly magnificent and splendorous African wedding locations, some of them
having more than one wedding spot for couples to choose from, depending on their tastes and the
number of guests.
The African scenery finely designed with scenic, stretching mountains, the world’s most
extraordinary wildlife, blue waters, historic landscapes, dreamy islands, endless skies, exotic
falls, warm nights, flowers in bloom and white, sandy beaches provides you several options to
choose from for your wedding.
At these destinations, you are relieved of your daily fears and you can reconnect with what
inspires you, the warm nights could give you the sudden insight that the person beside you is the
perfect partner for you! Whatever it is, Africa overflows with romantic moments to share with
the one you love.
SOME AFRICAN WEDDING DESTINATIONS
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
This is one of the top wedding destinations with its breath-taking beautiful venues and mouth-
watering cuisines. It’s one city where you can find almost everything you need for your wedding
in one place. From beaches to 5-star hotels to ballrooms and any kind of food cuisine, Cape
Town has more than enough locations for you to exchange your vows.
Cape Town-The Mother City of South Africa, is known to locals and foreigners alike as one of
the most beautiful cities in the world. With its spectacular tourist offerings, excellent beaches,
and the appeal of its natural wonders, this city gathers inwards from around the globe.
Venues in Cape Town
- Groot constantia
There is just something special about centuries-old oak trees, rolling lawns, and vineyards that
make an estate the perfect place to exchange your vows. If a wedding from a bygone era of
romance is your dream, then Groot Constantia Wine Estate is most definitely the place for you.
- Twelve Apostles’ Hotel & Spa
This hotel is set against majestic mountains and sparkling ocean, and stunning gardens, and has
four wedding venues to choose from, with an in-house wedding coordinator at hand to assist with
every need, from a charming bridal suite to a private viewing of your wedding video at the in-
- The Mount Nelson Hotel
This is one of the most iconic hotels in the heart of the city; the Mount Nelson, has been hosting
weddings for more than 100 years.With its lush garden and classic ballroom-style reception
rooms, and the hotel’s banqueting team to take care of every detail of your special day, you can
look forward to an elegant, stress-free wedding. Choose from a garden or ballroom wedding,
complete with a show-stopping red carpet entrance.
Cape Town’s progressive technology, conservative wildlife, and many tourist attractions give an
additional benefit to your wedding guests who will be traveling from abroad. South Africa has
some of the best beaches in the world to offer, be sure to take some time out to relax and soak up
Cuisine in Cape Town
Most venues in Cape Town present in-house catering and can modify their existing menus to suit
your preferences. You will also be able to pair wines with the selected menu. Canapés can
include bowls of biltong and smoked seasonal fish, what a wonderful way for your guests to
experience South African cuisine.
If the thought of a sunny day (the sunshine is one major reason people choose Egypt as a
wedding venue, as it is usually guaranteed) or a starlit sky appeals as the backdrop to your
wedding day appeals to you, then Egypt may well be your best wedding destination; in fact, your
special day could be in an Arabian tent or in an antique arena.
Egypt is offers a striking and an adventurous scenery to the perfect wedding celebration. If you
intend to get married in Egypt you can choose from some of the most evocative and unique
destinations in the world. With the River Nile as a setting, the country combines culture and
romance in a thrilling way with thousands of years of heritage and tradition.
The town has great outlook and a perfect weather almost all year round, and many spots to
This modern seaside resort on Egypt’s Red Sea close to Hurghada is becoming an increasingly
popular wedding venue. It is one of the most romantic wedding destinations with its attractive
coral reefs, sandy beaches and lagoons. The sapphire waters and dramatic presence of the
mountains will leave you awestruck. You and your significant other had better pull up together
for some awesome pictures. The presence of mountains on El Gouna provides beautiful picture
backdrops, on the beach or in any of the elegant El Gouna Hotels. One can have a beautiful
wedding, and many dining options that can serve as entertaining venues for pre and post wedding
With rooms and suites that give you a windy balcony with eye-catching views of the Red Sea,
this is definitely, where you can get married and relax together afterwards in luxury. You could
also take advantage of the desert excursions or explore the diving sites to entertain your guests.
The North Coast Egypt
Turquoise blue sea, white sandy beaches and cool sea breeze is the mystical combination that
makes the North Coast one of Egypt’s most favorite destinations and a great spot to host a
summer wedding. Choices for a wedding venue can include private residences, or for large scale
ones; hotels such as Al Alamein Hotel-Marassi in Sidi Abdel Rahman and Rixos Alamein can be
Cuisine in Egypt
If you’re a vegetarian, Egypt will appeal as a wedding destination because the cuisine is mostly
vegetarian in nature and deliciously spiced. Koshari and ful medames are just two of the popular
dishes here. Along the coastal regions such as Alexandria, fish is generally served and for meat
lovers, grilled minced lamb kebabs and shawarma (pita bread pockets filled with shredded beef,
lamb or chicken) are also appetizing.
In the heart of the Indian Ocean filled with lush mangroves, green mountains, a turquoise lagoon,
sweeping beachfront, serenity and peace, the Island of Mauritius has so much to offer brides and
grooms, from sandy beaches, to endless activities on the island (botanical gardens and quad
There are no beaches as dazzling as the ones in Mauritius; the waters are a beautiful sapphire-
blue, some of the most breath-taking anywhere in the world. Mauritius is an Island with such
striking natural beauty said to have inspired heaven is a perfect destination for your wedding
A wedding in Mauritius doesn’t necessarily have to be on the beach. In fact, most resorts have
multiple venue options from rolling green lawns surrounded by green tropical gardens to stylish
The location is considered one of the most sought-after places for a romantic getaway in Africa,
a trip to Mauritius with your other half is a dream destination to solidify your love for one
Mauritius boasts of a mild tropical climate and has some exceptional days year round, but due to
its unstable terrains, temperatures can differ from one part of the Island to another. Usually,
October is one of the best months to get married with its beautiful weather, long daylight hours
and low chance of rainfall.
Meanwhile November and December are some of the hottest and busiest months on the island, so
you might want to consider May when the weather is still warm but not as intense as the heat of
December, or the humidity of the rainy season (from January to April).
Spa Mauritius Cinq Mondes Spa
As your big day draws close, it’s essential to indulge in some pre-wedding pampering, and what
better place in the world to do so than in Mauritius? The big news is that there is no scarcity of
incredible spas to choose from on this Island, most of the spas have the deluxe classics; a range
of massages, facials, wraps and other body treatments.
Always remember that the Mauritian sun is strong, even when it’s cloudy, so be sure to wear
sunscreen at all times
Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, a beautiful waterfall located on the
Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe, is a breathtaking wedding destination in Africa.
Having a beautiful waterfall, with serene lagoons, islands and wildlife as a backdrop creates the
most picture-perfect wedding at Victoria Falls.
Choosing to get married in Victoria Falls is sure to make your special day unique and memorable,
it is one of the most natural regal and dream destinations in the World.
The Zambezi Explorer Waterfront is a great outdoor venue on the banks of the Zambezi River
with space for up to 200 guests. It has beautifully manicured lawns rolling down to 110m of the
river facade, it is a perfect location with minimal hassle. You can also choose to do a riverside
and boat cruise combination for your ceremony and reception. Several buffet or plate menu
options are available to ensure that you have the quality and variety that will enhance your
Island Venues in Africa
- Living Stone Island
This iconic island is located on the very brim of the Victoria Falls about midway along the spot
where David Livingstone first viewed the fall in 1855. Here, breathe-taking views of the fall,
river, gorges and spray surround you. This location is accessed from the Zambian side and guests
are transported to the island by boat.
- The Indaba Conference Room
This frame building opens onto a small balcony overlooking the African bushel with a view of
the spray of the Victoria Falls. This venue seats over 70 guests for dinner.
- Nandi Gardens
This is located in the grounds of Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, a venue that is ideal for a reception
under the stars, and can accommodate 100 guests.
- The Elephant Wallow
The Wallow is located in Victoria Falls National Park, and can accommodate 100 guests.
Interaction and pictures with the elephants may be arranged on request. April to September is
the ideal time for a dream Victoria Falls Wedding as the fall is at its very best during this period.
Located 1,000 miles off the east coast of Africa, the Seychelles islands are famous for their un-
spoilt beaches and breath-taking tropical forests. Here, dazzling surroundings of untouched,
natural beauty, glittering turquoise oceans lap gently against palm-lined beaches, as the slower
pace of island life encourages you to leave your day-to-day worries behind, making this
archipelago one of the world’s leading venues for destination weddings.
This intimate, tropical island is the perfect location for a destination wedding or honeymoon.
From eclectic tabled signs, tiered wedding cakes, and mouth-watering menus to entertainment
and bamboo ceremony arch ways, this is another highly recommended wedding venue.
Life on the islands is relaxing and you can expect warm and friendly faces wherever you go. The
Seychelles are generally very safe and tourists rarely have any issues. With that said, your
wedding and your valuables are safe.
Food and drink in the Seychelles
These are some of their main dishes:
• Tamarind chutney
• Coconut Fish Curry
• Shredded Green Papaya Salad
• Pulao (a rice dish)
This is a perfect for couples looking for a private island to get married, a wedding on one of
these Islands would be nothing short of a fun and romantic experience. It is an amazing
destination for an intimate wedding in Africa.
Known as the ’jewel of East Africa’, a vast display of wonders are to be found within this
incredibly beautiful country. It’s fascinating coastlines are adorned with beaches of crispy white
sand, leading to coral reefs that can be walked on at low tide. Moreover, on the inland, bush and
scrub give way to breathtaking views of the Great Rift Valley, and to the snowcapped peaks of
Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya.
Kenya not only radiates the beauty of East Africa, it is also one of the most romantic wedding
destinations in Africa. The wildlife of Kenya is breath-taking, with lions, cheetahs, leopards,
rhinos, giraffes and elephants all sharing the plains with wildebeests and zebras.
Offering different types of wedding grounds, the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club in
Kenya makes a mesmerizing wedding venue. The location boasts of several wedding grounds to
suit the needs of the couple.
There is a garden pond perfect for small weddings and can hold up to 150 guests.
There is also the Kigwa view, a picturesque venue, beautifully set next to a manmade lake and a
natural dam in the background that can contain up to 500 wedding guests. Capturing the
newlyweds with a souvenir picture in such romantic scenery adds glamour to your big day.
The 10th Tee is also one of the most popular wedding venues in Nairobi, Kenya that is designed
to accommodate about 1,500 guests at a sitting; this wedding venue overlooks an expansive golf
course and has a beautiful backdrop, perfect for a garden wedding theme.
Closer than the Caribbean and with all-year round welcoming climate, Cape Verde offers
everything you could want for a glorious beach wedding and honeymoon in the sun. Situated off
the west coast of Africa, with pure white beaches and clear seas, Cape Verde offers your bridal
party the perfect mixture of an exquisite wedding venue and a relaxing holiday.
Cape Verde, a collection of ten unique Islands, just off the west coast of Africa is not hard to see
because the archipelago offers a stress-free experience. This blossoming island has magnificent
mountains and beaches with tranquil villages, which give it a spot on the list of top wedding
destinations in Africa. Cape Verde has the bluest waters and whitest sands. Visualize saying your
vows against peaceful waves lapping upon the shore.
Cape Verde’s wedding reception potential is mighty with its upbeat and fun vibe and nightclubs
and bars. The residents are super friendly, and there culinary skills are amazing.
Situated in East Africa, this Island is remarkable for beach weddings with its stunning scenic
beaches, turquoise waters, historic buildings and architecture. It provides the best scenery of
white sands and tall palms swaying in the winds. The sea breeze is always refreshing to both
couple and guests, giving them a sense of relaxation before, during and after the wedding. With
stretches of sheltered white sandy beaches and tropical gardens, here anyone can create his or her picture-perfect postcard of destination wedding.