Known for offering the ‘best safari experience on the continent’, Singita Game Reserves is lauded as much for its modern conservation approach, and thrilling wildlife encounters in idyllic destinations, as for the rare and life-changing experiences it serves up at 10 lodges in East and Southern Africa.
Among these are truly personalised weddings and honeymoons, with the smallest detail taken care of by the passionate people of Singita, who set out to capture the imagination and seduce the hearts and palates of each individual couple. Waking at dawn to soak up the landscape at first light; exchanging vows in breathtaking wilderness settings far off the beaten track; watching a relaxed mother leopard playing with her cub; or quiet time spent together around a camp fire, listening to the nocturnal sounds of the bush. With moments like these to heighten the senses, bridal couples and their wedding guests will not only enjoy an unforgettable wedding celebration, but will leave with a very different perspective of the world and their place within it.
With its romantic setting within an unspoilt, classic bushveld landscape in South Africa’s famed Sabi Sand Reserve, flagship Singita Ebony Lodge is one of the most intriguing and undiscovered safari wedding and honeymoon destinations in all of Africa.
Set against a wilderness backdrop as old as time, Singita Ebony Lodge (pictured above) lends itself perfectly to small, intimate wedding celebrations. With just 12 spacious suites, each with a private swimming pool, this ‘grande dame’ of the safari circuit, embodies the luxury and romance of a safari homestead. The bridal couple and their parties will be enchanted as much by its sheltered riverside setting, as by the warm, hands-on hospitality of the team, the exceptional food and wine experience, and the comfort and style of this classic safari lodge. With the wedding ceremony held at specially chosen bush sites out in the reserve, and the jubilant voices of local Shangaan singers mingling with birdsong in the air, the wedding couple will tie the knot with a majestic wilderness landscape etched forever in their memories, while guests may be charmed by the gracious gait of elephant swaying by in the distance. With the Singita team to arrange everything – from the officiated wedding service and ceremony, to freshly picked bouquets of indigenous flowers, and a wedding cake individually designed ‘just for you’, the couple and their guests will be free to relax and soak up the beauty of nature in action.
A short bush flight away, secluded on the far eastern reaches of the Kruger National Park, Singita Sweni Lodge is cited as ‘one of the most romantic places on earth’. The heavenly, secluded setting on the banks of the Sweni River invites soul-stirring moments listening to the faraway roar of a lion, while enjoying vintage wines and a candlelit gourmet dinner for two under a canopy of stars. The 3-night Singita Sweni for Sweethearts package offers couples a once-in-a-lifetime romantic adventure that includes a Private Wine Tasting in the cellar, and a sensuous Couples’ Massage in the tranquil bush spa as added benefits, to name but a few.
Alternatively, the Singita Honeymoon Package offers honeymoon safari options at the majestic Singita Pamushana in the Malilangwe Reserve in Zimbabwe, or at any of the four spectacular lodges and camps within Singita Grumeti Reserves, overlooking the plains of Tanzania’s legendary Serengeti. (Rates vary per lodge)
With personal touches and exciting bush adventures to captivate the imagination, couples celebrating their new life together will be enveloped in fairy-tale moments that distinguish each Singita destination as a ‘place of miracles’.
For more information and bookings contact Singita Game Reserves www.singita.com – Tel: +27 21 683 3424 – Email: Reservations@singita.co.za
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