Dreaming of a beach wedding, or seaside honeymoon? These are our picks:
- The Oyster Box, Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, Durban, Tel (031) 514 5000
Majestically situated on Umhlanga’s beachfront overlooking the Indian Ocean and the iconic lighthouse, The Oyster Box is the ultimate in charm and style. The hotel offers a range of venues for both private ceremonies and bigger reception functions. The beautiful Victorian Gazebo and small amphitheater in the garden, with seating for 100 people, is a memorable place to start your special day. While the stunning Pearl Room, with hand-blown Venetian crystal chandeliers, echoes the opulence of a bygone era and can comfortably seat up to 120 guests including a main table.
- Tintswalo Atlantic, Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay, Cape Town, Tel (021) 201 0025
Because of its incredible location, Tintswalo Atlantic is widely known as Cape Town’s hidden gem, and rightly so. This boutique lodge is nestled at the base of the Table Mountain National Park and is perched on a pebbled beach at the foot of Chapman’s Peak. We love the panoramic views of Hout Bay harbour, the dramatic Sentinel mountain peak, and the glistening Atlantic Ocean beyond. The professional team at Tintswalo will make sure you have a one-of-a kind wedding, seeing to all the finer details as you soak up the sunshine and warm ocean air.
- Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Camps Bay, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Tel (021) 437 9000
This award-winning hotel and its exceptionally sublime spa is situated on Cape Town’s most scenic route. Poised above the Atlantic Ocean, the 5-star boutique hotel is flanked by the Twelve Apostles mountain range. This remarkable setting is what makes for a truly memorable wedding experience. From flowers to entertainment and customised menus, the dedicated wedding co-ordinator will assist the bride with planning even the smallest detail as a complimentary service. Your choices are endless when it comes to planning your special day at this venue, and the dedicated team is passionate about the service they provide. Whether it’s a big affair or a small, intimate destination wedding, Twelve Apostles will do whatever it takes to treat you like royalty and offer the most romantic and exclusive wedding that you could possibly dream of.
- Pezula Private Castle, Noetzie Beach, Knysna, Tel (044) 302 3333
A spectacular destination wedding like none other awaits you at Conrad Pezula Hotel and Spa on South Africa’s Garden Route. Make your honeymoon dreams come true at one of the Pezula Private Castles overlooking the secluded Noetzie Beach. Intimate, luxurious details, like your own executive butler and gourmet meals prepared by your own private chef. With The Conrad Pezula Hotel & Spa a mere shuttle drive away, seemingly endless possibilities abound: lagoon-view outdoor pool, an 18-hole golf course and multiple dining options. Enjoy unmatched nature trails, beaches, birdwatching, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, helicopter rides, and a private gym.