Getting married in Africa is truly a memorable and exciting experience. You will also be able to enjoy a unique combination of sun, sand, bush, beach and romance on one of the world's most beautiful, undiscovered and dramatic continents.
© Get married at Knysna Elephant Park
When is the best time to get married in Africa?
It all depends on where you want to get married
and what you would like to experience. Most countries in Africa experience a rainy and warm summer, and fine and dry winters.
Spring is a beautiful time to get married in Africa
as flowers are blooming, fresh grasses are growing and wildlife is abundant. If you want a beach wedding, spring offers balmy days and warm nights.
In South Africa, one of the top wedding destinations in Africa, you can get married in the heart of the wild, or enjoy an unforgettable beach wedding on one of Cape Town's world famous beaches. In the Western Cape alone, there are over 200 exceptional wedding venues.
Cape Town itself experiences beautifully warm summers and rainy and cold winters, so spring and summer are best for a Cape Town wedding
. Spring starts in September and lasts until November, with summer starting in December and lasting until February/March.
This is a brilliant time of the year in Cape Town, as holiday fever is in the air
and everyone feels happy, relaxed and in love. Please bear in mind that the summer months of South Africa are the holiday season, so be sure to book venues, photographers etc well in advance.
Also note that if you wish to have a beach wedding in Cape Town
in summer, you may have to deal with an unwelcome audience, so plan ahead.
Africa has numerous destinations that you can choose
to host your wedding in, including the mighty Masai Mara in Kenya, the majestic Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, the spectacular Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and the paradise islands of Mozambique, Zanzibar and Mauritius. All of these destinations offer a tranquil setting, spectacular views and amazing photo opportunities.