When people dream about their wedding day, the overwhelming desire is for a celebration filled with memorable experiences. So, what could be more magical than saying “I do” on the banks of the Machaton River between the arches of two giant fig trees?
To make your lifetime commitment in an environment filled with natural beauty and earthly energy – a place that has remained untouched for many lifetimes – is not only incredible for the bridal couple, but for everyone who comes to witness the marriage too.
The nature of our beautiful location in the heart of the Timbavati and because we operate as a family-run tented camp, our wedding celebrations draw inspiration from our beautiful surrounds and are deeply connected to nature. Our event style draws inspiration from nature’s pure organic beauty and from the environment. Our marriage celebrations are incredibly unique and intimate.
We create magical ceremonies with absolute privacy out in the bush, each one serenaded by our amazingly talented Tanda Tula choir, who not only create the mood, but also bring colourful African tradition to the day. Afterwards, guests celebrate and toast to the start of a new journey while enjoying sundowners, only to return to the fairy lit lodge and a delicious dinner.
What makes a safari wedding even more memorable and special is that it lasts for a whole weekend, giving everyone more time to share experiences, including game drives, bush breakfasts and safari walks – all the while having the opportunity to spend quality time with one another, making this a truly beautiful and authentic connection.
What more memorable and magical way to start your married journey together than under African skies surrounded by the sheer magnificence that Mother Nature created?
Our wedding packages are from R6 000 for a small wedding (if you book up to four tents) and from R12 000 for four to twelve tents) and we can host a maximum of 24 guests. We can also do very special celebrations for milestone birthdays and family get-togethers. Contact us on email@example.com and we’ll introduce to our experienced planning team behind the scenes who coordinate seamless special events for our guests.
Rates are quoted in South African Rand (ZAR) and include VAT. Rates are reviewed quarterly and are subject to change.
Bookings can be held as provisional for up to 14 days, after which the booking is required to release or confirm. A 20% refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking.
Once confirmed with a 20% deposit, the booking is held on a status of ‘confirmed with refundable deposit’ until any of the following becomes true:
Final payment is due 60 days prior to arrival. Any outstanding balance on the total reservation value shall be required to be settled at 60 days prior to arrival.
All refundable deposits, commitment fees and full payments are held in a separate call account and do not become part of the operational cash flow until the guest has stayed.
The amount stated on the invoice is what must be received by Tanda Tula nett of bank charges.
Cancellations must be received and acknowledged by Tanda Tula in writing.
‘Confirmed with refundable deposit’: bookings carry no cancellation fees up to 61 days prior to arrival.
‘Confirmed with commitment’ or ‘Confirmed with full-payment’: in the event of any reservation being cancelled after Tanda Tula has issued a confirmation, for any reason other than a WHO-recognised pandemic that impacts the booking, the following cancellation fees will apply:
All cancelled bookings that qualify for a refund, will be refunded less a handling fee valued at 5% of the refund amount.
Tanda Tula will allow postponement of a booking for up to 12 months, if travel is cancelled with a commitment fee or 60 days or less prior to arrival due to a WHO-recognised pandemic directly impacting the guests’ ability to travel (e.g. lockdown, no flights, guest not allowed to board a flight, guest falls ill due to a pandemic and unable to travel).
In the event of a WHO-recognised pandemic directly impacting the ability of Tanda Tula to meet its obligations with respect to the booking, all monies received, including the commitment fee, will be fully refunded (e.g. lockdown in RSA, government restrictions on trade).
Any refund is given at the discretion of Tanda Tula management and will be charge a handling fee valued at 5% of the refund amount.
All travellers are advised to take out fully comprehensive travel insurance with ‘cancellation for no reason’. This insurance must be able to fully cover cancellation of travel fewer than 60 days prior to arrival.
The Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice.