Looking for the perfect backdrop for a wedding? Look no further, consider a Garden Route Wedding. From forests to beaches, you will find the perfect setting for your South African wedding celebration.


Picturesque beaches


The Garden Route offers romantic and charming beach wedding venues. With the ocean as a magnificent, picture-perfect backdrop and sunlight sparkles reflecting off the water, the wedding party and guests are spoilt with gorgeous views. Close your eyes, feel the warmth of the sun and the salty ocean breeze and embrace the moments leading up to the “I Do’s”. In Plettenberg Bay you have the opportunity to get married on the sandy the Grand Africa Lookout Beach.  This trendy, sophisticated venue will give you the beach wedding of your dreams!     


Location, location, location!


One of the most popular phrases out there and a major consideration when selecting a venue for a special occasion. Choosing a venue that aligns with your vision and needs is one of the most important items on the to-do list.  

The 300-kilometer coastal route stretches across two provinces.  From Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to Storms River in the Eastern Cape and its name speaks to the diverse wildlife and vegetation.  This stunning route takes you on a journey between the Indian Ocean and the Tsitsikamma and Outeniqua.

Both Plettenberg Bay and George Airport are situated within close proximity as an alternative to a 4-5 hour drive from Cape Town. 


Natural beauty


The Garden Route is well known for its beauty and the rich essence of nature, offering a gorgeous lush green backdrop all year round.   

The Garden Route is a natural paradise rich in lagoons, lakes, mountains, forests and beaches.  Combined with its winding roads, it is perfect for any special occasion.  This region produces the most precious panoramic views for nature lovers that want to incorporate the luscious greenery, indigenous forests and jagged cliffs into their wedding experience.


Perfect weather


With a mild climate all year-round, the Garden Route offers some of the best wedding venue options to brides and grooms to-be; whether it is a fairytale beach wedding; a modernised lake wedding; a whimsical forest wedding or even a rustic barn wedding. With so many options to choose from, you are spoilt for choice to select a venue within your style and budget. 


Breathtakingly beautiful accommodation


With plenty of beautiful, affordable accommodation options the Garden Route, considered as one of South Africa’s top tourism destinations, provides lots of options for guests staying over.  

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Besides gorgeous views, this stretch of our beautiful country provides a sense of calm and the promise that everyone will find that special “something” that they love.  If this is on your checklist for a wedding venue, you may just have found the perfect starting point in your search.

Take a trip to the Garden Route with your partner, take a breath of fresh air, discover the hidden gems and find the magic in what this beautiful part of South Africa has to offer.  The Garden Route offers a balance between romance, adventure, serene surroundings but above all it is about making memories together.  


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