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Wedding Ceremony Venues:

Mafigeni is perfect for tying the knot and lends itself to the perfect wedding ceremony venue, and boasts 3 venues.  The wedding ceremony and the reception can be held in a number of places, with the Mafigeni staff available to assist with all aspects of organizing and facilitating this sacred occasion.

With an amazing view of the Drakensberg Mountains, the Reserve is the new jewel of the Lowveld and is the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony.

Leadwood Island:

Mafigeni’s Leadwood Island is most certainly the most romantic wedding venue on the reserve.  The 300 square meter island boasts a tiny open air chapel, complete with a thatched roof and open seating for up to 150 guests.  The quaint open-sided chapel is a romantic affair built over the water.  The minister, bride and groom are accommodated under the "chapel" roof, while guests are seated on the open island with the Mafigeni pond quietly surrounding them.

A rustic bridge affords guests access to the island and the intimate little chapel.  Set against the natural Bushveld and the foothills of the Drakensburg Mountains, this venue will offer you and your wedding guests breathtaking views, the sounds of the wild and the tranquillity of the water.  To witness your wedding ceremony, guests can be seated on a choice of formal covered chairs, rustic benches, hay bales with Kelim cushions or logs.

We recommend that the wedding take place in the late afternoon, permitting sufficient time for photography after the ceremony before sunset.  Whilst the photos are taking place, the wedding guests will be transferred to the Lodge on a mini game drive.  The entire wedding party will then enjoy the reception dinner in the Wedding Lapa.

For an additional fee, wedding receptions may be held under nomadic or marquis tents and catering can be arranged as per request on Leadwood Island. 

Boma in the Bush:

Mafigeni’s Boma in the Bush is a very different wedding venue for groups of up to 150 guests. The circular boma with roaring fireplace in the middle is set on river sand under our African sky.  Guests will enjoy an expansive view over the Reserve and Drakensburg Mountain range and after dark, guests can marvel at the astonishing night sky. 

A marquis tent can be arranged under short notice should rainy weather prevail on your special day (additional cost).

We recommend that the wedding take place in the late afternoon, permitting sufficient time for photography after the ceremony, before sunset.  Whilst the photos are taking place, the wedding guests may enjoy a game drive on the reserve or simply relax and enjoy the Bushveld scenery. 

The reception dinner may be enjoyed out in the bush or wedding guests may return to the Wedding Lapa for the reception dinner.

Garden Wedding:

The temperate climate of the Lowveld lends itself to outdoor weddings and celebrating your special day at the Mafigeni's Garden Wedding venue is a very attractive option.  This is an exclusive and intimate affair where you and your guests are the only clients that are at this venue.

Our Garden Wedding offers a venue with a difference for a smaller, more intimate function. Guests sit in the open air, while the Bride, Groom and Minister/Pastor stand under a thatched wedding gazebo. 

The lush gardens with water features are ideal to capture those unforgettable moments.  End this memorable day by booking one of our romantic chalets.  Recuperate by recharging body and mind with a wide selection of beauty and body therapies in our Spa.  Enjoy massages with your loved one in the tranquillity of our gardens.

An elegant marquee can be set up in the gardens during uncertain weather conditions (additional fee).

The magnificent surroundings make for the most exquisite photos.  You can create a memorable experience which combines comfort with the excitement of the African bush.

This venue is ideal for up to 60 guests.