Best Places To Hold a Destination Wedding in Africa

Do you know that Africa offers you a mix of tropical and equatorial environments for any activity, including a destination wedding? There are different destination wedding-worthy venues in Africa, each with its own unique experience. 

Beautiful destination wedding and vacation spot with a swimming pool and surrounding lake

Africa has several options for you with its natural environment, rich cultural heritage, wildlife, beaches, and historical sites.

Whether you are looking for a calm, beachy, traditional, fairytale, romantic, cozy, rustic, classic, nature, vintage, or relaxed get-together experience, these venues will give you just what you want for your destination wedding:

  • Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita
  • Les Deux Tours
  • Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club
  • The Royal Livingstone in Zambia
  • Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh
  • Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas in The Seychelles Islands
  • Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort in Mozambique
  •  One&Only Le Saint Geran in Mauritius
  • Constance Prince Maurice, Mauritius
  • Bumi Hills Safari Lodge Zimbabwe
  •  Mont Rochelle
  • Khwai Leadwood, Botswana

1. Four Seasons Resort, Mauritius, Anahita

Located 37 km from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, the Four Seasons Resort in Anahita offers you a scenic island experience and is a great location for a destination wedding. 

With 136 rooms in this resort, you and your guests will have enough rooms for your experience. You also have the opportunity to work with a professional wedding planner. Say your vows on an exclusive beach with alluring floral arrangements, or choose an indoor setting with lights and bespoke decorations.

Some great ideas on what to do at this resort include going on a boat cruise or one last fishing trip with your dad before your wedding ceremony. You can also experience guided tours on the island and an exclusive helicopter flight. 

If golf is your thing, you will also enjoy the resort’s Championship Golf Course. Four Seasons Resort gives you a wedding, honeymoon, and a vacation experience.

2. Les Deux Tours, Morocco

Are you looking for a venue that will give you that relaxed and romantic feel for your destination wedding in Africa? Les Deux Tours comes to mind when you think of a vintage destination. 

Les Deux Tours is located in the Marrakech palm grove in Morocco, about 13.39km from the Marrakesh Menara Airport. You can host your guests in its Andalusian-style gardens or any of its shaded beaches.

This classic resort hosts a variety of activities, including golf, horseback riding, tennis, and biking. It has 40 rooms and suites, with unique styles, but maintains its vintage decorations. 

Nationals of Algeria, Japan, Australia, the US, the UK, New Zealand, and countries in the European Union do not need a visa to visit Les Deux Tours. However, you will require a visa if you intend to spend more than 90 days in Morocco.

3. Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club

It will take you a fifteen-minute drive from Nairobi’s central business district to get to this picturesque location. 

The Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club is a cluster of Victorian-style buildings overlooking an 18-hole championship golf course. Treat your special day with a safari and a Masai Mara experience in one of Kanya’s best wedding destinations.

Couples can choose from its three wedding venues to tie the nuptial knot.

The garden pond is a perfect pick for a small wedding with no more than 150 guests. Sitting next to a man-made lake is the Kigwa view for up to 500 guests. It also has a natural dam in the background. If you managed to pull up to 1,500 guests to your wedding, the 10th Tee will be the right choice for you. 

This location overlooks the golf course, with the hotel blocks spreading in the background.

4. The Royal Livingstone in Zambia

On the Zambian side of the Zambezi River sits the Royal Livingstone Resort in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. If you want to experience one of the seven wonders of the world while saying “I do,” this is the right location for you. 

Surround yourself with nature’s wealth as you mark the most important day of your life. This place treats you to an adventure in nature, with wildlife and a natural landscape, and should top your list of places where you can hold your destination wedding in Africa.

The natural environment around here, with the Victoria Falls, is what sets the location apart from other destination wedding locations in Africa. 

The Royal Livingstone boasts of five venues with guest sizes ranging from 100 to 700 people. Enjoy a classy, scenic outdoor experience on the lawn beside the Zambezi River. The Sundeck is suitable for 100 guests, with a dramatic background of mists and the Victoria Falls.

Take your guests to the Kingfisher Boma, for an alluring and tranquil experience in the lush gardens. This location is suitable for 250 guests. The David Livingstone Boma gives you a traditional African village theme under a starry sky. 

The banquet room is also available if you would rather have an indoor experience festooned with lights and African decor. You can personalize this space to fit up to 450 guests.

5. Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh

About 7.5km away from the Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (SSH) in the Sinai Peninsula is the Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh. Stretching itself on the banks of the Red Sea, this sprawling resort is reminiscent of romance by the sea and a peak into Arab luxury. 

You have options between the scenic panoramic beach experience, the Royal Palm Garden, or the Tiran Courtyard ballroom to hold your destination wedding ceremony. Each of these venues allows for bespoke decorations that will fit your taste and is suitable for at least 120 guests.

Treat yourself and your guests to a one-in-a-lifetime Arabesque experience in any of the resort’s private lounges. 

Enjoy a relaxed experience with its spa and world-class diving, with birds echoing romance with the beautiful voice of nature and billowing clouds of bougainvillaea. You can also explore the desert’s rugged landscape and go sightseeing on the surrounding islands.

Aside from scuba-diving and snorkelling experiences, this exotic Egyptian Resort offers you volleyball, water, polo, Boules, family tennis, yoga, and camel rides, among other fun activities. 

You will also get visa-assisted services whether you require a visa on arrival or a visa before coming.  

6. Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort, Mozambique

The Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort is a tropical paradise off the coast of Mozambique on Bazaruto Island. Bask in nature in this escape island of turquoise water, beaches, and palm trees. Say your wedding vows before the witness of nature’s wealth, and treat yourself to a fun-filled honeymoon on this island resort, 30km away from the mainland.

With a private airstrip and helipad, this nature-filled resort is ideal for a fairytale experience. Its setup and private villa bring you closer to nature. 

You and your guests can enjoy several fun activities while on this cast-away island: fishing, skiing, snorkeling, and diving. There is also horse riding, kayaking, excursions on the island, dhow cruises, stand-up paddle boarding, and cooking lessons.

The Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort is only suitable for small weddings of no more than 25 guests. You have a choice between exchanging vows on a wooden deck overlooking Bazaruto Bay or having your wedding on Pansy Island, where you can do so on a sandbank surrounded by a swirl of sapphire and turquoise water.

Imagine tying the knot on the deck of a dhow cruise or in a lush environment overlooking the Indian Ocean.

People from countries like Angola and South Africa can get a 30-day free visa into Mozambique, while citizens from countries like Granada, Haiti, Namibia, and Tanzania can get a 3-month visa-free entry. If you are from Benin, Cape Verde, Lesotho, or Zambia, you can get 90 days free-visa entry. 

Find out the visa requirements for your country before planning a destination wedding at the Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort.

7. Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas in The Seychelles Islands

Between Anse Louis and Anse Boileau on Mahé is the private peninsula where you’ll find this exotic resort for your destination wedding in Africa. Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas is a 35-minute drive from the Victoria Seychelles airport. 

“Close-to-nothing” beats a nuptial experience on porcelain shores laced with lush natural gardens. The Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas is a destination wedding venue in Africa for couples that want to keep it small. You can plan a bespoke wedding with a professional wedding planner in the resort

From the cuisines to the wines, this get-away island resort presents a fairytale romantic wedding experience. A tropical island with Bill Bensley-designed villas, perfectly suited for a honeymoon. 

Tie the knot with a backdrop of lush gardens, crystalline sand and the ocean stretching itself in front of you. Set up for peony sunsets with a romantic feel to outdoor rose petal baths. Go on a helicopter ride to explore nature from the sky. Treat yourself to a floating breakfast and wet your taste buds with wine testing. 

You may also want to add some cuisines to your culinary skills with the resort’s Spice Spoons Cooking classes. Go diving, snorkeling, paddle-boarding, or kayaking with your partner.

You can explore the wildlife around the island, participate in wellness activities and spa, and also practice yoga and Qi Gong. Go on an adventure on the bird sanctuary of Aride Island, La Digue Island, and Curieuse Island.

Here’s the catch: you don’t need a visa to visit this exotic escape island, as Seychelles offers visa-free entry to several countries.

8. One&Only Le Saint Geran in Mauritius

How about planning your special day on an island sandwiched between the Indian Ocean and a tranquil turquois lagoon? One&Only Le Saint Geran located in Mauritius is one of the best places to hold your destination wedding in Africa.

This exotic 5-star resort is about 4.3km from the center of Belle Mare and 62km from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. However, the resort has a special offer for a 15-minute helicopter ride to a private helipad on the island.

You can choose from an inclusive wedding ceremony or a simple single-ceremony package. Each package will allow you to enjoy different facilities and services in the nature-rich resort. Enjoy an exclusive bridal suite with a hairstyling and make-up studio overlooking the ocean.

One beautiful thing about the One&Only Le Saint Geran Resort is the bespoke experience it offers. You can tailor your ceremony and your stay to your taste. Experience guided hiking tours on the island and go for mangrove discovery, snorkelling, diving, island trips, yacht cruises, or lounging on the pristine beach. Take a break and practice yoga and meditation under canopied palm trees.

Plan your wedding in any of the manicured gardens, overlooking the ocean, on a yacht or in a beachfront villa or in the La Pointe restaurant. All against the backdrop of pristine vegetation and turquoise water.

9.   Constance Prince Maurice Mauritius

You won’t find a more picturesque environment for your destination wedding in Africa. The Constance Prince Maurice is a luxury five-star resort, that features natural themes laced with beautiful architecture, decorations, and designs. 

This lush tropical island paradise will host you and your guests to a one-in-a-lifetime experience. Located in the north-east coast of Mauritius, this beachfront resort is 32km away from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Mauritius.

Say “I do” on the white sandy beach of the Indian Ocean, with a backdrop of tranquil sea and green vegetation. You will also find the tree-canopied, lush gardens an ideal location for your nuptial vows. 

Whether you choose a holiday wedding for you and your partner, or you want a single-experience wedding, the planners will help you get the best bespoke plan for you. The foods and wines are curated to ensure guests want to come back or leave with the kitchen staff.

Enjoy waterskiing, hobie cat sailing, kayaking, and windsurfing with your partner. You can also take some of the cooking classes and explore the natural environment through the resort’s beach excursion. You don’t have to miss the release date of your most anticipated movie. 

The resort has arrangements that include watching the latest movies with your partner. If you are not a fan of water sports, the 18-hole golf course is enough to keep you entertained and help you practice your swings. You and your partner will also find the library fascinating.

The rooms and suites are designed with beauty, class, style, and sustainability to guarantee the best experience for you and your guests.

10. Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, Zimbabwe

Located on a secret Rivera around the Kariba Lake, about 60km from Kariba town, Bumi Hills Safari Lodge is an exotic destination for couples planning for less than 46 guests. 

This hilltop resort offers the opportunity to bask in the yellow sun of East Africa in a cozy safari. Its elevation gives you and your partner a blue and green backdrop of tranquil water and tropical rainforest.

The Baobab Villa and luxurious suits will immerse you in the beauty of African safari as you retire into the lodge. Fishing, game drives, boating, sunset cruise, star gazing, cultural visits, night drives in the wilderness, walking safaris, and bird watching are fun activities for you and your guests. 

Aside from saying “I do” on the beach under the yellow sun, you can tie the knot on Lady Jacqueline right on Kariba Lake.  

You and your guests can get a visa on arrival (VoA) at the various points of entry, varying for different days, depending on your activities.

11. Mont Rochelle in South Africa

This exotic garden of colorful hues is nestled at the base of the Klein Dassenberg Mountain Range. It is your perfect holiday destination or destination wedding venue in South Africa for hosting up to 80 guests in different indoor and outdoor locations. 

This is where nature meets art in the small town of Franschhoek, 45 minutes away from Cape Town, with lush rolling hills stretching to the distance. A bespoke plan is available to help you tailor your big day to your wants.

The location has earned its name as the food and wine capital of South Africa, with a variety of cuisines and wines to keep your guests entertained. Finely manicured lawns sandwiched between lush gardens and a mountainous range provide the perfect backdrop and aisle to say “I do.”

Take a hike to explore the hills stretched out in the distance, or go cycling on scenic routes. Work up a sweat on the floodlit Astroturf tennis court. Other options are available if you prefer a different lawn game. You can also have some with your partner with floor-base chess.

Some countries, like the UK, Australia, the US, and Canada, do not require a visa to enter into South Africa to explore this exotic resort. You will have to confirm whether your country requires a visa to visit South Africa for tourism.

12. Khwai Leadwood, Botswana

Enjoy one of Africa’s safaris, as you say, “I do,” tucked under canopied trees along the Khwai River banks in the Moremi Game Reserve. 

Khwai Leadwood is a safari concession camp that is a 30-minute flight from Maun International Airport to a private airstrip and a 35-minute drive from the airstrip to the camp. In this camp, you will feel the adventure as you tie the knot while also enjoying the tranquility of nature’s wealth.

Game drives, mokoro (traditional canoe), and walking safaris are fun activities that are available for you and your guests. You can watch wildlife interact with each other from your safe private deck. This wilderness camp is suitable for small weddings. 

While this venue can accommodate no more than 30 guests, seven exotic private suites with a pool provide a lovely atmosphere for relaxation and comfort. Watch the sunrise and sunset from your private deck as you savor a blend of African wines and cuisines.

You can choose the open-sided lounge for your nuptial vows or under the shaded trees overlooking the Khwai River. Most European countries, the US, the UK, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada, Namibia, and South Africa do not require a visa to visit Botswana. However, you may have to check with immigration to know the visa requirements for your country.


Africa still remains a top destination wedding location, with several options available for guests. From the north to the extreme south of Africa, you will find several destination wedding locations that will give you a unique experience.