Explore Our Travel Picks For Destination Weddings On The African Continent

Without the assistance of a professional wedding planner, wedding planning can be stressful and confusing to the average couple. If you have at least decided that an African getaway is perfect for your wedding, the following suggestions are only the start to point you in the right direction.

Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch is an old wine town in South Africa’s Western Cape Province which boasts the oldest wine route in the country.  The wine culture deeply permeates the town; there are over 200 wine producers with origins in Stellenbosch. The rich history of the region coupled with its scenic backdrop and relaxed atmosphere make Stellenbosch a prime location for weddings.  Hosts such as the Towerbosch Restaurant & Wedding Venue provide a well decorated, thatch-roofed venue along a mountain stream. For those who are interested, Towerbosch was rated among the Top 5 Wedding Venues in the Cape Winelands. For others, alternate wedding locations can undoubtedly be discovered in this scenic town with very little effort.

Franschhoek
Franschhoek, just like Stellenbosch is located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Franschhoek is laid out amidst the mountains of the Cape Winelands, which in turn provides a magnificent backdrop of the Franschhoek valley. Franschhoek prides itself as the food and wine heartland of Africa, providing a splendid combination of fine wines and top delicacies. The view of the valley has made Franschhoek a prized wedding destination. All services that would be neccessary to make your wedding a success are available including venues, spas, planning and catering.

Zanzibar Island
Zanzibar Island, also known as Unguja is a coral island in the Indian Ocean and the largest island of Zanzibar. The ubiquitous beaches and turquoise waters of Unguja provide a tropical getaway to wedding couples and their guests that would make a memorable event to all involved. For an even more exclusive wedding, guests can be hosted on Mnemba, a little island just off the coast of north-eastern Unguja. This private island, which was voted among the top three romantic beach locations in the world by Conde Naste, is completely exclusive but the exclusivity will run visitors a hefty fee.

Vilanculos Beach
Vilanculos is a coastal town located in the Inhambane Province in the south east of Mozambique. The great view of the blue waters, white sands, and palm beaches provide a great atmosphere for couples to tie the knot. Resorts such as the Archipelago Resort and the Vilanculos Beach Lodge provide beachfront locations for the perfect beach wedding and guest accommodation. Not only does Vilanculos Beach provide the perfect scenic backdrop for a wedding, but the location also provides a great vacation for guests even after the wedding is over.

Maasai Mara
Maasai Mara is a national game reserve in Kenya. The location provides a uniquely African safari theme to the weddings performed within. There is no need to look any further for a honeymoon destination because the Maasai Mara covers acres of some of the best safari experiences under the African sun. At the Maasai Mara, couples can get married in the custom of traditional Maasai wedding ceremonies.

Marrakech
Marrakech is one of the largest cities in Morocco. This ancient city provides wedding opportunities that cannot be found anywhere else on the planet. The wedding planning process can be completely bespoke, and the desert landscapes of Marrakech provide the most stunning sunsets close to the Sahara. As far as catering goes, the traditional Moroccan cuisine will be sure to not disappoint guests. Belly dancers and Henna artisans can work with the wedding party and guests to make the event as unique and memorable as possible.

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