Weddings | Wedding Venues
Bonamanzi has the facilities and setting for any couple’s perfect wedding day. Whether you want a bush-style reception or a smarter affair in our Lalapanzi Restaurant, Bonamanzi will cater for your needs. Wedding couples can exchange vows in a charming thatched viewing lounge or on a picturesque island over looking a waterhole. Bonamanzi’s natural canvas offers exquisite back drops for photographs and newly-weds can honeymoon in a romantic Tree House in solitude. Our wedding venues range from an exclusive and luxury location, to the majestic Ndlovu Venue with one of the biggest thatched rooftops in the southern hemisphere.

Ndlovu Wedding Venue

Ndlovu means “elephant” in Zulu. Majestic, like this African creature, is the architecture of the Ndlovu Venue. Its thatch rooftop is the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere and the hall provides room to seat up to 350 guests. A generous gallery at the end of the building completes its uniqueness – a space with limitless purposes: it could be a stage for an orchestra or give the youngest wedding guests their own playground on top of the reception. Built out of stone, wood and thatch, this great hall integrates itself wonderfully into the surrounding ancient sand forest, and is a splendid reflection of African construction, a real mixture of traditional and modern architecture. Long glass doors stretch on both sides of the venue and, opened up, give this indoor facility an outdoor flair. At weddings, guests can be in and outside on the open terrace, and enjoy the spectacular view into bush and wildlife. The flames of the bonfire from the great fire place at the end of the terrace draw an unrivaled picture of African charm on the faces of the guests grouping around it. The Ndlovu Venue is perfect for great wedding receptions but also for a smaller group of guests (from 30 up to 350 guests). It is situated in the heart of the Lalapanzi Camp, therefore the ceremony and welcome drinks could be on the Palm Island and Viewing Deck. For an exclusive peak into the limitless opportunities on offer take a look at the Wedding Album on our Facebook page. We, at Bonamanzi Game Reserve, are here to help you – to make it the most memorable day of your life.