4 Tips for Organising the Perfect Weddings at a Kruger Park Lodge
The Kruger National Park is one of the most sought-after destinations in the world, and many people who enjoy wildlife say that this is one of the best places for a safari! The Kruger National Park is massive – it is roughly the same size as Wales, which means that there are many different regions and areas that provide different habitats for a wide variety of animals, birds, and plants. Moving from one end of the park to the other will provide you with an all-round view of indigenous African wildlife, and even if you decide to stick to one particular rest camp or lodge, you will have no problem spotting wild animals in their natural setting.
Another reason why people love this area so much is because it is an incredibly romantic place; there aren’t many things on earth as romantic as an African sunset, and as a result, weddings have become big business here. Many couples simply cannot resist the charm and romance of the park, while still feeling close to the rawness of the African bush, and the lodges in the park are usually well equipped to pull off some of the most spectacular weddings.
If you are one of the romantics who would love to get married in the Kruger Park, you have to ensure that you have all the luxuries and amenities you and your guests will need. Here we provide you with some insight into organising your own wedding at a Kruger Park lodge.
- Choose your location carefully: Ensure that the lodge you choose for your wedding is able to accommodate your guests, and that they are able to arrange accommodation elsewhere for additional guests if needed. The lodges in the Kruger Park are often quite intimate and very seldom offer accommodation for large groups of people. The budgets of your guests may also vary – and while you may want to splurge on an exclusive establishment, some of your guests may prefer to sleep over in one of the rest camps where they may find other accommodation options. This means that the lodge you choose for your Kruger Park wedding has to be located in close proximity to the rest camp.
- Timing is important: Here we are not only talking about the time of year, but also the time of day. If you have invited guests that have to travel to a rest camp for accommodation, keep in mind that the rest camps have opening and closing hours. If you have guests staying outside of the park, the opening and closing times of the gates need to be considered. The time of year is also important when it comes to the type of wedding you prefer. During the winter months, it is typically colder at night, yet the days can be very ambient and comfortable. Because the vegetation is sparser, you are more likely to spot more wildlife if you are keen on game drives. In spring, it can be very hot, but this is the ideal time to check out all the newborn wildlife in the area.
- Check out costs: Often, the Kruger Park lodges offer specials and promotions on their weddings, especially during winter times when the park is not that busy. If you can time your wedding to fall in line with one of these promotions, you can score a really fantastic wedding for much less money than you may think.
- Consider amenities and activities: If you prefer to have your wedding for a small, intimate crowd, it is easy to find everything you need at one lodge. If you want to take full advantage of the true romance of one of these lodges, you simply have to choose an establishment with an executive or honeymoon suite. Here you will find luxuries and privacy that you may not find anywhere else, such as private balconies with their own swimming pools, rooms with large windows positioned to look out over an area such as a watering hole, or suites with hot tubs and baths made for two.
If you are looking for one of the best Kruger Park lodges for your wedding, you simply have to give our team at Lukimbi Safari Lodge a call. Located conveniently close to the gate of the park, we provide all the luxury and perks you will need for your wedding. Call us today to find out more about our packages.