There is no shortage of reasons why the Western Cape in South Africa makes the ideal wedding and honeymoon destination. It offers a plethora of diverse destinations and can provide the perfect venue for hosting your special day. Weddings are about love and memory, but they also require a lot of logistical fine tuning for idyllic dreaminess to be attained. After all, the bridal couple are concerned with making their day as special as possible for themselves as well as for the family and friends they share it with. With a diversity of landscapes ranging from wine estates to unforgettable outdoor settings; great weather; picturesque scenery and professionally run hotels - a wedding or honeymoon in the Western Cape is simply irresistible.
The Western Cape is a region of remarkable natural scenery, golden beaches, majestic Table Mountain and original Cape Dutch architecture. It’s most famed city, Cape Town, is among the most beautiful cities in the world.
A popular choice for many bridal couples is the Cape’s verdant wine estates, particularly in Franschoek and Stellenbosch. Franschhoek is only 50 minutes’ drive from Cape Town and is the heart of one of the oldest and most beautiful wine routes in the Cape. The romantic scenery adds lustre to any wedding day. The most popular wedding venues include Vrede en Lust, Boschendal, Ermitage, La Petite Ferme, and Grande Provence.
Stellenbosch is located less than 40 minutes from Cape Town and its world famous wine estates are located around the quaint university town. The spectacular scenery is enhanced by the beauty of the vineyards, olive groves and surrounding mountains. Stellenrust, Devonvale and Saxenburg are all magnificent wine estate venues.
In terms of a city wedding, not much can beat hosting your event at the impressive 5-star Table Bay Hotel. Overlooking the azure Atlantic Ocean, this landmark hotel is situated near the city centre on the glorious V & A Waterfront and flanks magnificent Table Mountain – one of the Natural Wonders of the World. The poolside garden overlooking the sea makes a perfect setting for an outdoor ceremony, while the glass encased Victorian-style Pavilion is excellent for winter weddings and indoor receptions. Experienced wedding coordinators assist with the planning - from designing an authentic South African inspired menu, to decorations and wedding cakes; your special day will be effortless and relaxing.
Outside of the reception itself, Cape Town is unmatched in the diversity of activities it offers couples and their family and friends. Home to unspoilt beaches and breathtaking nature, guests can enjoy this rugged, unique coastline by foot, vehicle, boat, wetsuit, cable car, helicopter or parachute. Whether you want a dose of retail therapy in the city’s shopping malls, or to sample local cuisine in some of the finest restaurants in the country, Cape Town’s cosmopolitan culture and natural beauty is unsurpassable.
For a sophisticated, sassy city wedding or a country style wine estate setting; the Western Cape is the place to be. Nowhere in the world can you find the beauty of nature interfacing so seamlessly with modern luxury and comfort. In fact why not consider getting the best of both worlds - an urban Cape Town city wedding followed by a romantic honeymoon in scenic Franschoek.