Where to Get Married in South Africa
A city boasting picturesque landscapes, iconic landmarks, and a vibrant culinary scene complemented by luxurious resorts and hotels, offering an array of adventurous activities.
Renowned as the "City of Gold," is a vibrant and cosmopolitan destination with world-class venues, trendy restaurants, and bustling nightlife.
Marriage Requirements in South Africa
A US and CA citizen getting married in South Africa will certainly need a valid passport, original birth certificate, and a "Certificate of No Impediment" or affidavit declaring single status. The soon-to-be bride and groom must apply for a marriage license at the Department of Home Affairs in South Africa. Speak to your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for more details.
Wedding Packages in South Africa
Destination wedding packages in South Africa typically include venue setup, floral arrangements, photography, catering, and the services of a dedicated wedding coordinator, catering, decor, floral arrangements, photography/videography, music, accommodations, wedding cake, officiant, transportation and additional services.
US and CA citizens must have a valid passport. CA travelers are required to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization. Check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for details.
French is the official language of South Africa, but English is widely used and spoken in urban and popular tourist areas.
Currency & Tipping
The currency of South Africa is the Euro. The US dollar is not accepted as a form of payment. Tipping is not required, as the service charge is included in the bill.
Things To Do In South Africa
Attractions & Activities
- Wine Tours
- National Parks
- Blyde River Canyon
- Drakensberg Mountains
- Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Getting Married in South Africa: FAQs
Things to Consider when Planning a Wedding in South Africa
Having your destination wedding in South Africa with the breathtaking scenery and endless activities sounds like a dream come true , but it's important to note it also comes with a few challenges:
- The flights to South Africa are longer and more expensive from most US and CA vacations.
- Wedding packages in South Africa vary and some are not all-inclusive, so you'll have to hire each vendor individually (i.e. florist, wedding planner, caterer, photographer, etc.)
- The overall cost of a destination wedding in South Africa will more than likely be much more expensive than a destination wedding in Mexico or the Caribbean.
Please note: we currently do not offer full-planning services in South Africa. Browse our collection of full-service destinations below.