If you can’t bear the thought of walking down the aisle without both your best friend and fiancée, you should stop by Warthogs Bush Camp in Magaliesburg. The pet friendly Warthogs Bush Camp is now open for weddings with your furry friends as ring bearers, confetti carriers and givers of wet sloppy kisses to anyone within arm reach.
Set just 2km from Askari Game Lodge & Spa in Magaliesburg, Warthogs Bush Camp is a wonderful venue for bush-weddings as they are quite happy to tailor-make any event to suit your requirements. If bush hospitality and simplicity is your thing, you would love the unpretentious but hearty brunch on offer which includes pap, wors and eggs, to dinner themes around braai menus, spit braais and potjiekos recipes.
“As I approached the venue, my creative mind kicked into high gear”, says Christa Badenhorst, Group Marketing Manager of Guvon Hotels & Spas. “The main reception area is an impressive thatch dome and this is the ideal spot to welcome your wedding guests with a special wedding themed cocktail and small canapes or snacks.”
“I can imagine lining the wooden deck and wooden walkways which meander along the rock pool area with floating white Chinese lanterns,” Badenhorst continues. “We recommend that camp exclusivity is taken for weddings – this opens up a world of possibilities for your wedding weekend. Aside from having a free hand in decorating the venue to you hearts delight, wedding guests can enjoy a range of outdoor activities from walking trails, to mountain biking and 4×4 tracking (upon prior arrangement). Kiddies will enjoy the rock pool, table tennis and volleyball and are encouraged to bring their mountain bikes for a bit of roughing it in the countryside.”
The large multi-purpose Bush Lapa wedding venue caters for up to 120 people when seated. Its drop down canvas sides creates a cozy atmosphere even in winter within this spacious thatch structure.
Wedding guests stay over in ten individual chalets which all have small wooden decks and are decorated in earthy tones, all set within a tree canopy. The bathroom with its outside shower is a real treat and brings guests just a touch closer to nature.
This small bush lodge is tucked away in the Magalies Meander, an hour’s drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria. Wedding rates and bookings can be arranged by calling Pat or Andre on Tel 014 577 2658/9. See www.warthogs.co.za for more info and images of this beautiful property.