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September 10, 2017

“Marriage: Love is the reason. Lifelong friendship is the gift. Kindness is the cause. Til’ death do us part is the length.” 

Enjoy your wedding in gracious elegance against a backdrop of the magnificent Cathedral Peak mountain range. The scenic beauty of this renowned Drakensberg hotel, its personal service and the warm hospitality extended to guests will make your wedding day a memory to cherish for a lifetime.

Set in beautiful gardens, the charming stone-and-thatch chapel with its expansive window behind the pulpit boasts a breathtaking view of the Drakensberg, accommodating up to 120 guests. Stone blocks and wooden beams from the original farmhouse and pews made from railway sleepers add to the unique and cozy appeal of this enchanting chapel. There is no setting more perfect for an elegant country-style wedding. 

The resident helicopter offers unique opportunities for your wedding photographs. Cathedral Peak Hotel offers a choice of wedding reception venues and a selection of superb menus. Wedding packages are available from the hotel on request. Visit for more information. 

Is a Five Star Guest House, situated in Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria. The Tuscan style estate portrays pure luxury and elegance and offers spectacular views of the hills in and around the capital city.

The landscaped gardens with mature olive trees and lavender bushes give an Italian flavour to the African landscape.You will hardly notice that you are in the middle of a bustling city. At Castello di Monte it is easy to believe that you had found paradise. Visit for more information. 

Situated in Muldersdrift, close to Johannesburg and Pretoria, Oakfield Farm is a beautiful country venue set in 72 acres of manicured gardens and sweeping fields.

With 22 years' experience hosting weddings and other special events, this exceptional destination has various spectacular settings to choose from, as well as on-site accommodation to house the bridal party, a dedicated wedding planner and talented chefs to tailor your dream menu. Oakfield Farm truly has it all - a beautiful location that can be adapted to suit any style and ambience, well-trained staff members to make your event planning a breeze and an exclusive list of professional suppliers to enhance your big event.

Situated close to Sandton in the Johannesburg area, Valverde boutique hotel offers 25 comfortable country-style rooms with free Wi-Fi hotspots in each room. With a top a la carte restaurant available for your convenience, it’s better than home. Wake up to the sounds of the countryside and the exquisite views of the environment - it feels natural, yet it’s extraordinary.

Close to the business and travel hubs of Sandton and Johannesburg, Valverde offers an escape to the beauty and peace of nature while offering rapid links to all the top local business- and leisure spots. This makes it ideal for travellers visiting Gauteng, as well as a convenient location to host conferences and weddings.

Situated in the heartlands of Gauteng, Northwest and Mpumalanga, Guvon Hotels & Spas offers a range of luxurious properties in stunning locations - perfect for getaways, honeymoons, wedding accommodation and more.

From a luxury tented camp under the stars and a choice of lodges in the cusp of the awe-inspiring Cradle of Humankind, to a Big Five Game reserve in the Magaliesberg and a gorgeous lodge in Hazyview, the Guvon property group has gone above and beyond to tailor a bespoke property collection. Relax, recuperate and unwind in elegant splendour at Guvon Hotels & Spas, where service excellence is underpinned by an unwavering commitment to world-renowned South African hospitality.

The historical village of Irene, Centurion is known for the long and winding oak-lined country lane where cows graze in green pastures. With lakeside views to rival most paintings, African Pride Irene Country Lodge is a luxury upmarket hotel boasting 75 spacious luxury accommodation rooms, a fine dining restaurant, conference, function and wedding venues, as well as the luxurious and well-appointed Camdeboo Day Spa.

Guests arrive at a haven of peace and tranquillity, and promptly forget that they are in or even near one of South Africa’s busiest metropolitan areas. If you want to enjoy a singular combination of convenience and indulgence, Irene Country Lodge should be at the top of your list.

Situated in the tranquil area of Nooitgedacht, near Mulderdrift, La Vue Guest Lodge & Function Venue is within close proximity to Sandton, Randburg and Lanseria Airport - making it the perfect destination for couples, families and groups of friends who want to enjoy restful accommodation close to all the major amenities in the Gauteng area.

Spacious and luxurious rooms provide all the makings of a wonderful night's sleep and La Vue is also fully equipped to host picture-perfect weddings and conferences for up to 100 delegates in true Bushveld style.

Located amidst beautifully manicured gardens, a mere 15 minutes from the bustling city centre of Pretoria, and an hour's drive from Johannesburg metropole, Isiphiwo Boutique Hotel & Spa is a four-star accommodation venue that prides itself on its welcoming ambience, beautifully designed guest rooms and luxurious amenities.

This stunning destination is tailor-made for romantic getaways, corporate events, leisure holidays and even weddings, with two chapels and reception venues to choose from. Isiphiwo also has an on-site spa that offers a range of massages, treatments and overnight packages.

Discover the gem of the bushveld! Monate Game Lodge is an elegant and peaceful break-away retreat where guests can enjoy the tranquillity of the bush while being treated like royalty. Monate Game Lodge is nestled in manicured gardens on a 1839-hectare private reserve in the Limpopo Province, within easy reach of the Gauteng area.

It is home to abundant wildlife including buffalo, lion, giraffe, hippopotamus, zebra, a large variety of antelope and almost 50% of the bird species found in South Africa. This malaria-free area is beautiful in its diversity, ranging from open plains to typical bushveld and interesting rocky outcrops, caves and koppies - the perfect place to enjoy the quintessential South African safari.

The perfect destination for fairy tale wedding, couple's getaway, successful conference or family holiday in the Drakensberg, ATKV Drakensville is situated near a renowned UNESCO World Heritage site among the foothills of the Drakensberg Amphitheatre. Here you can enjoy breath-taking views, close proximity to an astounding array of historical places of interest, adventure destinations and so much more.

As a semi-finalist in the AA Travel Guide/American Express accommodation awards in the 'Big self-catering resorts in South Africa' category, ATKV Drakensville is one of the foremost self-catering accommodation providers in the region - a great choice for those times you just need to get out of the city.

Located in the stunning Muldersdrift region of Johannesburg, Everwood Country Weddings is a one-stop shop for discerning brides who want to tailor a stunning wedding without all the stress and hassle.

The venue comprises a picturesque, open-sided chapel in a wooded garden, a beautiful, elegantly draped banqueting hall with seating space for between 80 and 200 guests, on-site caterers and exceptional backdrops for wedding photographs. Additionally, the grounds also offer a bridal suite with its own private entrance where you can kick off your shoes as husband and wife after your big night.

Equipped with an en suite bathroom, patio, coffee station and bar fridge, this little abode is also the ideal venue for the wedding party to dress ahead of the big event. In short - Everwood Country Weddings is all you could hope for in a wedding venue & more!

As a Date Night SA fan you qualify for a 15-20%* discount on all wine bought for your wedding directly from the Van Loveren farm (15% if they need to courier the wine, 20% if you collect). Simply show them this post, as well as your wedding invitation and their friendly team will assist. To find out more please email Reino at or phone 023 615 1505. Thank you for choosing Van Loveren Family Vineyards to celebrate your special day!

At Date Night Ideas, our crew of hopeless romantics get collectively weak at the knees when you mention the word ‘wedding’. After all, is there anything more gloriously romantic than a special occasion where two people vow to have each other’s backs for the rest of their lives? From rustic barn weddings and swanky shindigs in top-dollar hotels, to beachside bashes and destination occasions, weddings come in many shapes and sizes. In this year’s DNI Wedding Edition, we share some of our favourite venues, service providers and offer a bit of helpful advice in the lead-up to the big day.


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