Wedding Stories

Rudie & Margie

It was absolutely perfect!!! Needless to say, Jembisa is so beautiful!

We enjoyed every split second and we really didn’t want to leave.

Ané, Jane, Steven, Marius and all the staff at Jembisa are amazing. They really made us feel at home. It felt like nothing was an effort for them and they seemed to enjoy it as much as we did. David’s food was absolutely delicious and we loved the table decorations!

The wedding itself was everything we ever wanted and more. We were so relaxed knowing that everything was in place and well organised.

We can actually remember every little detail of our wedding! Kayla, our little girl, also enjoyed it so much! She loved the playroom and still talks about Toffee, the Jack Russel (Although she refers to him as “Stoffie”!)

We have already told all our friends and colleagues about how amazing Jembisa is and we definitely plan to return one day. Thank you to all at Jembisa for giving us the best wedding weekend we could ever have hoped for!

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Chad & Helen 2010

Secondly, a huge thank you to you both and the rest of the Jembisa staff for making our few days at Jembisa so special. Our whole stay truly was a magnificent treat for us all and we could not have been better looked after.

David and his team cooked us some wonderful food during our stay and the service we received from Cliff and Thomas was so friendly - their smiles will stay with us forever. Stephen and Marius too were excellent guides and their enthusiasm about the South African bush was infectious.

Their sheer knowledge of the wildlife and landscape was incredible and the children especially raved about the game drives. Thank you to you too Ane, and to Jane, for organizing our whole stay beautifully - nothing was too much trouble and the wedding logistics were managed so smoothly and to an incredibly high specification.

It really was perfect. And to you Claire, for joining us for our special day and helping out with answering all our initial questions about Jembisa and the last minute details whilst we were there. In terms of the wedding experience, we cannot recommend Jembisa highly enough. We were planning on having three children at the wedding and most venues we looked at when starting our wedding planning tolerated kids.

However, what we loved about Jembisa was that they welcomed kids - which made all the difference. It was such a treat to be able to have them on the game drives with us - which would not have been the case at many of the other reserves we looked at. However, this said, it did not feel that the holiday was merely organized around them.

There were plenty of other things to do / places to go for the adults to have some peace and quiet. This balance was just perfect. Bearing in mind the fantastic experience we had at Jembisa, it is difficult to recommend any further improvements. The house itself far exceeded our expectations and was beautifully laid out and furnished. In short, our stay was truly fabulous and it will be a holiday that none of us will ever forget. Thanks again to all of you for making our wedding so special and please keep us posted on any Jembisa news. Thanks again for everything. Kind regards, Helen and Chad xx

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Brian & Inette 2010

Afternoon Claire, Ane, Jane, Stephen, Marius, Thomas, Cliff and all other Jembisa Staff Brian and I would just like to thank each end everyone, from the 1st contact we made with Claire, till the last minute before we left magical Jembisa, it has been a pleasure and a joy to deal with you.

We could not have asked for a better arrange weekend, friendlier staff or a more exquisite venue than Jembisa. We still have guests talking about the wedding, our family is still telling us how special the weekend was, but most of all, our wedding day was all and more what we expected. This is all due to you, and we can not say thank you enough for the weekend.

From the small little things Ane and Jane thought off, to Thomas and Cliff’s friendly service, Marius having to deal with our guests early/late in the morning – knowing exactly what I drink end how to serve it. It was definitely a weekend and a day that we will keep in our hearts and minds forever. We are telling everyone about Jembisa, and counting the days till we can return.

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Steve and Jane 2010

We had our wedding at Jembisa in 2009 and it was the best place ever to have had our wedding.We got married on the veranda and our reception was in the garden. The lodge was the perfect place for all of this to happen.

We had amazing support from all the Jembisa staff and everyone helped out so well. Ané was there to help with all the finer details.  She came to my room from time to time when I was getting ready to make sure that everything was still going well.

David and Portia were in charge of the food. Portia made the most beautiful wedding cake ever!! All our food was done by the lodge – from the snack beforehand, the starters, main course and then finally the dessert. We decided on a buffet meal since we had a large group, however when the time arrived to start serving the starters the waiters and ladies decided that they will serve the starters to the guests! I was so surprised as they went out their way to do that and a simple act like that made our wedding day the most special day of our lives!

Thank you to everyone at Jembisa for their dedicated work and special thoughts throughout our wedding!

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