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Bush Weddings

Jembisa specialises in safari weddings. We are a perfect combination of size of lodge and beautiful setting to create a wonderful, personal wedding experience for small wedding parties of 6 to 45 people. The main lodges can sleep up to 24 people and additional accommodation is available in our bush cottages that are scattered over the game reserve. The lodge is small and stylishly relaxed resulting in a wonderful atmosphere for a wedding.


We delight in tailoring each wedding to the wishes of the bridal couple and will liaise closely to ensure that their requests are met. We provide a full wedding planner service and can arrange everything so that the bridal couple can relax and enjoy their day and safari with their guests.


Combining a wedding with a safari is a dream combination.  A never–to–be–forgotten memory for the bridal couple and guests enjoy a memorable holiday as well as sharing in the celebration. The style and setting of Jembisa lends itself beautifully to an African safari wedding. Let us plan your safari wedding with you and take care of all the details so you can enjoy your day.


Every wedding is totally unique and we are flexible to work around the wishes of the bridal couple. Detailed here is a wedding package covering all elements of the day, however we will happily quote on alternative plans.

Wedding Stories

Accounts from bridal couples who have had their weddings at Jembisa.



Jembisa is a magical place for a honeymoon. As the lodge is small, each couple will have a private and personal itinerary. There are some wonderful add-on destinations - we have given some suggestions.

"Fabulous! We had the most wonderful time and could not think of a better venue for our wedding. You are all awesome. "
–  Rudi and Margie Schlebosch
(Cape Town, South Africa)

"Nothing was too much trouble and the wedding logistics were managed so smoothly and to an incredibly high specification. It really was perfect."
–  Helen Swailes

"The staff at Jembisa were incredibly warm and helpful, the house is stunning and we particularly loved having dinner in a different spot in the garden every night. Amazing to be able to go running/biking/walking in a game reserve full of animals."
–  Nick Squires

"I can’t begin to tell you how we were looked after - nothing was too much trouble - the food was amazing, the game drives, the picnic by the river, dinner in the Boma and so the list goes on."
–  Diane and Ian Heron

"Wow!! Fantastic memories. Thank you. Absolutely magical! The best 3 days of our lives."
–  Chad and Helen Williams
(United Kingdom)

"Fabulous!!! Ons het die wonderlikste naweek gehad en kon nie vir ‘n beter plek gekies het vir ons trou nie! Julle is almal awesome!!! Dankie x"
–  Rudi & Margie Schlebosch
(Cape Town, South Africa)

"The perfect way to start our new life – thank you for making our dream come true."
–  Brian & Inette Swart


Q: What is the best time of year to get married at Jembisa?
The Waterberg enjoys a beautiful climate all year round and we have hosted weddings in all seasons. Click here for more details.

Q: What are the legalities of getting married in South Africa?
The legalities are simple. Please check here for details.

Q: How many guests can be accommodated?
Jembisa can sleep up to 20 in the main lodge. Our Palala River Cottages can accommodate a further 20 guests. We can therefore cater for 4 - 40 guests.


Q: How much will it cost?
See our Jembisa Wedding Package which provides a beautiful safari wedding or you can have a more customised wedding and we can supply a detailed quote.
Q: How do we get to Jembisa?
We are located 3 hours by road north of Johannesburg. Click here for directions
Q: How long do most people stay?
We recommend a minimum of 4 days and ideally 6 to 7 days.
Q: Do you take all ages?
Yes, we have had guests aged from 3 weeks to 96 years old!
Q: Will all the details be taken care of?
Yes, we will organise everything, in discussion with you.
If you have any other questions not answered above then please Contact Us or email us on lodge@jembisa.com and we will do our best to answer you.