Friday, 21 January 2011 10:52

Paternoster Hotel


well known Paternoster Hotel is situated on the West Coast of South Africa in the fishing village of Paternoster a 145km from north of Cape Town.


The original building was built in 1863 by the community with limestone from the area. In those days it served as a ‘mall’ with a clothing store, jail/holding cell, entertainment (snooker tables). The present dining room was used for dances and church services and the function hall was an open area used by the local farmers to store their corn. In 1940 the Tollman family bought the building and turned it into a Hotel. They immigrated to England in 1948 and returned in 1997 for the first time after they left. The Tollman children donated money for the building of a proper community hall which was named after them.

Your sea side wedding

Paternoster Hotel can be your ideal wedding venue. Why not turn the occasion into a weekend with family and friends gathering together. We have indoor and outdoor braai facilities for your use on the Friday night for the pre-wedding party!Each quote is worked out individually to suit your taste and budget. We, together with our co-ordinater can do all the arrangements so that your most beautiful day is complication free.


All options within walking distance from Paternoster Hotel A beautiful beach ceremony is ideal and very romantic... weather permitting. Paternoster also has a beautiful Anglican church that can be hired at an additional cost. The Hotel has a large lawn/garden under a huge old RUBBER tree that can easily be transformed into a lovely setting free of charge


Published in Beach
Friday, 21 January 2011 10:52

North Haven Country Estate


Your wedding at North Haven

Haven Country Estate is a retreat to a little piece of bushveld hidden among indigenous trees & plateau that is protected by the wildlife association. Once you drive through our gates it’s a real stretch of the imagination to realize that you are still so close to the hustle & bustle of the city.

We create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in which you and your guests can relax and enjoy your conference, special function or wedding.

What makes North Haven Country Estate Unique is our Exclusive Venue Usage, Customized Menu’s, complete coordination & Helpful Staff. Working together with you & your budget without compromising on style or quality, our in house coordinator will assist you in planning your conference, special function or wedding to meet your requirements.


Published in Country
Friday, 21 January 2011 10:49

Garden World


In this tranquil setting, the bridal couple can host the Wedding ceremony and reception of their dreams.Seal the memories of your special day in fairy glens and romantic gazebos. This unique tropical banquet venue surrounds a sparkling indoor pool.

Your wedding at garden World

Garden World's unique Wedding Venue set within stunning gardens, offers bridal couples an unequalled opportunity to seal the memories of their special day in fairy glens and romantic gazebos.


Even the sub-tropical enclosed reception hall resembles an Eden. Filled with plants and subtle lighting emanating from the rippling azure water of the pool and waterfall, the setting lends a romantic ambience to the occasion. A truly stunningly different banqueting experience, with superb catering to suit all tastes.


Published in Garden
Friday, 21 January 2011 09:51

Hotel Izulu


Hotel Izulu

Hotel Izulu is a luxury five star boutique hotel located on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal. It is the perfect place to enjoy the warmth of the Indian Ocean Hot features nineteen deluxe accommodates within a modern-day intermix of doric architecture, African characteristics and Balinese shapes. Contrasting types of architecture form a sociable mix, and are most often identified as "an African affection with an Asian spirit". Five deluxe detached villas are spread out in manicured grounds and each villa provides two Executive accommodates, two luxurious Suites, a secret courtyard and an 8-seater Jacuzzi.


Deluxe living attests itself in the majestic cortege - the favorite option of dignitaries' and Hollywood celebrities. Extended across the full top floor of Villa Ingelosi, it covers a bar, dining arena, individualised deck and Jacuzzi, which by the way commands the Indian Ocean. The majestic cortege is perfect for honeymooners; as a matter of fact, bridal couples will get together lwith this 5 star boutique hotel! They may espouse in bliss in the hotel's chapel and then celebrate a la mode in the feasting hall.


Published in Receptions
Friday, 21 January 2011 09:50

Three Trees at Spioenkop



Summer is our rainy season and we often have thunderstorms in the afternoons. The days are hot but by nightfall it cools off. However please be prepared for the occasional cold snap. Our winters are generally mild and dry with warm days and chilly mornings and evenings – a wonderful time for visiting KwaZulu-Natal. This is a malaria free area The dress code at the lodge is casual.  For the tours you will need comfortable walking shoes, a sun hat, sunblock, binoculars, sunglasses and a light jersey/jacket for the summer and in winter a warm jacket/fleece. A light rain/wind proof jacket is recommended.


The bedrooms are equipped with all the modern conveniences with heated towel rails and 100% cotton percale linen adding to your comfort. These luxuries do not detract from the colonial design, but merely enhance your turn of the century South African colonial life experience.

The beds are ¾ twins but doubles are available on request.Each of the six twin cottages has its own shower and bath from where one can soak up the atmosphere of Spioenkop whilst gazing out over the valley.


Guest amenities consist of a unique range of exquisite hand-made virgin olive-based African Botanical body care products. They are 100% natural, botanically active, ph-balanced, cruelty free products with no harmful chemicals or parabens.


Published in Honeymoons
Friday, 21 January 2011 09:45

Fugitives' Drift Lodge

The wedding venue

Fugitives' Drift Lodge was nominated as a Gold Achiever in the 2003 AA Travel Guides Accommodation Awards Programme. This nomination is done on research done with the travel trade in South Africa and the UK. Fugitives Drift Lodge is situated on the site of the original Rattray homestead, in the famous Natal Battlefields. The Fugitives Drift Lodge is the pilot governance, built by David and Nicky Rattray in 1989 and houses the majority of the memorabilia in the central lounge and dining room area.

Accommodation at the Lodge consists of eight convenient deluxe en-suite rooms. Each has a private veranda affording views over the plains flanking the Buffalo River Gorge.The Fugitives' Drift Guesthouse has an outside eating area with stunning views across a plain with Isandlwana in the distance.broad deluxe en suite rooms each have a secret veranda. A feature of Fugitives Drift is the beautiful shady, well-established garden, home to innumerable birds and the most spectacular large swimming pool situated on a secluded spur on the lip of the Buffalo River gorge.The master farmhouse forms a captivating sitting and dining room for the Guest House, which is set away from the Lodge. The Guest House has six large en-suite bedrooms, all with private veranda's.


Published in Outdoors
Friday, 21 January 2011 09:42

Oaklands Country Manor

The wedding venue

Oaklands was founded in 1860 by Bob Hall, an English millionaire who acquired the property as a gift for his wife. Initially run as a game farm, Oaklands took its name from an Oak forest that was planted nearby to supply duiselbooms - the long poles that hitched oxen to their wagons. The property has since been owned and managed by a string of colourful characters including a clairvoyant who is said to have hosted séances on hotel's upper floors, and a South African provincial cricket captain.

Venture out of the city and into our countryside retreat, where scenic surroundings, excellent facilities and friendly, efficient service combine to create a welcoming atmosphere which sets the scene for a good time. Oaklands Country Manor's service offering is uniquely tailored to suit each guest, and it is this which sets us apart as the perfect venue for a memorable occasion

At Oaklands Country Manor in KwaZulu Natal we specialise in intimate country style weddings, each one personalised to create a uniquely magical day for the couple and their guests. The venue is exclusively reserved for the wedding party, ensuring that no effort is spared in coordinating the day the couple will always remember.


Published in Country
Friday, 21 January 2011 09:40

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse



The wedding venue

We are tucked away in the most beautiful Kamberg valley in the Drakensberg Mountains near Giant's Castle (just below Highmoor Dam) in KwaZulu Natal approx. 4.5 hours from Johannesburg and 2 hours from Durban  Passion and dedication are the keywords in the Cleopatra kitchen - his speciality is sauces, a subject very close to his heart. He has long been obsessed with reduction techniques - which allow the full intense flavour of the food to shine through.Fresh ingredients are essential, and being able to pick from the gardens minutes before serving is a real pleasure. For the most exotic tastes, Richard spends hours hunting down local and imported ingredients of the highest quality - flying in fresh salmon from Norway and procuring genuine Parma hams and cheeses from Italy.

Horse riding is available 10 minutes drive down the road on the most beautiful Appaloosa horses. The rides are approximately 2½ hours in duration and they cater for novice and experienced riders. Your horse ride will take you over rolling hills with the spectacular mountain scenery and the horses are well suited to all types of terrain. For those whose taste runs more to thoroughbreds, Sue Armstrong does tours of the local race horse studs. Full and half day tours available. She does offer transport to and from Cleopatra.


Published in Outdoors
Friday, 21 January 2011 09:38

The Chantecler Hotel


The Hotel and wedding venue is conveniently situated in Bothas Hill, 4km from the nearest business district and 65km from King Shaka International Airport, Chantecler offers all the amenities of city life without losing the tranquility and seclusion of the countryside, The Chantecler Hotel is the perfect luxury “Heaven on Earth” Country retreat.

A dedicated Event Co-ordinator will be at hand to advise and assist you with all your needs, from start to finish, ensuring your event is a success.  From a relaxed “get together”, a corporate “think tank” or a large conference or exhibition,

The beautiful stone and thatch chapel nestled between towering pine trees completes the picture. This stunning location combined with first rate service and excellent food makes Chantecler the ideal location for your wedding celebration.For such an auspicious occasion, The Chantecler Hotel pulls out all the stops, creating magical moments and ever-after memories filled with romance – everything you dream your wedding will be.

For your dream day, we will tailor make a menu according to your personal preferences, providing sumptuous dining for your guests to match the unparalleled splendour of The Chantecler Hotel.  Whether a breakfast, cocktail or dinner wedding, we will indulge your every need.


Published in Honeymoons
Friday, 21 January 2011 09:11

Palm Dune Beach Lodge


Palm Dune Beach Lodge is a rare find wedding venue on the sought after Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu-Natal and is less than half an hours drive from the King Shaka International Airport en route to the rich diversity of Zululand’s Big Five game reserves and the St Lucia Wetland Park World Heritage Site.

The rooms are all en suite and air conditioned and configured into one, two and three bedroom units. All the bedrooms have their own access and can be occupied individually or as a complete chalet. These chalets also have a self catering component with a fully fitted kitchen and separate lounge/dinning area.

Palm Dune Beach Lodge is one of the premier wedding destinations on the North coast. Beach Weddings are our specialty and one look at our expansive beach the Lodge is on will convince you why.

The ultimate romantic beach wedding venue of your dreams is attainable here. Whether it is outdoors or an indoor affair, Palm dune has a variety of options.

Barefoot beach elegance is accompanied by fine dining and luxurious accommodation. To pamper the bride, Palm Dune has their own Spa, which offers massages and treatments in preparation for the big day. Complimenting this magnificent setting is a variety of menus to cater for every taste.


Published in Beach
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