Arrive at Makanyane in time for lunch on the main deck, overlooking the waterhole where animals regularly come down to drink. After lunch, unpack and then relax by the swimming pool.
After afternoon tea it’s time for a game drive to head out and explore. While the rest of the party will be taken on drives together, the wedding couple will experience a private game drive, giving them a chance to enjoy a romantic exploration of the Madikwe Game Reserve and its “Big 5”. At sunset, the drives stop for sundowners. Sparkling wine and snacks are enjoyed in the quiet of the bush before the vehicles make their way back to the lodge after dark. A delicious gourmet dinner is served in the riverside boma, surrounded by flickering lanterns, next to a roaring fire under the broad African sky.
At sunrise the wedding party departs on an early morning game drive, followed by a hearty breakfast. After breakfast, the wedding couple enjoy a complimentary spa or beauty treatment of their choice on the privacy of their own suite.
Following a delicious lunch, the wedding party prepares for the wedding. The ceremony can take place anywhere that suits the wedding couple. This could be on the lodge’s main deck with its dramatic view over the waterhole, or at the lookout point against a backdrop of vast open plains. After an unforgettable ceremony and photographs, the group is driven out to a specially selected site in the bush, to toast the couple as the sun sets.
Back at the lodge, dinner is served on the main deck; the tables beautifully decorated for a sumptuous celebratory four-course meal.