The Magaliesberg is a majestic 120km stretch of mountain that extends all the way from Rustenburg to Bronkhorstspruit Dam, just east of Pretoria. With the savannah bushveld on the north and the Highveld grassland on the south, the mountain offers the best of both worlds as well as unrivalled views of the Gauteng region.
Wedding venues in the area mostly range from nature reserves to mountain and bushveld lodges giving couples the opportunity to get up close and personal with Mother Africa. Boasting spectacular panoramic views of the natural unspoilt surroundings, making for a magical wedding day unlike any other. These potential wedding venues require little if any additional décor as the beautiful environment provides all the decoration you require to set the mood for your special day.
The mountain range is home to a plethora of breathtaking backdrops and settings ideal for wedding pictures – from grassy savannah plains and Acacias to deep idyllic valleys, crystal waterfalls and mesmerising rock formations. The bespoke “golden hour” before sunset is more indigenous and proudly African here than anywhere else in the country, giving you the opportunity to capture wedding memories with a proper African sunset as your backdrop – like something out of a travel catalogue or a calendar.
Located within close proximity of both Johannesburg and Pretoria, planning your dream Magaliesberg wedding is a mountain breeze. While you might have to pay a little extra for transport cost of service providers it really is worth it. The majority of wedding venues have resident chefs, most of whom are known for their simple yet scrumptious and filling creations with flavours that complement and reflect the African surrounds.
With ample guest accommodation on and around the mountain, a wedding in the Magaliesberg can easily be turned into a weekend away for guests and family members. Entertainment is mostly provided by Mother Nature herself in the form of animal life – especially bird life – wooded slopes and mystical caves, all of which can be seen on one of the many safaris and game drives offered by wedding venues in the area. The adrenaline junkie on the other hand can appreciate these sights from the comfort of his abseiling cord where as culture lovers can indulge in a little souvenir shopping at the many arts and crafts markets in the area.
Whether you're a bird watcher, adventure monkey or nature lover looking to escape the confines of city life, you don't have to look further than the hills and valleys of the Magaliesberg mountain range. ...less