While getting married in Mpumalanga is already a treat, there’s nothing quite as spectacular as a Wild Frontier wedding. At the very Southern tip of the Kruger National Park lies this stretch of magical untamed wilderness. What's especially remarkable about this corner of Mpumalanga is the fact that, from here you can visit three countries in one day namely Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland. Now that's what you call a honeymoon!
With the frontier acting as the crossroads of so many different cultures, quite a diverse and interesting selection of entertainment and services are placed at your disposal. From indigenous African Wild Frontier wedding entertainment to the mouth-watering flavour combinations on the menu – the mesh of cultures and traditions certainly set the scene for an unforgettable wedding that will be permanently imprinted on the minds of both foreign and local guests.
Venues in the area mostly consist of game reserves, but also include riverside resorts, bushveld lodges and mountain retreats as well as quaint five star guest houses infused with a small town rustic ambience. Aside from humid and idyllic summers that is so typical of the region, the Wild Frontier, especially Komatipoort, is said to have the most perfect winter climatic conditions in the country making it a sterling wedding destination all year round.
With the Kruger National Park right there on your doorstop – prime wedding venue in own right – it's just about impossible not to include a visit to this highly recognised natural wonder in the wedding itinerary, whether it be a pre-wedding safari with your guests or a honeymoon in the Park. Elephant back safaris are growing increasingly popular in the area and when hosting an authentic Wild Frontier wedding, you can fulfil your dream of making an entrance on the back of one of these majestic creatures instead of a Rolls Royce or Mercedes.
One of the district's strongest assets is its bountiful historical background of early gold rush towns like Komatipoort and Barberton that lie within its boundaries – equally enchanting wedding venues, mind you. The Wild Frontier is also famous for its juicy subtropical fruits which make the perfect table decoration and an indigenous addition to an African dessert table.
Entertainment in the area encompasses a broad spectrum of activities and experiences: While the more temperate spirit might enjoy exploring the area on foot, seeing local wildlife up close and uncovering some of the district's intriguing history, the adventure junkie can go tiger fishing, rock climbing or head out to one of the frontier's spectacular golf courses. The Leopard Creek Golf Course is especially a must see as it was originally designed to blend in with the natural surroundings, offering golfers a unique wild life experience and bridal couples an exquisite venue for their big day. But enough chatter – let’s start planning the Wild Frontier wedding celebration of the century! ...less