Cape Town Wedding Destination
Welcome to South Africa and discover a world of unique experiences when you visit the Cape. Be inspired by the city of Cape Town and the Western Cape’s fine wine, cuisine, culture & heritage—fall in love with one of the leading destinations to travel to. Located near the southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Town is a true wedding destination paradise.
If Cape Town is your chosen wedding destination then you are spoilt for choice, as the Mother City has some of the most picturesque beaches in the world with wide expanses of sand, sparkling water and strategically placed boulders for those ‘photo moments’ It has been ranked as one of the world’s ten best cities, as well as the best destination in Africa and the Middle East by Travel & Leisure on numerous occasions. Surrounded by the Indian and Atlantic Oceans on either side, the city is nestled between a series of different mountains, which includes the famous flat-topped Table Mountain. Cape Town is a modern vibrant city that has an authentic African flavour where the mood is relaxed, people are friendly, and there is always something to do. White sandy beaches, breath-taking mountains, winelands, a unique and interesting main city area, African markets, old Dutch colonial houses, one of the most diverse plant kingdoms on the planet, seals, penguins, and great white sharks are just a few of the attractions that make Cape Town a drawing card for people from all over the world. Combine this with world-class hotels and accommodations, delectable cuisine, and service second-to-none and Cape Town is one of those places you simply must visit.
Perhaps you have been lured by the rolling vineyards and sweeping vistas of the surrounding wine estates, then you should certainly consider choosing one of the many wedding venues in Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Wellington or beyond for your special day. It’s only an hour’s drive from Cape Town—though it’s a very scenic hour, the famous Cape Winelands feel like a different world. There are rolling vineyards, towering mountains, historic wine estates.
Cape wine enjoys an impressive reputation, and the Winelands are home to most of South Africa’s premier wine estates. The sheer scale and beauty of the Cape Winelands not only lures photographers and artists to capture its magnificence, it regularly plays host to weddings, conferences and special occasions. It enjoys a Mediterranean climate with cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers. Rain usually falls between May and August. The best time to visit is between September and April.
Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch are the largest, nearest and most famous towns in the region, but the further you go the more you’ll discover. The Winelands, and their rustic, rural gems such as Robertson and Montagu, offer more than just wine presses and vineyards. Your choice of setting in South Africa is limited only by your imagination and fantasies. Visualise a picturesque Wine Farm along with elegant Cape Dutch Manor House, endless vineyards, lawns and ponds for outdoor weddings that are beyond compare and…..if you’re feeling adventurous, you could be atop Table Mountain and have your ceremony conducted in the clouds or perhaps a barefoot wedding on a soft, white sandy beach at sunset. The Western Cape offers an unlimited array of stunning locations, which will take your breath away….!!
SOME HELPFUL VISITOR INFORMATION
- Although South Africa has 11 official languages, English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa are the most commonly spoken in our province.
- Our currency is the South African Rand:
The Rand (ZAR): R1 = 100 cents
Coin denominations: 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, R1, R2 and R5
Banknote denominations: R10, R20, R50, R100 and R200
- It’s important to remember that you can only pay in Rands in restaurants and retail in our province. Your currency can be exchanged at airports, commercial banks (Standard Bank, Absa, FNB, Nedbank), Rennies Travel or American Express. These can be found in most shopping malls, as well as in most suburbs of the Western Cape. You’ll also find exchange facilities in many hotels. The exchange rate and commission vary, so check the daily newspaper for an updated standard rate.
- You’ll find bank branches and ATMs of all major national banks in most towns, suburbs and shopping malls in our province. Most ATM machines accept: International bank cards, mainly VISA Electron and Maestro debit cards, and Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club and American Express credit cards. You will be charged a service fee – to find out more please enquire at one of the banking branches.
- Please note that in South Africa we follow the UK and drive on the right-hand side, an international driver’s license is a must.
- Cape Town time zone is GMT + 2hrs
- Visitors’ visas are for international travellers (citizens of other countries) who have permanent residence outside South Africa and who wish to visit the country on a temporary basis for tourism or business purposes for a period of 90 days or less.