Planning a Wedding on The Garden Route? Here are just some of the fantastic features the Garden Route has to offer:
PERFECT WEATHER all year round. Spring is soft and silky. Autumn tingles on the skin like champagne. Winter is crisp as an apple. And our African summer bronzes the soul with its pure sunlight. Whatever the season, The Garden Route stays green. Its warm, temperate climate makes it the perfect all-year-round destination. The mild winters on the Garden Route ensure sunny and beautiful wind-still days and are often referred to as the “secret season”.
A NATURAL PARADISE – On The Garden Route, nature quite literally knocks at your front door. Knysna nestles on the shores of an estuary fed by rivers originating in the Outeniqua Mountains and is surrounded by lush indigenous forests, oceans and rivers. Venues include Noetzie castle accommodation located on a secret beach surrounded by pristine nature making a stunning backdrop for a wedding. This exceptional nature’s playground of beaches, lakes, mountains, forests and rivers offers an unforgettable holiday. Whether you’re an adventurous type or simply like it lolling around in the sun, Knysna has it all which makes planning your wedding here a total pleasure.
OUR ANIMAL KINGDOM – the Garden Route boasts an array of unique species including the Knysna seahorse, the famous Knysna Loerie, the endangered dwarf chameleon and Brenton Blue Butterfly. The area also hosts some of the biggest wildlife creatures – the Humpback and Southern Right whales visit the coastline during the months of May and September to breed in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and then Knysna is also home to the only forest elephants in South Africa.
ADVENTURE AND SPORT – Come and play in our forests and dive into outdoor adventures like horse riding, hiking, yachting, fishing and canoeing. For a pure adrenalin rush get into the more extreme sports of abseiling, paragliding, scuba diving or water skiing and some of the best mountain bike routes in the country. The Garden Route has something for everyone – from the very young to the well matured and for every size, shape and temperament.
MECCA FOR THE GOURMAND – whether it’s shopping, food or culture. In and around the Garden Route one will find a selection of fine restaurants, activities, cultural and heritage experiences, adventure and natural encounters to match your mood, age, physique and budget. Do not miss out on the famous oysters or beer from the local micro brewery, Mitchell’s.
Planning your wedding with Weddings by Marius ensures you get the best of what is on offer.