Drakensberg wedding venue

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Budget saving tips

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drakensberg wedding photo opportunity

Why Antbear Lodge?

A lot of love went into creating this wedding venue making Antbear Lodge into one of those wedding venues your wedding guests will talk about and remember forever. We create the wedding you dream of. We will customize your wedding day exactly as you imagine it. Weddings at Antbear Lodge include a chapel, catering, reception and accommodation without breaking the bank.


The wedding venue

Our reception hall can accommodate up to 100 guests. This wedding venue is a particularly lovely space for smaller weddings. If you would like to drape and have fairy lights that can easily be arranged although the lodge already has a lovely earthy character that most people don’t even worry about the extra costs of draping. Our wooden chandeliers with real candles offer that touch of romance to the atmosphere.

romantic drakensberg wedding

Romantic weddings

Let the romantic setting of a Drakensberg paradise be the wedding destination of your dreams. Celebrate the next step in your life journey in the most romantic location possible. Its also about the intimate honeymoon accommodation where you spend your first nigh married in a luxury cave.

wedding catering on a spitbraai


The lodge includes a fully equipped professional kitchen and we will gladly cater for your event. We are experts at doing a sheep or pig on the spit too. And we do offer an option to bring in an outside caterer as we understand that personal preference, culture and budget are factors to take into consideration.

Antbear Lodge pub and bar

The bar

Of course were are licensed. We have a number of options as far as the bar goes. You can supply your own drinks and we will only charge a corkage per bottle. You could also run a cash bar or have a set limit after which we then run a cash bar. We can supply waiters and barmen for your function. Its all about you.

Drakensberg accommodation view

Location and views

Enjoy your wedding in gracious elegance against a backdrop of the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains. The scenic beauty of this renowned Drakensberg wedding venue, its personal service and the warm hospitality extended to guests will make your wedding day a memory you will cherish for a lifetime.

Drakensberg wedding at Antbear Lodge

Photo opportunities

Our Wedding Venue with the backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains, farm lands, blue skies, lush green gardens for that picture perfect moment. Fantastic, unlimited bridal couple photographic opportunities. Is the dramatic views that really make things special. And there are a number of great wedding photographers in the area and we will gladly supply you with details.

Drakensberg wedding chapel

The chapel

Our beautiful thatched stone chapel is in close proximity to the main venue. The Chapel has panoramic views of the Drakensberg and really requires very little decor but small touches can be added to the bridal parties discretion. The Chapel can accommodate 100 guests. With fairy light chandeliers, our Chapel is a picture perfect setting for the Bride and Groom to make their vows and their special day a flawless occasion.

Drakensberg wedding planning & coordination

Wedding coordination

We can help you with your wedding planning or you can bring your own wedding planner with you. We know what we are doing but will accommodate whatever wishes you have and that includes bringing your own wedding planner if that what you would like.

Drakensberg engagement proposal

Destination Weddings

The Drakensberg and Kwazulu Natal Midlands are renowned for their destination wedding venues. If you plan a destination wedding at Antbear Lodge we will hire the lodge on exclusive basis and this means that no other parties or lodge guests will be around on your big day.

wedding flower girl at Antbear Lodge

Day Weddings

We do also hire out Antbear Lodge as a day wedding venue from 10:00 to 17:00. This has proven to work well for brides and grooms that are from the local area and dont require the sleeping over for themselves and their guests.

wedding guests

Wedding service providers

Assistance with local service providers is available. Antbear Lodge has a wedding coordinator who can help you with your wedding planning or you are welcome to bring your own wedding planner with you. We know what they are doing when it comes to planning and we will accommodate whatever wishes you have.


The honeymoon suite

In keeping with being different Antbear Lodge offers a luxury cave as its honeymoon suite. It has been built under a rock overhang and creating a feeling of being in a cave but with all the luxury trimmings of a jacuzzi bath, king size bed, luxury linen, cosy fireplace and hammock chairs on the deck of your cave. This will be a wedding of your deams

Antbear Lodge pet friendly mountain view suite


Antbear Lodge offers wedding accommodation for your guests in either mountain view suites or garden view suites. There are options for family accommodation units. The rooms, for the most part, include fireplaces and jacuzzi spa baths. For weddings we also negotiate special wedding guest rates.