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Bayala adds a tangible magic to your special day



Bayala Private Safari Lodges are situated in Northern Zululand on 30 000 Hectares of pristine wilderness within the Big Five Zuka Private Game reserve. Bayala provides not only unrivalled wildlife safaris and a warm and friendly service it is also the perfect setting for a unique African wedding. The breath-taking views of the Lebombo Mountains and the picturesque sunset of Zululand is the perfect canvas for a minimalistic, romantic setup under the umbrella acacias at Safari Lodge or a spectacular African affair in the bush. At Bayala we custom-make your wedding day, and add a tangible magic to the festivities. Wild watering holes and majestic bush panoramas create extraordinary photographic settings in which to capture your memories of the day.

The bride and groom are gifted with a complimentary stay on their wedding night. A variety of add-on experiences are available to ensure a memorable occasion. Including scenic sundowners at Rohrer’s Deck, traditional Zulu dancing, a safari drive with your guests, pamper treatments or perhaps a bush walk. Experience a Safari Lodge Wedding at our Safari Wedding Venue South Africa.

2 Lodges with 24 Rooms each
within walking distance of each other

2 Pools – one at each Lodge

Chic Lounges

Can accomodate 96 Guests

Inside & Outside Dining Areas

Free Parking


  • Benches for the ceremony
  • A natural wooden arch for the ceremony
  • A natural wooden lectern for the ceremony
  • Standard glassware, cutlery, plates for up to 100 guests
  • White tablecloths and white napkins for 100 guests
  • Standard lodge tables, chairs & setup of the wedding venue on the day with standard table settings comprising plates, glasses & crockery /cutlery for 100 guests.
  • Any additional items required not covered under inclusions will be charged for.


There are 3 different menu options on offer, select from the gold, silver or bronze options to suit your budget. We are open to mixing and matching our menus to create your perfect menu for your special day.

Any outsourced catering needs can be negotiated at a separate fee


Welcome Virgin Cocktails
Harvest table with a selection of cheeses, pates, cold meats, biscuits, fruits & preserves

Home-made soup
Variety of Home-baked breads

Creamy Parmesan Chicken bake with a pesto sauce Rolled leg of lamb served with mint jelly
Fillet of beef with red wine jus
Salt Crusted Roast Potato Wedges
Multi Vegetable Paella

A selection of salads:
Avo & Mango Quinoa Salad
Green Bean Salad with Mustard Seeds and taragon Fresh Garden Salad

Sweet Table:
Selection of 4 mini desserts:
Peppermint Crisp Tarts
Vanilla Cheesecake with Berry Jus
Mini Chocolate Mousse Pots
Triple Chocolate Brownie Fingers
a choice of two of the above desserts and a selection of chocolates, marshmallows and nougat


A selection of 4 Canape’s served on the hoof

Variety of home-baked bread & Butter
Home-made Soup

Fillet of Beef served with whisky mushroom cream Roast Pork Belly

Green beans with almond butter & Onions Crusted Pumpkin Wedges

Selection of Salads:
Cherry Tomato Cous Cous Salad
Summer Asian Slaw Salad
Garden Salad
Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Assorted cheesecake & chocolate mousse pots


Home-made soup
Variety of Home-baked Bread

Roasted Beef Sirloin
Lemon & Rosemary chicken

Selection of 3 salads:
Chopped fresh Salad
Sweet Winter Slaw
Crisp Honey Apple Salad
Roasted Seasonal Vegetables
Salt Crusted Roast Potatoes
Steamed rice with herbs

Triple Chcocolate Brownies served with home-made Ice cream & Meringues

Addition to the Menu:
Lamb on the Spit.

Late Night Snack Options:

  • Toasted Sandwiches
  • Popcorn and Biltong Packets
  • Chicken Nugget mini bowls
  • Mini Boerie Rolls & veg wraps


Wedding Reviews


Awesome weekend at Bayala

We had my daughters wedding at Bayala in March 2022 and it was incredible! Most of the guests stayed for the Friday and the Saturday night and we all had the most amazing time. Game drives were incredible, the food and accommodation were excellent and the staff all go out of their way to make you feel like an absolute VIP. I cannot express enough gratitude to the staff all around but especially to those involved with the wedding. Every little detail was taken care of even down to ensuring the safety of the children around the pool. I would highly recommend Bayala as a holiday destination but also as the most beautiful wedding venue!

Wedding guest – Weekend stay at Bayala

We received a warm welcome and were shown to our rooms.
The rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable.
On Friday afternoon, we went on a game drive with a great interactive guide and saw some lovely game, including Lion.
We had a lovely braai dinner on the Friday evening and slept comfortably in our clean Chalets.
Saturday morning we had a freshly prepared breakfast.
We then enjoyed the wedding which was tastefully catered for with a great selection of meals and desserts.
We left on the Sunday and felt that we received good value all round.
Would definitely like to go back again soon.

Go Places

Gini and Megan’s Wedding

Our daughter got married at Bayala at the end of May. Bayala Management and the staff went above and beyond to welcome us and family and friends for the weekend. The service was excellent , the food delicious and everyone was made to feel at home. Judy organised a spectacular and very memorable wedding on Saturday – we have received many compliments from our friends about the occasion . Many thanks to the Bayala team for making Megan and Gini’s dream wedding come true.

Beautiful private and wedding experience

I was attending a wedding and decided to go a day early to enjoy the venue and some additional game drives. The lodge is beautiful and the staff are friendly and attentive.

I did two additional game drives with a friend before the wedding guests arrived and we were very lucky to have Wally as our ranger who not only found multiple animals but pointed out a lot of intricate details of the game reserve (trees, spiders webs, grasses, animal tracks, the list is long. Travelling to the wedding in advance was a good decision.

As around 70 guests started arriving, the dynamics of the venue and game drives change as the team rallied to create a special day for the bride and groom. They certainly achieved this, the ceremony venue in the bush was special, as was the wedding dinner.

In addition to our game ranger Wally, Michelle at the lodge worked tirelessly with a positive energy to make sure all the guests were assisted with any requests, and the chef (all the kitchen staff), who made excellent food throughout my stay and for the wedding dinner. The kitchen team delivered the wedding dinner served hot and cooked to perfection for around 80 people .

It was a memorable visit to Bayala Lodge, thank you


A must experience! Amazing, friendly, and a beautiful area

I went with a group of 20 family and friends to celebrate a recent wedding. The moment our caravan of vehicles arrived at The Lodge, we were greeted with refreshments and smiles. The check-in process was fairly quick for such a large group. We all dropped our bags and headed out for an afternoon game drive, WHICH WAS AMAZING! I had Roxy as our guide for 3 days and she was a wealth of knowledge. We saw 3 of the big 5 on our 1st day! We came back to a choice from 2-3 options for dinner under the trees with fire pits and pretty lighting surrounding us. Our 2nd day continued bright and early with a stop for “bush coffee” at sunrise. One evening there was a special dinner arranged by the newlyweds. It was a braai (BBQ) in a bush clearing with tikis and fire pits. It was SO beautiful and delicious! We all went on 2 game drives a day for 3 days and were fortunate enough to see 6 of the big 7 including lion cubs!! The evenings after dinner were spent winding down with drinks and music around the fire pits. My room was clean, comfortable and spacious. Housekeeping came each morning while we were out. I would definitely recommend staying at The Lodge.
Terrie B

Wedding Desination

We were invited for a wedding. And all I can say is for a destination wedding WOW … The setting for a wedding is magnificent. As guests we had an amazing time. The accommodation was neat and clean and serviced regularly. The meals were delicious and authentically South African (for any out of border visitors). The game drives were beautiful.
Cerise Jackson

Wedding Experience : Quicke / Fantom

Our stay at Bayala was both magical and an experience. The game rangers were humorous, knowledgeable and very helpful to an elderly guest. Qualities to treasure.
The lodge, setting and surrounds were beautiful. The food was always superb, especially considering the logistics of a night, bush dinner.
Mention must be made of Liezel. She was supremely capable and professional in her approach to accommodating the wedding requests. All involved in the locations for the
wedding ceremony and bush dinner made the guests feel truly welcome.
The venues were outstanding and the staff went out of their way to make the occasion memorable.
Michael Q


Celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, a milestone event or family reunion at Bayala Private Safari Lodge. Bring your special celebration alive with the wonderment and surprise of an African safari. Tailor-made to match your dream, your private celebration in Bayala’s wonderland will long be cherished.