Central Drakensberg

Your Ultimate Wedding Venue

Make your big day perfect with unlimited privacy, breathtaking scenery, birdlife, wildlife, scenic trails, luxury accommodation, delicious meals and personalised service. Go Wild. Book your wedding with us! 



 •             Guided trails, Bushman paintings and a variety of
                scenic destinations  
•              River fishing
•              San Art rock in-camp trail  
•              Braais at the gazebo 
•              Walking and hiking trails
•              Sundowner walks 
•              Mountain streams with rock pools within walking
                distance to the resort 
•              San Art interpretive centre 
•              Swimming pool and tennis courts 
•              Curio shop and Eland View Restaurant 

The state-of-the-art wedding facility seats 140 guests and a large breakaway facility with a full height glass wall framing the splendour of Cathedral Peak. 

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•              Bordering on the upper Thukela area  north and east,
                Lesotho in the west and Monk’s Cowl in the south, this
                section of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park is 32000ha
                in extent.   

•              The magnificent Didima Valley contains many examples
                of San rock art, a wide selection of plants and animals
                in the extensive grasslands patches and is a
                hiker’s paradise.

•              Didima  is situated within the magnificent mountain
                setting of the Didima and Cathedral Peak Valley, 
                a unique blend of modern luxury and ancient cultural

The enchanting array of backdrops make Orchardleigh the perfect spot throughout the seasons, with stunning gardens for basking in the Summer sunshine and cosy open fires in Winter.

Within the grounds of the Orchardleigh Estate sit two magnificent Churches, for which you don’t need to be from the local Parish to marry, and Orchardleigh House is fully licenced to hold Civil Ceremonies for up to 144 guests. St Mary’s Church is perfectly situated on it’s own little Island and, due to its secluded spot, there is no electricity supply to the Church, so Wedding ceremonies are lit purely by candlelight – sounds rather magical doesn’t it…? St Mary’s is also the only Island Church in the World that has its very own helipad!

There is plenty of accommodation on the Estate, for up to 172 guests, with 44 opulent rooms in the main House and a variety of splendid Estate Lodges and Cottages. The cottages are also available to hire the evening before weddings, which is a super way of extending the celebrations.


Didima -Cathedral Peak,
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife,
Winterton, 3340


036 488 8000