Bushmans Kloof’s General Manager James Basson shares his top five locations within the reserve for popping the all-important question. With locations as romantic as these, a resounding ‘yes’ is almost a given!
1. Canoe Trip
Take a private canoe trip through the ravine, enjoying the scenery and tranquility together. The canoe will stop off along the way for a surprise picnic for you and your loved one to enjoy together in a special spot – one of the most beautiful settings to ask the question of a lifetime.
2. Eagle’s Nest
Your guide will take you on a private nature drive to one of the most remote and spectacular locations in the reserve, Eagle’s Nest. Your partner will think this is a regular excursion but once you get to your destination, delicious snacks and champagne will be waiting for you, setting the scene for the most memorable of moments. You’ll return to the lodge after having enjoyed one of our legendary sunsets together.
Out in the reserve, Kadoro (meaning ‘Tinderbox of Stories’) is a rustic, secluded cottage in the heart of the reserve. Kadoro has no electricity; outside, the starlit Cederberg Mountains wind their way into the distance under clear night skies, while inside is lit up with hundreds of candles and lanterns. Your dinner will be cooked over an open fire – a truly unique culinary experience. This is the perfect location for a private evening with your loved one, evoking a bygone, immensely romantic era. Unsurprisingly, it has already been the venue for many a proposal – and I’m delighted to report that they all said yes!
4. Walled Garden
A private dinner in our Walled Garden is an incredibly romantic setting – perfect for couples who love complete privacy. Sit amongst the heady scent of ripening vegetables and herbaceous fynbos and enjoy a sumptuous spread prepared especially for you. She (or he!) will be completely wowed by the time you go down on one knee…
5. River Boma
The River Bomais an extraordinarily romantic location for exclusive, private dining. Your table awaits in this low-walled, circular structure while our staff attend to your every need. Listen to birdsong and the murmuring waters of the Boontjies River as you enjoy a full à-la-carte dining experience, surrounded by candles and lanterns. It will make this important moment in your life one to remember and cherish forever.