A wild South African wedding at Bushmans Kloof


A captivating wedding venue, discover what to expect when saying 'I do' at Bushmans Kloof.


28th May 2019

Bushmans Kloof

“As soon as we laid our eyes on the venue, the two of us fell in love instantaneously. We had definitely arrived at paradise.”

From its setting, deep in the heart of the South African wilderness, to its first-class facilities and welcoming staff, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat is a wedding venue like no other. Whether planning an intimate ceremony or a jubilant family affair, couples choosing to tie the knot at the exquisite nature reserve can expect a sensational experience. Featuring newlyweds’ testimonials, here’s what a wild South African wedding at Bushmans Kloof has to offer. 

The setting

An unforgettable wedding awaits, should you choose to say your vows amidst the Western Cape’s captivating bushveld. Bright azure skies and the distant peaks of the Cederberg Mountains will frame your day, from that all-important walk down the aisle to the cutting of the cake and the first dance. With carefully selected wines and an exquisite feast to match, enjoy a sumptuous wedding breakfast in front of a remarkable backdrop.

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Exclusive luxury

Couples getting married at Bushmans Kloof can select between various celebratory venues, depending on their personal preferences and the size of their party. A secluded space at the main dam that catches the sunset magnificently, the Peninsula Dam can accommodate up to 20 guests. For larger weddings, the riverside Manor House Deck is constructed around the tangles of ancient wild fig trees and accommodates up to 60 people. Alternatively, Embers is built into a natural sandstone amphitheatre and looks out on a phenomenal valley. Lit by a roaring fire and flickering candlelight, it’s a striking spot for a South African wedding.

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The staff

Our experienced wedding planner and passionate team completely customise your big day to fulfil your every desire. Thanks to our thoughtful touches and generous hospitality, the whole process will run smoothly, as many happily married couples can report.

“Our wonderful wedding planner Stephanie arranged every single thing imaginable. Preparations included our accommodation, seating, flowers, live music, menu and schedules, just to name a few. All of these arrangements were done with Bushmans Kloof’s listed suppliers and all of them were extraordinary.”

“Our guests were treated like royalty and the entire Bushmans Kloof team was at everyone’s beck and call. The food was out of this world and the party unmatched.”

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Time to unwind

Before and after the big day, a thrilling range of activities can be organised for the happy couple and their wedding guests. Make the most of Bushmans Kloof’s intrepid nature drives and plentiful fishing, incredible mountain bike trails and scenic hikes—or simply kick back at the spa.

“What further amazed us was the fact that although it was an amazing wedding venue it is also a family paradise. The children had access to game drives and fishing in the dam.”

“The bride had the opportunity to focus on herself and her special day—on arrival at Bushmans Kloof she and her bridesmaid were spoiled with a relaxing spa day and exceptional service and friendliness from the staff.”

Majestic views of untouched natural landscapes and an authentic South African welcome await, should you get married at Bushmans Kloof. The most special day of your life warrants an exceptional venue—and the remote wilds of the African wilderness are sure to deliver.

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Testimonials from: Margo and Albert Burger; Penny and Dan van Wky; close friends of Mario and Madeli van Dyk; Rosaline and Grant Paterson.

Make yours a glorious South African wedding to remember, when you tie the knot at Red Carnation Hotels’ Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat.

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