At the foothills of the majestic Cederberg Mountains, 270km from Cape Town, the luxurious, 5-star Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat has long been a sought-after wedding and honeymoon destination. With its beautiful setting and ancient landscape in a spectacular wilderness environment, Bushmans Kloof provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable wedding celebration and honeymoon getaway.
An array of picturesque settings and breathtaking dining venues, together with warm, caring service, delicious organic cuisine, and superb facilities and accommodation, discern the world-class offering at this award-winning reserve voted amongst the Best Hotels for Food in Africa, Middle East and the Indian Ocean in the Conde Nast Traveller UK Gold List (2010, 2011 & 2012) and one of the Top 20 Travel Experiences in the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean in the Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Top 100 Travel Awards for 2012.
Every aspect of your special day will be taken care of, leaving you free to revel in the magic of the moment. From arranging the wedding ceremony, assisting with the selection of spectacular venues, planning the complete schedule for the wedding event and the most romantic honeymoon, each detail will be immaculately seen to. The five-star service extends to coordinating all entertainment, photography, flowers, food and beverages, menus and table decor, as well as spa and beauty treatments.
The beautifully styled main lodge, with 16 rooms and suites that can be booked for the exclusive use of the bridal party, which accommodates up to 34 wedding guests. The freshly designed Riverside Suite with its secluded setting, luxurious hand-woven linens and gowns, scented candles and freshly cut flowers, boasts its own candlelit Spa-bath-for-two and exclusive plunge pool, offering privacy and breathtaking views, as the ideal romantic haven for newlyweds. Retire at the end of a perfect day to fresh petals strewn across crisp linen, and indulge in fresh strawberries and sparkling wine, followed by a candlelit feast on your own private patio – a special treat included especially for newlyweds!
Koro Lodge, a private villa on the reserve, can accommodate smaller parties of up to 8 guests, depending on the configuration. Set in glorious seclusion within the reserve, it offers breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness, and a romantic setting in which to exchange marriage vows, or to host the bridal party. Offering complete privacy, it is also the ultimate honeymoon villa.
While Bushmans Kloof will capture the heart and unleash the wildest romantic fantasies, culinary feasts will be carefully prepared and served in a variety of locations. These include Embers, an open air dining experience ‘under African skies’; the Makana outdoor dining area at the lodge; and Kadoro, a unique private dining location in the reserve suitable for a maximum of 16 guests. Inspired contemporary Cape cuisine using the freshest local ingredients is the hallmark of charming executive chef Floris Smith, complemented by an award-winning wine list.
Bushmans Kloof offers guests ample opportunity to share special moments, take leisurely nature walks revealing 130 ancient rock art sites, or embark on glorious night drives and stargazing trips with a trained guide. Couples may succumb to a sensuous, soothing dual spa treatment in the authentic riverside spa gazebo while inhaling nature’s fragrance along with breathtaking views. Take relaxing dips in cool rock pools, dive in the refreshing waterfalls, or do absolutely nothing but inhale the beauty and tranquillity of this wildly romantic wilderness reserve.
Look no further, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat is a dream come true, and the perfect spot to celebrate a wedding and start your life together. Offering discreet and personal world-class service and subtle romantic touches amid the luxury of this wilderness oasis, all combine to create special moments and lifelong memories.