Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

Near Clanwilliam, Pakhuis Pass,
Cederberg Mountains,
West Coast, Western Cape,, South Africa
South Africa

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat


Destination Weddings at Bushmans Kloof Reserve

Nestled in the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains lies Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat; an ecological oasis within a roughly hewn and magical land. Bushmans Kloof offers a distinctive wilderness experience among open plains and ancient sandstone formations. It is a place to reconnect with the natural world and feel the pulse of an extraordinary and ancient landscape.

Bushmans Kloof has been consistently lauded for its outstanding dedication to the preservation of the 7500 hectare reserve; a sanctuary for many species of endangered flora and fauna.

A South African Natural Heritage Site, Bushmans Kloof is custodian of over 130 ancient Bushman rock art sites in the reserve and located in the Cape Floral Kingdom one of the South African UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Bushmans Kloof is a multi award-winning lodge, owned by the family-run Red Carnation Hotel Collection. It consists of 16 luxurious guest rooms and suites, as well as Koro Lodge, a private, fully-catered villa close to the main lodge.

Destination Weddings

The most special day of your life should be celebrated in an exceptional location. Wide azure skies and extraordinary landscapes, accompanied by unique venues within the reserve, exemplify the splendid luxury of this award-winning lodge. Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat makes for an idyllic environment for weddings, honeymoons and all celebrations of love.


Celebrations + Milestones

Between unspoiled wilderness and matchless luxury, we offer an extraordinary venue for most momentous occasions.

Guaranteeing the quintessential celebratory occasion, the lodge boasts luxurious facilities with pebbled pathways leading to 16 luxury double rooms and suites, complete with designer en-suite bathrooms, and private terraces with magnificent views.

Our ethos of generous hospitality guarantees specific requests and subsidiary services are fully catered for by passionate staff. Our experienced events co-ordinator will advise and guide you through every detail of your event, from entertainment to tailored menus, while a multitude of specialised activities and excursions can be customised for your group.


Escape to the wilderness with your loved one and propose under the starlit African sky. Enjoy a range of exciting outdoor adventures and relaxing spa treatments together. Click here to view our Engagement Package


Let nature be witness to your vows in the most wildly romantic environment. We will take care of your every need and offer a variety of stunning settings for the ceremony and reception. Enjoy this extraordinary celebration in one of the most beautiful natural settings with intimacy, elegance and style, for up to 60 guests. Click here to view our Wedding Package

The Reserve

Nature walks and sunset drives allow guests to view over 200 bird and animal species, and to get up-close-and-personal with over 755 species of indigenous fynbos. Between July and October, thousands of spring flowers transform the veld into a vibrant palette of colours.

A successful programme of species re-introduction followed great efforts to rehabilitate the reserve. Continued conservation and preservation practices have seen truly triumphant results for the undertaking.

If you’re up for something active, Bushmans Kloof provides a wealth of recreational pursuits within the reserve, from hiking, mountain biking, and canoeing, to archery, fly-fishing and croquet. Guests can also take tours of the spellbinding ancient Bushman rock art on the reserve.


Bushmans Kloof is the home of authentic Cape cuisine. As a Relais and Chateaux property, we have exceptionally high standards with regards to the quality and creativity of our cuisine. The organic garden provides the kitchens with fresh, robust produce, while indigenous fynbos adds a distinctly ‘Cape’ dimension to a fusion of innovative and traditional fare. Our passion for service and hospitality ensures every meal is a special experience.

Our award-winning wine list offers a superb variety of South African wines, French Champagnes and Cognacs. The jewel in the cellar’s crown is our superb Bouchard Finlayson selection. Guests are invited to visit the cellar to make their choice.

Our accomplished Chef is adept at creating menus for a range of dining experiences, from romantic picnics, to high tea, or a traditional South African braai (barbeque).

For private dining, order a romantic dinner for two in your room, or indulge in a culinary feast on your patio. Room service may also be enjoyed on the Manor House Deck or poolside. Special dietary requests are easily catered for on request.

Koro Lodge is fully inclusive, including meals and a selection of beverages and fine wines. Main Lodge rates include full board.




60 guests – 19 rooms = 48 guests.


Windsurfing, pool, Jacuzzis, volley ball, zip-lining, rock climbing, etc.


Complimentary Honeymoon night with Destination Wedding booking.

Indoor Capacity

Up to 400 guests at our luxurious indoor ballroom, 400 guest rooms, 14 suites.


To be arranged by the wedding couple.

On-Site Catering

Offered by our Head Chef and his team, available for large receptions or small, intimate family gatherings

Wedding Cake

Available on-site – custom prepared with your vision and style in mind – by our on-site pastry chef, or available with a preferred vendor.

Additional Services

Laundry, Dry-cleaning, personal concierge available, drivers available, tours.


Three different restaurants on-location with award-winning cuisine and personal chefs if desired.

Wedding Services

Discounts for Guest Rooms: Yes On-site Catering: Yes
Outside Catering: YES Wedding Indoor Capacity: 60
Wedding Outdoor Capacity: 60 Number of Events at a Time: 1
Reception Outdoor Capacity: 60 Reception Indoor Capacity: 60
On-site Wedding Cake: No On-site Coordination: Yes
Wedding Planner: Yes Indoor Ceremony Available: Yes
Outdoor Ceremony Available: Yes Bridal Suite Available: Yes