DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Nov. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Seated at the foothills of the majestic Cederberg Mountains, only 168 miles from Cape Town, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat represents the ultimate romantic wilderness rendezvous. It is a place of natural wonder and extraordinary beauty that has become a sought-after destination for weddings, honeymoons, celebrations and special occasions ranging from engagements to anniversaries. Voted the "Top Resort in South Africa" and #3 on the "Top 100 Hotels & Resorts of the World" in the 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, this Relais & Châteaux lodge provides the perfect backdrop for all occasions with a seasoned team that is adept at creating unforgettable events in spectacular locations.
Bushmans Kloof offers a one-of-a-kind setting for the wedding day, with an array of picturesque locations and breathtaking dining venues to choose from. The stylish, bespoke wedding experience offered here is defined by effortless service, delicious organic cuisine, and superb facilities and accommodation, enhanced by an ancient and timeless landscape. Dedicated Wedding Coordinator Stephanie Hall-Tarling is at hand to help with all aspects of the wedding planning, leaving the happy couple free to enjoy every moment of their special day.
The Enchanting Elopement Package is tailored for intimate weddings of up to 10 guests, to be held in a choice of breathtaking locations at the lodge or within the reserve. Kadoro, the rustic and secluded cottage out on the reserve, makes a wonderful wedding venue for small groups. Also included in this package are a bouquet of indigenous flowers for the bride and buttonhole for the groom; a wedding cake for up to four people; a romantic rose petal turndown with South African sparkling wine; and a set of "His" and "Hers" bath sheets. In addition, Bushmans Kloof offers the services of a dedicated minister to take care of all formalities. To offset the excitement of the big day, Mr. and Mrs. can start their new life together with a leisurely breakfast in bed or at one of the lodge's scenic locations. The package costs $715.00 per bridal couple for the above-mentioned services and is available from January 6 through December 20, 2016. Please note that the accommodation rate is not included in this package, and that a minimum two-night stay applies. This package is only available for a wedding party of up to 10 guests.
Weddings for up to 60 guests are also well catered for at Bushmans Kloof. A favorite choice - weather permitting - is Embers, majestically positioned in one of the lodge's most spectacular locations. Built into a natural sandstone amphitheater, this outdoor dining venue is perched on a dramatic cliff, overlooking the spectacular valley below, with a wooden deck lit by candles, lanterns, and a roaring campfire. Other popular choices for the wedding feast are The Homestead, a haven of old-world charm and elegance; spacious, open Makana, with its elegant lounge with twin fireplaces overlooking sweeping lawns and the Boontjies River; and the elevated Manor House Deck, protected by an ancient Fig Tree and overlooking the rolling lawns, manicured fynbos gardens and the river.
Venue hire includes the ceremony onsite with seating of up to a maximum of 60 guests; a Wedding Gazebo, which can be dressed to suit each particular occasion, color scheme and style; the use of rustic wooden chairs; and refreshing hand towels for all guests, prior or post ceremony. In addition, Bushmans Kloof can arrange pre-reception drinks and canapés and lavish all-inclusive receptions, as well as pampering spa treatments for the bridal party in the holistic spa on site. Couples hosting a wedding at Bushmans Kloof for 30 guests or more will need to book the lodge on an exclusive basis for a minimum two-night stay. (32 guests can reside at the main lodge with private villa Koro Lodge providing for another eight people). Larger wedding parties of 40 and more can accommodate overflow guests in nearby Clanwilliam and Wupperthal.
Tucked away alongside the Boontjies River, the Riverside Supreme Honeymoon Suite is the ideal choice for newlyweds, including a separate lounge with fireplace, large terrace, outdoor shower, a private heated plunge pool and luxury bathroom with a candlelit spa bath for two.
Bushmans Kloof offers an exclusive Honeymoon Package to drop the final curtain on the perfect wilderness wedding. This finely orchestrated journey begins with a bottle of Guy Cadel French Champagne in the room or suite on arrival. A romantic turndown, complete with rose petals, ensures that the first night together is nothing short of perfect.
A private dinner at Kadoro and a second dinner-for-two in the secluded Walled Garden, as well as a sensuous dual Bushmans Kloof Signature Massage in the outdoor Riverside Gazebo, will fan the flames of passion. The package is available until December 19, 2016 and rates start from $470 per bridal couple per night. A minimum two-night stay applies. Also included are all meals and lodge activities. (Lunch is not included on the day of arrival and departure.)
Bushmans Kloof offers newlyweds ample opportunities to create lifelong memories together in a magical wilderness setting. From leisurely nature walks and glorious sunset drives to diving into crystal clear waterfalls and unwinding with soothing spa treatments, the wildly romantic wilderness setting ensures an unforgettable start to a lifetime of happiness.
For further details, please contact Wedding Coordinator Stephanie Hall-Tarling at email@example.com or +27 21 437 9006.
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