Destination weddings are on the rise, and we couldn’t be more excited to offer you the bush experience of your dreams. What better way to celebrate your special day than among some of the most perfect scenery ever made by Mother Nature? Destination weddings allow you to celebrate your love in style, and Buffelsdrift Game Reserve’s charming Karoo Wedding Chapel is sure to capture your heart just as strongly as you did each other’s.

A scenic joy perfect for your special day

Capture dreamy shots redolent with the wonder of Africa with our gorgeous Karoo and Swartberg Mountains as your backdrop. With a natural water hole lapping its banks nearby and a gorgeous wooden deck leading into the chapel proper, you will fall in love all over again.

With the opulent ambience of a romantic bushveld wedding and the spectacular wildlife immersion of an authentic safari, this is the wedding experience to beat all others. Tranquil nature beckons you to enjoy, while ice-cold sundowners and romantic sunsets help set the mood for you and your guests. Your special day will be unique to you and your love, offering your special people the experience of a lifetime.

Why choose a bushveld wedding?

Destination weddings offer a thrill of excitement and romance, allowing you to say your vows in a unique locale that will forever linger in your memories. Where could be more empowering, exhilarating, and yet humbling than an African safari? There’s no way more perfect to start your journey of love, with the Swartberg Mountains towering overhead and the soft sounds of the bush your only backdrop.

There’s nothing like the ancient hills of the Karoo to remind you of why love and special connections matter. With the gorgeous biodiversity of a landscape packed with life, and spectacular views that will steal your heart just like your spouse-to-be did, there’s legitimately nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world. Where else could you tie the knot under the watchful eye of friendly roaming elephants, while the roar of lions surrounds you and the haunting cry of the fish eagle floats form the sky?

Song, dance and celebration have powered and united the people of South Africa since before time existed. Human emotion and joy are as much a part of the landscape as the wildlife around us. Africa welcomes your love, and it’s time to celebrate!

Planning the perfect bush wedding

On a more prosaic note, this is also the home of long, bright days, little rain, and achingly open skies that will frame your perfect moment. There’s no need to hide undercover and hope for the rain to let up. You can easily plan all the wonder of an outdoor wedding without needing a backup plan in case. Buffelsdrift is proud to offer fabulous wedding facilities easily accessible for all your guests, exceptional bush safari drives, spectacular elephant experiences, and a chance to honour the start of your marriage in one of the most wonderful landscapes on earth. Amp up the romance with a special honeymoon stay in our luxury tented accommodation, and enjoy everything the bush has to offer.

If you want to make your special day one you’ll remember forever, then you need to chat to the Buffelsdrift Game Lodge team. We’re always here to help you make your special day an experience that’s out of this world.