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Destination weddings have become some of the most popular weddings over the last few years- and with good reason! What better place to celebrate your love and pledge an eternal bond to each other than in some of the most exquisite locations around the world? Imagine exchanging your vows to each other surrounded by friends and family as the ancient Karoo landscape extends to the heavens and beyond behind you and a playful elephant (or three) help you two to seal the deal. That’s the Buffelsdrift Game Lodge wedding experience- and it’s waiting for you to say, “I do!”
Conveniently situated just outside Oudtshoorn in the heart of the Karoo, Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is proud to bring you an authentic African experience while remaining super-convenient to the famous Route 62, with the international airport just a few hours away. Even if your guests are flying into (or based) in Joburg, getting here is a cinch. And with our luxurious accommodation right on hand, no one needs to worry or fret. Oudtshoorn is a malaria-free zone with plenty of shops and mod-cons on hand, so you get to experience the best of both worlds in one.
Our Karoo Wedding Chapel is entered through a private deck extending over the watering hole- the perfect frame for magical photos. This intimate and gorgeous space can take anything from 30-100 guests in style and comfort, depending on your unique wedding designs.But one of the things that often worry those seeking a destination wedding is having all their loved ones accommodated safely. No one wants to have to leave early to find their way to lodgings while a little tipsy! Luckily, we have 34 air-conditioned luxury tents able to accommodate 2 people and complete with en-suite bathrooms, to ensure all your special people can celebrate safely with you. There’s also family tents on offer for those travelling with younger ones.While part of the magic of a safari wedding is experiencing the wildlife up-close-and-personal, there’s such a thing as too close! Fully outdoor bush weddings can run the risk of wild animals occupying the space you’d planned to set up, so the chapel allows you to build a unique wedding experience with no worries on hand. Though many of our happy couples get an elephant blessing to enjoy from the three largest (and most curious) members of staff!
A destination wedding to somewhere as exquisite as Buffelsdrift Game Lodge comes with another handy perk- the chance to unwind from the stress of wedding planning! Instead of tearing around trying to finish all the last-minute details, you’ll spend your wedding morning amping up the romance and enjoying the sites on a game drive with your sweetie. The honeymoon begins even before you’ve said, “I do!”. After months or even years of build-up and frantic planning, you can indulge in a spa package, drink in the views, take a heritage walk (don’t forget the sunscreen, though) and allow the stress to wash away. It’s the best possible start to your new life together. Plus, of course, no need to plan for a separate honeymoon- the beauty of the bush is right there beckoning you to enjoy.There’s nothing like a safari wedding to bring the magic of your love to life. If you’re looking to celebrate the start of your new life together in style, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Buffelsdrift Game Lodge team today- we’re always here to help!