The Bot River region in the Overberg of South Africa’s Western Cape is a hidden gem quite unlike any other. Tucked away along the lush green valleys that span the route from Grabouw toward the bustling little town of Caledon, this spellbinding area is one of the lesser-known wedding destinations throughout the country. However, those in the know have had an eye on it for a while, and have pegged it as a region to watch. As such, if you want to stay ahead of the curve, hosting your nuptial celebrations at a venue in Bot River is the best way to do so.
If the idea of pitching an outdoor wedding tent in this beautiful area is something you’ve been considering, you are in for a treat – there are gorgeous wedding venues in the area that will allow you to do just that. Here are a few of our favourite outdoor wedding destinations in and around Bot River.
Beaumont Family Wines
Beaumont Family Wines boasts three wonderful venue spaces – an area under huge old gum trees, a beautiful barrel cellar and a location next to a working watermill. Camping out under the gum trees is a great way to make the most of the unparalleled scenery – it’s great for laidback picnic affairs and can be transformed into a magical wonderland with the help of some fairy lights at night.
Gabrielskloof Wine Estate
Gabrielskloof Wine Estate sits atop a hill overlooking vineyards and olive groves. The wine cellar, tasting rooms and restaurant have been organised around a breathtaking courtyard with two splendid ponds, with a gap in the architecture that frames one of the most beautiful views you’re likely to encounter in the Overberg. With clean lines, an expansive lawn and exceptional service, this is a truly memorable spot to tie the knot.
De Uijlenes offers a choice of two wedding settings on a beautiful farm just outside Gansbaai. Whether you decide to host your special day at ‘Forest and Old Bar’ or at ‘The Nightjar’, Die Uijlenes Venue is sure to be the fairytale backdrop that every couple dreams of. The popular wedding destination specialises in indie, boho, rustic, alternative and one-of-a-kind weddings.
These outdoor wedding destinations in and around Bot River in the Western Cape of South Africa will make the perfect backdrop to your special day. Best of all – if you choose to book a winter wedding in the ‘off-season’ you’ll get great rates, so enquire about these special offers if you want to keep your venue expenses as low as possible. Would you like more of this kind of insider advice about eventing destinations in South Africa? Keep your eye on the blog – we’ll be sharing more of the good stuff in coming weeks and months.