There are certain parts of South Africa that hold a unique appeal – the Little Karoo for instance. It’s not an obvious kind of beauty, like the golden sands of Durban or the lush vineyards of Stellenbosch; it’s something completely unique. When you venture into this arid region, you become aware of the singular delicacy and robust allure of a landscape that succeeds in being astonishingly beautiful despite the fact that it can become dry as a bone. If pitching a wedding tent in Oudtshoorn or somewhere in the star-spangled Karoo is your idea of magic, we’re happy to report that you will be spoiled for choice. The area is known for its epic scenery and there are wedding venues all over the show!
Here are a few of our favourite outdoor wedding destinations in and around Oudtshoorn in 2019:
Chandelier Game Lodge & Ostrich Show Farm
Chandelier Game Lodge & Ostrich Show Farm is a four-star venue that is tailor-made for rustic, outdoor weddings that celebrate nature without sacrificing on creature comforts like superb service, lovely tableware and linen, etc. Tie the knot under the pepper tree and have your pictures taken with the bush, wildlife and ostriches in the background. The star attraction of this venue is a wooden chapel with a crystal chandelier that overlooks a beautiful garden with a lake that teems with ducks and geese.
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge
Buffelsdrift Game Lodge is located just outside of Oudtshoorn, en route to the famous Swartberg Pass. If you’ve always dreamed of having your pictures taken with elephants and enjoying a reception overlooking lovely Klein Karoo vistas, this is the place to do so. Buffelsdrift also has an array of luxurious accommodation options for discerning guests.
De Opstal Country Lodge
De Opstal Country Lodge can cater for weddings of up to 250 guests. There is also a smaller restaurant venue that can accommodate wedding parties of up to 110, which makes for a more intimate backdrop to your big day. There is plenty of accommodation available on site, which means you can make a weekend of it if there are friends or family visiting from out of town or abroad.
These are just a few of the countless beautiful outdoor wedding venues in and around the Karoo town of Oudtshoorn in South Africa. Keep an eye on the blog in coming months as we share more insider info on wedding and eventing venues throughout our multifaceted country. In the meantime, we would be very happy to share our expertise on wedding stretch tent solutions in general, so feel free to get in touch with our a member of our Tentickle SA team if you need some advice to get your al fresco feast covered for all weather eventualities.