Colesberg is a quiet Karoo town, nestled almost exactly halfway between Cape Town in the Western Cape and Johannesburg in Gauteng. Although small and relatively remote, Colesberg is an important hub in terms of farming and the diamond rush that the Northern Cape experienced in the 1800’s. Therefore, this town exudes a rich culture and history that will translate well when setting the scene for your wedding day.
The natural splendour around the town is created by the characteristic Karoo bushveld and the undulating hills, which make for exquisite backdrops. The architecture is a unique mixture of Victorian, Cape Dutch and Georgian, nestled amongst typical Karoo cottages. The variety (in terms of both the natural and the architectural offerings) makes for an endless array of options for the bride- and groom-to-be when choosing their venue, theme and style.
One of the best known wedding venues is the River Destiny Lodge, which is perched idyllically on the banks of the mighty Orange River. Excellent service, warm hospitality and views of the river make this wedding venue perfect for the discerning couple.
Its situation in the Great Karoo means that it is accessible to wedding guests travelling from almost anywhere in South Africa to share in your big day. This also means that it is ideal as a honeymoon destination or as a vacation spot for wedding guests that wish to extend their stay here. During your time in this friendly Karoo town, the following activities and attractions are a must:
- Witness the spectacular Orange River as it rumbles through the countryside
- The Doornkloof Nature Reserve
- The Gariep Dam Nature Reserve
- The Karoo Gariep Conservancy
- The Rolfontein Nature Reserve
- The Tankwa-Karoo National Park
- The Colesberg-Kemper Museum
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