A true family businesss and open air wedding venue with West Coast and Sandveld hospitality is what Bosduifklip offers you.
Kobus and Aletta Engelbrecht exchanged their own vows in 1978. They have four daughters. Kobus Engelbrecht is the fourth generation farmer on this farm. The deeds of the original farm belonged to his great grandfather who took ownership of the farm in 1881.
The current name of Bosduifklip was given to the impressive rock formation by Kobus’s grandmother because of the large colony of rock pigeons that made the rock their home hence all the nests that could be seen on the overhang. Before the idea of a wedding and event venue was hatched the overhang was used to hold informal get-togethers and Kobus’s own 21st birthday party.
Luckily for the rest of us the idea of a venue was born and the doors were opened in late 1991 for what has been a popular spot for those from the West Coast and from further afield. The open air section has been enlarged over the years; it can now comfortably seat 150 people.
In addition to that an added space is accommodated in an old stone kraal dating from 1941. It was Kobus’s father who built the kraal. On the one side it is bordered by the remaining wall of a blacksmith shop dating from 1870. This sheltered area can also accommodate 150 people.
Aletta and Kobus, with some of their employees, are responsible for all the food served here. And what a spread it is! When booking the menu you compile your own menu from a list of boerekos and seafood: smoked angelfish and/or smoked snoek, smoked snoek paté or biltong paté (one guest remarked that this should be sold in jars!), traditional pickled fish, snoek braaied with a secret herb recipe, seafood paella, freshly baked bread served with home-made jams, sweet potatoes and/or potatoes with rosemary and parsley butter, waterblommetjiebredie, curried tripe (goeie ou-styl afval vir diegene sonder fiemies), braaied mussels on skewers and lamb braaied to perfection on the spit. And for dessert sweet dumplings just the way your grandma used to make it i.e. if she was a good cook.
Licking your lips you are? Wait till you see this unusual setting that has won an award for most unique venue in 2016, a top wedding vendor award in 2015 and a top seaside venue award in 2016.