About Bona Dea Private Estate

Bona Dea Private Estate hailed as one of the most romantic and dramatic locations in Southern Africa is a unique luxurious wedding venue located 90 minutes for Cape Town. Situated high on the mountain slopes in the breath-taking Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven-and-Earth) Valley near the picturesque town of Hermanus, the famous whale viewing town in the Overberg Region.

The Estate is nestled against the pristine Cape Fynbos covered mountain slopes that boasts endless uninterrupted views. Thanks to the fertile soil and unique climate the wine farms, especially over the past two decades, have transformed the area into a wine cornucopia, with vineyards stretching along the entirety of the Valley.

The Estate’s unique and impressive landscapes of Proteas, mountain backdrops and a captivating 20,000 fairy lights illuminating the treed terrace are sure to impress and dazzle the bridal couple and their guests. This award-winning venue provides a majestic scene for any occasion and promises to be the best in spectacular venues along the Cape Whale Coast.

The Dendrobium House Venue Complex features fine décor, a majestic double volume entrance and staircase, that ensures every bride’s entrance a dramatic surprise. The exceptionally lavish Ballroom caters for up to 200 guests, with a generous dance floor. The Manor House has two lounges, cosy fireplaces, a cocktail bar lounge, white décor restrooms, wrap around patios and is wheelchair friendly.

Bona Dea welcomes wedding and event planners. Together with our experienced event planning team, we promise that no detail will be overlooked, and no possibility ignored. The team's exemplarily standards and dedication, coupled with your aspiring ideas, will guarantee that your day amounts to everything you ever dreamed it would be, from start to finish.

To view the beautiful private estate and exclusive venue, please contact us to arrange an appointment. Saturdays and Sundays are gladly accommodated. Viewings by appointment only to ensure individual attention: Monday to Friday, 8am - 5pm and Saturday 8am - 1pm.

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Bona Dea Private Estate Specials

  • Winter Special 20% Discount on Venue Hire

    Expires: 31-Jan-2020

    There’s something about winter that’s inherently romantic.Who said that hot, pleasant days are of the essence for weddings? There is so much more to the cooler months than we think. There is nothing more elegant than an intimate Cape country wedding, and Bona Dea Private Estate offers just the place to bring your dream countryside nuptials to life.

    Say your vows in the cosy indoor chapel, which boasts a blank canvas for you to add some old-world charm or modern simplicity. Then celebrate your newlywed status in the lounge with Cape heritage accents, modern and simplistic décor, and the warmth of inviting fireplaces, flickering and snapping in the background, before leading your guests into the magical Ballroom with its glittering fairy light ceiling. All that’s left to do is say Yes!

    Book your private complementary consultation now with one of our events team via our contact form.


    Expires: 30-Apr-2020

    It's simple. To qualify for this discount, your wedding date must be on one of the following dates only:

    • 11 & 25 Jan 2020
    • 1 Feb 2020
    • 7 & 21 Mar 2020
    • 18 & 25 Apr 2020
    • 9 & 30 May 2020


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Contact Bona Dea Private Estate

  • Contact Person: Lelani Botha / Claire Rossiter / Liza Vogel
  • Contact No: +27 (0)28 050 0370
  • Mobile: +27 (0)79 949 5918
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