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Bona Dea Private Estate - near Cape Town South Africa

Camphill Road, Hemel-en-Aarde, Valley, Hermanus, South Africa, (90 min from Cape Town International Airport)
Reviews (6) 5/5
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Unique Destination Wedding with Endless Views in Beautiful South Africa

Bona Dea Private Estate is located 2.5km from Hermanus, the gem of the Overberg region and in the heart of the Cape Whale Coast, Western Cape, South Africa. Your special occasion will be framed by spectacular scenery, an array of exquisite settings, and breathtaking locations that create the ideal backdrop for a truly unforgettable celebration.

All packages include exclusive and private use of the entire venue complex for your bespoke wedding!!

It boasts endless views of vineyards, wild fynbos, and mountainous terrain — perfect for an elegant destination wedding on the mountain slopes & among the wine estates of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley behind the seaside town of Hermanus.

Bona Dea is a ‘must-see’ venue!! In addition to winning Best Reception Venue at the TopVendor Wedding Awards in 2015 and Best Wedding View at the TopVendor Wedding Awards in 2017, we are ranked among the top 3 country wedding venues in South Africa in 2021. Your perfect year-round, all-weather venue!

This award-winning luxurious estate is ideally suited for a wedding ceremony and reception for you and your guests. The garden treed terrace, offering breath-taking views, is a tranquil spot for guests to enjoy welcome drinks.

With our outstanding level of service, Bona Dea Private Estate ensures that you have a memorable wedding at the best wedding destination abroad. From your initial inquiry until the day of your wedding.


 - The extraordinary Venue Complex features elements of the original Cape Dutch style combined with a contemporary & bold renovation finish. Our magnificent garden treed terrace in its natural splendor was designed for marveling at the beautifully manicured gardens and the breath-taking endless views with the rolling hills of the valley at its feet.


- We offer a magnificent garden treed terrace with a view of the valley, an ideal setting for an outdoor ceremony or pre-dinner drinks. Thousands of fairy lights adorn all this!


Our little cove of romance & magic. If you prefer a ceremony without the sounds of birds chirping or being sheltered from the rain, then this is the ideal setting for you. The hundreds of candles & rings filled with luscious greenery, all play a role in making this a whimsical experience.


Included in our luxurious space you will find our modern & spacious bar & cigar lounge. The views from the bar area stretch onto our garden treed terrace & as far as the picturesque valley.


- Richly furnished for comfort and a relaxing atmosphere - An ideal setting, lit with large wide-angle fireplaces, ready for you and your guests' enjoyment.


- The ballroom is the most suitable place to mesmerize your guests at first glance. The setting is large enough to accommodate all your guests with a generous dance floor that overlooks our garden treed terrace. Sway around between our fairy-lit branches transformed ceiling & enjoy your dinner, set in a romantic candle-lit atmosphere.


A room specifically created to display your cake and dessert extravaganza. Showcased on a large platform filled with tea lights to ensure an exceptional display of the creations for you & your guests' delight.


- Our exquisite, landscaped gardens are the perfect setting to welcome your guests onto our estate. You need not leave the premises for family, bridal or couple photos as our gardens are your blank canvas to capture all your picturesque moments.


- Our stylish furnished accommodation, set in endless views, offers remarkably comfortable self-catering options. From double rooms for a romantic getaway for 2 to a 6 sleeper fully self-catering house perfectly suitable for the whole family. We have thought and catered for all your needs.


Our professional and experienced on-site event planning team promises that no detail will be overlooked, and no possibility ignored. The team’s exemplary standards & dedication, along with your aspiring ideas, will guarantee your day amounts to everything you ever dreamed it would be - from start to finish!


- Internal & External Wedding Planners / Coordinators

- DJ / Music / Sound

- Florists

- Photographer / Videographer

- Stationery

- Catering Services

- Cake

- Bar & Waiting Services

We are open to private viewings and virtual viewings by appointment. Our dedicated wedding team will bring you on a tour of the venue whether it’s in person, or virtually via Zoom.

Contact Us Today & Be Prepared to Be Wowed!!

Tel no: +27 28 050 0370

Email: [email protected]



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6 reviews
Quality of service4.7/5
Jacques and Lauren
Added 23rd Jun 2022
Wedding 19th Mar 2022
Dear Liza and the Bona Dea Team, Jacques and I just wanted to say an enormous thank you to all of you everything that you did to create and coordinate our perfect wedding. It was truly the best day of our lives - we wish that we could relive it a million times! Bona Dea was simply the most incredible venue, and you were all amazing!
Mamta and Mickail
Added 5th Dec 2019
Wedding 16th Nov 2019
Hi Jané We just want to say thank you so much to you and Bona Dea for everything. The Effort put in was amazing, and unmatched to anything. Especially on the day, with the last minute changes and weather etc! We will definitely recommend Bona Dea going forward to any other couple in the future! Love Mamta and Mickail
Response from Bona Dea Private Estate - near Cape Town South Africa
Dearest Mamta and Mickail, thank you for your kind words, we loved every minute of your special day. The photo booth was a great addition to your wedding reception. The pictures are sure to make a great souvenir for your wedding scrapbook. Enjoy your everlasting memories! Greetings from the Bona Dea Team.
Rob and Johanci
Added 5th Dec 2019
Wedding 2nd Nov 2019
Hi Jane, Thank you very much for your part in organising the best day of our lives! Johanci and I truly loved every minute of the day and it wouldn't have been such a great success if it were not for you. Thank you so much. Rob
Gerald and Cynthia
Added 6th Dec 2019
Wedding 12th Oct 2019
Hi Liza We are back home now and the blues are fast setting in. Cynthia and I have no words to describe our sincere gratitude for the spectacular show that you and Bona Dea put on for us. We had such an awesome time and will forever be grateful, THANK YOU!! Gerald
Mia and Tian
Added 5th Dec 2019
Wedding 5th Oct 2019
Dearest Jane, I want to sincerely thank the team at Bona Dea for an incredible wedding. It was everything that I have ever dreamed of and much more. Thank you for all your effort and for making the whole journey so wonderful. Lots of love Mia
Thys and Carina
Added 5th Dec 2019
Wedding 10th Nov 2018
Hi, I just want to thank you for planning the most beautiful well organized wedding. Everything went so smoothly with nothing that went wrong. We really appreciate all the effort you made to the day. Your friendly help and service are really appreciated.All our guests commented on the professional way you handled every aspect of the day. I am sure you will go from strength to strength and just want to thank you for everything. Keep up the good work. Thys and Carina
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