Award-Winning Venue On A Luxury Estate

Bona Dea Private Estate is in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, just outside Hermanus. The luxury estate boasts magnificent vistas of fertile vineyards, endemic fynbos and majestic mountain ranges. Bona Dea Private Estate is the ideal venue for socialite weddings, upmarket functions and elite conferences, providing a plethora of venue amenities that are sure to help make your special day unforgettable. With no expense spared and meticulous attention to detail, it's no wonder that Bona Dea Private Estate ranked among South Africa’s top three country wedding venues in 2021. Your exclusive experience at Bona Dea Private Estate includes three elegant self-catering cottages available by arrangement. Olive Cottage is divided into two units and sleeps two and four guests, and Protea Cottage sleeps six guests. Furthermore, Bona Dea Private Estate can schedule your personal or virtual tour of its world-class facilities for your convenience.

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About

About

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Bona Dea Private Estate is an easy 90-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport and is about 2,5km from Hermanus, one of South Africa's most popular coastal holiday towns on the Cape Whale Coast. 

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Set in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, Bona Dea Private Estate boasts endless views of vineyards, indigenous fynbos and breathtaking mountainscapes that combine to create the perfect setting for glamorous weddings, as well as upmarket functions and elite conferences. 

When it comes to design, the complex incorporates elements of the estate’s original Cape Dutch manor house combined with ultra-modern refurbishments that exude elegance and sophistication. 

Bona Dea Private Estate - Awards

Ranked among the top three country wedding venues in South Africa in 2021, Bona Dea Private Estate’s past awards include: 

  • Best Wedding View - TopVendor Wedding Awards 2017
  • Best Reception Venue - TopVendor Wedding Awards 2015 
The Wedding Venue

The Wedding Venue

Bona Dea Private Estate boasts endless views of vineyards, fynbos, and mountainscapes that set the perfect backdrop for your elegant destination wedding. The exclusive-use venue incorporates indoor and outdoor spaces to ensure all-weather events all year round.  

Gardens

The exquisite, landscaped gardens create the perfect first impression when your guests arrive and are a picture-perfect landscape setting for your photoshoots.

Garden Tree Terrace

The magnificent garden’s tree terrace is adorned with thousands of fairy lights, overlooks the valley and is the ideal setting for an outdoor ceremony or pre-dinner drinks. 

Indoor Chapel
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The indoor chapel is perfect for you if you prefer a quiet indoor setting for your wedding ceremony. The chapel, styled with hundreds of candles and luscious greenery, will add to your nuptials being a whimsical experience.

Bar and Cigar Lounge
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A modern bar and cigar lounge have a view that stretches out onto the garden tree terrace and further over the picturesque valley. 

Lounges

The various lounges have large wide fireplaces and are richly furnished for comfort to create a relaxing atmosphere.

Ballroom

The ballroom is the perfect place to mesmerise your guests in a setting large enough to accommodate all your guests. Enjoy your dinner in a romantic candle-lit atmosphere and make the most of the mirrored dance floor overlooking the garden tree terrace.

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Dessert Room
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The dessert room is where you will showcase your wedding cake and dessert extravaganza on a large platform lit up with tea lights.

Accommodation

The three elegant self-catering cottages have everything you could need for your stay and are available for your exclusive use by arrangement. 

Wedding Packages

Wedding Packages

Bona Dea Private Estate offers unique all-inclusive wedding packages that include every aspect of your special day. The Bona Dea team will curate a wedding package that is uniquely yours and is also able to share their expertise by providing you with additional ideas and options. 

Wedding Package Options 

  • Virtual Assistance
  • Wedding Planners / Coordinators (internal and external service providers available)
  • Venue Facilities (exclusive use)
  • Florist
  • Photographer / Videographer
  • Wedding Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Stationary
  • DJ (music and sound)
  • Bar
  • Serving Staff
  • Accommodation

Please check with the Bona Dea team for anything specific not included on the wedding package options list and they will meet your needs wherever possible.

Corporate Functions

Corporate Functions

Bona Dea Private Estate is suitable for small or large, fully-catered, elite corporate events.

Event Options:
  • Gala Dinners
  • Conferences
  • Seminars
  • Executive Board-Meetings
Seating Arrangements:
  • Cinema-style seating arrangements for up to 280 delegates
  • Classroom-style seating arrangements for up to 128 delegates
  • U-Shape seating arrangements for up to 60 delegates
Amenities:
  • Wi-Fi (uncapped)
  • PowerPoints
  • Data Projector and Screen
  • Cordless Microphones
  • Air Conditioner / Heating
  • Cocktail Lounge
  • His-and-Hers Restrooms (with hand towels and organic guest toiletries)
  • Generator
  • Parking
Accommodation

Accommodation

Bona Dea Private Estate presents three elegant self-catering cottages that are available by arrangement for your exclusive event.

Olive Cottage is divided into two units for two and four guests, while Protea Cottage has three bedrooms that sleep a total of six guests.

Olive Cottage - Lower Level
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(sleeps two)

Bona Dea Private Estate presents Olive Cottage - Lower Level, a one-bedroom cottage with a magnificent view. 

The cottage has an open-plan kitchenette, cosy lounge and a private undercover patio with a built-in braai with a table with chairs set up to enjoy the view. 

There is a double bed in the bedroom, and a bath, double shower, basin and toilet in the bathroom. 

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Amenities:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Gas Heater
  • Braai Area
  • Housekeeping (by arrangement)
  • Catering (by arrangement)
  • Parking

Take a virtual tour of Olive Cottage here: https://mpembed.com/show/?m=nDkWKR1wb5f&mpu=257

Olive Cottage - Upper Level
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(sleeps four)

Bona Dea Private Estate presents Olive Cottage - Upper Level, a two-bedroom cottage with a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside. 

There is a fully-fitted open-plan kitchen, dining room and lounge area with an indoor fireplace. 

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The first bedroom has a double bed and an ensuite bathroom with a bath, shower, basin and toilet. 

The second bedroom has two single beds and a separate guest bathroom with a shower, basin and toilet.

Amenities:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Generator
  • Catering (by arrangement)
  • Housekeeping (by arrangement)
  • Parking

Take a virtual tour of Olive Cottage here: https://mpembed.com/show/?m=nDkWKR1wb5f&mpu=257

Protea Cottage
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(sleeps six)

Bona Dea Private Estate presents Protea Cottage, a three-bedroom self-catering cottage.
 
The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, lounge, indoor fireplace and entertainment patio with a braai area.

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The main bedroom has a Queen-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a bath, shower, basin and toilet. 
 
The second and third bedrooms each have King-size beds that can be separated into single beds if preferred. 
 
A separate bathroom with a shower, a basin and a toilet is shared by the second and the third bedrooms.

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Amenities:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Housekeeping (by arrangement)
  • Catering (by arrangement)
  • Parking
3D Virtual Tour

3D Virtual Tour

Bona Dea Private Estate presents state-of-the-art 3D virtual tours of its wedding and function venue, and Olive Cottage. 

Wedding and Function Venue

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Olive Cottage

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Consultation

Consultation

Arrange your private or virtual viewing of Bona Dea Private Estate by appointment. 

Bona Dea Private Estate’s dedicated wedding team will take you on an exclusive tour of the venue and its amenities in person or virtually.

Set the ball in motion and start planning your special event by contacting Bona Dea Private Estate to arrange your consultation.

Reviews

Reviews

“Bona Dea Private Estate is an elegant, beautiful place for making wonderful memories to cherish for years to come.”  Thelma Hyde
“What an unbelievable experience! What a gorgeous venue with top-drawer service! Every detail is taken care of timeously and with a smile. Although I was there to DJ for a wedding, I was treated as if I were a wedding guest. To all brides-to-be, I recommend this venue 120%! Stunning wedding venue, breathtaking views, phenomenal service, ample parking, and a brilliant crew.” Brendan
“Stunning location! Stunning food! Stunning service! What a place! A great experience, if you ever get the opportunity to go there for an event, go!” Matthew
“Bona Dea Private Estate is a magnificent world-class establishment! Everything is superb and well maintained. Highly recommended!” Caddie Hart
“Dreams are made of this! A lot of thought and planning has gone into this illustrious and world-class venue. It is breathtakingly beautiful. I highly recommend Bona Dea Estate and have no hesitation in awarding them five stars.” Rene Hartslief
“Such a beautiful setting with such a homely feel!” Caryn Adam
“It is a great privilege to have had the opportunity to be a photographer for several exclusive and beautiful weddings and events at Bona Dea Private Estate. Not once has my breath not been taken away by the beauty and magic that the Bona Dea team manages to create! Their attention to detail is something special. I highly recommend Bona Dea Private Estate for any special occasion.” Billy-Jean

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