Exclusive Wedding And Corporate Function Venue

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Bona Dea Private Estate has been hailed as one of South Africa’s most desired function destinations that specialise in 5-star weddings and elite corporate events. The estate, situated in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley just outside Hermanus, is embraced by vineyards, endemic fynbos and majestic mountain ranges. Boasting world-class amenities and services that include a private indoor chapel, indoor and outdoor reception areas and in-house professional event planning and coordination, Bona Dea Private Estate is everything you could hope for, and more. Sophisticated accommodation options include three elegant rooms in Dendrobium House (The Venue), Olive Cottage with an upper and lower level, and Mountain Villa with five luxurious suites.

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Bona Dea Private Estate is an easy 90-minutes’ drive from Cape Town International Airport and is about 4km from Hermanus, one of South Africa's most popular coastal holiday towns. 

Favoured by both local and international tourists, Hermanus offers visitors blue flag beaches, award-winning wine estates and some of the planets greatest whale-watching opportunities. 

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Set in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, Bona Dea Private Estate is the perfect setting for elegant weddings, functions and conferences. The venue complex incorporates elements of the original Cape Dutch manor house combined with ultra-modern refurbishments that exudes elegance and sophistication. 



Bona Dea Private Estate incorporates indoor and outdoor spaces to ensure all-weather weddings, all-year-around. 

The Venue includes:

  • Stylish Ballroom (suitable for up to 200 guests)
  • Scenic Wrap-Around Balcony with a panoramic view of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
  • Light and Airy Reception Rooms and Lounges with Large Fireplaces
  • Magical Ceremonial Tree Terrace (adorned by 20,000 fairy lights)

With professional wedding and function planners available to handle all aspects of your special day, the only thing you need to do is relax and enjoy yourself with your family, friends and colleagues. 

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Corporate Functions

Corporate Functions

Bona Dea Private Estate is suitable for small or large fully-catered corporate events such as:

  • Gala Dinners
  • Conferences
  • Seminars
  • Executive Board-Meetings
  • Team Building Sessions

The world-class corporate venue includes:

  • Cinema-Style arrangements for up to 280 delegates
  • Classroom arrangements for up to 128 delegates
  • U-Shape arrangements for up to 60 delegates

The venue is fully equipped with:

  • Uncapped Wi-Fi
  • PowerPoints
  • Data Projector and Screen
  • Cordless Microphones
  • Aircon 
  • Ample Parking

Plan Your Event

Plan Your Event

Custom-design your event to your exact specifications by using the convenient Bona Dea Private Estate, event-planning tool. Easy-to-navigate, the tool provides:

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Your stay at Bona Dea Private Estate promises luxury, elegance and comfort. The estate offers a choice of three self-catering accommodation options. Catering and cleaning services can be arranged in advance at an additional charge.

Mountain Villa 

(maximum of ten guests)

Mountain Villa is a luxurious self-catering home boasting magnificent views of the Hemel-en-Aarde valley. Amenities include a swimming pool, a jacuzzi and steam room.

The spacious villa has five bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Dendrobium House (The Venue)

(maximum of six guests)

Dendrobium House, also known as The Venue, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. 

Olive Cottage

(maximum of six guests)

Olive Cottage has two self-catering levels. 

The ground floor of Olive Cottage consists of a self-contained studio flat that has an undercover patio and a built-in braai. The open-plan flat has a kitchenette and a bathroom.

The upper level has an open-plan lounge, dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

3D Virtual Tour

3D Virtual Tour

The team at Bona Dea Private Estate believes in only the very best for their guests and presents a state-of-the-art 3D virtual tour of the wedding and function venue, as well as the luxury self-catering accommodation. Sit back a relax as you enjoy the very best eye-candy the estate has to offer.

Wedding and Function Venue


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Mountain Villa




“What an unbelievable experience! What a gorgeous venue with top drawer service! Every little detail is taken care of timeously and with a smile on the faces of the staff who were on duty. I was there to DJ for a wedding, but I was treated exactly the same way as the guests were. To all brides to be, I recommend this venue 120%. Awesome accommodation, stunning wedding venue, breathtaking views, phenomenal service, ample parking, and a brilliant crew of individuals who treat you like family.” Brendan, Facebook
“Stunning location! Stunning food! Stunning service! What a place!!! A great experience, If you ever get the opportunity to go here for an event, go!”  Matthew, GoogleReviews
“It is a great privilege to have had the opportunity to be a photographer for a number of 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 manage to create! Their attention to detail is something truly special. I highly recommend Bona Dea Private Estate for any special occasion.” Billy-Jean, TripAdvisor



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