Bona Dea Private Estate

Luxury Self-Catering Accommodation - Venue Hire

Bona Dea Private Estate is situated in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley just outside Hermanus. The luxury estate is embraced by vistas of fertile vineyards, endemic fynbos and majestic mountain ranges. Bona Dea Private Estate presents three elegant self-catering accommodation options suitable for intimate family reunions, team building sessions and executive board meetings. Mountain Villa has room for ten guests and has its own swimming pool while Olive Cottage consists of two units, sleeps four and two guests respectively and can be booked separately or together. Furthermore, Bona Dea Private Estate is the ideal venue for exclusive weddings and elite corporate functions. 3D Virtual Tours of the estate, its world-class facilities and accommodations are available for your convenience. Bona Dea Private Estate sleeps a total of 16 guests.

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About

About

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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 planet's 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 a luxury self-catered holiday, 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 needs to be personally experienced to be fully-appreciated, mere words can not describe this exquisite destination’s essence and beauty.

Mountain Villa

Mountain Villa 

(maximum of ten guests sharing)

Bona Dea Private Estate’s five-bedroom Mountain Villa is a contemporary architectural masterpiece bordering the edge of the Cape Floral Kingdom. 

Ground Level
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The entrance to the villa is via a walkway over a tranquil koi-pond leading into the spacious open-plan reception area which has a fully-fitted kitchen, comfortable lounge and dining room with a 16-seater dining room table and indoor fireplace which is perfect for socialising. There is a study area with a temperature and humidity control system for your wines. 

For your convenience, a scullery and laundry area can be found on the ground level.

Lower Level
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The lower level of the villa offers a kitchenette and a cosy lounge with a fireplace that leads out to a spacious sundeck. Soak up the remarkable scenery while you unwind with comforts which include a lap pool, Jacuzzi and steam room.

Bedrooms

The main bedroom has a Queen-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with his-and-hers Victorian baths, a double shower and basins, and a toilet.

Bedroom 2 and 3 each have a double bed and ensuite bathrooms that have baths, showers, basins and toilets. 

Bedroom 4 has two single beds and an ensuite bathroom with a bath, shower, basin and toilet.

Bedroom 5 has two single beds and a separate guest bathroom that has a bath, shower, basin and toilet.  

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Rates:

  • Starting at R10,800 per night for the villa (excluding VAT)

Amenities:

  • WiFi
  • TV
  • DStv (Premium Package)
  • Music System (with CDs)
  • Indoor Fireplaces 
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gas BBQ Grill
  • Parking Garages
  • Generator
  • Housekeeping (by arrangement)
  • Butler (by arrangement)
  • Catering (by arrangement)

Take a virtual tour of Mountain Villa here

Olive Cottage - Lower Level

Olive Cottage - Lower Level

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

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. 

The bedroom has a double bed and the bathroom has a bath, double shower, basin and toilet. 

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Rates: 

  • Starting at R1,600 per night for Olive Cottage - Lower Level (excluding VAT)

Amenities:

  • WiFi
  • Gas Heater
  • Braai Area
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping (by arrangement)
  • Catering (by arrangement)

Please note that Olive Cottage - Lower Level can be booked individually or together with Olive Cottage - Upper Level for larger groups.

Take a virtual tour of Olive Cottage here.

Olive Cottage - Upper Level

Olive Cottage - Upper Level

(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 with a dining room and lounge area that has an indoor fireplace. 

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 bath, shower, basin and toilet.

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Rates: 

  • Starting at R3,100 per night for Olive Cottage - Upper Level (excludes VAT) 

Amenities:

  • WiFi
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Generator
  • Housekeeping (by arrangement)
  • Catering (by arrangement)

Please note that Olive Cottage - Upper Level can be booked individually or together with Olive Cottage - Lower Level for larger groups.

Take a virtual tour of Olive Cottage here.
 

3D Virtual Tour

3D Virtual Tour

Bona Dea Private Estate presents state-of-the-art 3D virtual tours of Mountain Villa, Olive Cottage and the wedding and function venue. Sit back and relax as you enjoy the very best eye-candy the estate has to offer.
Mountain Villa

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Olive Cottage

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Wedding and Function Venue

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Weddings

Weddings

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)
  • Wrap-Around Balcony (panoramic view of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley)
  • Cocktail Lounge
  • Reception Rooms and Lounges with Large Fireplaces
  • Magical Ceremonial Tree Terrace (adorned with 20,000 fairy lights)
  • Indoor Chapel (for inclement weather)
  • His-and-Hers Restrooms (with hand towels and organic guest toiletries)
  • Generator
  • Parking

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.

Event Options:

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

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

Plan Your Event

Plan Your Event

Use the convenient Bona Dea Private Estate event-planning tool to curate your special event. Easy-to-navigate, the tool provides:

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  • 3D Tours
  • Rates

Click here to get started.

Reviews

Reviews

“An elegant, beautiful place for making wonderful memories to cherish for years to come.” Thelma Hyde
“What a magnificent world class establishment! Everything is superb and well maintained. Highly recommended!” Caddie Hart
“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
“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
“Dreams are made of this! It is evident that a lot of thought and planning has gone into this illustrious and world-class venue. It is breathtakingly beautiful and absolutely magnificent. 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 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

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