Bona Dea Private Estate

4.40 avg. rating (83% score) - 5 votes

Bona Dea Private Estate has been hailed as one of the most romantic and dramatic locations in Southern Africa. It is a unique wedding venue situated high on the mountain slopes in the breath-taking Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Bona Dea is nestled among the wine estates behind the seaside town of Hermanus, an easy 90 minutes from Cape Town International Airport.

The Dendrobium Venue Complex features a stylish ballroom which is suitable for up to 200 guests, with a generous dance floor. Light airy reception rooms and lounges lead to raised terraces with steps down to a large ceremonial treed- terrace area adorned with 20,000 fairy lights, perfect for your fairy-tale ceremony.

Other features include an adjacent cocktail bar lounge, two lounges with large fireplaces for those cooler seasons, modern crisp white restroom facilities and a fully equipped commercial kitchen. While many ceremonies are held on the terrace, there is an indoor chapel available on the lower ground level. Also, ample secure parking is available on site.

Bona Dea’s talented events team would be delighted to receive you and your entourage at the estate for a guided tour, while familiarising themselves with your wedding ideas and requirements. The estate offers a wide range of event-critical services on site, such as furniture and décor hire to make your day spectacular in every way. Bona Dea Private Estate is a ‘must see’ venue that was awarded Best Reception Venue in 2015 and Best Wedding View in 2017 at the TopVendor Wedding Awards.


Contact:    [email protected]

Address:   Camphill Road, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus


Facebook: @bonadeae


Venues | Western Cape | Price on Enquiry

Services Provided

  • Onsite accommodation
  • External wedding planner allowed
  • Wedding planner by venue inclusive
  • External catering allowed
  • Generator
  • Plan B weather option
  • Parking
  • Ceremony venue
  • Reception venue
  • Rental equipment inclusive
  • Staff available
  • Alcohol by venue only
  • Bar available


  • Afternoon
  • Evening
  • Weekdays
  • Weekends
  • Summer
  • Winter

Special Requirements

  • Halaal-friendly
  • Kosher-friendly
  • Wheelchair-friendly