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Bona Dea Private Estate

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Heaven and Earth Country Escape


Bona Dea Private Estate hailed as one of the most romantic and dramatic locations in Southern Africa is a unique luxurious wedding venue situated high on the mountain slopes in the breath-taking Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven-and-Earth) Valley. Bona Dea is nestled amongst the wine estates behind the seaside town of Hermanus, the whale watching capital of the Southern Hemisphere located only 90 minutes from Cape Town.

The Valley is an escape and should be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. It was once said that “so high are the hills, which closely embrace the valley all around, that they seem to touch the sky and you cannot see anything but Heaven and Earth”. The estate boasts endless views across heavenly vineyards, wild fynbos and mountainous terrain, perfect for an idyllic country escape. It is no wonder Bona Dea Private Estate was awarded Best Wedding View in 2017 by TopVendor Wedding Awards.

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An Elegant Package

This remarkable Venue Complex on Bona Dea Private Estate incorporates traditional elements of the original Cape Dutch style manor house combined with a bold modern renovation and it is tailored to be the ultimate in privacy. Its natural water features and pristine garden terraces make this luxurious venue perfect for a romantic ceremony, with an array of style options on offer.
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. The décor is chic elegance and thoughtfully conceived to showcase the panoramic views of South Africa’s most treasured landscape. Everything the discerning wedding couple or corporate host could wish for.
Others features include a completely column free banqueting hall and adjacent modern bar area both with full air conditioning, two cocktail lounges with large fireplaces for those cooler seasons, modern crisp white rest-room 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 and three double bedrooms upstairs offer accommodation for the bride’s entourage. Ample secure parking is available on site.
For a daytime wedding, guests can choose to enjoy welcome drinks, outdoor canapés and the tranquil views of the “Heaven and Earth” Valley. In the evening, the garden is adorned with 20, 000 sparkling fairy lights, adding a magical ambience to the forest greenery.
Whether you are looking for a day that is grand but intimate, or stylish yet understated, the buildings and its surrounds capture every essence of tranquillity and romance.

Exclusive Touch

For the most memorable and spectacular celebration, the estate’s team of event and wedding planners offer their skilled expertise to ensure the unique elements of your dream wedding day come to life. Bona Dea Private Estate has a strong ethos of sourcing local produce. Allow their specialist team to guide you through every step - from your colour palette to your menu choices. So that all that is left to do is say Yes.
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  • Contact: Liza Vogel
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Bona Dea Private Estate is the perfect gateway to an unforgettable luxurious wedding destination in Hermanus, South Africa.

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Farm 7/585 Camphill Road Hemel-En-Aarde Valley Hermanus 7200