Bona Dea Private Estate is the perfect gateway to an unforgettable luxurious wedding destination in Hermanus, South Africa.

Mountain Escape:

Breath taking mountain views, enchanting sunsets and a romantic fynbos wilderness: Bona Dea Private Estate is the perfect gateway to an unforgettable wedding destination is Hermanus, South Africa.
Named after the Roman Goddess “Bona Dea” the secluded Bona Dea Private Estate is one of South Africa’s most luxurious venues within the Hemel-en- Aarde Valley area of Hermanus.
The wedding venue is located near the beautiful shores of Walker Bay, in a picturesque location gently nestled against mountain slopes and endless views across the valley.
Home to the first orchids planted in the area, the dream-like setting is one of the oldest and most traditionally sought after locations in South Africa. The estate boasts endless views across heavenly vineyards, wild fynbos and mountainous terrain; perfect for an idyllic country landscape.
This iconic destination of spectacular natural beauty is only a 90 min drive from Cape Town, making it the perfect location for your special day.

An Elegant Package:

This remarkable venue complex of Bona Dea Private Estate is overlooked by the owner Diddi Johnson who offers the majestic Dendrobium Wedding complex venue to guests worldwide. The building incorporates traditional elements of a Cape -styled farmhouse, adding a sense of romantic privacy amidst the captivating wilderness of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Its natural water features and pristine garden terraces make this luxurious venue perfect for a romantic ceremony, with an array of wedding options on offer that are flexible and can be personalised.

For an afternoon wedding guests can choose to enjoy welcome drinks, out door canapes and the tranquil views of the Fybnos mountains. In the evening, the garden can be adorned with 20, 000 sparkling fairy lights, adding a magical ambience to the forest greenery.

The Manor house lavish staircase makes for the perfect introduction. The Manor house also offers a limited number of private exquisitely styled bedrooms, where you and your beloved can wake in comfort and luxurious style, taking in the panoramic views of South Africa’s most treasured landscape.

Whether you are looking for a day that is grand but intimate, or stylish yet understated – the buildings features captures every essence of luxury and romance.

The Dendrobium Venue Complex, features a stylish ballroom which is suitable for up to 160 guests, with a generous dance floor; is a bold renovation incorporating the original Cape styled farmhouse and is tailored to be the ultimate in privacy and exclusivity. Light airy rooms lead to raised terraces to optimise the views with steps down to a large entertainment/ceremonial terrace. The décor is pure, chic elegance and designed to perfection, thoughtfully conceived with everything the discerning wedding couple or corporate host could wish for.

Particular features include a completely column free banqueting hall and adjacent 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 a chapel available on the lower ground level and three double bedrooms upstairs offer accommodation for event guests. Ample secure parking is available on site.

Exclusive Touch

For the most memorable and spectacular celebration, the estate’s team of top wedding planners offer their skilled expertise to ensure the most refined elements of your dream wedding day come to life. Their skilled team includes, interior designers, master florists and creative stylists to impeccably transform your wedding vision into something spectacular! The team’s strong ethos of sourcing local produce means that your Proteas are grown in the estate and are lovingly selected for brides wishing to include Proteas in their floral décor or bouquets. Allow Bona Dea Private Estate’s specialist team to guide you through every precision, ensuring that every minute detail – from your colour palette to your table arrangements - falls perfectly into place on your special day.

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Say "I Do" At One Of South Africa's Most Luxurious Venues

Say "I Do" At One Of South Africa's Most Luxurious Venues

Bona Dea Private Estate is the perfect gateway to an unforgettable luxurious wedding destination in Hermanus, South Africa.

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