Celebrating life’s moments with Bona Dea – a venue for all occasions

Bona Dea

Bona Dea Private Estate in the breathtaking Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in Hermanus is hailed as one of the most dramatic and romantic locations in South Africa. With a range of both indoor and outdoor spaces on offer there’s no shortage of ceremony, canapés and reception areas. Your perfect year-round, all-weather venue.

The Venue

Bona Dea Best Wedding Reception Venue 2015, Best Wedding View 2017, Best Ceremony Finalist 2019. The remarkable Venue Complex incorporates traditional elements of the original Cape Dutch style manor house combined with a bold modern renovation. Natural water features and pristine garden terraces make this luxurious venue perfect for a romantic ceremony. This banquet facility features a completely column free ballroom which is suitable for up to 200 guests, with a generous dance floor. Other features include an adjacent modern bar area, two cocktail lounges with large fireplaces for those cooler seasons, modern crisp white restroom facilities and a fully equipped commercial kitchen. While most ceremonies are held on the treed terrace adorned with 20,000 fairy lights, there is an indoor chapel available on the lower ground level. Everything a discerning wedding couple could wish for.

Bona Dea

On behalf of all of us at Bona Dea we would like to express our sincere commiserations on the possible disruption of your wedding plans due to the effects of Covid-19 restrictions.
The Good News. Our dedicated team at Bona Dea want to provide at least some measure of help, by offering our 2021 Low Season rates for all January to August 2021 dates.

Bona Dea We hope that you will be inspired and still be able to have the wedding of your dreams! First prize would be an on-site consultation (All Covid-19 Health & Safety Regulations in place). Yet, don’t let lockdown put your planning on hold! You can even book a Virtual appointment with one of our expert event planners to identify your requirements, discuss budget options and explore our list of professional service providers.


All accommodation options are conveniently located, exceedingly elegant, and yet, remarkably comfortable (sleeps 22 pax sharing). Dendrobium House, upstairs in the Venue Complex itself has 3 bedrooms and 2 beautifully appointed bathrooms, convenient for the bride and her bridesmaids. Olive Cottage can accommodate 6 guests in 3 bedrooms. Featuring two levels, that can be booked separately or as one. The lower level opens onto a covered patio with built in braai, perfect for the groom and his men.

Mountain Villa a luxurious and contemporary villa, offers five luxurious and modern suites. An idyllic space in which to relax and unwind with your family or an intimate group of friends, before and after the celebrations.

“All that’s left do is say YES, quote THE NEWSPAPER for this Early Bird Promo

The Bona Dea Private Estate in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley is just ninety minutes’ drive from Cape Town International Airport (via N2) and 4km from the seaside town of Hermanus (via R43). Turn off on Camphill Road (via R320) at the start of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus. The GPS co-ordinates are: 34°23’34.51” S, 19°13’14.88” E

For more information contact (028) 050 0370 or visit www.bonadea.co.za