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Bona Dea Private Estate

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Venue Categories: Conferencing, Convention Centre, Exhibition Spaces, Wedding

We cater for the following function types: Cocktail Party, Anniversary, Award Ceremony, Birthday, Business Board Meeting, Business Dinner, Company Milestone, Conference, Corporate Breakaway, Engagement Party, Gala Dinner, Product Launch, Seminar, Strategy Session, Team Building, Wedding, Year End Function

Bona Dea Private Estate offers exceptional facilities for weddings, conferences, seminars, executive board-meetings, gala dinners or even team building sessions. Viewings are by appointment to ensure individual attention.
Couples who host their big day at Bona Dea enjoy exclusive and private use of the Dendrobium Venue Complex. We host up to 180 guests in the magical Ballroom, complete with a dance floor and catering facilities.
For the most memorable and spectacular celebration, the estate’s team of event and wedding planners ensure the unique elements of your dream wedding day come to life, with an array of style options on offer.
Included: The use of the Treed Terrace, with its unrivalled view over the valley and fairy lights in the trees, the ground-floor chapel, the Cocktail Bar Lounge, the Dessert Room (perfect for the cake cutting ceremony), the versatile and stylish Ballroom, the lounge areas, beautiful restrooms, ample parking, and so much more.
At Bona Dea Private Estate we are big supporters of marriage equality and we celebrate love in its many rainbow variations. Our wedding venue and friendly staff will ensure that your life-changing wedding day is celebrated with the respect and joy it deserves.
We’ve hosted a variety of different functions – from fashion shows to orchestral concerts – in addition to the many marvellous weddings and other special celebrations conceptualised and executed by the Bona Dea dream team.
Bona Dea Private Estate offers exceptional facilities for conferences, seminars, executive board-meetings, gala dinners or even team building sessions. Whatever you dream up, our talented team of event planners can make it happen.
Situated just outside of Hermanus, at the very beginning of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Bona Dea Private Estate is an easy 90 minute drive from Cape Town. The beautiful surroundings – fynbos and vineyards as far as the eye can see – provide a welcome contrast to the rush of city life… Perfect for a conference or corporate brainstorming getaway.
Our venue was planned with the comfort of our guests in mind and as a result the rooms flow into one another in a practical, yet stylish way. In addition to beautiful restrooms and secure parking, Bona Dea is also equipped with a data projector and screen, cordless microphones and a complete PA system, free uncapped Wi-Fi, ample power outlets and air-conditioning.
Bona Dea Private Estate is only 2.5km from Hermanus – the jewel of the Overberg region and right at the heart of the Cape Whale Coast.
If you’re not sure where to start your search for accommodation in the area, do not despair. Since the town depends heavily on tourism for its economy to flourish, there’s an abundance of different accommodation options available to visitors –from guesthouses to five star hotels, and everything in between.
Our accommodation options are perfect for small groups, like your bridal entourage and close family. If you’re hosting a business function, having senior management sleep over on location would be a special treat. All accommodation is self–service and self-catering. Housekeeping services and catering can be arranged in advance, at an additional charge.
Mountain villa:
A luxurious and contemporary self-catering villa that provides an idyllic space in which to relax and unwind. This stylish villa offers a haven of opulent space and the ultimate in privacy. Consisting of five luxurious, modern and beautifully decorated suites, the open-plan villa can be booked exclusively for a family, a group of friends or corporate breakaway. Each room has all the amenities needed for a pleasurable stay, including plush linen and bedding, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi and more.
Sleeps 10 guests

Denbrobium house:

Upstairs in the venue complex itself has 3 bedrooms with unforgettable views of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and 2 beautifully appointed bathrooms. . For your comfort, there is also a mini bar fridge, microwave and coffee station.
Sleeps 6 guests
Olive cottage:
Upper Level: Offers 2 beautiful bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a lounge area with fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen and an open plan dining room.
Lower Level: A ground floor studio with kitchenette, one bedroom with a full ensuite bathroom and an undercover braai patio with a comfortable seating area.
Upper Level sleeps 4
Lower level sleeps 2

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Special Features

Catering Service Providers
Bar & Waitering Staff
Spectacular Views
Accommodation options, Venue, Cottage, Villa
Close to town
On the wine route


Maximum Capacity 200
Banqueting with Dance Floor 200
Cinema 280
Cocktail 100
Double U Shape 120
Half Moon / Cabaret 100
Schoolroom 128
U Shape 60