B E S P O K E  &  E L E G A N T

Destination Wedding in the magnificent Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus in South Africa.

Unforgettable Wedding Venue with endless views across heavenly vineyards…

Bona Dea Private Estate is 2.5km from Hermanus, the gem of the Overberg region and in the heart of the Cape Whale Coast, Western Cape, South Africa. We are a stone’s throw away from Cape Town International Airport & which is 110km away.

Your special occasion will be framed by spectacular scenery, an array of exquisite settings, and breathtaking locations that create the ideal backdrop for a truly unforgettable celebration.

All packages include exclusive use of the entire venue complex for your bespoke wedding – a bespoke wedding venue in Hermanus!

It boasts endless views of vineyards, wild fynbos, and mountainous terrain — perfect for an elegant destination wedding on the mountain slopes & among the wine estates of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley behind the seaside town of Hermanus.

Bona Dea is a ‘must-see’ venue!!  Your perfect year-round, all-weather venue!

This award-winning luxurious estate is ideally suited for a wedding ceremony and reception for you and your guests – Perfect for any indoor or outdoor ceremony or reception. The garden treed terrace, offering breathtaking views, is a tranquil spot for guests to enjoy a sundowner or served with an array of canapés.

With our outstanding level of service, Bona Dea Private Estate promises a memorable wedding at one of the best wedding destinations abroad. From the moment you enquire until you proceed down the aisle.


Morning Liza,
I trust you are well.
Thank you.
Also thank you for all the efforts of you and your team on our special day. The amount of hours and legwork you put in must surely be appreciated and commended.
We really appreciate everything you guys did for us, whether it was short notice or ad hoc, you really made the 2 days special.
You guys make dreams come true.
A massive thank you to you and all your vendors.

- Alec Basson


Hi Liza -
Thank you again soooo much for making our day special & for it to go as smoothly & amazing as it did. You were patient with us, cancellations & then us resuming & the pandemic as well, but I'm glad we finally did it.
You listened & DELIVERED every little & big request we made until the very last hour & NO is not in your vocabulary! We really appreciate your hard work & your beautiful venue. I did not worry about anything at all on the day & everyone was well taken care of. Our family & friends are saying this was the wedding of our generation. Classy. Fun. Well organized.
Thank you for recommending the suppliers that delivered what they promised!
Can't thank you enough Liza!
God Bless.

- Munya & Tendai

Groom & Bride

Hi Liza - Hope you slept some !!
Monster thanks again for Your Magically making Kate n Luke’s finest Ever day SO Spectacular….entirely due to your incredibly meticulous attention to detail, pride 'n passion to delivering Excellence! You are a Winner !!
Our Fondest Cheer, Zoe n Paddy xxx

- Zoe & Paddy

Bride's Parents

Hi Liza, Everyone we have spoken to was "bowled over" by the most incredible wedding! Many commented that it was the best wedding they have ever been to & some said it was like a royal wedding. The organization was slick & like clockwork as we had discussed.

We are enormously grateful to you for your part in the planning & execution. With your eye for detail & experience, we had the comfort of not stressing too much and knew it was in the capable hands of you & your team.

Thank you🙏
Pat, Margot, Em & Jake

- Pat, Margot, Emma & Jake

Bride's Parents, Bride & Groom

Having the Bona Dea team create our fairytale wedding is truly a dream come true, and we are so grateful for you - it was amazing! Andrea, thank you for your support & assistance throughout our journey together. Your attention to detail was perfect!

You are a kind-hearted person & was an absolute pleasure to work with you🥰

- Dewaldt & Hope

Groom & Bride

What an exceptional experience with Bona Dea. From start to finish, the best venue, and most amazing staff. Our coordinator, Andrea, is absolutely phenomenal!
Her calm demeanor and genuine caring nature made our wedding such a pleasant and stress free time. We are grateful to the entire team for their hard work and for making all our dreams come true.
A moment in our life that we will treasure forever! Thank you 🤗

- André & Imiké

Groom & Bride

Truly a magical day from start to finish, we could not have wished for anything better! What a setting overlooking the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde valley, the venue looked spectacular! We felt so lucky to have our wedding there. Thank you to Liza and her incredible team at Bona Dea who were so accommodating & professional - always willing to take on board new ideas and to try new things to create exactly what we envisioned. We thoroughly enjoyed working with you all- your team went above and beyond to give us such a special day xx

- Matthew & Ashleigh

Groom & Bride

Liza!!! The wedding planner/ coordinator/ saver of LIFE!! Thank you so much for all your help... and tolerance over the wedding ❤️ Really could not have done it without you. And the wedding was an absolute BEAUT❤️ My family are asking us to do it again... I, too will miss our chats, already do. I hope you're well & staying blessed!!

- Melusi & Melissa

Groom & Bride

Dear Liza & the Bona Dea Team,
Jacques and I just wanted to say an enormous thank you to all of you everything that you did to create and coordinate our perfect wedding! It was truly the best day of our lives - we wish that we could relive it a million times! Bona Dea was simply the most incredible venue, and you were all amazing!

- Jacques & Lauren

Groom & Bride

Just a HUGE thank you to every single one of you. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect.
Liza, you joined in late. But I wouldn’t want anyone else to have been in charge of it. Thank you for your amazing support, guidance, & organizational skills. You have really outdone yourself.
You were all great and I will forever be grateful for everything you’ve done!

- Nine Vermeulen


We aren’t over the wedding yet- it was the most magical day of our lives. You and your team are an absolute dream ❤️ Thank you again for everything!

- Greg & Kiara

Groom & Bride

We would like to thank you for an excellent function. The wedding went absolutely smoothly and even my very careful music selection was performed completely correctly. The run-up to the wedding was punctual, comprehensive and “stress-free”. In all respects an extremely professional experience. We would recommend Bona Dea with all our hearts.

- Martin and Maureen

Groom's Parents

Hi Liza, I just want to say thank you so much for everything!
Yesterday was honestly one of the best days of my life.

You are so organised and it really showed in how seamlessly yesterday went.

Thank you SO much 💕

- Ashlyn


Hi Liza thanks for the lovely message!
Thank you and the team for everything you did to make the day so special. You are the best !

The way you organised everything before the event and on the day was amazing.

Tell the team the service was exceptional and the guests all commented on the way they were made to feel special.
The venue is truly beautiful and the weather was great.

Thanks so much once again for being a dream to work with...

Nothing was to much!

We are in the bush for a few days and when back will share photos . Robyn says please stick around until her wedding one day. 

Regards 💕🥰

- Charlotte

Bride's Mother
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