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Luxury private estate and stunning gardens with sensational vistas.

  • 4.4

  • from 19 Google reviews

A bench in front of a mountain
A bench in front of a mountain

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About the garden

Prepare to be blown away. Originating from a vivid dream, held by a group of friends, to create an exclusive destination in outstanding surroundings to enjoy with others, Johannesdal achieves exactly this and is a South African hidden gem.

Nestled in the magnificent mountain range of Banhoek Valley is this farmhouse turned leading venue for holiday-makers and gatherings, boasting simplistic yet modern and luxurious design. But it’s the outdoors and gardens that really make this special place. Cleverly being developed to blend with the interior are sweeping green lawns and gardens featuring exotic African planting and styles. Relax by the tranquil Lily ponds in the secluded Waterlily garden, enjoy the refreshing citrus scent of the beautiful Lemon orchards and marvel at the breathtaking views from the two spacious garden terraces.

Every October, members of the public are welcomed into the gardens during Garden Week. Johannesdal is also home to a huge hall with floor-to-ceiling windows and a soundproof reception area which are available to hire.

How long is a typical visit?

The average visitor spends 1 - 2 hours (Quarter Day) at Johannesdal.

Opening times

5 - 7 October (Garden Week) 10:00 - 16:00

Useful details

Garden area

3.7 Acres

Dog walking

No - Guide dogs only.

Cafe or restaurant

No cafe or restaurant on site


Yes - Children of all ages. Please note, all ponds and pools are open with no fencing.

Wheelchair access

Mostly inaccessible (some paths moderately flat and paved).



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Google reviews

  • 4.4

  • from 19 Google reviews

Ursula Cardoso

a month ago


Breathtaking mountain views, beautiful gardens, such a romantic venue! The perfect wedding venue where you can have the entire celebration on-site; the ceremony, pre-drinks and reception.

amirah petersen

a month ago


Beautiful green venue... Winter or Summer, a lovely function venue. Classy, vintage but rustic, fresh air and breathtaking views. this place can be used as is or made up to fit any theme. The kitchen (catering)needs some additional equipment to be fully functional but it's nice and spacious.

Samantha Abigail Serfontein

4 months ago


Most beautiful, special and exquisite wedding venue in South Africa. From the views, gardens and quality of the whole facility to the owner Chris being so accommodating to us. Thank you for making our wedding so unique!

Luke Krone

a week ago


Always a pleasure and privilege to work at Johannesdal

Madeleine Malan

a month ago


Beautiful views, lovely venue. Parking limited for larger groups and not very accessible.

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