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Nooitgedacht Estate is a family-owned and managed historical Cape Dutch wine estate in Stellenbosch with a homestead and outbuildings that date back to 1774.

With its historic charm and Cape Dutch roots, It's become known as one of the best venues in the Stellenbosch area for weddings, events, a range of experiences and corporate events. Our estate boasts expansive lawns, shaded by century-old oak trees, rolling vineyards and exhibiting an authentic old-world vibe.

The original cellar venue with its rustic atmosphere is used for indoor functions and can accommodate up to 300 guests or between 50 - 260 guests with a dance floor. Our expansive gardens offer ample opportunity for outdoor entertainment in grand style.

The Wirth family pride themselves on adding a personal touch to each event, which can be found in every aspect of the service offering. All details are tailored to suit your individual needs to ensure that your function is a truly unique and special occasion.

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Weddings

Live the fairytale. Far from the commercial, cookie-cutter wedding and event venues that try to make all your wishes and dreams dovetail into their tight schedule and rule book, the Wirths go out of their way to personalise your event. The team ensures that the event or special day is meaningful and tailored to your preferences, while handling all the details and logistics with the utmost professionalism.

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Corporate events

Our spacious, well-equipped facilities and convenient setting make Nooitgedacht Estate the perfect location for your next corporate function. As we will only ever have one event at a time, you can count on our complete support, assistance and the exclusivity of our venue.

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The History of Nooitgedacht

Our history begins in the year 1692, when a fine piece of land in the Stellenbosch Winelands was granted to a blacksmith from Magdeburg, Germany. Matthias Greeff had been living on the farm for ten years when the title deed with the name “Nooitgedacht” was handed over to him by Simon van der Stel – the founder of Stellenbosch. Greeff became a prominent figure in the young Stellenbosch community: he was a well-known sheep farmer, Heemraad of Stellenbosch and served as a corporal in the Citizen Force. He also trained himself in the field of herbal medicine, which, after refining his knowledge and skills, he made available to the local community.

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Experiences

Nooitgedacht Estate offers a range of unique experiences in the Cape Winelands region. Since our inception, we’ve expanded to offer a series of carefully curated experiences, that include various activities at our homestead as well as collaborations with talented local entrepreneurs.

The Nooitgedacht Grazing Boxes allow guests to enjoy a classic picnic at our estate with a selection of hand-selected treats. Our all encompassing venue hiring service includes the use of the various spaces at our homestead and the assistance of our experienced events management team. All experiences include professional services and specialists who ensure a fulfilling, seamless time for guests.

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AREAS

Grand hall

Our luxurious banqueting hall can seat between 120 - 300 people. It offers a spacious setting which can easily be transformed and structured to exude the perfect ambiance for the day.

Courtyard

A quaint courtyard for special moments with your guests.

Manor House

A century-old manor house, built in a Cape Dutch style. The house has various rooms, which are conveniently available for guests.

Bridal Suite

A beautifully decorated suite for the newly wed pair. The ideal space to begin the next phase in a romantic and historically rich space. It is located in the manor house, with a high ceiling and decorated with striking antiques.

Lawn

Expansive lawns with century-old oak trees, offering a memorable space with picturesque views.

Lane

A paved lane offering stunning photo opportunities and panoramic views of the beautiful surrounding area.

Pond

Our garden pond offer a beautifully serene setting for intimate moments, catching up with friends or just taking it all in.

Flowers

Our team collaborates with local florists and farmers to offer a wide range of exquisite flowers, plants and leaves that can be purchased. Our hand-crafted bouquets and bunches are carefully compiled, offering a unique final touch or gift.

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VILLAGE

Nooitgedacht Village forms part of the historic Nooitgedacht Estate in Stellenbosch. Surrounded by rolling vineyards and mountain vistas, it offers idyllic Stellenbosch Winelands living – experience traditional village life on 25ha steeped in splendour. Soak up spectacular panoramic views and a culture of true community in an authentic, sustainable Stellenbosch village.

The vision is to create spaces where old world values are embraced, and where both the rich heritage of Nooitgedacht Estate and its magnificent natural surroundings are nurtured and celebrated.

Drawing architectural inspiration from Old Cape and historic Bo-Kaap district living, and embracing a community-driven lifestyle with principles of centuries-old European hamlets, the village consists of 7 residential precincts.

Nooitgedacht Village has been designed as an exciting mix of residential, commercial and retail components that combine to create attractive, safe Cape Winelands living. Furthermore, it has convenient access to the towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek as well as Cape Town and the Northern Suburbs.

We invite you to join the incredible Nooitgedacht Village story!

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