About the estate

Naftali Estates was started, in 1979, by the Bezuidenhout family, one of South Africa’s best known seedless grape growers. It is located on the banks of the mighty Orange River near Kanoneiland, west of Upington in South Africa’s Northern Cape.


Naftali is a Biblical Name meaning that “I have fought and I have concurred”. This very much represents the pioneering spirit which Peu Bezuidenhout, his family and staff has shown in the development of the estate.

Naftali Wedding Venue

Nestled between the banks of the mighty Orange River and the lush, green vineyards of Kanoneiland you will find the beautiful Naftali Estate. With picturesque views overlooking the vineyards, Doorspring Horse Stables and the beautiful amphitheater it’s easy to see why our venue is a favorite amongst brides.

About the venue

The main focus and vision for the venue was to create a space where family and friends could celebrate and get together in a  open & tranquil environment in nature.

We didn’t want to take away from the breathtaking views of the vineyards, hence why the entire venue is enclosed with glass panels that are opened and stacked away during the festivities. We wanted to create the illusion that the celebrations were taking place  in nature, between the vineyards.

Facilities at the venue

The main venue

The venue facilities include the beautiful open plan main venue overlooking the stretched vineyards, and horse stables. The venue can accommodate 250-280 guests and comes equipped with kitchen facilities, bathroom facilities, a dance area, a licensed cash bar which will be operated by Naftali personnel


Ceremony facilities

The beautiful Amphitheater was built in 2010 and can be used for all kinds of functions. The theatre can accommodate 350 people and have ‘n beautiful view overlooking the vineyards.


We also offer a beautiful marque tent that can be installed on the grass outside the venue for ceremony or cocktail purposes.


Doorspring Friesian Horse Stud

Another big attraction is Doorspring Friesian Horse stud on Naftali Estate, our award winning horses  can be booked to use during the ceremony or alternatively take the couple the the reception venue from the photo session.  The groom will be brought in with a single harness carriage and the bride with a beautiful horse coach.



Just 1km from the main venue overlooking the Orange River from the deck is our self-service, fully equipped Riverhouse. The guest house is perfect for couple’s who want to stay overnight at the estate. It’s also a great choice for brides who want to getting ready at the estate on the wedding day. Please read more about our Riverhouse Accommodation HERE