Weddings / Events


Bosky Dell is perfectly suited to hosting a unique and beautiful wedding experience.
Our lawn overlooking the sea is somewhat larger than a tennis court, lending itself to the occasion.
It is an ideal venue for morning or afternoon ceremonies with a brunch or early evening cocktails reception.
Receptions and ceremonies for up to 40 guests can be arranged, if there is subdued music that does not extend past 22h00.

Bosky Dell's charming beachside garden cottages all have a sea view, set against the backdrop of False Bay and the Hottentots Holland mountains.
For weddings the trend has been to book the Stables or the Coach House for the Bride and Groom.
The Main House which sleeps six can be used for family and friends. The 'B' Cottoge extending from it has two large bedrooms and also sleeps six.
It can be hired separately or as an adjoining cottage. Combining these a family of 12 can have a feeling of closeness, yet retain a sense of privacy as each unit has its own front entrance on lower and higher levels.
The 'A' cottage sleeps four in two bedrooms and the Stables and Coach House each sleep two persons (double beds).
All of Bosky's cottages have a bathroom and the Main House has an additional shower room. One or two of these would need to be hired as a cloak room facility. It can be practical to reserve all cottages exclusively, if sufficient advanced notice is given.

Bosky Dell only provides a venue
Everything else has to be hired by the guest i.e. chairs, tables, cutlery, crockery/umbrellas/gazebos, marquee or Bedouin tent, etc.
Guests need to arrange for the delivery, setup and removal of tents with the hiring company - usually delivered the day before the event and removed early on the morning of the day after.
Bosky does not do catering. It is however imperative that catering plans are discussed with us at the time of booking, as we need to consider the logistics of power, storage, access of delivery vehicles.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required for events. Additionally a R1000 refundable Cash deposit for potential damages is required.
Please note no weddings in peak season between 10 Dec and 15 Jan.

Parking facilities
There is parking at Bosky Dell for guests staying in the cottages. On the day of the wedding, the bride/groom usually request
guests to park outside so the venue is clear for any deliveries/photos/etc.
Parking is limited especially in summer school holiday periods - along Main (McFarlane) Road and Links Drive off Bellevue Road.

SANPARKS close their parking grounds at 18h30 in Feb/Mar/Oct/Nov - at 17h00 from April to September - and 19h30 in December/January.
After closing time ALL remaining cars are clamped. A fee has to be paid when collecting the car the next day.
They make absolutely NO exceptions.
One can request a parking permit in advance from SANPARKS Tokai Head Office. This costs R150 per car. Telephone 021 712 2337.
A recent trend has been for guests to arrive by bus, or mini vans. There are several reputable services in the area.

Weather guide
The coastal southern Cape has a mediterranean climate. It is hot and mostly dry usuallly from October through April. In late summer, February and March, the wind drops making these ideal months. Very good weather can extend into June here, as the far south is buffered by mountain ranges from the north-westers. These bring rain that falls mostly in July and August and then intermittently into the spring.

Alternate Venues
For larger weddings or if a disco/dancefloor is required we highly recommend Blue Horizon Estate - a 10 minute drive away.
Alternatively the Simon's Town Country Club is virtually next door - just a 5 minute walk away.
Both have a roaring fire in winter, excellent for weddings then.
Bosky Dell also has fire places for guests staying over. Only Namibian charcoal to be used. Available for purchase in Simon's Town.

We can suggest these as well

Wedding planners
Perfect Weddings
Lilies and Lace -
Blue Horizon Estate
Bedouin type tents
Touareg Tents
Nomadik Stretch Tents and Canopies

Core Catering

Hire companies
Banks Hiring
Mukhtar Hiring