The farm Contreberg was established in the early 1800’s to support passing ships of the then Dutch East Indian Company producing fresh crops and grazing for animals. The farm remained in the Pretorius Versfeld family over the last few decades before the now 352 ha was subdivided and entrusted to the Pretorius family in 2016.

Located a mere 60 km from Cape Town, the endless rolling hills, vineyards, lawns, gardens and hidden paths with several private corners and seating areas proof a timeless and relaxed backdrop for capturing your special moments forever. With the option of a Garden wedding or cosy Barn venue reception, our personal touch will ensure your every need is catered for as you would imagine.
The manor house was built in 1818 and extended in 1888, but partially damaged by a fire in 2018, before completely being restored by 2019. 
You can stay in this Cape Dutch Manor house which perfectly blends with modern features for your comfort. The House is nestled in the finely manicured garden surrounded by Oak trees and breath-taking mountain and valley views. The Oregon Pine floors, woodwork, door frames, doors and shutters are carefully kept in its original way and gives this house a special feeling of warmth, comfort, tranquillity, and memories all around, reminding you of the rich history. 
The manicured garden has become legendary with wedding couples who wish to have their pictures taken on the farm or use the garden as a venue for your special day.  
The farm boasts a wedding-venue capacity of 120 people in the "Old barn", with the rustic feel, yet modern décor touch you have always fantasised of. The venue has a bar, kitchen and cold room facility. Let us help you with selecting your service providers from a list of experienced people and companies to make your dream day seamless.
Contact Eleanor for an appointment to show you around on 0727171607.

Hoogeland Wedding and Function Venue with Guesthouse

Hoogeland Wedding and Function Venue with Guesthouse

Hoogeland Wedding and Function venue, on top of the picturesque town, Paarl, with breathtaking views from the wooden decks and the calming sound of cascading water.  A little piece of heaven waiting for you to visit.



This magnificent venue features some options for you to plan your dream wedding or celebration. There is a covered deck available with beautiful mountain views and a covered romantic chapel steps away from the reception area.

There are several seat pocket areas on a lush lawn surrounded with nature, views over Paarl, nature sounds, trees, scrubs, and fynbos, making this a photographer's dream with endless backdrops of the mountains and the waterfall in the main venue area. This leads you to a surprise, a dreamy forest. Endless backdrops for the photographer enabling them to be creative.

What makes this even more attractive and cost-effective is the accommodation offered on this sanctuary. A romantic and stylish honeymoon suite in the main building where you wake up in the morning with endless uninterrupted views of the picturesque town Paarl and surrounding areas. There is a little wooden cabin (very suitable for the guys getting ready) also in the venue and nature area available for optional accommodation.

With several romantic walkways surrounded with nature leading you to the main venue, where you enter this area and it takes your breath away.  A cascading waterfall inviting you to forget about everything and you can just absorb this beauty and sounds of the calming waterfall. 


This is the venue you would love to book for your wedding. You can even be hosting your next celebration in nature, a sanctuary where you can linger for hours with only nature surrounding you. We were honoured to share these moments with a couple on a recent intimate wedding.

This true gem showcases the owners love and devition to their property, they will assist you in any way needed, making sure your occasion will be memorable.

Contact Brink on  0741744744 to arrange an appointment and show you around.


Photographer: Susan Smit

Assistant Photographer: Rynhard Niemand

Keeping Your Memories In Sight with Pro Albums

Keeping Your Memories In Sight with Pro Albums

Make sure that you can have a look at your wedding photos whenever you want by getting them featured in your own wedding album with Pro Albums.

Here is a little background into why they are so great:

"We love the creativity and passion that photographers display in their work and are committed to help give these professionals an edge.

We utilize the latest technology and software, ensuring the best possible prints.

Our caring staff bind each album by hand taking the time needed to deliver a quality product consistently.

Pro Albums is an international printing company, currently distributing to 13 countries. We are a family run business with over 50 years of experience in the printing industry.

Our team has procedures in place that ensure efficient and quick service from once the order is placed to final delivery to your doorstep. 

All of this will give you, the professional photographer, more time to focus on your clients and most importantly your photography."


Pro Albums(Head Office)

2 Van Tonder Street, c/o Rudolph Street 

Sunderland Ridge, Centurion 0157 Pretoria. RSA  

+27 732877622







Gifting and Celebration Needs - For Every Champagne-Filled Occasion

Gifting and Celebration Needs - For Every Champagne-Filled Occasion

Champagne Occasions is a company like no other. The whole company is based on a need that came about when the owner got engaged and was looking for unique quality items to help women enjoy their journeys as brides-to-be. 

“In my search for the perfect pieces to make my bachelorette unforgettable, I discovered that most of the products I fell in love with were only available overseas. I believe that South African brides should have access to these products too, and so I set up this online store making these items available here, at affordable prices.” Says Melissa, owner of Champagne Occasions.



Order via their online store: or via email:


Most items are shipped out within 3-5 business days, but for large orders of personalized items, it can take up to 2 weeks.


Stand a chance to win a personalized hat box full of goodies for the Bride to be:

 - customised champagne glass

- does this ring make me look engaged mug

-  Bride diamante hair clip

- bride to be veil

- customised ring dish

-  bride heart sunglasses

Click here to enter. 


Real Life Roses That Last A Year

Real Life Roses That Last A Year

Now you can order arrangements that won’t wilt, won’t need to be maintained and they will last up to 12 months, introducing Life Rosa. These are real, natural roses that last a year. Life Rosa roses have been preserved in a wax base solution in order to create a rose that lasts a lifetime.

People love receiving roses, it doesn’t even have to be for a special occasion, but no one wants to throw their beautiful bouquets away. Including their nostalgic wedding bouquets. This is how Life Rosa was born, these roses were created and designed to stay fresh and last up to a year.

"Our luxurious boxed arrangements or bridal bouquets can be crafted to your personal taste. Or, create your own fairytale with our beauty and the beast inspired domes." - Life Rosa

These high-quality floral arrangements are low maintenance, can be shipped anywhere in South Africa and only require a little dusting from time to time to keep them looking fresh and bright. The Life Rosa owners hand pack every delivery themselves to ensure only the highest quality arrangements go out. 

How do you care for your Life Rosa Roses? They’re super low maintenance because they know you don’t have time to water flowers – so, no watering is required, they don’t need sunlight either and they don’t like dust. Please don’t eat these roses, the wax coating means they are not edible and at times the colour can stain.  

These arrangements are the perfect gift for a loved one or a special occasion. Imagine Valentines roses that don’t need to be thrown away a week later, imagine proposing with some multi-coloured pastel roses that will last a year, a wedding bouquet that won’t wilt, or celebrate a baby shower with their turquoise blue or cerise pink arrangements.

There are 22 colours available.


-          Get a set of 4 roses in a suede box for R250

-          A single multi-coloured pastel rose will cost you R200

-          A mini suede collection for R600

-          A beauty and the beast glass dome for R650

-          You can also get yourself a forever wedding bouquet for R1100


Life Rosa also offers a selection of Belgium chocolates that range from R50 for three chocolates – R300 for a heart-shaped box of chocolates. You can expect to taste local proudly South African flavours such as milk tart, naartjie, rooibos, mint fondant, plain milk, blueberry and dark, chilli fondant, cherry, salted caramel, fig & dark chocolate and cranberry & white chocolate.

Our chocolates are handmade, vegan, halal and sugar-free, so go ahead and live your best #LifeRosa

All ‘My Wedding Day SA’ readers will get a 10% discount off their next purchase when they use the code SHER10.