Naftali Venue

Come celebrate your special day in the green Kalahari
at out beautiful open plan wedding venue.


Enjoy a calm weekend away at our self-catering
Rose House with beautiful nature views.

Doorspring Horses

Take a horseback ride through the vineyards when staying
at our Rose House or book our award winning horses to use
during your wedding.

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 favourite amongst brides.

About The Estate

Naftali Estate 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 conquered”. This truly represents the pioneering spirit which Peu Bezuidenhout, his family and staff has shown in the development of the estate.


The main focus and vision for the venue was to create a space where family and friends can celebrate and get together in an 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. The venue’s plain, minimalistic interior also lends itself to be transformed into any wedding theme our couple’s are interested in from rustic, modern to vintage or elegant. Our professional décor and catering team can create an all inclusive wedding package for your perfect day.


The Estate has a range of facilities for weddings, corporate or private events. It includes the main venue, amphitheater and grass arena. Our award winning friesian horses and carriages can all be part of these events. The Rose House accommodation offers couples and guests a tranquil stay on the farm- either for a break away or for getting ready for the big day celebration.  

Naftali wedding 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 and bathroom facilities, a dance area and licensed cash bar which will be operated by Naftali personnel.

The Amphitheater

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

The Grass Arena
We also offer a beautiful grass arena outside the venue either for the ceremony or for the cocktail hour, where refreshments will be served, after the ceremony while the couple is taking photos.
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, for couple photos or alternatively to take the couple to 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.
The Rosehouse
Just 500m from the main venue overlooking the beautiful green vineyards is our self-service, fully equipped Rosehouse and Rose Flat accommodation. The guest house is perfect for couples who want to stay overnight at the estate. It’s also a great choice for brides who want to get ready at the estate on the wedding day.


Contact Naftali Estate

Surine 082 492 4669
Peu 082 491 7264