And now they are just 80 minutes away from becoming the first side to make it nine from nine on the way to elite European club rugby glory.
Bonnaire said: "This is one of the greatest emotions I have experienced in rugby. We really loved seeing our supporters enjoying the occasion after the way they have backed us.
"It is the first time most of us will have played in a Heineken Cup final and that means a lot.
"It was a great moment to win but the whole reason of qualifying for a final is to win it, only then will we have done something truly special."
Napolioni Nalaga's early try and 11 points from the boot of Morgan Parra saw Clermont overcome the vast experience of Munster and book their place in the Dublin final at the Aviva Stadium on May 18.
Bonnaire added: "I'm very proud to captain this team, they stood up to the occasion and did what had to be done.
"We needed to be aggressive and put Munster under pressure because we know how efficient they are. We managed to keep the ball for long phases and force them into mistakes.
"We took on Munster at their strengths. They wanted to dominate us at the scrum and rolling maul but we showed we could stand up to that.
"The key moment was to prevent Munster scoring a try just before half-time when they were five metres from our try line. The game could have gone away from us at that point but, as forwards, we did our job and everything stemmed from that."