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Vergelegen Estate

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Address: Lourensford Road, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
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+27 21 847 1334
09:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:00

Vergelegen - no ordinary Estate.

Founded on 1 February 1700, Vergelegen...

Vergelegen - no ordinary Estate.

Founded on 1 February 1700, Vergelegen (meaning "situated far away"), has been under the ownership of some of the world's great explorers and visionaries, each of whom, in their own way, have helped shape Vergelegen to what it is today: a world-class Estate.

With its world renowned handcrafted wines, history spanning over 300 years, heritage, exquisite gardens and refined cuisine, it comes as no surprise that Vergelegen continues to be the choice of the discerning visitor seeking a total sensory experience. For this reason, the Estate has borne witness to many visits of heads of state and celebrities from all over the world.

Think of Vergelegen to spend quality time on your own, with your family and friends or business associates - wine tasting centre and cellar tours, Camphors at Vergelegen Signature Restaurant, Stables at Vergelegen Bistro Restaurant and the Picnic, are only a few of a myriad of enjoyable activities at Vergelegen.

We invite you to experience the world of Vergelegen first-hand.

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We agree - this is the must-visit place in the whole Cape area.

All we can do is reinforce the many positive reviews and urge everyone who is anywhere near to visit this stunning historic Vineyard Homestead which is kept immaculately and has... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

All we can do is reinforce the many positive reviews and urge everyone who is anywhere near to visit this stunning historic Vineyard Homestead which is kept immaculately and has at least one superb restaurant. We particularly enjoyed the house, the rose garden and the library. The Stables Restaurant was heavily booked, but we were given an outdoor sofa table... More 

Thank stella317
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Being a resident of Cape Town I've visited many wine estates over the years but they're usually in Stellenbosch, Paarl or Franschoek. A recent Google search of wine estates in Somerset West led me to discover a real gem called Vergelegen. This estate which produces several award winning wines has a rich history dating back to Simon v/d Stel and... More 

Thank stevenment
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Vergelegen is so beautiful. There is some royalty about Vergelegen. Walk around in the beautiful gardens before or after a great winetasting

Thank René B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After having paid R10 to be let in and receiving a map the tour could begin. Very beautiful gardens and surrounding. I'm surprised, though, that there was no actual wine shop.

Thank Allan K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Vergelegen wine estate is truly beautiful, visit the museum, the rose gardens, herb gardens and of course the amazing camphor trees. Once you have done all that it time to wine taste and have some delicious food. Enjoy

Thank porterUk
Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a treat! Beautiful gardens, historic buildings - loads to see! Entrance fee is a small R10. We had a picnic (reserve well in advance!) under the camphor trees, very romantic. Great food and service!

Thank Stefan T
Westhill, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in by the winery for lunch on our way to Airport. Stunning setting, Had lunch in the stables & a complete disaster ordered there special burger as recommended by our waiter after 20 min wait we were advised that the power had gone down & our meal would be delayed by 10/15 mins Our food arrived about 45 minutes... More 

Thank Grsomers
Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been recommended to visit this winery and it lived up to all expectations. The gardens were beautiful and we spent time just browsing round the gardens. We had lunch in the stables restaurant which was very inexpensive and delicious. We had wanted to have a picnic but they had a major event in the evening so that was... More 

Thank Diana W
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful place to visit. Enjoy the wine tasting and then have a delicious lunch in the Stables restaurant which has spectacular views and a great menu. After lunch take a stroll around the historic gardens which are beautifully maintained. There is an amazing Rose garden, stop and admire the ancient camphor trees, have a walk through the... More 

Thank Christine L
Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for the picnic which set in the camphor trees is really outstanding,the area is shaded by a canopy of trees which makes the experience even more pleasant. The food arrived on proper plates and jars which is the proper way and there was more than enough for 2 people,with a nice bottle of wine who could ask for more.you... More 

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