Vergelegen means "situated far away", and it's not hard to see why. With views of surrounding mountains and a certain amount of charm, it feels as if one has stepped back in time to admire the quiet, beautiful gardens and typical cape dutch architecture. So much so, that Vergelegen has been nominated as a serial World Heritage Site and reflects an authentic depiction of Cape Cultural Heritage. The age-old Vergelegen gardens have been restored to reflect the best of its history and highlight the contrast between the simple and the bold. You'll find informal spaces with grasses and woodlands and other formally laid out gardens. Vergelegen’s diverse, internationally-acclaimed gardens span 10 hectares- walkthrough the yellowwoods and visit these 18 intimate gardens including a rose garden, a vegetable garden and a wetland garden. You can also find some amazing historic trees, some which date back to the 1700s.
Areas of Vergelegen
StablesThis family-friendly restaurant has spectacular views of the trees and mountains. You can find anything from sandwiches to steak on the menu. 09h00-17h00 Make your booking by phoning 021 847 2156.
CamphorsThe restaurant overlooks expansive lawns and beautiful trees complementing the overall dining experience and creating an ambience never to be forgotten. Camphors is also included in the twenty-one exceptional South African restaurants in the JHP Gourmet Guide. Regrettably, Camphors Restaurant is not child-friendly. Wed-Sun 12h00-14h30 (lunch) | Fri & Sat 18h30-20h30 (dinner - Oct-May). Make your booking by phoning 021 847 2131.
Picnic at VergelegenVergelegen's mystic Camphor Forest is the host for a "white tablecloth" picnic. It offers an opportunity for both intimate as well as family and friend gatherings in a beautifully shaded and tranquil environment in the remnants of Van Der Stel's Camphor forest. Daily 12h15-13h30 for collection of picnic baskets (Nov-Apr) | closes at 16h30. Reservations essential (at least 24 hours in advance). Make your booking by phoning 021 847 2131.
Wine Tasting CentreBe assured of a warm welcome at the Vergelegen Wine Tasting Centre, where knowledgeable wine advisors will be happy to guide you through Vergelegen’s range of award-winning wines. The Tasting Centre overlooks an extensive octagonal-shaped herb garden and guests have the option of tasting inside or outside on the patio. 09h00-16h30 Tastings from R30. For enquiries, call 021 847 2122.
ToursVergelegen offers two types of tours. The cellar tour gives one a unique opportunity to view the modern multiple level, gravity-flow cellar first hand. The heritage and garden tour allows one to experience the history of the estate, either at your own pace and timing or accompanied by a knowledgeable tour guide. Cellar tour: 11h00 & 15h00 Heritage and garden tour: 09h30 Cellar Tour: Duration 1 h | R50 pp | regret, no children | reservations advisable. Not accessible to visitors with walking difficulties or disabilities. Heritage and garden tour: Duration 1 h | R50 pp | Departure from Wine Tasting Centre
09h00 - 17h00