Vergelegen in Somerset West and on the Helderberg wine route, with its magnificent backdrop of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, is a must on any visitors list.
Granted to Governor Willem Adriaan van der Stel in 1700, and one of the Cape's most historic landmarks, the property and its buildings have been extensively restored.
Visitors can admire the ancient Camphor Trees (declared National Monuments in 1942), wander through the Octagonal and Rose Gardens and view the Library.
There are guided tours to the cellar from Monday to Saturday. Built into the side of Rondekop Hill, the unique cellar offers stunning views across False Bay to Table Mountain. Bookings for tours are essential.
After a tour of the cellar and a wine tasting, visitors may wish to visit the Gift Shop and Interpretative Centre which details the historical importance of Vergelegen.
A walk through the superb Octagonal Garden and Homestead leads to the Lady Phillips Tea Garden where teas and lunches are served on a daily basis.
Situated on the banks of the Lourens River and shaded by beautiful trees, the Tea Garden is open seven days a week. Al fresco lunches are also served at the Rose Terrace.
Vergelegen is open seven days a week from 09:30 to 16:00.
Phone : +27 21 847 1334 -
Fax : +27 21 847 1608
Stables / Picnic : 021 847 2156
Camphors Restaurant : 021 847 1346
Wine Tasting / Cellar Tours : 021 847 2122