Meerendal Wine Estate
Meerendal Wine Estate
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  • Gerard B
    Newbridge, Ireland908 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Day
    I was brought here for my Sun-in-Law’s birthday celebration. I cannot comment on prices. The day we were here it was cold, but on entering Bossa, there was a well guarded fire burning. Everything about Bossa exuded warmth. The food was delicious. The views were stunning, the staff amazing, everything about Meerendal exuded a ‘Welcome’. Wonderful day, from a personal perspective I can only hope I return here.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 September 2023
  • Bianca Chanel R
    Cape Town, South Africa7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Door step on the winelands
    We stayed in the Luxury double room suite - Chardonnay it was just what we needed. Beautiful, spacious room with complementary wine & water and chocies on the bed! The bathroom was superb and we got little birds visiting us every morning from the bathroom window. Surrounded by picturesque views. There’s great walking, running & cycling trails to get you moving & two restaurants on site that would suit your breakfast needs 🇿🇦🇮🇹
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 November 2023
  • kimm_travels
    Brisbane, Australia42 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good winery
    One of the many wine estates in Western Cape. Great place, only thing is they don’t have their kiddies package available on certain days of the week and we didn’t know until we were already there. But the wine was good. Just mentally prepare for how windy it gets in the area overall. The wind is quite intense!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 December 2023
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Leon
Cape Town 1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Meerendal was always our go to place for a lazy lunch on the lawn where our kids could run around and play. The setup at Carluccis was perfect for adults to keep an eye on their little ones as the play area was right there. The new setup with LA Romantica and Bossa is fancy, but completely impractical for adults with small kids who want to play. The play area is about 40m away from both restaurant seating areas. They have 4 benches under the trees at the playbarea which is great, but we were told they will not serve any alcohol there, only wine??? Huh? Although kiddy friendly, not toddler friendly as moms and dads need to completely remove themselves from the restaurant area to watch kids who want to play.
Written 30 December 2022
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Roland S
Graz, Austria102 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
After Diemersdale we made a stop at Meerendale and, unfortunately, we have to say not to compare. Wines are not good and overpriced, service not there - we haven't even got a explanation to the wines. They just fill the glas and go without anything. Restaurant we don't know but as far as we've seen loud and overcrowded. The wine tasting area is not nice at all
Written 29 January 2020
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Gerard B
Newbridge, Ireland908 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
I was brought here for my Sun-in-Law’s birthday celebration. I cannot comment on prices.

The day we were here it was cold, but on entering Bossa, there was a well guarded fire burning. Everything about Bossa exuded warmth. The food was delicious. The views were stunning, the staff amazing, everything about Meerendal exuded a ‘Welcome’.

Wonderful day, from a personal perspective I can only hope I return here.
Written 17 September 2023
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Bianca Chanel R
Cape Town, South Africa7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We stayed in the Luxury double room suite - Chardonnay it was just what we needed. Beautiful, spacious room with complementary wine & water and chocies on the bed! The bathroom was superb and we got little birds visiting us every morning from the bathroom window. Surrounded by picturesque views. There’s great walking, running & cycling trails to get you moving & two restaurants on site that would suit your breakfast needs 🇿🇦🇮🇹
Written 8 November 2023
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Francois S
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
After a nice parkrun with wife and 3x kids (and 8x other friends and their kids) thought we would enjoy n nice breakfast @ Bossa.

Only to be shown away and said they are full.

When asked why are their so many open benches, was mentioned it was for boookings!

How do you show away walk in clients like this?

Horrible service! Won’t see us again in future!!!
Written 21 January 2023
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Honest Reviewer
Cape Town Central, South Africa8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
A lovely afternoon spent at Meerendal Wine Estate. Surrounded by beauty, delicious food abounds, take your mountain bikes and go ride through this gorgeous estate. This is a really amazing place!
Written 21 October 2020
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619jedb
Cape Town, South Africa146 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We ate at Il Tesoro - birthday part celebration.
Where they booked us the people were still eating and were going nowhere ????
After waiting around for a long time - they found us a place in a barn.
Problem is that the waiter had to go back to the main venue for drinks and food.
Weird long table - those who sat against the wall could not get out.
Service very slow.
We got the Pizzas and the 20min later the Chilli and Garlic - this really cheesed me off.
Took a while to get the bill.
Place is overrun with cyclists.
Will never eat there again.
Written 22 November 2019
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Mr D
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
So we went here for lunch. The food was average but the service was good.

However, I want to talk about the gin&rum tasting. The lovely lady that served escorted us on our gin & rum journey was so good. She definitely knew her stuff! She taught a few things we didn't know about the whole process. The spirits are so smooth! I had a sneaky taste of their bourbon and there is only 1 word to describe it. Brilliant!!!!

Do yourself a favour, get there and try the spirits. You wont be disappointed.
Written 25 February 2018
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Dancingthroughchaos1
Cape Town, South Africa608 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
We have eaten a pleasant breakfast here before, but had lunch after our wine tasting this day; what a very average experience the former was. So disappointed. Staff were busy erecting an art exhibition which included some quite alarming pieces, but obviously that's subjective. The wine tasting room is cold, like a dentist's waiting room. We sat on horrible sofas in a corner, but the atmosphere was dead. No view, no warm welcome or pleasant interaction. We felt thoroughly in the way. Would have gone elsewhere if we hadn't already made plans. Extra disappointed as I had recently been with a friend in Luzern, Switzerland who has met the Meerendal owner there and was so excited to know the wine farm is so close by to us. He proudly showed me the bottle of wine he had been given there.
Lunch was a much more engaging affair with good food and a pleasant garden vibe.
Written 17 June 2017
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Dancingthroughchaos1
Cape Town, South Africa608 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
We had breakfast in the Crown Restaurant which was deserted apart from a few hotel residents having their breakfast (Hotel looks beatuiful by the way - old Dutch-style building). Really interesting decor; we chose one of the two circular booths and avoided the swings (I kid you not - looked very precarious to me!). We enjoyed all the food we chose and took a look through both the lunch and dinner menus as well before we left. Defintiely warrants another visit; some fabulous sounding meals. Bit concerned that their sprinklers were on at all and for so long when the drought is so severe here...
Will return somewhen for a wine tasting. Our son would enjoy the opprotunity to hire a bike and ride some of those trails too.
Written 1 March 2017
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