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Vergelegen Estate

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“camphor trees”(92 reviews)
“rose garden”(40 reviews)
“wine tasting”(152 reviews)
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...more
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Lourensford Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 847 2100
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful place! Was an experience to walk around the grounds after a delicious breakfast. Breakfasts were fresh and tasty - would recommend flap jacks.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 48carolynh
Reviewed 5 days ago

AJ was fantastic! We sat at a table right next to the garden. The service was great. The scenery was stellar. We walked around the grounds and every staff member was polite and seemed happy to have guests there. The children's playground is a lifesaver...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jay77019
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cellar tour was really interesting - and the tastings delicious and well presented. The gardens are so pretty and lunch in the Stables was one of our nicest meals. If you only do one of these on your trip - make sure it is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With a bit of effort this place could be great quality service and value. Good location cat parking but the menu is stale news a specials board

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gordonj577
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and i took my mother cor breakfast and it was the worst breakfast i have ever had. We ordered the eggs florentine, it was bland, floating in water. so spice or flavour on the spinach or mushroom. Hollandaise sauce might as well not...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank katfiro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being out in nature on this superb estate calms down anyone and put you in a picnic mood. Beautiful in season flowers and indigenous plants in mass. Be prepared to stroll a lot if you really want to see, experience and enjoy it all.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dsmiff
Sharon0088, General Manager at Vergelegen Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks you for taking the time to review your visit to Vergelegen and for your positive thoughts. You have encapsulated the mood that we want guests to experience when visiting the property. Kind regards Sharon Hosking

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super place - starts with a welcoming security persona t the gate and then park and just walk around the estate and the buildings. Don’t forget the Wine Tasting - through and interesting. If you are there in March, Starlight Classics is FAB!!! This year...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank michaelmI6786ZC
Sharon0088, General Manager at Vergelegen Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate the support and the great review! Enjoy Starlight Classics this weekend. Kind regards Sharon Hosking

Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

This is the most beautiful wine estate in South Africa. Beautiful gardens to walk around in. Two amazing restaurants and wine tasting room to sample their excellent wines. Wonderful play area for children and museum to learn more about the history of the Farm and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Hargraves888
Reviewed 12 February 2019

We just walked around without wine tasting or eating. The history of the winery is very interesting to learn. And what an experience the rose garden was; if nothing else, only this is worth of visiting, not to mention the old camphor trees and old...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 639juham
Reviewed 9 February 2019

Wandering through the beautiful gardens, between the giant Kamphor trees you can get up to speed with the SA history in the restored farm. Wine tasting is a delight in the modern part of Vergelegen, walking through the gardens a total must!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MartineR579
Sharon0088, General Manager at Vergelegen Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2019

We appreciate the positive review and hope you return soon and spend some more relaxing time with us. Kind regards Sharon Hosking

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9 March 2019|
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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
Echo all the above comments. The BEST wine estate to visit by far. The wines are available less expensively in normal SA retail stores, and internationally, and are excellent.
Brandy T
3 March 2017|
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Response from Ulrich F | Reviewed this property |
Well not really Kids can come along but it is not really something for them
19 February 2015|
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Response from red_mermaid | Reviewed this property |
The hotel must have been in Cape Town