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Review of Vergelegen Estate

Vergelegen Estate
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Once you have been there you will surely go back again.
Ideal place to enjoy peace and quite. This is the place you
Go to for good food and relaxing walks in the beautiful gardens

Thank runa g
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

My wife and I wanted to visit this Estate three weeks ago. On arriving at the entrance we saw a notice board indicating that there was an "entrance fee" of R10pp. Why? The Estate is going to have some financial benefit when we purchase wines, etc and dine at the restaurant. That's why most peolple go there. Nothing "free" is offered for that fee, either, not that we were looking for "freebies".
We were somewhat disillusioned by, not the cost but, the principle thereof.
We turned around and went to another Estate where there is no such "entrance fee".
JOHN AND ALICIA.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

This venue is the best place by far in Somerset West. This is where I take my friends or family if I want to brag with our town because you just can not go wrong with their excellent food, friendly service and value for money. The gardens and the Manor house and library are VERY well looked after and we can spend hours there. Just wear comfortable shoes and definately take a camera!
Excellent place to have a special occasion or every day lunch.

1  Thank Brenda B
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

We stay close to Vergelegen and often take our young kids there for a break - beautiful big gardens, a great new play area for young children and some great food at the restaurant. Very friendly staff - lots to explore and enjoy. There is a small entry fee of about R10 per person (US$1). We have never paid for kids (up to 4 years old).

Thank Potman74
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Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

We liked this place - beautiful gardens and great food. We had quite bad weather so I expect that on a sunny day the grounds would be even better. The food at the restaurant was excellent and staff very friendly. It was quite corporate, though - felt a bit sanitised. I preferred wine tasting at smaller estates, with some cheese. I also didn't particularly like the wine as it was quite sharp. So I'd say it was a good day out but not very atmospheric. If you're looking for small and intimate then this probably isn't your place. But the gardens are beautiful.

Thank SilverMarvel
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