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Vergelegen Estate

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“camphor trees”(85 reviews)
“rose garden”(39 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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All reviews camphor trees stables restaurant rose garden wine tasting manor house van der stel stunning gardens cellar tour old trees steeped in history entrance fee picnic lunch the main house full bloom play area our waiter excellent food
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited here with some colleagues for lunch and was throughly impressed. The grounds were beautiful, terrific food that was very tasty and well presented. The wine was terrific and the staff very attentive to our group.

Thank joshshanefreeman
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth a visit when in Somerset West. One of the oldest wine farms in ZAR. Still operating and producing wonderfully wines. Grounds kept to perfection and the old manor house a must visit. Great venue with two awesome restaurants to enjoy or just for...More

Thank Stefan-12345
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Magnificent wine estate with a well preserved manor house, beautiful gardens. The self guided walking tour is a must to explore this wonderful place.

Thank Guzzilady
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down the best place for families and children. The play area is away from the restaurant but can be seen by patrons. The food is always excellent and the restaurant and gardens are so picturesque.

Thank sandibowles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is famous for its glorious camphor trees of all ages. It is heavenly to walk through their beautiful gardens. All hosts and hostesses make you feel warm and welcomed and have an excellent knowledge of the estates various elements. I would definitely recommend...More

Thank Kashi P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had wanted to visit Vergelegen for a long time and it didn't disappoint. I was a little surpirsed at having to pay an entrance fee but it didn't detract from the enjoyment. The wine tasting was quite well done although the person on duty...More

Thank akay07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A treasured gem - Vergelegen Homestead! A beautiful day to visit and walk their incredible gardens! Meticulously manicured and maintained! A treat for all! Thank you

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at the The Stables Restaurant today which was delicious. I was annoyed with the fact though that I had to pay R30 to enter the estate. WHY???? I cannot recall ever paying an entrance charge at any Estate in the Somerset West/Stellenbosch...More

Thank BrianW4337
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

A magnificent wine estate from a bygone era with exquisitely preserved manor house with interesting historical facts displayed, beautifully manicured lawns and gardens, wonderful 300 year old cedar, oak and yellow wood trees, a fascinating self guided walking tour through the grounds, including a delightful...More

Thank debsTelAviv
Reviewed 4 September 2018

If there is one thing you have to do is view Vergelegen wine estate and Stables Restaurant. Excellent service, attentive but not over powering, professional but also caring. Our lunch was of 5 star quality and the pudding was outstanding. Our waitress was so friendly...More

Thank Afrozzi
Sharon0088, General Manager at Vergelegen Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

We appreciate the awesome review and will share it with the Stables Team accordingly. Your review is also helpful for us when reviewing our performance especially having released our new seasons menu recently. Kid regards Sharon Hosking

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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