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  • 4.7

  • from 1136 Google reviews

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Vergelegen means "situated far away", and it's not hard to see why. With views of surrounding mountains and a certain amount of charm, it feels as if one has stepped back in time to admire the quiet, beautiful gardens and typical cape dutch architecture. So much so, that Vergelegen has been nominated as a serial World Heritage Site and reflects an authentic depiction of Cape Cultural Heritage.

The age-old Vergelegen gardens have been restored to reflect the best of its history and highlight the contrast between the simple and the bold. You'll find informal spaces with grasses and woodlands and other formally laid out gardens. Vergelegen’s diverse, internationally-acclaimed gardens span 10 hectares- walkthrough the yellowwoods and visit these 18 intimate gardens including a rose garden, a vegetable garden and a wetland garden. You can also find some amazing historic trees, some which date back to the 1700s.

Opening times

09h00 - 17h00

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Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.



Cape Town, 7130

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  • 4.7

  • from 1136 Google reviews

Clint Hendricks

2 months ago


Excellent wines, knowledgeable staff, beautiful gardens, delicious food. Lovely place to spend the entire day with family and friends. Also kid friendly. ...BUT on my last visit, the bill was incorrect, double charged on items, so check your bill especially if in a large group.

Sonia Forssman

a month ago


We hosted my daughter's baby shower picnic in the Camphor Forest. The reception and preparation that Vergelegen welcomed us with, was exceptional and commendable. From when we arrived we only received the best service from Stephanie, the manageress and Tyler, the waiter. So was everything we experienced and enjoyed there. The picnic food was gourmet, the service impeccable, the setting magical! I cannot recommend this highly enough. Thank you Vegelegen and staff, for making this event extraordinary and a day to remember!

Gus Silber

a month ago


This beautiful, rambling wine estate is as famous for its stately ancient trees as for its magnificent interiors and mountainous surrounds. History-lovers will be fascinated by the estate's stories of the colonial days, as well as its place as a gathering point after the dawn of democracy. Take a walk on the forest trail, and linger for a meal at the excellent Stables restaurant.

Muhammad Moosa

3 months ago


One of the most beautiful gardens in the greater Cape Town region. Comprises of 18 unique gardens of varying sizes and layouts with plenty of shade and benches to relax on. It's relatively large so it appears quiet even on busy days. Nice play area for children and some interesting history to be found regarding slavery. The library now serves as a museum and is worth visiting. Entrance fee is only R10/adult.

Viktor Klassen

2 months ago


I am only rating the location and play area! I am not rating the reestaurant or wine. I went there due to the play area. My boy loved it (two years old). There are tables and a patch of grass next to the play area (Nice shady). Unfortunately there is no shade on the play area. Kids Play in the sun. Location is awesome. A lot of space to walk. Even a little forest.

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