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Vergelegen

  • 4.7

  • from 1211 Google reviews

About the garden

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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Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.

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None

Cape Town, 7130

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  • 4.7

  • from 1211 Google reviews

Jaco Roux

4 months ago

5

I've done a Vergelegen wine tasting before, but today was my first visit to the Stables Restaurant. We really enjoyed it. It is very kiddie friendly with an amazing play park and a warm atmosphere. The kids went to play outside while we enjoyed some excellent wine and food. Our waiter was also very friendly and professional. What a great all-round experience... we'll definitely be back to experience it in summer.

Sonia Forssman

7 months ago

5

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!

Mike Baker (tourismZA)

3 months ago

5

An amazingly beautiful setting for any occasion. It’s difficult to comprehend how much time, effort and money goes into crafting this tranquility in nature. For children the gardens are a magical place of giant trees that provide homes to squirrels, butterflies, fairies and gnomes who live amongst the gnarled 300-year-old roots. The wine tasting experiences are an adventure. That said I’m no wine connoisseur, so I won’t spout forth about how fruitiness compliments the hints of tannin from the 100-year-old oak barrels. I will say that there are a few wines you are going to love. Vergelegen is a step into freedom, nature and wonderful meals. My only grumble comes from the one or two misguided souls who take more pleasure drawing attention to themselves by whining out loud about things their little minds aren’t really able to comprehend. Of course it gets busy at peak times – so, if crowds aren’t your thing choose times in-between holidays and the festive season. Yes, there’s always room for a little improvement, but have a little consideration for the staff who answer to your beck and call – they get it right almost 100% of the time. And about that nominal gate fee – the gardens, the meals, the hospitality and the wines are all better for it.

Ryan Hultzer

9 months ago

5

Really great place to enjoy a delicious picnic and great wine in a forest. The picnic is more than enough food, with delicious breads, cheeses, meats, and main dishes. Excellent hostess and waiters add to the great experience. We would definitely return.

Richard Morris

9 months ago

5

Oh my goodness Not to be missed when visiting Cape Town and apart from some of the oldest Camphor trees in the world the Rose Garden, the seasonal Cosmos and Sunflowers now out and blooming in profusion, the museum the Spanish gate in the Library and the fabulous restraurants are of the best in the Cape. You simply cannot have never visited Cape Town if you do not allocate a day to this iconic Winery steeped in history.

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0218472100

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