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  • 4.7

  • from 1141 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 1141 Google reviews

Clint Hendricks

3 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

2 months 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!

Viktor Klassen

3 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.

Sandy Rubin Huser

4 months ago


It's a beautiful place! Pensioners are free of charge on a Monday. 👍😊Today was very hot to walk around the paths to see the beautiful flowers, so we left after having a late lunch. 😎🇨🇭😁

Craig Faure

6 months ago


Beautiful gardens with an abundance of space for walks. Amazing views of the distant mountains. Superb quality food at the restaurants and a fun playground for kids, with shaded benches for relaxed supervision. A touch of history and heritage at the Octagonal Gardens and Homestead, going back 300 years. All in all Vergelegen is a gem of a place.

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