Vergelegen Estate
Vergelegen Estate
4.5
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
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  • sparkle
    Lisburn, United Kingdom712 contributions
    The finest wine estate in the Western Cape
    Vergelegen is a superb wine estate tucked away in one of the fashionable suburbs of Somerset West. You'll need sat nav or a map to find it. Its historical Cape Dutch architecture contrasts with the modern wine cellar and Stables Restaurant. Its backdrop is the stunning Hottentots-Hollandberge Mountains. You could easily spend several hours here
    Visited February 2023
    Written 25 February 2023
  • Marichel
    Somerset West, South Africa22 contributions
    A gardener’s dream
    Magnificent garden grounds with well informed staff. Anyone who is into gardening will enjoy the mighty trees and massive variety of flowers. The grounds are well kept and rich with history. The Café fleur is a beautiful setting to enjoy a dessert and hot drink. Main courses are a bit more expensive. Public restrooms are hygienic and classy. All the staff members were friendly.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Andy C
    Kingswinford, United Kingdom456 contributions
    Cracking wine, lovely estate
    I’ve had a great wine from here before but never visited the actual wine estate. Lovely grounds, building and staff. Very friendly wine assistant but didn’t offer food with wine tasting. I asked and yes it was available so had some charcuterie to sample the wine. Bought a couple of their top class V range.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 October 2023
  • Jurgen B
    Brussels, Belgium2,868 contributions
    Great, but we expected more
    Perhaps we expected too much after all those rave reviews and being the only wine estate we visited, but we were underwhelmed. Anyway: in absolute: we loved it! The gardens, the restaurant and the wine tasting, although the ones we tried weren't exactly my - well - my cup of tea.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 November 2023
  • Safariholic
    Horsham, United Kingdom1,996 contributions
    A Quality Wine Tasting experience
    Just visited for a few hours as a Wine Tour, from our base - the Erinvale Estate & Spa, so walkable. What can I say - a beautiful day, delightful spot on their Terrace overlooking the Gardens, great selection of 6 Wines to sample. What was there not to like ? Do not recall the price, but do remember it was not cheap - nor by the same token, did we feel stung.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 December 2023
  • Stuart Grobbelaar
    Cape Town, South Africa7 contributions
    Always a treat!
    Always a treat. We’ve never had anything but an amazing time here. The Rose Terrace is a great spot for breakfast or lunch and the waiters were incredibly friendly and accommodating. Cafe Fleur was a nice stop as well.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 January 2024
  • allmylife
    136 contributions
    Stunning - worth a visit
    A return visit that did not disappoint. A stunning location. The food was excellent and my daughter's "special" of a non cream based seafood pasta was delightful. Reasonable prices. The afternoon was spent wandering the spacious and beautiful grounds, complemented by the views of the mountains. We will most certainly return
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 January 2024
  • Critic
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates117 contributions
    Stunning gardens but don't go there to taste wine!
    I can highly recommend Vergelegen Estate as its a beautiful estate with wonderful gardens and extremely well maintained. However don't expect to go there to taste outstanding wines as this estate is really renewed for its gardens (not its wines). However it is definitely worth the visit and a place to spent a couple of hours wondering the gardens. The next door Morgenster is the place to be if you want to taste some (great) wines!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 February 2024
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates117 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
I can highly recommend Vergelegen Estate as its a beautiful estate with wonderful gardens and extremely well maintained. However don't expect to go there to taste outstanding wines as this estate is really renewed for its gardens (not its wines). However it is definitely worth the visit and a place to spent a couple of hours wondering the gardens. The next door Morgenster is the place to be if you want to taste some (great) wines!
Written 20 February 2024
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Monika d
Germany14 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Beautiful Estate! We had lunch at the Restaurant - very disappointing! We had three courses. Unfortunately the quality was below avarage.
Written 10 February 2024
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allmylife
Northampton, United Kingdom136 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
A return visit that did not disappoint. A stunning location. The food was excellent and my daughter's "special" of a non cream based seafood pasta was delightful. Reasonable prices. The afternoon was spent wandering the spacious and beautiful grounds, complemented by the views of the mountains. We will most certainly return
Written 14 January 2024
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Stuart Grobbelaar
Cape Town, South Africa7 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Always a treat. We’ve never had anything but an amazing time here. The Rose Terrace is a great spot for breakfast or lunch and the waiters were incredibly friendly and accommodating. Cafe Fleur was a nice stop as well.
Written 11 January 2024
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Safariholic
Horsham, UK1 996 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Just visited for a few hours as a Wine Tour, from our base - the Erinvale Estate & Spa, so walkable.

What can I say - a beautiful day, delightful spot on their Terrace overlooking the Gardens, great selection of 6 Wines to sample. What was there not to like ?

Do not recall the price, but do remember it was not cheap - nor by the same token, did we feel stung.

Written 27 December 2023
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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2 868 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Perhaps we expected too much after all those rave reviews and being the only wine estate we visited, but we were underwhelmed. Anyway: in absolute: we loved it! The gardens, the restaurant and the wine tasting, although the ones we tried weren't exactly my - well - my cup of tea.
Written 13 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Andy C
Kingswinford, UK456 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
I’ve had a great wine from here before but never visited the actual wine estate. Lovely grounds, building and staff. Very friendly wine assistant but didn’t offer food with wine tasting. I asked and yes it was available so had some charcuterie to sample the wine. Bought a couple of their top class V range.
Written 31 October 2023
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DayTrip821859
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Couples
After enjoying a lovely cheese platter and getting ready to leave the tasting room, I realised my bag was stolen from where it hung behind my partners chair. I probably should have kept it on my lap or at my feet, I know, but who would have thought!!!! Probably time for wineries to install cameras in their tasting rooms.
Written 23 October 2023
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Wombling_Free_7548
Bristol, UK2 079 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Really enjoyed our visit. The setting is gorgeous and the gardens are beautiful, well worth exploring. We had a good wine tasting with a view. Recommend.
Written 2 October 2023
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Odyssey41869027606
3 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Beautiful farm and gardens to explore with a lovely do it yourself map. My daughter loves history so the manor house with all its history was a bonus. The Stables restaurant has amazing views and good food
Written 11 September 2023
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