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Vergelegen Estate

Lourensford Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 847 2100
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“camphor trees” (84 reviews)
“rose garden” (39 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Lourensford Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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+27 21 847 2100
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"camphor trees"
in 84 reviews
"stables restaurant"
in 45 reviews
"rose garden"
in 39 reviews
"wine tasting"
in 137 reviews
"manor house"
in 22 reviews
"van der stel"
in 14 reviews
"stunning gardens"
in 12 reviews
"cellar tour"
in 12 reviews
"old trees"
in 17 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 6 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 25 reviews
"the main house"
in 8 reviews
"picnic lunch"
in 7 reviews
"full bloom"
in 6 reviews
"our waiter"
in 9 reviews
"play area"
in 10 reviews
"excellent food"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to an orchestra on this estate and got some glimpse of its amazing beauty. The rose gardens are amzing. If anything, for me the camphor trees give the estate much of its corrector - the proof of its endurance.

Thank Simphiwe N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big estate, with a long driveway, leading through its own forest to the vineyards, where one will find an old Cape Dutch style house in an octagonal walled yard. There are other buildings as well, which house different restaurants and the wine tasting area. Gardens...More

Thank 960maartenr
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Sharon0088, General Manager at Vergelegen Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the positive review and trust you will visit us again in the future. Our Gardens and Heritage Teams are passionate about what they do and it is always appreciated when their efforts are noticed.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my U.K. visitors to see the wine estate. What an absolute treat, I was so very proud to show them Vergelegen. Wonderful wine tasting too

Thank Nunus256
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Sharon0088, General Manager at Vergelegen Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your positive review is appreciated! Our teams place great care in ensuring that visitors to the property enjoy their visit and it is always a pleasure to show them the TripAdvisor reviews as reinforcement for their efforts.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We invited the family to breakfast at Vergelegen. The estate is in immaculate condition, not a blade of grass out of its place and a meal to soon be repeated! Great food, original, and very tasty and very well presented at a very reasonable price...More

Thank ReinhardtCapeTown
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Sharon0088, General Manager at Vergelegen Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It is always a pleasure to see positive and appreciated reviews from visitors! We will ensure that our respecitve teams are aware of the fantastic review and we hope you visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is always a pleasure to spend time on this beautiful wine estate. One word: EXCELLENT! Lunch at Stables Bistro is affordable and tasteful and real friendly and good service included.

Thank Uwe B
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Sharon0088, General Manager at Vergelegen Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review! We are fortunate to have great teams in place that are passionate about what they do. We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

This place was beautiful! We did the cellar tour and it is a must! We ended up being the only ones on the tour and got a private tour of the cellar! It has gorgeous views and tons of history. We went back and did...More

Thank bpolach
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Sharon0088, General Manager at Vergelegen Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thanks for the great review and the positive feedback on your experience at Vergelegen. We look forward to a repeat visit to soak up the history, gardens, culinary experiences and of course the wine.

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful as always, an estate in perfect condition, so well looked after. The Stables Restaurant always good. Happy, friendly staff, lovely atmosphere, good food although they could change the menu. It has been the same for years.

Thank lcgod
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Sharon0088, General Manager at Vergelegen Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thanks for the ongoing support and the great review! We have taken cognisance of the proposal to change the Stables menu and trust that our ongoing menu development will be implemented in time for your next visit.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Vergelegen was listed as one of the most beautiful wine estates in the Western Cape. That is an impressive accolade given the number of truly breathtaking wineries in Constantia alone. The focus on South African history and the knowledge of the staff at the library...More

Thank BrettOnTheRoad
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Sharon0088, General Manager at Vergelegen Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

These are the types of reviews we love to receive and that are really appreciated. Our staff are passionate about the property and given the opportunity, will delight visitors with their knowledge of the cultural history and the gardens alike. Thank you for remembering them...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

The library and the main house offer an impressive outlook on the timeline and the ancient history of South Africa. The real estate and the garden are impressive and well kept. Don't forget to sign up for the wine tasting! Eduan is passionate about wine...More

Thank Selma A
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Sharon0088, General Manager at Vergelegen Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you for the great review. We are proud of our cultural heritage and it is truly rewarding when our visitors are appreciative of the cultural journey that can be experienced when on the property. We will share the congratulations with Eduan accordingly, he is...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We were staying in Somerset West for a couple of nights and had been told this Estate was worth visiting. I think it is the nicest Wine Estate we have visited in South Africa so far. The Estate has a lot of history which you...More

Thank susieplum2017
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Sharon0088, General Manager at Vergelegen Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you for this awesome review! We are passionate about our visitors having a memorable experience and that they get to appreciate this magnificent property. We hope to see you again when you are back in the area.

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Brandy T
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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
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The hotel must have been in Cape Town
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