It was a beautiful winters morning that found us at Vergelegen Wine Estate, in the heart of Somerset West. Strange to think that though when you are there and you are surrounded by the absolute beauty of this wine estate.
The vast gardens, the kids play area, the heritage, and the food...all play a part in making this one of the most popular wine estates in the area. But I'm a mom, and I look for places where my tots can be free and happy - and the play area and gorgeous garden paths that beg you to meander through them (and kind of want you to get lost), offer exactly that!
Vergelegen has two restaurants on the estate - Stables, which offers a relaxed atmosphere described as "classic, with a modern twist" and is kiddy friendly. Camphors, on the other hand is stylish and sophisticated - and not child friendly :) But you can also picnic here in the beautiful gardens. Not BYO and although I have not tried it myself, the menu looks delicious!
There is so much to do and see here, its not hard to see why its so loved.
For more info on Vergelegen visit http://www.vergelegen.co.za
Location - GPS Co-ordinates: S34º 04’ 47.0" E18º 53’ 12.3"
Restuarant - yes Stables & Camphors
- Tasting - yes
- Pairing - no
- Optional Tasting - They offer 4 different wine tastings of their 4 different ranges of wines.
Daily 09h00-16h30 | tastings from R30
- Wine Prices - the average price per bottle is R250, with their flagship wine coming in at R500
Fireplace - yes
Times - Stables Daily 09h00-17h00 | kitchen closes at 15h30. Reservations essential.
Camphors - Wed-Sun 12h00-15h00 (lunch) | Fri & Sat 18h30-21h00 | reservations essential
Dinner service (on Friday & Saturday evenings) will only resume in October.
Booking Essential - peak season and weekends bookings are essential. The Estate is open to visitors Monday to Sunday from 09h00 to 17h00 (last entry to the property at 16h00).
Kiddy friendly - yes, they have highchairs and a "little VIP" menu.
Parents friendly - Definitely Mommy friendly - however, there is no baby changing area
Play area - there is a great outdoor play gym for kids 3 - 12 years. But the gorgeous gardens and lush greenery will ensure little imaginations can run wild with adventure!
Accessibility - Tar road. Access from Lourensford Road. Entrance to the property is R 10 for adults and R 5 for pensioners/scholars. Pensioners free on Mondays
Accommodation - no
Spa - no
Picnics - yes however no outside food or beverages allowed. http://www.vergelegen.co.za/picnic.html