Vergelegen Estate

On the weekend we took a trip out to Somerset West and explored some of the wine farms out there. The best part about this is that it’s only about a 30 minute drive from Cape Town and that they are all so close to each other. We visited Vergelegen, Morgenster and Lourensford, such a fun day!

First on the agenda was Vergelegen which is a beautiful, historic estate dating back to 1685. The estate is absolutely huge and perfectly maintained with incredible gardens and a magical Camphor Forest. You can wander around the estate through the herb garden, white garden or along the stream, there is so much to do and enjoy. Of course being a wine farm, one should definitely do the wine tasting and then there are two restaurants to choose from or you can order a picnic hamper. It’s definitely a worthwhile visit, make sure you have enough time though to explore properly.


Vergelegen Estate, Lourensford Road, Somerset West
Tel: + 27 21 847 1334

Photography: by me


  1. tinajo

    4 May

    Wow – this is a beautiful place, I

  2. I am Megan

    4 May

    Oh, sometimes I wished I lived in the Cape so that I could also go to all the vineyards.

    I saw a show the other day where the people rode on bicycles between the different vineyards and tasting wine. I would love to do that! Get buzzed on a bike. Ha!

    Those mountains are spectacular!

  3. Coffee rings and other things

    4 May

    hmmm- Lovely, just what I feel like doing this weekend! x

  4. Tania

    4 May

    hey, that's my town 😉 Lana did you check out Switch coffee on Lourensford estate – really great!

  5. elissa :: ebb & flow

    4 May

    what a beautiful treasure to have so close to home! glad you enjoyed the weekend there.

  6. elissa :: ebb & flow

    4 May

    what a beautiful treasure to have so close to home! glad you enjoyed the weekend there.

  7. elissa :: ebb & flow

    4 May

    what a beautiful treasure to have so close to home! glad you enjoyed the weekend there.

  8. Lana

    4 May

    Megan, that's exactly what we said when we visited, we should be doing this by bike! Just because it's so picturesque and the area is perfect for cycling!

    Tania, yes, I bought some fresh coffee beans there!:)

  9. Brynn

    4 May

    sooooooo beautiful! looks like a lovely get-a-way 🙂 these photos get me excited! my fiance will be doing some wine tasting in central california next month…i can't wait 🙂

  10. Will @ Bright.Bazaar

    4 May

    Not surprised you bought fresh coffee beans – I totally would have done as well.

    I love that you share all these beautiful places you visit with us, Lana – thank you. This is one of my favourite blogs for that very reason.

  11. Once upon a Time

    5 May

    Aahhhh i love Vergelegen,one of my faves.
    Feel like a big kid when i go there.
    Great pics.

  12. Jane

    7 May

    I know this is an old post but I love the inspiration. Coming to Africa in Oct and following your recommendations – we will not have nearly enough time!!! Beautiful photos…

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