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Lourensford Road
Somerset West
Western Cape 
South Africa
021 847 1334/2120

Dating back to 1700, Vergelegen is a historic site of note. The massive estate is packed with attractions. Guests can tour the winery, dine at one of the restaurants, picnic in the camphor forest or wander through the many gar-dens – including a 1000-bush rose garden, yellow-wood forest, rare camellia garden and octagonal garden. There’s also an interpretive centre, where you’ll learn about the estate’s history and the slaves who once lived here. The old manor house is adorned with period furniture and exhibits on the lives of the estate’s many owners (starting with erstwhile Cape Governor Willem Adriaan van der Stel). The oldest living oak tree in Africa and some of the oldest living, officially documented trees on the subcontinent can also be found here.

Open 9.30am-4pm daily.

R10 adults; R5 pensioners, scholars. Cellar tours R20 (booking essential; 021 847 1337; no under-12s).

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