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 into what it is today: a world-class Estate.

With Vergelegen’s award-winning wines, a history spanning over 300 years, exquisite gardens and gastronomic delights to suit all tastes, it comes as no surprise that Vergelegen Estate continues to be the choice of the discerning visitor seeking a total sensory experience.

Vergelegen’s heritage core consists of the Homestead, Library, Mill Ruins, Slave Lodge site and surrounding gardens. The residential Homestead, dating back to the 1700s, with each room authentically furnished, reflects the layered historicism of the over 300 years of Vergelegen’s existence. The Homestead also houses an Exhibition Corridor, comprising a series of pictorial panels detailing the various eras of history as well as significant visitors to the Estate.

Vergelegen was declared a Provincial Heritage Site in 2019 and has been nominated as a World Heritage Site. The Estate reflects an authentic depiction of Cape Cultural Heritage, in addition to 18 themed gardens that are intricately interwoven in the Cape Cultural existence. No matter what time of the year you visit Vergelegen, there’s always something interesting to see.

The ideal meeting place to spend quality time with family and friends. Enjoy a myriad of activities including wine tasting, two restaurant choices, seasonal luxury picnics in the camphor forest, as well as heritage & garden, environmental and cellar & vineyard tours.

Tel: +27 21 847 2100