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An acquired taste

Three of the best known wine estates are situated in the immediate surroundings of Erinvale, Vergelegen, Lourensford and Morgenster.

Famous Vergelegen, meaning “far away place” with it’s 1701 Cape Dutch buildings and Camphor and Stables restaurants and tea garden, will tempt visitors to prolong their stay. Nelson Mandela favoured Vergelegen as a place for many celebrations (

Morgenster, right next to Vergelegen, is well known for it’s excellent olive oils and it’s new restaurant 95 on Morgenster (

Lourensford wine estate, adjacent to Vergelegen, is one of the largest wine farms in the Cape province and offers a weekend farmers market with many food stalls, and regular sports and music events (

Many other great wine estates can be found in the nearby Stellenbosch/Paarl Franschhoek Wine Areas. Ask us for recommendations!