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Pirate-Themed Adventure Golf Course Now Open in Hermanus

Benguela Cove, one of the Walker Bay region’s most renowned wine estates, opens new adventure pirate golf course – and everyone is invited to join in on the fun


For those on the lookout for something fun to do with the whole family, (perhaps with a little wine involved), look no further than the Benguela Cove Wine Estate development near Hermanus, which has recently completed its refurbishment. This new attraction boasts a brand new 18-hole Adventure Pirate Golf Course, three restaurants and a cosy wine-tasting cellar.

The mini golf course is open seven days a week and is kitted out with a bunch of pirate-themed obstacles like a huge pirate ship and rafts. What makes this course so appealing is that it is not only designed for kids, but adults and pensioners are welcome too. Schools are also offered discounted rates for a fun day on the course.

Party packs for birthdays can be arranged, while tailor-made packages can be put together. One option is the Jolly Roger package, which includes themed invitations, a party host, certificates and thank you letters for the little pirates. On top of this, corporate packages are available for company functions, where a trip to the adventure golf course is a fun alternative to your usual team-building exercises.

Plus: Discover more awesome things to do – including an all-new splash park, canoeing and so much more – at Benguela Cove.

Along with the new mini golf course, a kid-friendly restaurant in the form of Blackbeards Diner has opened adjacent to it. The diner serves up burgers, hot dogs, slush puppies, soft drinks and ice-cream for the kids after they work up an appetite on the 18-hole Adventure Course.

Another fresh opening on the premises is Moody Lagoon, a South African-inspired restaurant which gives locals a taste of home through a menu that features modern takes on classics such as steak, egg and chips, pork ribs and venison tartare. Penny Streeter, owner of Benguela Cove, says that the aim of incorporating new activities and facilities at the estate is to make the experience appealing to all ages.

Benguela also has opened their newly revamped Cellar Door for tastings. The Cellar offers a selection of different tasting options, including wine tastings (R80/p for 45 minutes), wine and cheese pairing, and a wine and chocolate pairing (both R110/p for 60 minutes). Tastings include a variety of different wines and guests have the option to purchase their favourite wines. The Cellar Door is open seven days a week and no bookings are required.

So whether you’re looking for a fun birthday party activity, a way to add more excitement to corporate outings or just want something fun for the whole family to do, head over to Benguela Cove and give the Adventure Pirate Golf Course a go. And, after you’re finished having fun at the 18-hole course, take your pick of restaurants on the estate and tuck in for a well-deserved meal.

The bill: Mini pirates (3 and under) pay R35, Young pirates (4-11) R70, Pirates (12 and up) R90, Senior pirates (60 and up) R75 and a Family Ticket costs R280 per family.

Tip: No bookings for the Adventure Pirate Golf are required.

Check out our list of other things to do in Hermanus.

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