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11 New Experiences: From Cape Town to Sedgefield With The Benguela Cove
From wine tastings on a lagoon to pirate-themed adventure mini-golf, there’s so much to discover at Benguela Cove, Nom Nom and Lakeside Lodge & Spa
Just imagine: A long lazy lunch in Somerset West, accompanied by half-priced sushi and amazing cocktails. After that a game of pirate putt-putt and a kiddies waterpark adventure before an afternoon tea experience in Hermanus. Followed by canoeing, SUP, waterski or a fishing charter in Sedgefield, with couples massages and the option of booking into a five-star luxury lake house villa for the night.
There are so many awesome family, group, friends and couples experiences to discover at Nom Nom in Somerset West, Benguela Cove in Hermanus and Lakeside Lodge in Sedgefield.
NEW: ALL-NEW CHEF AND MENU AT NOM NOM IN SOMERSET WEST
Come sample the all-new "traditional" menu: Sushi, poke bowls, seafood platters, fish, lamb shank, eisbein, prawns, ribs and many more. Now available at Nom Nom on Main Road, 10am–10pm.
2. PRIVATE PONTOON FISHING CHARTER IN SEDGEFIELD
Your own skipper and a private pontoon boat for two hours of early-morning fishing on the Sedgefield Lagoon. With the option of upgrading to a sailing boat, spider dinghy or speedboat at Lakeside Lodge & Spa. In fact, there are loads of watersports options at Lakeside. From family adventures such as canoes, wakeboarding and introduction-to-sailing trips for the kids to windsurf, SUP and a range of boat hire options ideal for groups or couples. Learn to ski safely on the scenic lagoon at Lakeside Lodge & Spa in Sedgefield.
Cost: Various. Canoes R150 per hour, two-hour fishing charter R6503. SUNSET WINE TASTING AND LAGOON CRUISE
Famous for its high-quality wines and cellar door tastings and pairings, Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate sits next to Hermanus’ Botriver Lagoon. It’s an awesome experience to follow an impeccable fine dining lunch at the Moody Lagoon restaurant (one of the three restaurants on the estate) with a 45-minute pontoon cruise and wine tasting experience on the lake. You board the pontoon boat and enjoy Benguela Cove’s award-winning wines as the sun sets. Pure heaven on earth, and more affordable than you think.
Cost: R350 for 2–6 people4. COUPLES SPA TREATMENT AT SEDGEFIELD LAKE
A 2018 Sanlam Top Destination Award winner, the five-star Lakeside Lodge & Spa is open to the public daily from 8:30am to 5pm. Apart from the normal range of treatment rooms in the spa area, there’s a double room for couple treatments with beautiful Venetian mirrors, soft music and a cocooning atmosphere. You can get anything from massages to more intensive anti-ageing treatments.
Cost: Massages start from R250pp per hour5. AFTERNOON TEA ON THE VINEYARD TERRACE
A selection of finger sandwiches, cream scones with strawberry preserve and lemon curd, sweet cakes and your choice of tea blends at Benguela Cove’s new Tea Terrace in Hermanus. Little Princess’ teas for under-10s offer the same, but with an option of hot chocolate or milk.
Cost: R350pp or R200 per child. Add R60 per glass if you want sparkling wine instead.6. DIY GIN BAR IN SOMERSET WEST
Ideal for a chilled couples’ afternoon or with a group of friends. Nom Nom’s new gin bar in Somerset West provides you with a range of gins, fruits and botanicals, and invites you to come and create your own signature cocktail. There are some suggested recipes, but you can get as creative as you like. And there’s a special tapas section on the menu available with bites starting at R48. Check out the DIY gin bar at Nom Nom.
Cost: R85pp per DIY gin7. WATERPARK AND PIRATE-THEMED ADVENTURE GOLFWhat started as a way of keeping the kids occupied while mommy does a wine tasting has turned into a bit of an attraction in itself. Benguela Splash offers a range of cool water play and spray amusements for the whole family. And now you get free access to this cool water-play section if you do the other coolest activity in Hermanus, pirate mini-golf at Benguela Cove.
Cost: From R35 per child, or R280 for the whole family (18 holes of putt-putt, plus Splash entry)8. STAY IN A FIVE-STAR LUXURY LAKE HOUSE VILLA
Four large bedrooms (for up to 8 people) with every amenity, including a fireplace, braai area, verandah. Or, for couples or families, there are more compact B&B rooms and luxury suite options at the five-star Lakeside Lodge & Spa in Sedgefield.
Cost: Suites start from R1800 per night, Lakehouse from R7000 for two nights.9. SPECIALS EVERY DAY
Head on over to Nom Nom between Tuesday and Saturday and enjoy one of their delicious daily specials.
Deals: Taco Tuesdays – buy the tacos off the tapas menu and receive a FREE Savanna Loco cocktail. Sushi Wednesdays – half-price on all inside out rolls. Cocktail Thursdays – enjoy happy hour after 6pm at Nom Nom. Burger Fridays – order their juicy beef burger and get a FREE Stellenbrau Craven Lager. Oyster Saturdays – order six or more oysters and get a FREE double Cruxland Gin and Tonic.10. PRIVATE VINOTEQUE DINING IN HERMANUS
You and eleven of your closest friends or family. In a private vinotheque or barrel room at one of the country’s most awarded wine estates. The private dinner at Benguela Cove in Hermanus is one of those exceptional experiences where your every whim is catered to with exceptional service.11. GREAT STEAK, AMAZING SEAFOOD
The perfect catch and succulent, melt-in-the-mouth steaks. Nom Nom has the ideal ingredients for a long lazy lunch or dinner in Somerset West. Try their fresh local seafood and sushi, expertly prepared and cooked to order. A relaxed vibe, seafood and cocktails will make you feel like you are on holiday. The new chef believes “steak is not a dish it’s an institution”. It is succulent and expertly cooked. Open Tuesday to Saturday | 10am–10pm.
Nom Nom | Main Rd | Somerset West | +27 (0)21 851 6197 | email@example.com
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