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New Experiences With Benguela Cove
From wine tastings and food pairings to pirate-themed adventure mini-golf, there’s so much to discover at Benguela Cove
Explore Benguela Cove's fine offerings from delicious food and wine pairing experiences at their popular tasting room to an afternoon tea at the Tea Terrace or a carefully crafted South African brunch, lunch or dinner service menu at the famous Moody Lagoon Restaurant, which offers panoramic views of the lagoon and mountains. Be sure to bring the kids along for a round of 18-hole pirate adventure golf and some fun in the kids' splash park, full of squirting and dunking amusements. You just let them play while you relax and enjoy the wine and views.
There are many awesome experiences for families, groups, friends and couples at Benguela Cove.
BE THEIR GUEST ON A SCENIC PONTOON LAGOON CRUISE
Famous for its high-quality wines and cellar door tastings and food pairings, Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate is situated near Hermanus’ Botriver Lagoon. Savour a tasty lunch at the Moody Lagoon restaurant, or enjoy other experiences on offer at the estate. Be their guest on a 45-minute pontoon cruise. Board the pontoon boat, then relax and enjoy Benguela Cove’s award-winning wines and majestic lagoon and mountain views, pure heaven on earth, and more affordable than you think.
Cost: Spend R300 or more
VINEYARD AND CELLAR TOURS
Benguela Cove’s vineyard safari takes you through the 200-hectare wine estate in real safari-style vehicles. You get to taste various cultivars along the way and get first-hand knowledge about Benguela’s wines. Then you can also explore the winemaking process with an hour guided cellar tour that combines tasting wine from the barrel with an informative journey of flavours and winemaking techniques.
Cost: From R200pp for vineyard safari, R80pp for the cellar tour
BENGUELA COVE TASTING ROOM
Spacious, airy, modern, contemporary space with exciting artwork. Sip, slurp, swirl and learn all about the wines we produce from our wine ambassadors. Experience the best we have to offer. Why not book a tasting in our private tasting room which holds 12 people and indulge in our unique wine pairing experiences.
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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: R320pp or R200 per child. Add R60 per glass for MCC.
TASTES OF SA AT MOODY LAGOON
This Hermanus restaurant boasts a wondrous South African-style menu, with seafood and food and wine options, offering guests a choice of delicious dishes, paired with sensational wine from Benguela Cove’s winery. You can expect outstanding views, spacious indoor and outdoor seating options with a casual and relaxed daytime eatery menu, and an a la carte evening and Sunday a la carte lunch menu in harmonious Hermanus. It's the perfect place for a date night or a night out with friends and family. A casual lunch menu is served Tuesday–Saturday (May-Sep) and 7 days a week in the summer months (Oct-April). Casual sharing platters are available 11am–4pm, Monday–Saturday.
Opening hours: Brunch from 10am–11:30am, Saturday and Sunday. Lunch from 12pm–3pm, Tuesday to Sunday (May-Sep) and 7 days a week in summer (Oct-Apr). Dinner from 6pm–9pm on Saturday in winter (May-Sep) and Thursday – Saturday (Oct-Apr). We are open on public holidays and normal trading hours apply.
PRIVATE VINOTEQUE DINING IN HERMANUS
You and eleven of your closest friends or family, in a private vinoteque 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.
PIRATE-THEMED ADVENTURE GOLF AND SPLASH PARK
What started as a way of keeping the kids occupied while mom 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)
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R43 Walker Bay, Hermanus
+27 (0) 21 944 1041
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