Benguela Cove

11 New Experiences: From Cape Town to Sedgefield With The ...

Award‐winning wines and decadent pairings
Tasting Room: Mon–Sat: 10am–5pm
Sun and Public Holidays: 10am–4pm
+27 (0)83 645 6198
Bot River | R43 | Hermanus
Benguela Cove

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: Free coffee with your on-the-go breakfast in Somerset West. Then pirate putt putt and a waterpark adventure before high tea 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 experiences to discover for families, groups, friends and couples at Nom Nom in Somerset West, Benguela Cove in Hermanus and Lakeside Lodge in Sedgefield.

From fill-your-own croissants to waffle benedicts and honey-butter pancakes, there’s an awesome breakfast and brunch selection at Nom Nom. And it’s good for the family – see the separate Petit Nom Noms kiddies menu – or for breakfast on the go. Nom Nom bakes their own fresh breads, cakes and pastries daily. Plus: Get a free cappuccino or Americano when you buy two pastries between 8am and 3pm any day of the week from Nom Nom’s pastry bar.
Cost: Breakfasts: R48–R96
Nom Nom | Main Rd, Somerset West | +27 (0)21 851 6197 |

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 dingy 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 windsurfing, SUP and a range of boat hire options ideal for groups or couples. You can even learn to ski safely on the lagoon at Lakeside Lodge & Spa in Sedgefield.
Cost: Various. Canoes R150 per hour, Two-hour fishing charter R650
Lakeside Lodge & Spa | 3 Lakeside Drive, Swartvlei, Sedgefield | +27 (0)44 343 1844 |

Famous for its high-quality wines and cellar door tastings and pairings, Benguela Cove Wine Estate sits next to Hermanus’ Botriver Lagoon. And it’s an awesome experience to follow an impeccable fine dining lunch at the Moody Lagoon (one of the four restaurants on the estate) with a 45-minute cruise and wine tasting on the lake. You board the pontoon boat and enjoy Benguela Cove’s award-winning wines at sunset. Pure heaven, and more affordable than you think.
Cost: R350 for 2–6 people
Benguela Cove | R43 Walker Bay, Hermanus | +27 (0) 21 944 1041 |

A 2016 World Luxury Spa Awards finalist, the five-star Lakeside Lodge & Spa is open to the public daily from 8:30am to 5pm. And, apart from the normal range of treatment rooms, there’s a double room for couples 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 hour
Lakeside Lodge & Spa | 3 Lakeside Drive, Swartvlei, Sedgefield | +27 (0)44 343 1844 |

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.
Benguela Cove | R43 Walker Bay, Hermanus | +27 (0) 21 944 1041 |

Ideal for a chill 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 nibbles menu available with bites starting from R50. Check out the DIY gin bar at Nom Nom.
Cost: R85pp per DIY gin
Nom Nom | Main Rd, Somerset West | +27 (0)21 851 6197 |

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)

Benguela Cove | R43 Walker Bay, Hermanus | +27 (0) 21 944 1041 |

Four large bedrooms (for up to 8 people) with every amenity, including fireplace, braai area, verandah and your own private jetty onto the lake. 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.
Lakeside Lodge & Spa | 3 Lakeside drive, Swartvlei, Sedgefield | +27 (0)44 343 1844 |

For a date or slow dinner with friends, check out Love Wine Wednesdays at Nom Nom in Somerset West. Buy any carafe of the 2015 Matilda’s Secret Red or Benguela Cove Semillon/ Sauvignon and get your second carafe for free. All day Wednesday until 10pm. Plus: If you like the wine so much that you want to take some home, you can buy it from Nom Nom at 10% off the cellar door price.
Deal: Two carafes of wine for the price of one
Nom Nom | Main Rd, Somerset West | +27 (0)21 851 6197 |

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.
Benguela Cove | R43 Walker Bay, Hermanus | +27 (0) 21 944 1041 |

Sunday lunch featuring the three-course “slow menu”, with live music and dancing under the trees by the lake side. Slow Sundays are just that, slow. Good food, enjoyed over the course of the afternoon in good company. Discover more about Lakeside Lodge & Spa’s Slow Sundays in Sedgefield.Lakeside Lodge & Spa | 3 Lakeside drive, Swartvlei, Sedgefield | +27 (0)44 343 1844 |

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