Yester year elegance in the Cape Winelands

By special invitation prior departure to South Africa guests are welcomed to the majestic Vergelegen Wine Estate founded on 1 February 1700.

When Willem Adriaan succeeded his father, Simon van der Stel, as governor of the Cape in 1700, it didn’t take long before he claimed a modest 30,000 hectare piece of land for himself. It took three days by ox-wagon to reach Willem Adriaan’s farm on the slopes of the Hottentots Holland mountain range overlooking the Atlantic Ocean; hence the name Vergelegen (meaning “situated far away”).

A mere 45 minute journey by Vintage Car, the oak lined lanes of Vergelegen welcomes guests. Arrival cocktails are served in the garden in front of the estate’s opulent Cape Dutch Manor House. As the sunset reflect against the beautiful Hottentots Holland Mountains, guests make their way through the manor house onto open lawns and are surprised by the majestic Camphor Trees that pose elegantly overlooking our marquee set for a sensational gala evening.

Our evening includes a 5 course dinner prepared by one of Cape Town finest chefs. While a sensational meal is served, the stage is set with some of South African best vocal and instrumental performers.

After some dance, dessert and after dinner spoils we journey back to Cape Town.