The Ultimate Benguela Experience is a full-day event that promises to showcase the very best of South African wines and the breathtaking beauty of the region. From the moment you arrive, you'll be greeted with a warm welcome and a glass of Cuvée58 Cap Classique, an award-winning wine from the estate's range.
The day continues with a pontoon boat cruise, offering picturesque views of the Botriver Lagoon and Walker Bay. Keep your eyes peeled for the famous Southern Right whales of Hermanus and the wild horses of Benguela Cove. A cheese platter paired with a Pinot Noir wine tasting awaits you upon return, followed by a private wine-ambassador-led cellar tour that will take you on an in-depth journey through the estate's wine-making process.
Savour the flavours of the cool climate varietals grown in vineyards at the very edge of the Atlantic Ocean with a two-course gourmet lunch at the Moody Lagoon restaurant, accompanied by a glass of wine. The Hermanus restaurant is renowned for its culinary offerings, making it a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts.
Take a moment to visit the Art Gallery, a hidden gem located in the heart of the estate. Whether you're an art enthusiast or you just simply appreciate art – the gallery is a must visit. Featuring art from renowned artists in South Africa, showcasing South African art and culture. In addition to the art on display, regular exhibitions and events find their way to the estate. Bring your little ones for Little Picasso's painting sessions for when you explore the estate – keeping them busy and entertained.
The experience concludes with a vineyard safari, where guests can enjoy wine tasting amongst the vines, immersing themselves in the lush greenery of the estate. The Ultimate Benguela Experience is available for booking from Wednesday to Sunday and lasts approximately seven hours, offering a comprehensive and unforgettable experience for visitors.
For those who wish to extend their stay, the estate features luxury villa accommodation, fully equipped for self-catering, and conveniently located close to many of Hermanus' top attractions. Each villa accommodates 6 to 10 guests, making them perfect for family vacations, staycations, wedding celebrations, and company away days. The villas are cosy and warm in the winter, with roaring log fires across the estate, including the tasting room and restaurant. Estate owner, Penny Streeter, says that The Ultimate Benguela Experience is an excellent opportunity to explore the region's rich wine heritage, natural beauty, and delicious cuisine. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
For more information: www.benguelacove.co.za
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