Vergelegen Estate & Gardens

The HomesteadGarden Overview

The 312-year old Vergelegen Estate is famous for its award-winning wines, historic Homestead and Library, ancient Camphor Trees, modern Wine Tasting Centre, restaurants and seasonal Camphor Forest Picnic.  It has been a gardener's paradise since the van der Stel era in the 1700's and today 17 exquisitely themed gardens are on display for visitors to enjoy.

Our Camellias

The outstanding collection of over 1000 camellia bushes at Vergelegen was awarded International Camellia Garden of Excellence status by the International Camellia Society in March 2010.  There are approximately 550 cultivars and some of the most beautiful and rare include Francie L and Anticipation from New Zealand, Grace Albritton, Tiffany and Lasca Beauty from the USA, Laurian Brown from South Africa and Tama Electra from Japan.

 

Visitor information

Opening Times

09:30-16:00 daily
(except Christmas Day, Good Friday and Workers’ Day)

Entry Fees - modest fees apply.
See web for details.

Best Time to Visit

The Camellia Collection can be viewed from April, when the early varieties of Camellia sasanqua appear, through to August, when the other Camellias are at their best.  The magnificent Rose garden is best viewed during October and November, with the Hydrangea garden stunning in December.

Address:
Lourensford Road
Somerset West
Western Cape
7130
South Africa

Facilities

Parking
Toilets
Disabled access
Refreshments
Restaurant
Picnic area

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