Only 1 hour from Cape Town International airport, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Hermanus lies the 200-hectare security estate, Benguela Cove, a unique piece of real estate in South Africa which is surrounded by the Botriver lagoon a natural lagoon which is teeming with fish and birdlife. This exclusive development has 124 plots on the estate, which over time are being turned into luxury waterside and vineyard properties.
Benguela Cove is surrounded by water, mountains, vineyards, olive trees, lavender fields and is a working wine farm, on which you can buy or build property. The plots are set in a protected nature reserve and your only view is dreamy sunsets with flocks of birds highlighted against the mountains.
As the only watersport developments in the Western Cape, this Hermanus estate, has its very own jetty, slipway, boating garages, clubhouse and storage. Waterskiing, kitesurfing, kayaking and open water swimming, swimming pool, tennis court, basketball and boule courts and an 11km walking/biking track are all exclusively for residents use.
This lifestyle estate has strict but workable architectural controls to ensure that your investment is protected and as an exclusive resident of the estate you benefit from an agricultural agreement with the farm for an allocation of estate wines annually.
Benguela Cove offers residents one of the best lifestyles South Africa has to offer, from first class security to lifestyle pursuits. The estates separate commercial complex which is currently under development offers a state of the art winery and barrel room, tasting rooms, shop, delicatessen, picnic areas as well as an 18-hole adventure golf facility.
The residential plan on Benguela Cove has been designed to capture the essence of its rural nature and breathtaking views, by combining both built and natural fabric the development epitomizes a perfect balance between lavish estate living and unspoiled nature.
Benguela Cove has strict aesthetic and architectural controls with a committee who review all plans for approval. Each plot has the position, coverage and height of the building controlled along with the use of materials. No face brick is allowed, all structures are plastered and then painted using a palette of pastel colours. A distinct architectural feature is the grey stone, excavated from a local quarry, which forms part of the signature of the estate. This can be seen when driving through the main gates and thereafter it is only roof coverings, natural slate or profile steel.
You can be confident that when you invest in Benguela Cove that the person who buys and builds next door to you cannot, and will not be able to, destroy your investment by using garish colours or architecture.
This exceptional architect designed contemporary home includes 747m² of modern, cool architecture and offers extraordinary views of the lagoon and the Atlantic ocean. The contemporary house provides a hugely impressive living space of 579.72m² as well as 168.23m² of decks, private balconies and sundecks. The property is comprised of four double bedrooms all ensuite, a 70.85m² living room with dining room and a professional kitchen. The master bedroom boasts amazing lagoon and sea views. This prestigious property has a beautiful swimming pool, braai and water features and is the perfect place to chill as the world goes by. This luxury Benguela Cove property is ideally located, just outside of Hermanus and an hour from Cape Town International Airport.
Benguela Cove is a luxury residential wine, olive and lavender farm, surrounded by and with direct access to the Bot River Lagoon. The estate is the epitome of luxury and homeowners enjoy a outdoor and watersport lifestyle. Benguela Cove Lagoon, is close to all major amenities such as private schools, private hospitals and shopping.
Benguela Cove is a leading producer and wine destination, at the start of South Africa’s Hermanus Wine Route. Discover and enjoy the finest award-winning wines from our quality vineyards.
Benguela Cove’s vineyards benefit from the unique conditions of the estate’s location at the ocean’s edge, on the southern coast of South Africa. The south-easterly sea breeze is chilled by the Benguela Current flowing up from Antarctica, to cool the grapes at night after the warm summer days, irrigated by above-average rainfall, for perfect viniculture.
The vineyards are planted on the exposed cooler slopes of the estate and on top where there is wind. Our vineyards protect the housing development, while vineyards planted along the main road hides the residential development ensuring complete privacy.
The proximity of our vineyards to the sea and the unique slightly windy conditions shorten the shoots of the vines and make the berries and leaves smaller, thereby increasing the quality of the grapes produced. Our terroir is clay and calcium rich and there are very few farms like this in South Africa.
It is the epitome of luxury living and this fully functional wine farm has already produced multiple award-winning wines. Residents on the estate get an allocation of wine every year and at full production this will work out to be a case of wine per month (a very nice perk to have). This leads to residents having a sense of ownership without being liable or responsible for the farm. This is their wine farm in the Cape.
Thank you for choosing to dine with Benguela. For your enjoyment we have three restaurants
within the Benguela Group. Please check out www.bengueladining.com and make your booking at our restaurants.
“Our brief is quite simple; to combine the best efforts of earth and man to produce beautiful wines.”
Johann Fourie is our head winemaker and is one of the foremost experts on winemaking and viticulture in South Africa.
His passion for wine includes all aspects of the industry – from selecting vineyards for our brands, to growing grapes; and from the technology of winemaking to judging on wine competition panels. His experiences include time spent in all the French and other European wine regions, as well in Canada, the United States and Australia. Johann is also the 2015 Diners Club Winemaker of the Year.
Johann’s philosophy is “To bridge the gap between the science and the artistry of making wine: that’s why I enjoy spending time with consumers, not just to share our story and passion for what we do, but also to get a deeper insight into their interest in wine, and to reflect that in every bottle we produce”.
Amongst the lush vineyards and olive groves, the estate finds itself surrounded by a glistening lagoon which hosts the Lady Bonnie pontoon boat. As an added feature to the many facilities on the estate, the pontoon boat is the epitome of maritime leisure.
The pontoon can seat up to 12 passengers making it ideal for a leisurely day out with friends and family. After basking on the lagoon, patrons are invited to dine on a mouthwatering 2 or 3-course menu in the opulence of the Benguela Cove Restaurant (Please note all cruises are weather permitting. Lunch or dinner not included in tour price).
Cruises are set for the duration of one hour, in daily time slots of 10am | 11:30am | 13.00pm | 14.30pm | 16.00pm | 17.30pm | 19.00pm
Wednesday to Sunday
R150pp includes complimentary Benguela Cove wines.
Become the ultimate wine connoisseur with our unique 'Nose your Wine' experience. This fun approach to wine appreciation will remove the mystery of wine tasting and allow you to swirl your glass with confidence in no time. Our wine tasting ambassadors will introduce you to a series of key reference wine aromas and educate you regarding wine flavour profiles –certainly a recommended group activity! Let's get swirling like a connoisseur
R80 per person (6 persons max)
includes a flight of 5 wines and 2 aromas identified in each wine
Experience the journey of our delicious grapes as you follow their path from our vineyards to your glass. Enjoy this guided tour as you get a sneak peak at the farming activities and growing cycles which go into making our award-winning wines, finished off perfectly with a tasting of five of our estate grown wines in the vineyards.
R250 per person (9 persons per tour max)
Receive our VIP treatment as you and your guests are taken on a guided tour of our estate and vineyards. Enjoy a tasting session of five estate wines in our vineyards while overlooking the Bot River Lagoon. The tour culminates with a gourmet 3-course meal at the Manor House complemented with our award-winning wines.
Duration: 3 hours
Includes tasting of 5 wines, gourmet 3-course meal with complimentary wine
R700 for lunch and tour (9 persons per tour max)
Your wedding day, one of the happiest and most important days of your life, should be nothing short of perfection and there is nowhere more glamorous and desirable to start married life, than at Benguela Cove.
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate is situated on the R43 close to Hermanus. A truly beautiful location, Benguela Cove is a luxury wine and residential estate. Our estate boasts the magnificent Benguela Cove Manor House as well as modern contemporary farm buildings – all overlooking vineyards, the ocean and the lagoon. It is a picture postcard location which will ensure perfect pictures each and every time.
Our events team will assist you in all aspects of your function and a member of the team will be on hand throughout your event to ensure everything goes to plan.
Benguela Cove is perfect for weddings, anniversaries, year-end functions, fashion shows, photo shoots, corporate breakouts etc. It is an upmarket event space that is so unique that any function that is hosted is sure to be a success.
Full event coordination
Hire of Benguela Cove Manor House
Hire of Benguela Cove Agriculture Buildings
Fully catered service by award-winning chefs
Benguela Cove Manor House
The Benguela Cove Manor House is a dramatic 2 000 square metre building which epitomises the jet set lifestyle of all who live there. The Manor House is a focal point on the 200 hectare Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate which has 70 hectares of vines, 10 hectares of olive trees and 3 hectares of lavender fields.
There is nowhere more beautiful on earth. From cherished nuptials set and beautifully landscaped grounds and majestic vineyard, sea and lagoon views to engaging receptions and romantic festivities. The Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate serves as a stunning backdrop to your most important moments.
Benguela Cove Agriculture Buildings
Farm feel, sweeping ocean and lagoon views, space for a marquee tent to accommodate 140 people.