Unique Events Running at Benguela Cove This Month

Aerial view of the courtyard at Benguela Cove with people

Benguela Cove in the Walker Bay region is famous for its beautiful and romantic settings and is known for hosting unforgettable weddings, functions, and family-friendly visits. Boasting a variety of events, accommodation options, and things to do (including guided tours and wine tasting in Hermanus), this luxury wine and lifestyle estate offers a lively lineup this month – the perfect opportunity to let loose as you explore.

Once-off events at Benguela Cove

Mambakwedza Mutasa sculpture at Benguela Cove

Colours of Unity Exhibition

Explore a visual odyssey showcasing the diverse strength and spirit of South African women through paintings and sculptures. The artists, Gerhard van der Westhuizen and Mambakwedza Mutasa present a compelling collection that reflects the remarkable qualities of women in our nation.

Cost: Free

When: 10 February – 09 March, daily, 10am – 6pm
Where: Benguela Gallery, Scenic R43 Route, Hermanus.

Learn more here

Benguela Cove harvesting event

Annual Harvest Event

Join the winemakers for an eagerly anticipated exploration of the art of winemaking, from the vine to the bottle, complemented by exceptional culinary experiences. This unique adventure in one of South Africa’s most renowned wine estates includes grape picking, vineyard safaris, lunch and a cellar tour. The day begins with an introduction to the stories of the vines and vintages in the Tasting Room at 10.00 AM, followed by a vineyard safari at 10:30am where guests will be able to hand-select grapes. At 11:30, the experts will showcase the transformation from grape to glass in the cellars, before leading visitors to a curated harvest feast at 12:30.

Cost: R950 p/p. For more information and to book your ticket click here.

When: Saturday 2 March, 10am – 3pm
Where: Benguela Cove Wine Estate, R43, Botriver Lagoon, Walker Bay, Hermanus

Quiz Night & Live Music

Test your wits while you sway to some sweet live music! Challenge your friends to answer questions on everything from pop culture to local history under legendary quizmaster Janet Marshall, and stand a chance to win a mixed case of Benguela Cove Lighthouse Collection wines. Guests will also be treated to the soulful sounds of a live piano performance by Andrew Herriot. To enter, teams must have at least two people and a maximum of six people.

Cost: R100 p/p

When: Saturday, 16th March and Saturday 20th April
Where: Benguela Cove Wine Estate, R43, Botriver Lagoon, Walker Bay, Hermanus

Easter Egg Hunt at Benguela Cover Hermanus

Easter Egg Hunt

Gather your family for an unforgettable day at Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate. This Easter, let the kids embark on an exhilarating Easter Egg Hunt across our adventure park, designed to delight and surprise with every step. Each child will receive an Easter Egg Hunt Trail Map and a special prize at the journey’s end.

Cost: R90 per child (includes trail map and prize)

When: Available daily, 10:00 – 17:00, between 20 March and 3 April 2024
Where: Benguela Cove Wine Estate, R43, Botriver Lagoon, Walker Bay, Hermanus

Easter Friday seafood lunch at Benguela Cove

Easter Friday: Seafood Lunch

Join us for Good Friday Lunch in the beautiful Winelands. Indulge in a carefully curated Easter seafood menu, featuring a selection of snacks, starters, mains, and desserts that blend traditional flavours with modern culinary techniques, and of course, excellent wine.

Cost: TBC. Book here.

When: Friday, 29 March 12pm – 5pm
Where: Benguela Cove Wine Estate, R43, Botriver Lagoon, Walker Bay, Hermanus

Easter Sunday Lunch at Benguela Cove

Easter Sunday Lunch

Whether you’re hosting a large gathering or having an intimate meal with just a few loved ones, there are many ways to make your Easter Sunday lunch memorable. Book your table at Moody Lagoon Restaurant for a delightful set menu, highly acclaimed wines and a beautiful natural setting.

Cost: TBC. Book here.

When: Sunday, 31 March, 12pm – 5pm
Where: Benguela Cove Wine Estate, R43, Botriver Lagoon, Walker Bay, Hermanus

Ongoing experiences at Benguela Cove

Benguela Cove

Ring in the weekend with bottomless bubbly and mimosas

Looking for fun things to do with friends and family over the weekend? Start the day the lazy way as you grab a delicious brunch and orange juice with an exciting twist.

Every Saturday and Sunday morning, as well as on public holidays (excluding Christmas Day), the Moody Lagoon Restaurant at Benguela Cove offers bottomless bubbles and bottomless Mimosas to commence the day in a relaxing style. Sit back and enjoy the panoramic vistas of the Palmiet mountains, Bot River Lagoon, and the Atlantic Ocean in one of the best waterfront restaurants near Hermanus.

Cost: Cover Charge R50pp and Bottomless Bubbly & Mimosas R195pp. For more information and to book your table click here.

When: Every Saturday & Sunday, from 9:30am – 12pm

Live Music Sundays

Sundays at Benguela Cove just got better. Experience majestic mountain backdrops with soothing sea views across the lagoon while listening to gentle jazz.

Cost: Cover Charge R50. For more information and to book your table click here.

When: Every Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Where: Moody Lagoon restaurant at Benguela Cove Wine Estate, R43, Botriver Lagoon, Walker Bay, Hermanus

adventure golf

Young and old can let loose at the open-air adventure golf course

Kids and adults can try a dose of competitive fun with the mini golf course that offers plenty of thrills, challenges, and laughs. With only a ball, putter, and skill, the game aims to get around the outdoor course in as few attempts as possible. And to work your way through the various pirate challenges that you will encounter on your way. 

Pirate Adventure Golf Course is available for kids’ birthday parties, team-building events, schools or families looking for fun activities to spend an afternoon in the Winelands. The space is fully licensed, and food and light snacks can be ordered.

This adventure golf venue does not offer child supervision, but parents and supervising adults are welcome to join and supervise as spectators. Babies enter FREE.

Cost: From R50pp to R280 per family, see full rates here. Book via email  info@benguelacove.co.za

When: Friday to Sunday, Public Holidays, and School Holidays from 10am to 6pm
Where:

Benguela Cove

Award-winning wine tastings and vineyard adventures

Benguela Cove offers an array of activities to keep its guests entertained. As it is a vineyard, it would be silly not to consider the variety of wine-tasting opportunities available, from flagships and Cap Classique to a sabrage experience and scenic boat trips on the lagoon to enjoy the estate’s wines. Visitors can also indulge in a unique wine-blending experience that will leave them with a newfound appreciation for the vineyard’s offerings.

Guided tours are available for those who wish to delve deeper into the vineyard safari and cellar, while a pontoon cruise provides guests with an opportunity to learn about the surrounding waters. With so much to see and do, Benguela Cove promises an unforgettable and enriching experience for all who visit. Come and enjoy a journey of wine and wonder, and leave with memories that will last a lifetime.

Cost: From 100pp. Book via email info@benguelacove.co.za

When: Tasting Room – open daily. Vineyard Safari’s & Cellar Tours – Wednesday to Sunday, from 11am – 4pm

BENGUELA COVE GETAWAY

Benguela Cove

A pampering getaway with vineyard and waterfront views

Extend your stay after enjoying any or all of the fantastic experiences offered at the luxurious and stylish Benguela Cove. The Waterfront Villa accommodations grant an exceptional stay for any occasion.

Each architect-designed villa is uniquely and individually decorated and constructed. The luxury interiors, facilities, and modern finishes ensure a perfect holiday vacation – with en-suite bedrooms, wifi, a swimming pool, fireplaces and an outdoor braai. 

Surrounded by panoramic views, nature, fynbos, vineyards, olive groves and the lagoon, Benguela Cove is an estate where the wildlife thrives, and the occasional wild horse continues to roam the beaches.

Located in the UNESCO-designated Kogelberg Biosphere in Walker Bay, Hermanus, only one hour from Cape Town and the Cape Town International airport, the available transfer and shuttle services can ensure a safe trip to the accommodation at Benguela Cove, ideal for your Garden Route journey. 

Book your stay now via call 087 357 0637 or email  

Tel: 087 357 0637
Email: info@benguelacove.co.za
Website:
 benguelacove.co.za
Instagram: @benguelacove
Facebook: @benguelacoveestate 

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