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Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate

An exclusive residential wine estate within an hours drive of Cape Town, close to Hermanus

Nestled between two gentle hills on the banks of the Botrivier Lagoon, lies the Benguela Cove Coastal Wine Estate. The site enjoys majestic views over the lagoon to the Palmeit mountains, which form the spine of the Kogelberg Biosphere.

Benguela Cove was first launched as a residential development estate in 1997, but did not really change from a sheep grazing farm to what it is today until 2004.

Benguela Cove is a unique offering as a “Farm in Africa”. The estate is a 200 hectare manicured environment with vineyards, olive groves and lavender fields with breathtaking views across one of Southern Africa’s largest lagoons towards the spectacular Koegelberg World Biosphere.

Surrounded by the fynbos covered Koegelberg Mountains lays the cool climate region of Walker Bay. Famous for the once small coastal town of Hermanus, arguably one of the worlds top shore based Whale watching sites. Southern Right Whales visit late winter early spring attracting visitors from all over the world. Nestled within soft lush valleys lies some of South Africa’s most exciting wine estates producing award winning vintages.

The Benguela Cove tasting facility is conveniently located within the Estate’s public area adjacent to the properties largest dam. The tasting area is accessed from the R43 directly through the Benguela Cove Estate’s main gates and can be clearly seen when entering the property. At the tasting area a full range of Benguela Cove Wines may be sampled and expert explanations given and orders can be taken and dispatch arranged.

Wine Types

Red, Rosé, White

Wine Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Shiraz


  • Winemaker: Kevin Grant
  • Viticulturist: Paul Wallace

Trading Hours

Current Status:

  • Monday to Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Public Holidays: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Religious Holidays: Closed

Seasonal hours may apply. Phone ahead before visiting to confirm times and avoid disappointment.


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Game viewing

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Last updated 16 May 2016. Report an error.

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