Sightseeing

ID #2313

Vergelegen Garden, Somerset West, Cape Peninsula, Western Cape.

Visitors to the Cape should not miss a visit to this beautiful place. A walk down the central path of Willem Adriaan van der Stel’s huge octagonal garden takes you past alabaster urns, giant trees and colourful herbaceous borders of “antique” flowers. There is also a north garden, with its ponds and white-flowering bulbs, and a herb garden with a lavender walk. Impeccably maintained. Magnificent features include

(a) Information Centre and Gift Shop

(b) Wine Tasting Centre

(c) Winery

(d) Interpretive Centre

(e) Almond and Oak Avenue/Grave site of Samuel Kerr

(f) Octagonal Garden

(g) Homestead

(h) Camphor Trees and the Great Lawn

(i) Lady Phillips Restaurant

(j) White Garden/Ancient Oak

(k) Royal Oak

(l) Yellowwood Walk, Watermill and Camellia Collection

(m) Camellia Garden

(n) Wetland Garden

(o) Camphor Forest Picnic

(p) Rose Garden

(q) Rose Terrace

(r) Library

(s) Margaret Roberts Herb and Vegetable Garden

No private picnicing and no dogs allowed. Please do not litter, pick flowers or light fires. pen all year except Good Friday, Workers Day and Christmas Day. Visiting hours 09h30-16h00 daily. Lourensford Road, Somerset West which is on the N2 east of Cape Town. AHVerge

Contct     Lady Phillps Restaurant: ladyphillips@vergelegen.co.za

Web: www.vergelegen.co.za

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Last update: 2011-08-28 21:11
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