There’s nothing quite like a special getaway to Vergenoegd Löw in Stellenbosch. One of the country’s oldest working farms dating to 1696, it offers visitors a peaceful haven of rest and relaxation, infused with luxury, heritage and authenticity. 

Its winter warmth retreat is now open for booking. It includes two nights of bliss in the spacious Deluxe Lodge Rooms, situated in the beautifully restored farm manager’s house, each with serene garden views from a private patio with a jacuzzi; or the Vineyard Suites, with its floor-to-ceiling windows in the lounge and bedroom, and heated plunge pool, offering magnificent mountain and vineyard views.

Both options are within easy reach of the boutique spa and gym; the indigenous gardens with striking Dylan Lewis sculptures; the historic homestead where fine wine tastings are offered; two impressive Bertus Basson conceived heritage restaurants, Geuwels and Clara’s Barn; and the werf where you can view the estate’s famous Indian Runner ducks waddling past at 9:00 and 12:00 daily. The ducks play a vital role in Vergenoegd Löw’s regenerative, mixed farming enterprise. The farm is a WWF Champion, recognised for eco-sustainable agriculture and conservation of indigenous habitat.

Here are the details:

(Valid from 1 May to 30 September 2024)

Two nights including:

  • Welcome drink on arrival  
  • Wholesome farm breakfast, daily
  • Free limited minibar, re-stocked daily
  • One complimentary wine tasting of the Vergenoegd Löw wine range
  • 15% off spa treatments 
  • One complimentary dinner at Clara’s Barn (Thursday to Saturday) or in the historic homestead’s Hearth Room (Sunday to Wednesday)
  • One complimentary afternoon tea experience in the homestead, with a glass of MCC
  • Indian Runner duck experience

Package rates:

  • Deluxe Lodge Rooms – Double: R11 160
  • Vineyard Suites – Double: R14 140

Vergenoegd Löw is centrally located and within such easy access of the wealth of local attractions and amenities yet, so deeply nestled in a tranquil, spacious enclave, suffused with the fragrance of fynbos and other indigenous flora, salty notes from the nearby ocean and the sound of birdsong. It’s just 22km from Cape Town International Airport; under 40km from the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, and less than 90km from the celebrated seaside town of Hermanus.

Address: Vergenoegd Löw The Wine Estate, 1 Vergenoegd Road, Somerset West Off R310, Stellenbosch Wine Route

Tel: +27 021 843 3248


Visit for more information, to make a reservation, and to peruse the selection and buy wine.