Benguela Cove Lagoon: A Hit for the Holidays

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Benguela Cove Lagoon is a hit with wine-loving visitors to Walker Bay.  Holidaymakers in the Hermanus area looking for fine wine and a good ole time should put it top of their list of places to visit.

There’s plenty to see, do and taste, too, so set aside plenty of time when you make that trip!


Moody Lagoon is a new daytime restaurant opening in the Benguela Cove Lagoon complex on 15 December.  Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week and dinner from Thursdays till Saturdays, it offers easy dining with crowd-pleasing favourites in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Expect unusual breakfast treats, steaks and burgers, traditional South African specialities, seafood, food and wine pairings as well as unique specials every weekday. Big bonus: oysters all year round! Fabulous views of the lagoon and Atlantic Ocean with indoors and outdoors, covered seating.

Opening times:

Breakfast: Breakfast: 8am – 10.30am Saturday & Sunday

Lunch:   12pm – 3pm Monday – Sunday (7 days a week)

Dinner:  6pm – 9pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Casual Sharing Platters served 11am – 4pm daily  (7days a week)

Fully licensed for wines |  Regrettably no corkage allowed.

Tel. 087 357 0637 email Website Moody Lagoon at Benguela Cove

Now for the festive news. First up – because it’s Festive Season and you’ll have to book like, now –  the celebrations planned for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day (SOLD OUT) and New Year’s Eve:

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Christmas Day Lunch at Benguela Cove SOLD OUT

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Got that? Good! Now make your reservation!

Here’s the full lowdown on some of the treats and treasures awaiting you at Benguela Cove Lagoon this festive season:

Wine on the Lagoon

Amongst the lush vineyards and olive groves, the estate finds itself surrounded by a glistening lagoon which hosts the Lady Bonnie pontoon boat. Hop on and take a ride!

Available: Monday – Sunday. Booking preferred but not always essential. 

Adult trip | R150 pp

Family pontoon trip (2 adults and 2 kids ) | R 400

Kids’ tours | R75 pp

A perfect way to experience this nautical property is by taking a cruise on the pontoon. Climb aboard the Lady Bonnie and enjoy tasting four estate wines while cruising across the lagoon.

If you want to enjoy wine on the lagoon, then please arrive an hour prior to your cruise to purchase wine.

Christmas Eve Dinner

Let Santa’s little helpers prepare a sensational 5 course dinner for you this Christmas Eve!

Date: 24 December 2017

Time: 6:30pm

Price: R600 pp | Includes a welcome drink upon arrival

Contact directly for bookings and more information: call 087 357 0637 or email:

Christmas Day LUNCH (SOLD OUT)  

Spend Christmas with Benguela Cove for a magical and merry 5 course lunch!

25 Dec 2017 | 5 Course Lunch | R600 pp | Includes a welcome drink upon arrival

Book Now! Call: 087 357 0637 or email:

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Christmas Day Lunch at Benguela Cove SOLD OUT

New Year’s Eve
Go big and celebrate with a New Year’s bash at Benguela Cove!

A superb dinner will be served, with a live band making sure you get your party on in time for 2018.

Date: 31 December 2017

Price: R650 pp includes a glass of bubbles at midnight

Bookings are taken for seating between 6:30 pm to 9 pm, to linger till late.

For more information or to book, Call: 087 357 0637 or email:

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To read more about the Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Experience read below:

(Press release from Nicola Naidoo at The Benguela Collection.)

A Wine Experience – Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate

Just off the R43 and beyond the streaming row of vineyards is a quaint tasting room situated on the luxury wine farm, Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate. Wine lovers from all over the world flock to this little Walker Bay gem to experience wine tastings, relaxing under shady umbrellas on the lush green lawn, cooled by the ocean breeze.

A breathtaking sunset view over the Bot River Lagoon can intrigue the mind while holding up a red glass of wine and ever so gently tilting it for the sunlight to reflect its vigour. A moment of intrigue is exactly what Tasting Room manager, Emy Matthews want guests to feel. Her belief is wine drinking should be an experience of the senses, not just a sip from a glass.  Which is why a sweet and savoury touch is added to this luxury wine tasting experience. Guests are spoiled for choice with cheese, chocolate or a millionaires wine pairing. Each option is then skillfully paired with the estate’s award-winning wine collection.

Sundays are bliss at the Tasting Room as live music performances take centre stage, while guests enjoy cheese and charcuterie boards. Heading down to the Tasting Room on a Sunday afternoon while appreciating the relaxing atmosphere is the best way to wind down your weekend and prepare for the week ahead. The bustle of city life can be daunting and has, therefore, become the goal of the staff to provide an enjoyable, stress-free service to patrons.

If sipping refined wines in beautifully landscaped gardens close to the ocean is your idea of bliss, then make your way to Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate.




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