Benguela Cove Unveils Luxurious new Villa for Eco-Conscious Holidays

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Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, a leading destination for wine enthusiasts and nature lovers, launched of its newest accommodation offering, the Milk and Honey villa. This is the sixth oceanside villa available for holiday rentals, each featuring en-suite bedrooms, Wi-fi, a swimming pool, fireplaces and outdoors braai.

The architect-designed luxury villas offer an unparalleled experience for eco-conscious travellers seeking a tranquil getaway. The secure, low-density estate is surrounded by fynbos, vineyards and a lagoon, separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a narrow sandbar. Wild horses still roam the beach and wildlife thrives here.

The Milk and Honey villa is the epitome of luxury and sustainability, says estate owner Penny Streeter. With three en-suite bedrooms, the villa can comfortably accommodate up to six guests. Each room offers breathtaking views of the lagoon, ocean and mountains, creating a serene atmosphere that seamlessly blends with the natural surroundings.

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The villa features a fully-fitted kitchen, perfect for self-catering, and spacious living areas and sun decks for relaxation, while the private pool offers a refreshing respite from the South African sun. The villa is also pet-friendly, welcoming dogs with a small additional cleaning fee.

Benguela Cove’s commitment to producing exceptional vintages was recognised recently in the prestigious Platter’s South African Wine Guide 2024. The estate’s flagship wines, Benguela Cove Catalina 2021 and the Benguela Cove Vinography Petit Verdot 2021, both received the coveted 5-star rating. Additionally, 13 of the estate’s wines were awarded an impressive 4.5 stars, showcasing the depth and diversity of Benguela Cove’s cool-climate wine portfolio.

As a WWF Conservation Champion, Benguela Cove is dedicated to preserving the biodiversity of the region. The estate is located within the UNESCO-designated Kogelberg Biosphere, a haven for rare birds and wildlife. Guests can explore the natural wonders of the area through guided walks, birdwatching, and eco-tours.

One of the highlights of a stay at Benguela Cove is the opportunity to experience a pontoon cruise along the tranquil lagoon. During the cruise, guests can savour the estate’s award-winning wines while taking in the picturesque surroundings, and then visit the estate’s winery, featuring a gravity-fed design and producing some of the bes under the direction of winemaker Johann Fourie.

Culinary enthusiasts will delight in the estate’s Moody Lagoon Restaurant, which showcases local produce and offers a tantalising menu. The restaurant also features an oyster bar, providing a true taste of the region’s finest flavours.

The estate has recently partnered with a local beekeeper to produce honey for use in the restaurant’s culinary creations. This initiative not only supports the local ecosystem but also reflects the estate’s dedication to working in harmony with nature.

For those travelling with children, Benguela Cove offers a range of activities to keep young minds engaged. The Pirate Adventure Golf Course and Splash Pad provide hours of entertainment, ensuring a memorable experience for the whole family.

Located just an hour’s drive from Cape Town International Airport and in close proximity to the whale-watching town of Hermanus, Benguela Cove is the perfect base for exploring the Western Cape. Visitors can enjoy a range of activities, from wine safaris and art exhibitions to nature walks and golf and coastal excursions.

To book a stay at the Milk and Honey villa or to learn more about Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, visit www.benguelacove.co.za