Experience Sustainable Luxury and Dining at Benguela Cove This Winter

This winter, Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate invites visitors to indulge in the finest South African cuisine and wine at the Moody Lagoon Restaurant. Head Chef Annelie Badenhorst has crafted a menu that showcases her passion for locally sourced, sustainable ingredients, including responsibly caught seafood from ABALOBI’s groundbreaking Fish With A Story initiative.

Situated along the picturesque  in the Western Cape, Benguela Cove is a premier destination for food and wine enthusiasts. Chef Badenhorst’s menu features an array of dishes that pay homage to her Namibian roots and French culinary training. From succulent baked snails with garlic Gruberg crust to tender braised beef short rib with creamy thyme polenta, each dish demonstrates her skill and creativity in the kitchen.

At the heart of Chef Badenhorst’s culinary philosophy is a steadfast commitment to sustainability. By partnering with ABALOBI’s Fish With A Story, she sources seafood that is fully traceable and caught by small-scale fisher using eco-friendly methods. “Supporting these fishing communities allows us to serve the freshest, most responsibly sourced seafood while contributing to a more ethical and sustainable food system,” says Badenhorst.

Penny Streeter OBE, the visionary owner of Benguela Cove, expresses her enthusiasm for the estate’s winter offerings: “We are excited to welcome guests to experience the best of South African cuisine and wine this season. With Chef Annelie leading the Moody Lagoon Restaurant and our dedication to sustainability, visitors can expect a truly memorable dining experience while taking in the breathtaking views of our lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean.” Benguela Cove’s accolades underscore its exceptional offerings.

The estate proudly ranks 53 in the Top 100 ‘World’s Best Vineyards’ 2023 and was honoured with the ‘Cellar Door Experience of the Year’ award.

Furthermore, the estate’s wines have won an impressive 10 Medals of Excellence in the Tim Atkin, MW, 2022 South Africa Wine Special Report, solidifying its status as a leading wine destination.

Beyond the exquisite dining at Moody Lagoon, Benguela Cove offers a range of activities and holiday accommodation to ensure a memorable stay. Visitors can book a leisurely eco-cruise pontoon tour of the lagoon, where they can relax in the tranquil beauty of the surroundings and observe local birdlife.

The estate also hosts regular live music performances and thought-provoking art exhibitions, adding a cultural dimension to the dining delights on offer.

For those seeking a luxurious retreat, Benguela Cove’s oceanside villas provide the ultimate in comfort and style. Each villa features a private pool, spacious living areas, and stunning views of the lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean.

Nature enthusiasts will be thrilled by the opportunity to witness the majestic Southern Right Whales that migrate to Hermanus’ coastal waters from June to December. The peak whale watching months of September and October offer the ideal time to plan a visit and book a stay at Benguela Cove.

This winter, take the opportunity to celebrate the best of food, wine, and natural beauty at Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate.

Guests can book their visit now and experience the magic of Moody Lagoon Restaurant, luxury accommodation, and the captivating wonders of Hermanus.

With its commitment to sustainability, exceptional culinary offerings, and stunning location, Benguela Cove promises an unparalleled escape for discerning travellers.

For more information visit www.benguelacove.co.za