Nguni cattle excursion at Vergelegen Estate

Monday, 29 October, 2012
Judy Bryant
The 312-year-old Vergelegen Wine Estate in Somerset West is well-known for its fine wines, culture and heritage; now the estate is holding a series of environmental walks so that more people can also learn about and enjoy its abundant natural environment.
The estate officially registered its Vergelegen Nguni Stud in August 2010, and on Saturday 3 November there will be an opportunity to find out more about this popular indigenous breed, favoured for its multi-coloured hides and hardiness under harsh conditions.

The walk, in the company of resident environmentalist Gerald Wright, will be followed by a hearty English breakfast at the new Stables bistro restaurant. This has sheer, almost invisible glass doors and sliding shutters that maximise the views of the gardens, vineyards and Hottentots Holland Mountains.

“Following the opening this year of our new Wine Tasting Centre and Stables bistro restaurant, we decided to make the many treasures of Vergelegen more accessible to the public,” said Vergelegen MD Don Tooth. “We hope that environmental walks will inform more people about our rich natural heritage, for their own enjoyment and as a legacy for future generations.”

The cost of the walk, including breakfast, is R130/person. Guests meet at the Stables bistro at 08h30 for 09h00.

  Bookings are essential! 

Contacts: | Stables Restaurant: +27 21 847 1346 / +27 21 847 2156 | E-mail

Address: Lourensford Road, Somerset West |GPS co-ordinates: S34º 04’ 47.0" E18º 53’ 12.3" 

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