“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as the “Afternoon Tea” – Poet Henry James.
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate is becoming known for its differentiating drive, yet with another classy addition to attract visitors – this time, something to be on the tea lover’s radar.
Popular amongst food, wine and adventure lovers, theaphiles now also have something to look forward to when taking the trek over Sir Lowry’s pass to the Walker Bay region, or when they want to escape a jam packed Hermanus over the holiday season to indulge in the finer things in life.
Owned by the entrepreneur Penny Streeter OBE, her English heritage is celebrated with a new luxurious English style tea saloon, spreading the love for this tradition with freshly baked scones, cakes and savoury sandwiches.
Guests can opt for a more traditional experience or explore the world of tea with different tea rituals and demonstrations.
With an insatiable love of travel, Streeter explored the word of teas on many visits to famous tea countries to import those she believe carries the true, delicate and delicious essence of what teas are all about. Teas on offer also have an educational and nutritional benefit and the team will be sharing interesting facts to entertain guests who are looking for something other than wine.
That being said – method cap classique also pairs beautifully with these sweet and salty treats, especially when a celebratory occasion is at the order of the day, be it a ladies get together, bridal or baby showers.
More about the Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate is situated on the R43, 18km outside Hermanus and a mere 75 minute drive from Cape Town International Airport. This 200-hectare security and boating estate is also a working wine farm, renowned for producing outstanding quality from its cool climate vineyards in the Walker Bay. The estate is bordered by the natural Bot River lagoon, teeming with fish and birdlife. With the longest stretch of vines facing the Atlantic Ocean, the estate is nudged by the majestic Palmiet Mountains and natural fauna and flora on the other side, nestled amongst vineyards and olive groves where South Africa’s national bird, the blue crane, annually comes to nest. Owned and operated the entrepreneur Penny Streeter OBE, Benguela Cove is a sister property to four other establishments that complete the Benguela Collection. These include Nom Nom Eateries and wine bar in Somerset West, Lakeside Lodge and Spa in Sedgefield, Mannings Heath Golf and Wine Estate in West Sussex, UK, and the youngest acquisition also in the UK, Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens.
Visit their website for their exciting festive calendar suited for families and friends.