Take a seat
at the chef's table
On 1 September 2021 renowned Chef Bertus Basson opened Geuwels (Gables) restaurant on the historic Vergenoegd Löw – The Wine Estate. Head Chef Drikus invites you, your family and friends to enjoy authentic South African food using fresh, seasonal and indigenous ingredients prepared with a creative approach and cultural influences.
Embark on a culinary journey at Geuwels Restaurant, where the delectable flavors of breakfast or lunch are complemented by the possibility of an enchanting encounter with Vergenoegd Löw's Indian Runner Ducks. To ensure the safety and well-being of these hardworking ducks, we kindly request that pets not be brought onto the premises. Your cooperation helps us maintain a peaceful environment for our dedicated feathered f riends.
Geuwels offers inside and outside seating for delicious breakfast choices such as seasonal poached duck eggs and roosterkoek. Lunch features South African small plate-choices to share (or not!) with fascinating combinations such as dune spinach, spekboom, bokkom and suurvygie to enhance top quality vegetables, fruit, seafood, meat and venison. Signature dishes include hot smoked pork belly and vintage family recipe sweets like Tannie Hetta se Appeltert.
Breakfast:Monday to Sunday 08h00 - 11h00
Lunch:Monday to Sunday 11h30 - 15h30
Vergenoegd Löw The Wine Estate
1 Vergenoegd Road, Somerset West
Off R310, Stellenbosch Wine Route
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Vergenoegd Löw’s famous Indian Runner Ducks are still here, a key part of our integrated, sustainable farming. They are busy in the vineyards. They eat snails and insects so that we do not have to use harmful pesticides.
They wander across the Homestead grounds daily at 9:00 and 12:00. Or you might catch sight of them as they make their way past the Manor House on their way to the vineyards or coming for a swim before heading back home.
The best way to see them is to book breakfast or lunch at Geuwels Restaurant or lunch at Clara’s Barn or a wine tasting. We have hundreds of these ducks. They protect our vineyards. We provide ducklings to other wine farms who want to follow our example of sustainable farming.