Vergelegen Wine Estate Takes Measures Against Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Gallivant Africa

Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West will be closed temporarily (opening 2 April 2020 at this stage) to help minimise the spread of the coronavirus during the global pandemic.

For centuries, the owners of Vergelegen have welcomed visitors to this beautiful wine estate in the heart of Somerset West. Guests’ experiences have always been a top priority and a source of delight. It is after much careful consideration that management has decided to temporarily close the estate to visitors from Tuesday 17 March 2020 until 01 April 2020 inclusive (re-opening 02 April at this point).

This is in light of the World Health Organisation declaration that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is a global pandemic; and the 15 March statement by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announcing measures to combat the disease.

“Our main concern is the health and safety of our visitors, our staff, and our community, so we are playing our part in helping to minimise the spread of this virus by limiting contact amongst groups of people. We are also escalating the already comprehensive cleaning and sanitising procedures in our visitor and production facilities,” said CEO Wayne Coetzer.

“We look forward to welcoming visitors back to this glorious estate as soon as circumstances permit. We are using this time to invest in additional staff training, tweaking our restaurant menus, and generally ensuring that our well-known hospitality facilities and services are world-class.”

Guests requiring assistance with making or changing reservations, and/or who need any further information, are requested to telephone 021-847-2122 or email

“As this situation develops, we will reach out on our website with any new communications. We will continue to support our employees and our community during this difficult time and are heartened by the spirit of collaboration internally and externally in combating this pandemic,” said Coetzer.

Ashton Sobhuza
the authorAshton Sobhuza
Dear readers! Welcome to my travel experiences, tips, and itineraries! Born and raised in Zimbabwe, I’ve always had a love for the creative and artsy stuff. I am an explorer and an adventurer! I am currently a writer with Byolife Travel and Gallivant Africa.

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