How many times, en route to Hermanus near the Arabella Hotel, have you passed the new development on the lagoon? Have you wondered what it’s all about? Well, Brian and I have and we recently stopped in to discover a true gem in the making with exciting times ahead from 1st December. Only 1 hour from Cape Town International airport, overlooking the
Atlantic Ocean in Hermanus, lies the 200-hectare security estate, Benguela Cove, a unique piece of real estate in South Africa which is surrounded by the Botriver lagoon a natural
lagoon which is teeming with fish and birdlife. This exclusive development has 124 plots on the estate, which over time are being turned into luxury waterside and vineyard
properties. Benguela Cove is surrounded by water, mountains, vineyards, olive trees,
lavender fields and is a working wine farm, on which you can buy or build property. The plots are set in a protected nature reserve and your only view is dreamy sunsets with flocks of birds highlighted against the mountains. They are set to open their brand new restaurant on 1st December.
Plans are underway to take Time Out to the new restaurant for lunch. The views from the restaurant are to-die-for and it will be a great place to start the New Year of 2018.