A look back into our past

The dream was to create a world-class and sophisticated wine tourism destination. That dream is happening now.


As one of the Western Cape’s most prominent wine and lifestyle estates, Benguela Cove is the epitome of luxury living. The lush farmland was developed to create a vineyard, state of the art winery, lifestyle estate and olive groves.

catalina story


During World War II: The Bot river lagoon was established as an emergency base for the landing and refuelling of Catalina flying boats.

Vineyards Hemel en Aarde

2003 - 2007

Vineyards Planted at Benguela Cove

Acquisition of Benguela Cove


Benguela Cove Estate acquired by Penny Streeter and her husband Nick



State-of-the-art, gravity fed winery opened at Benguela Cove.

UK Vineyard History


Penny has since taken her vision to two properties in the UK. Creating new vineyards in Sussex at England’s first golf and wine estate in 2017, and Grade I Listed Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens in 2018.

Johann and Penny

Present Day

Benguela Cove has established a reputation for itself as a leading wine and eco-tourism destination.


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