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A look back into our past

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

– PENNY STREETER, OWNER

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.

1943-1945 - During World War II: The Bot river lagoon was established as an emergency base for the landing and refuelling of Catalina flying boats.

1943-1945

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

2003 - 2007 - Vineyards Planted at Benguela Cove

2003 - 2007

Vineyards Planted at Benguela Cove

2013 - Benguela Cove Estate acquired by Penny Streeter and her husband Nick

2013

Benguela Cove Estate acquired by Penny Streeter and her husband Nick

2017 - State-of-the-art, gravity fed winery opened at Benguela Cove.

2017

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

2017-18 - 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.

2017-18

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.

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

Present Day

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

 

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