Moody Lagoon at Benguela Cove
Relaxed lagoon-side dining with cocktails and great wine!
Moody Lagoon at Benguela Cove is set in the heart of the Benguela Cove winery complex. The restaurant is in an elevated setting with expansive views of the lagoon and the Atlantic ocean. The kitchen at Moody Lagoon is the domain of Annie Badenhorst a talented young Namibian chef with a passion for finding only the best fresh produce and creatively turning dishes into simple but creative menu items.
You can expect outstanding views, a casual and relaxed daytime eatery in Hermanus, with outdoor covered seating areas. We offer a choice of dishes, together with food and wine pairing with Benguela Cove’s Estate wines.
In the evening, Chef Badenhorst likes to cook to create an occasion, and Moody Lagoon restaurant is the perfect place for a date night or a night out with friends.
We offer private dining in our vinotheque for up to 12 guests with a combination of exceptional food, superb wines and outstanding service.
The Barrel Room can accommodate 60 guests. Booking essential
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate is also open for vineyard tours, wine tastings
on the lagoon, live music on Sundays and wine tastings and pairings at the Tasting Room.
In view of the emergency measures announced regarding the Coronavirus and establishments needing to close at 18:00 on week days including Saturdays and at 13:00 on Sunday’s we have adjusted our opening times accordingly as below.
Brunch: 10am - 11:30am Saturday – Sunday closing at 13:00
Lunch: 12pm – 3pm Monday – Sunday (6 days a week)
Dinner: Closed for dinner until further notice
Casual Sharing Platters served 11am – 4pm ( Monday to Saturday)
Picnics: On Saturdays only 12:00 - 15h00
Casual lunch menu available from Monday – Saturday: Sundays only open for brunch until we close at 13:00.
Transport and shuttle services to and from Benguela Cove: View transport options
Brunch & Lunch: Trading times are as above.
Dinner: Closed for dinner until further notice
In view of the emergency measures announced regarding the Coronavirus and establishments needing to close at 18:00 on week days including Saturdays and at 13:00 on Sunday’s.
Summer Seasons: Sept–April | Mon- Sat | 10am–6pm | Sun - 10am - 13:00
Winter Seasons: May-Sept | Fri, Sat | 10am–6pm | Sun - 10am - 13:00
We will be open every day during school holiday periods and all public holidays.
Chef Annelie Badenhorst
Chef Annelie Badenhorst hails from the beautiful Otjiwarongo in Namibia. Annie’s training in classic French cooking at the Zevenwacht Chef School, combined with her love of comfort food, makes her the perfect fit for Benguela Cove’s restaurant.
Annie’s career has been very intertwined with that of our other Benguela Dining chefs, namely executive Chef Jean Delport at Restaurant Interlude in the United Kingdom.
Annie worked at All Things Culinary and thereafter at Sophia’s Restaurant at Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate.
- Cuisine : Breakfast, Cocktails, European, Light Meals, Picnics, South African, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wine bar
- Ambience : Fireplace, Relaxed, Trendy, Upmarket, Wine Farm
- Entertainment : Live music, Childrens Entertainment, Internet or WiFi
- Dress : Casual
Place of Interest
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Medals of Excellence for Benguela Cove Estate Wines: Tim Atkin 2020 South Africa Wine Special Report
11 September 2020 - Leading UK wine writer Tim Atkin MW has launched his South Africa Special Report - September 10th 2020. A major achiever was Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, scoring over 90 points out of 100 and ...
Benguela Cove Wine launches Click & Collect
10 June 2020 - Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate has launched a Click & Collect service to meet a major surge in demand following the lifting of the ban on the sale of alcohol. Details for placing an order are...
Benguela Collection Restaurant Awarded a Michelin Star for Its Imaginative Interlude Of Flavours
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Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate Launches Sculpture Park and Gallery in Collaboration with Artist and Sculptor Anton Smit
23 September 2019 - Once you think Benguela Cove Wine Estate has reached its full potential with a plethora of offerings including food, wine, and art, it introduces yet another reason to visit the estate. Owner of Be...
Benguela Cove Wine Estate scoops handful of regional champions at Annual SA National Young Wine Show
26 August 2019 - With healthy vineyards, a special terroir, a cellar that encourages creativity and a passionate winemaking team, you are headed for success. Regarded as the new kid on the block with a strong p...
Catalina has landed … along with a new Vinography Range on the Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate
11 April 2019 - The long-awaited SA 2019 Platters five-star achiever, Benguela Cove Catalina Semillon 2017, was launched with great fanfare at the Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate this past weekend. Followin...
Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday 12:00 - 16:00
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10:00 - 11:30
Tasting Room | Open 7 days a week 10:00 - 18:00
Specials at this Restaurant
Ends 24 September 2020
We are reopening our doors and kicking off with the perfect day out for the whole family to celebrate the cultural wealth of our country.
Celebrate Heritage Day at Benguela Cove and enjoy a fun, family day at our picturesque estate.
Come and indulge in tasty braai platters whilst listening to the vibey beats of the live Marimba band and sip on our delicious wine.
Bring the kids and let them play a round of Pirate Adventure Golf or enjoy our fun courtyard games whilst you relax.
- When: 24 September 2020
- Time: 12:00 - 16:00
- Braai platters | R380 each - serves two
View the Braai Menu in the Specials Link
Pre-book your platters | Booking essential - Limited
Ends 31 January 2022
Ends 28 February 2021
Amongst the lush vineyards and olive groves, the estate finds itself surrounded by a glistening lagoon which hosts the Lady Bonnie pontoon boat. As an added feature to the many facilities on the estate, the pontoon boat is the epitome of maritime leisure.
Join us for a relaxed boat trip across the lagoon as you take in the natural biosphere of the estate and the surrounding mountains. Check in before your boat trip and stock up on some wine at cellar door prices. Then all aboard the Lady Bonnie for an hour-long trip before returning back to our tasting room.
Arrive an hour before the departure time to stock up on wines at cellar door prices.
The pontoon is complimentary for two people when you buy any case of wine - 6 bottles.
Pontoon cruise available Wednesday to Sunday 10am 12am 2pm 4pm - weather permitting
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