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Camphors at Vergelegen

Lourensford Road | Lourensford Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 847 2131
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sweetbreads” (4 reviews)
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European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lourensford Road | Lourensford Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

W were for the second time in Camphors restaurant. From the beginning till the end was everything excellent. Also the wine and an exceptional great service. For us the best food in the Western Cape or in the country. Price quality unbelievable. Thanks, you see...More

Thank fuzzy4zSouthAfrica
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For once I don't have to think about writing a review. Please see a copy of an email that my wife sent to Camphors the day after our visit. What more can one say............. Dear Christo & Team I can see my biggest challenge in...More

Thank Froggy23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch for fathers day (children booked ) and were we blown away .Having been to the farm for lunch before but was our first visit to Camphors and all i can say is "WHAT A SPOIL " The food in smaller portions thank goodness...More

Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 7 June 2017

From the generosity of the host Christo, who managed to accomodate us on Easter Sunday for lunch despite a full booking sheet, to the polished, discreet, well informed service, to the food with its explosion of flavours, this was a meal to be remembered as...More

Thank RobertPerth
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

My friend and I embark on frequent wine tasting weekends and always make a point of trying new restaurants and wine farms. Wow...we were swept out of our tastebuds when we discovered Camphors Restaurant....what a culinary journey...starting with Simba our Waitron for the evening. His...More

Thank Ali_Zee01
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Celebrated our wedding anniversary with friends at Camphors in February. While we know Vergelegen well, it was our first time at Camphors and every detail was perfect, with excellent service and food. Thank you for helping us make happy memories!

Thank dogrose2016
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Most restaurants rise, plateau and fall. Camphors at the Vergelegen wine estate near Somerset West continues to rise. We had a good picnic under the Camphor trees, with the peacocks strolling among us. The food was good and well presented, the service was attentive and...More

Thank Petrus136
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Camphors managed to change the stiff upper-lip atmosphere of the previous establishment to a welcoming and warm restaurant. Staff are very well trained and informative of food but especially the wine. Outstanding sommelier. Food was outstanding, wines well paired with food. This restaurant should be...More

Thank LyonBen
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We booked a table for six persons for an evening out. This was one of the most pleasant evenings we have ever spent. The staff were not only knolagable but informed us on what we should taste with each course. This was a first class...More

Thank George M
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The Western Cape's wine region perhaps has the highest concentration of top quality restaurants anywhere in the world - Camphor's is a standout even in that field. The setting is perfect, the service is excellent and the food is of the highest quality. Highly recommended.

Thank Sam J
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Questions & Answers
Marlene B
19 September 2016|
Response from Domenique7 | Reviewed this property |
Vergelegen Estate is closed on Christmas Day, as are both dining venues.
25 November 2015|
Response from Chubbles1 | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry regarding a New Years Eve function on Thursday 31 December 2015. The Camphors Restaurant is only open for dinner on a Friday and Saturday evening and lunches from Wed to Fri. So for this year... More
13 September 2015|
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Response from Drey33 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Curious, we had lunch there in February. The inside restaurant is very smart so smart casual and long trousers. Outside on the terrace we both had shorts on and it was fine. In fact some cyclists arrived in their Lycra... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Validated Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lourensford Road | Lourensford Road, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27 21 847 2131
  • E-mail
The Camphors at Vergelegen signature restaurant takes its name from the ancient giant camphor trees, planted in 1700, situated in front of the historic Homestead. The restaurant overlooks expansive lawns and beautiful trees complementing the overall dining experience and creating an ambiance never to be forgotten. After only a year of operation, Camphors was awarded eighth place in the Top Ten restaurants in South Africa, in The Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards 2014, as well as being the Regional Winner - Wine Tourism Restaurant - in the 2014 Best of Wine Tourism Awards, Great Wine Capitals. Vergelegen produces classical wine varietals and the ever changing menu reflects a modern take on classical international and local food dishes, specifically designed to complement Vergelegen's award-winning wines. The Sommelier and his restaurant team guide diners through the menu and recommended wine selections to ensure a relaxed and memorable food and wine experience. This experience is tailored for both wine and food connoisseurs and everyday visitors alike who want to enjoy an unpressured dining experience. Regrettably, Camphors is not child-friendly.
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