Moody Lagoon at Benguela Cove
Relaxed lagoon-side dining great wine, fun things to do and panoramic views!
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 and Friday - Saturday nighttime 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 100 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.
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.
Group Capacity : 300+ People Cost Per Head : R75+
- Cuisine : Braai, Breakfast, Burgers, Cape Malay, Cocktails, Coffee Shop, Contemporary, Continental, European, Fine Dining, French, Fusion, Grills, Light Meals, Organic, Picnics, Seafood, South African, Tapas, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wine bar
- Ambience : Authentic Culture, Business, Coffee Shop, Dine and Dance, Family, Fireplace, Formal, Quiet, Relaxed, Romantic, Ship / Boat, Traditional, Trendy, Upmarket, Wine Farm
- Entertainment : Comedy, Live music, Childrens Entertainment, Dancing - casual, Internet or WiFi
- Dress : Smart/Casual, Casual
Place of Interest
Events and Catering
Credit Cards Accepted
Cape Town Tourism
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Lunch: 12:00 - 16:00 | Mon - Fri
Weekend Brunch: 09:30 - 12:00 | Sat - Sun | Public Holidays
Weekend Lunch: 12:00 - 17:00 | Sat - Sun
Platters Served: 10:00 - 16:00 | Mon-Sun
Specials at this Restaurant
Ends 31 March 2024
Join us for Easter Sunday Lunch with Live Jazz!
Easter Sunday is a special day that is celebrated all around the world. It's a day to spend time with family and enjoy a delicious meal together. One of the most important parts of Easter Sunday is the traditional Easter Sunday lunch.
Book your table now at Moody Lagoon Restaurant.
To enjoy the set Easter Sunday lunch menu, pre-booking in advance is required. R980 per person.
Ends 20 April 2024
Quiz night with live music in Hermanus
- Dates: Saturday, 16th March & 20th April
- Time: Live music starts at 4 PM, quiz begins at 4:30 PM
- Cost: R100 per person (includes quiz entry, live music, and a chance to win)
- Location: Tasting Room, Benguela Cove, Hermanus
- For more information and to book your ticket click here
Uncork Knowledge & Harmony: Test Your Wits & Groove to the Tunes! Seeking a unique and unforgettable weekend escape in Hermanus? Join us for a thrilling Live Music Quiz Night experience at Benguela Cove
Ends 29 March 2024
Easter RAAF's Performance in Hermanus
- Ticket Price: Adults: Only R250 per person Kids: R125 per child
- Doors Open: 17:30
- Concert Start: 19:00 (Duration: 60-80 minutes)
- Exceptional Dining Experience
- For more information and to book your ticket click here
Celebrate this Easter at Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate with the enthralling sounds of RAAF, previously known as the Bottomless Coffee Band. Join us on March 29, 2024, for a remarkable evening featuring RAAF's high-energy performance set against the backdrop of Hermanus's breathtaking scenery.
Ends 09 March 2024
A celebration of diversity Colours of Unity Exhibition in Hermanus, Cape Town
Join us for Gerhard and Mambakwedza’s Art Exhibition at Benguela Galleries this summer.
Explore a visual odyssey showcasing the diverse strength and spirit of South African women through paintings and sculptures. The artists, Gerhard van der Westhuizen and Mambakwedza Mutasa, present a compelling collection that reflects the remarkable qualities of women in our nation.
Colours of Unity Art Exhibition details
Plan your visit to this unique art exhibition celebrating diversity.
Ends 02 March 2024
Join us at Benguela Cove in Hermanus for our eagerly anticipated Annual Harvest Event.
This special day is an invitation to explore the art of winemaking, from the vine to the bottle, complemented by exceptional culinary experiences
Saturday, 2 March 2024 | R950 per person including grape picking, Vineyard safaris, lunch and a Cellar tour
What our Harvest Event Includes:
- Welcome Amidst the Vines: Our day commences at 10:00 AM in The Tasting Room, where the story of vine and vintage unfolds.
- The Vineyard Safari: At 10:30 AM, we venture into the heart of our estate. Aboard our safari vehicles, embrace the vineyard's bounty, hand-selecting the fruits of our labour.
- Cellar Discovery: At 11:30 AM, delve into the cellar's depths, where craft meets cask. Witness the transformation from grape to glass.
- Culinary Harmony: From 12:30 PM, a curated menu awaits—whether the Harvest feast, each dish complements the day's essence.
- Don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity to explore the beauty and bounty of Benguela Cove in Hermanus.
- For more information and to book now click here
Ends 03 April 2024
Easter Egg Hunt 2024
- Available Mon-Sun, 10:00 - 17:00 | 20 March - 3 April 2024
- R90 per child | Includes an Easter Egg Hunt Trail Map and Prize
- Discover More than Just Eggs: Activities for All Ages
- For more information and to book the Easter Trail click here
Join the Adventure: Easter Egg Hunt 2024
Gather your family for an unforgettable day at Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate. This Easter, let the kids embark on an exhilarating Easter Egg Hunt across our adventure park, designed to delight and surprise with every step. Book now to secure a spot for your little ones.
Ends 29 March 2024
Celebrate Good, Friday Lunch, at Benguela Cove
- • Friday, 29 March 2024
- • 12:00 – 17:00
- • Reserve Your Spot for a Culinary Journey This Good Friday
- • For more information and to book your ticket click here
Book Your Table Now for an Exclusive Winelands Dining Experience
From 12:00 to 17:00, indulge in our carefully curated Easter seafood menu, featuring a selection of snacks, starters, mains, and desserts that blend traditional flavours with modern culinary techniques.
Ends 01 April 2024
Best Things to Do this Easter Weekend
- Friday, 29 March 2024 16:00 Sunday, 31 March 2024 17:00
- Join Us for Easter Escape: 3 Nights at Benguela Cove
- For more information and to discover what happening on Easter weekend at Benguela Cove Click here
What your Easter escape includes:
- Stay in our beautiful villas that are fully equipped with everything you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable, from fully equipped kitchens and spacious living areas to stunning views of the ocean and vineyards.
- Complimentary adventure for children with access to the Adventure Golf & Splash Park.
- Complimentary Easter Egg Hunt for Children
Experience the taste of award-winning wines and delicious food prepared by our amazing chefs. Our estate welcomes kids too, as we are the most child-friendly wine estate in the Western Cape.
Ends 31 March 2024
It's Sunday Jazz
Live Jazz Sundays at Benguela Cove’s Moody Lagoon Restaurant!
Sundays at Benguela Cove just got better! Experience majestic mountain backdrops with soothing sea views across the lagoon while listening to gentle and soul provoking jazz.
10:00 – 17:00 Every Sunday | R50 cover charge