Wine Tasting on the Lake


Enjoy a scenic boat cruise and experience the beautiful views and sunsets the Garden Route has to offer from the picturesque Swartvlei Lake. The cruise on the Lady Giselle pontoon boat included in the price is a FREE tasting of five Benguela Cove wines. Guests can book for a wine tasting on the lake every Saturday and Sunday.

Date & Time: Daily from 12pm - 5pm

Boat trip: R150 per person (wine tasting for people over the age of 18 years)

*Boat trips cannot be refunded against wine purchases. Maximum group size of 6 people per cruise. 

Cheese and Charcuterie board available on request: R240 serves 2

Contact us to find out more: 044 343 1844 or

Sunset cruise on the Lady Giselle Pontoon Boat

Lakeside Lodge & Spa offers sundowner cruises to hotel guests and visitors to the lodge on the Lady Giselle Pontoon Boat. Why not enjoy a lunch at the Benguela Brasserie & Restaurant and finish the day off with a sunset cruise and wine tasting. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase and you can enjoy watching the sunset from the picturesque Swartvlei Lagoon.

This is the perfect outing for groups or families passing through the Garden Route looking for a beautiful location to admire the views that the Swartvlei Lake has to offer.

Boat trip: R350 for 2 - 6 people

Duration of Cruise: 45mins

Cheese and Charcuterie board available on request: R240 serves 2

Cheese & Wine Pairing


indulge in our cheese & wine pairing for R120 per person For more info on our Wine & Cheese Pairing click here.


Taste any five Benguela Cove wines for only R50 per person. Guests that spend over R150 on purchasing wine will have their tasting fee reimbursed. (This applies to the standard tasting and not pairing experiences).

Benguela Brasserie & Restaurant offers a variety of wine tasting experiences each expertly paired with award-winning wines from Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate

As a leading producer and wine destination the quality of the wines from Benguela Cove are of the highest standard. Their vineyards benefit from the unique conditions of the estate’s location at the ocean’s edge, on the southern coast of South Africa. 

Wine tasting 7 days a week

     Chocolate & Wine Pairing

Visitors can also savour Benguela Cove's famous chocolate & wine pairing for R95 per person
For more info on our Wine & Chocolate Pairing click here.