Camphors at Vergelegen - Signature Restaurant

Wed-Sun 12h00-14h30 (lunch) | Fri & Sat 18h30-20h30 (dinner - Oct-May) | reservations essential

Closed Mondays & Tuesdays. Dinner service (on Friday & Saturday evenings) from October-May.
 021 847 2131   enquiry


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.

Since opening in 2012, Camphors has consistently been placed in the Top Ten 10 prestigious Eat Out Mercedes Benz Restaurant Awards and is currently placed sixth whilst at the same time winning the coveted Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award. Camphors is also included in the twenty-one exceptional South African restaurants in the JHP Gourmet Guide.

Vergelegen produces classical wine varietals and the ever-changing menu reflects seasonal inspirations with a modern approach to complementing 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 Restaurant is not child-friendly.  


Online reservations require a reservation deposit of R 295 per person for tables of 4 and more, payable within 24 hours of making the reservation. Should payment not be received within this time frame, regrettably the reservation will be cancelled.  This is due to an increasing trend of ‘on the day’ cancellations and/or ‘no shows’ by guests that severely impact a restaurant’s operations.

Please be advised that all credit card transactions are processed through a third party secure payment portal.  Credit card details are not seen or stored by Camphors.


Should a reservation be cancelled no later than 48 hours beforehand, we will gladly refund the full deposit amount.

Please contact the restaurant for bookings larger than 8 guests, as a reduced option a la carte menu will apply.  For any queries in respect of pre-payment, please enquire directly.


The Camphors menu is a choice of a 4 course menu, or our signature Tour Menu (for ease of the visitor experience, the Tour Menu is required to be taken by the entire table). Please contact the restaurant for bookings larger than 8 guests, as a reduced option a la carte menu will apply. DIETARY REQUIREMENTS – it is essential that we are notified of any dietary requirements prior to your visit. If you have not informed us at the point of booking, please contact the restaurant on the above number.

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Vergelegen Estate | Somerset West, South Africa | +27 21 847 2100 |