- Vergelegen (meaning 'situated far away') was granted to Willem Adriaan van der Stel on 1 February 1700. Van der Stel transformed the uncultivated land into a veritable paradise. Vergelegen passed through a succession of owners, until Anglo American Farms purchased it in 1987. Visitors are welcome to stroll through the splendours that are Vergelegen. Upon entering the Octagonal Garden, brilliant colours and heady perfumes pay homage to the foresight of Lady Phillips, who from 1917 to 1940 lavished much time and attention on the grounds. The Lady Phillips Tea Garden is an ideal setting for an alfresco lunch, while the Rose Terrace provides visitors with the opportunity of enjoying refreshments during the summer months.
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