⁕ Rustenberg Manor House Gardens

Friday 1 – Sunday 3 November 2024

The Rustenberg Garden is a private garden, on Rustenberg Wine Estate, near Stellenbosch (Western Cape). The garden is opened to the public once a year for our Rustenberg Open Day.

The garden is a sublime mixture of English-style plantings and structured elegance. It’s a large farm garden with mature trees and unusual plants, surrounding the estates spectacular Cape Dutch buildings. The garden is made up of a series of ‘garden rooms’ each with a different theme, but essentially old English in style. The garden features an impressive double herbaceous border, which also includes many old-fashioned roses.

Plants for sale.

Info: Wheelchair access to several areas

  • Regret no dogs allowed
  • Refreshments available for purchase – tea, coffee and scones on offer.
  • No private picnics permitted
  • The gardens each take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to view
  • Note: there is open water so children must be accompanied at all times
  • Four words: Historic, Expansive, Varying, Magnificent

Notes: The Schoongezicht garden near our wine tasting centre (Rustenberg Wines) is open all year round, seven days a week and open from 9 am until 4 pm. This garden is also naturally open on our official Open Days as it looks at its best then.

Special features are the 200 year old pergola running the length of the garden and a Chartre style labyrinth set amongst the flower borders. The borders are filled with roses, foxgloves and many interesting perennials. It also features a wonderful pond and is divided using hedges and paths. The Simonsberg Mountain and the fields beyond provide the borrowed landscape.

Time: 9:00 – 16:00
Entrance: R50 per person at the gate; children under 10 free.
GPS: -33.906221, 18.891163. Get directions in Google Maps
Enquiries: www.rustenberg.co.za (Rozanne Barlow / Pietman Diener tel: 082 442 1721 / rozanne@rustenberg.co.za)

Rustenberg Open Garden

Rustenberg gardens map
Rustenberg gardens map