Ongegund Lodge and Conference Centre is a 4 Star Country Lodge (TGCSA); situated on the beautiful Myrtle Grove Vine Estate on the outskirts of Somerset West. The farm dates back to the 18th Century and was the first farm where Pinotage was commercially grown. During the 18th Century, travellers called at the homestead for refreshments and change of horses before they crossed the Gantouw Pass to the Overberg.
Venue & Accommodation
In 1995 Mr. Alwyn Gey van Pittius purchased the farm which is 80 ha in size, renovated the old homestead and turned it into a Lodge with 6 en-suite bedrooms, called the Victoria rooms with their Victoria baths. The old wine cellar which dates back to 1820 is now a function room. Here weddings and functions for up to 150 guests are comfortably hosted. The venue offers the privacy and intimacy a couple desire for their wedding. Up to 2005 all farm buildings were restored and renovated. There is a smaller function room, big enough to seat 40 guests, ideal for smaller parties and conferences. There are 17 en-suite luxurious and comfortable bedrooms accommodating 37 guests in the Garden, Pool and Patio areas including two Self-catering rooms.
The wedding venue has a fully equipped kitchen and licensed bar, as well as an expansive lawn where a marquee or bedouin tent can be erected. The venue offers two beautiful gazebo’s for the wedding ceremony, one nestled amongst the lovely gardens and the other located at the swimming pool area overlooking the vineyards. Ongegund also offers a bridal suite.
The picturesque gardens, lovely lake area together with the exquisite views of the Hottentots-Holland mountain range and undulating vineyards offers the opportunity for splendid photographic backdrops all year round. The Lodge is surrounded by old oak trees some of which also had to be renovated. There are lovely hiking trails on the farm where an active birdlife can be observed and often small wild animals. Ongegund Lodge has ample experience and testimonies to ensure a dream wedding ceremony and reception memories that will live for ever.