Our level of delight can’t adequately be expressed, however for lack of better words let’s just say we are absolutely giddy about our Campus life. The setting in itself will leave you daydreaming the minutes away or move you to burst into song. Why, one might ask? Well, our home can be found at the foot of the Helderberg Mountains and surrounded by the happy-making vineyards on Lourensford Wine Estate.
One of the oldest and most historic farms in South Africa, Lourensford Wine Estate is rich in history and heritage and houses one of the most advanced and sophisticated cellars in the Southern hemisphere. Apart from the 135 hectares of superior vineyards, the Estate also produces and exports a variety of fruit on a large scale. The pine plantations, spanning approximately 900 hectares, cover the beautiful mountain slopes and the Estate is also well known for trout farming. Needless to say, great emphasis is placed on the conservation of the Estate’s exceptional biodiversity and rich fauna and flora heritage.
The contemporary venue, which is idyllically situated on Lourensford Wine Estate, plays host to all manner of merriments, from elegant weddings to large scale international events. With seating for 250 guests inside, the venue’s all-glass doors open up to a large veranda and double the event space, which overlooks the Estate, its vineyards and mountains. With its beautiful architecture, clean lines and incredible view, Laurent indisputably deserves its title as one of the most beautiful function venues in Southern Africa.
Hmmm…beer. ABRU’s taproom is located at Lourensford Motor Studio on Lourensford Estate and has become the resident waterhole. Think “Central Perk” where friends get together, meets “Cheers” where everybody knows your name. That’s ABRU’s vibe. This microbrewery has a very hands-on approach and their artisan beers are as craft as it gets. You can literally see the brewers at work in their open-plan brewery & taproom…and if you sit there long enough, well you might walk away having a new brew named after you. Hmmm…beer.
Howdy-doo Hollywood-fanatics! Lourensford’s beautiful landscapes have become rather well-liked by filmmakers of late, and have produced several film locations for a pretty substantial amount of local and international films. Every so often you’ll find an interesting pop-up set or spot a celeb casually strutting about. There’s never a dull moment – and we just nonchalantly call it another day at the office.
“It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.” ― Dave Barry
Beautiful Aromas. Queues at 8am. The look of pure delight over the steamy goodness in your hands. This can only mean one thing: coffeeeeee.
The Coffee Roasting Co. prides itself on being speciality coffee pioneers in South Africa. And we couldn’t be more delighted that they too have found their home on the Estate. (It’s so gosh-darn good).
Put your farmer-meets-artisan caps on and head to the Lourensford Harvest Market on Sundays. They have regular themes to ensure never a dull moment, and with 76 stall spaces all filled with some pretty amazing vendors, you’d be able to fill your basket to the brim. They have a vast variety of food stalls and a wonderful array of craft and art stalls to browse through. And what’s more – they are smack-bam in about THE prettiest location around: Lourensford Wine Estate. Bring the bambino’s along and rest assured, whilst the grownups are shopping their hearts out, the little ones can enjoy all the fun of our children programs running every week.
THE ATRIUM & THE VENUE ON LEVEL SIX
Workers used to move through the building using a series of man elevators and fireman’s poles. Now, visitors move through the museum levels in remarkable glass elevators. The space that used to house grain, now houses some of the most significant contemporary African art, and is home to two magnificent venues – the Atrium and the Venue on Level Six. Available for private functions, after hours, the Atrium is an exceptional space for arrival drinks and canapés. The Venue on Level Six can accommodate up to 200 guests, and offers them a 270-degree view of Cape Town.
Spearheading the events component, is The Aleit Group – acclaimed for its spectacular, high-end events and weddings over the past 17 years. The Aleit Group was appointed by Zeitz Mocaa as the exclusive event and restaurant operator throughout the museum. This includes the management of the restaurant and Venue on Level Six, as well as all events hosted within the museum – whether through full coordination, facilitating an external coordinator, or venue management. As the exclusive event operator, The Aleit Group is responsible for all venue, food, and beverage management.