Vergelegen is a historic wine estate in Somerset West, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Willem Adriaan van de Stel took over from his father Simon as Governor of the Cape in 1700. He claimed a 30,000 hectare site for himself, naming it Vergelegen meaning “situated far and away” and planted vines. The ancient camphor trees that still flourish on the estate today are believed to have been planted by him. Anglo American purchased the property in 1987.