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Boschendal Manor & Winery

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Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
+27 21 870 4200
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Agriculture and a simple farm lifestyle is at the heart of Boschendal. One of the oldest farms in South Africa, founded 1685, the farm has grown with the passing centuries into a cherished source of wholesome produce, great wines and happy memories. Set in the Drakenstein Valley surrounded by dramatic mountain landscapes, lush gardens and vines, the original farmstead complex is now a national monument with a rich and intriguing history of more than 300 years. Today, Boschendal is a Cape winelands icon and a cherished wine and food destination. Our vineyards and fruit trees have been joined by vegetable gardens and a growing herd of free range, 100% pasture fed Angus cattle reflecting our commitment to serving wholesome farm-to-table food. Guest accommodation is also a recent addition to the farm with luxurious cottage accommodation ranging from the exclusive and historic Rhodes Cottage built by Sir Herbert Baker to the elegantly restored Werf Cottages. Cottage guests enjoy access to the entire farm where they can walk and cycle on trails through mountain fynbos, dine under the stars, have picnics and sundowners in exclusive areas, fly-fish in the dams and swim in pristine mountain water.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
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+27 21 870 4200
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

Just a short[ish] drive from Cape Town, we’ve been having these ‘white linen’ picnics here as part of our birthday celebrations for the past 7 years and also take overseas visitors there. Albeit the location in the grounds has changed the setting remains spectacular amongst...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Very relaxing, wonderful service in all the little "farm stores". It's just a great place to spend a few hours relaxing after a long day of wine tasting.

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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Stellenbosch and immediately wished we were staying the night! It is absolutely beautiful: lush, green, well-maintained. We were between mealtimes, so we opted for a wine tasting instead. We choose three wines to try--all were wonderful--and ended up...More

Thank MandanaJames
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

We stopped here on our way to Franschhoek. The gardens are beautiful and the deli is excellent. We will definitely be back for a picnic to soak up the beautiful views.

Thank Kokkelol
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

What is there to say? This place is a slice of heaven. Beauty is overwhelming. Wonderful food and the most amazing wines

Thank Erwin K
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

It's been a year since we got married at Boschendal. Booked a revisit and was thrilled to be greeted by many people who remembered us. Lunch at De Werf was amazing with wonderful views and good weather. We stayed in Orchard cottage 1, which was...More

Thank Asierra
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We were spoiled by the service in Franschhoek at La Bri and Haute Cabriere. They were more eager to explain the wines and answer your questions plus they changed the glasses for appropriate wines. Little details make the difference. But you should still check Boschendal...More

Thank mariamsa
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the winery and our tasting. The setting is absollutely lovely and I couldn't recommend the winery more...a must visit!

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

What struck us most were the beautifully laid out gardens. We were only day trippers but thoroughly enjoyed the experience of visiting, dining and wine tasting whilst we were there.

Thank TonyJonesRSA
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

One of the most famous wine estates, Boschendal has a good restaurant with an intimate atmosphere and nice view on the manor building, number of shops and beautiful garden. It is only a pity that the historical exhibition in the manor house, with it 17th...More

Thank dringdilara
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