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Boschendal Manor & Winery

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Address: Pniel Road | Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
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+27 21 870 4200
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Agriculture and a simple farm lifestyle is at the heart of Boschendal. One...

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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The best day out ,loved every minute,favourite day .could carry on as just loved it !!!!

Ordered a picnic for lunch,went on wine tasting,(enjoyed very much)came back to picnic area .picnic ready please do remember to inform them you are ready for picnic as they are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered a picnic for lunch,went on wine tasting,(enjoyed very much)came back to picnic area .picnic ready please do remember to inform them you are ready for picnic as they are not telepathic 😉service was excellent ,lovely lady served our lunch after another member of staff laid out rug and Bean bag (which I would have loved to take home )Food... More 

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North Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is beautiful but does not quite have the views of other places in the winelands of the Cape to be honest. It was a quick visit but well worth it and i will put it on my list to visit again

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit and it didn't disappoint, ideal for an informal lunch outside. Seemed to be a popular spot, we had the last table for two and many had to wait after us. Staff were pleasant and efficient and the menu offers a good choice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the privilege of taking our family and friends to Boschendal yesterday. Needless to say we will be back. The setting is stunning. The wines are amazing. We had 5 wines to taste and cheese two cheese platters. The bread is fantastic. The service was great. This is a must visit for local and international tourists.

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Thank Clinton C
Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very old historic farm. Very well tended and lots of different places to eat, cycle or picnic. The food was delicious and the venue was wonderful. Lots,to do here, lovely to just walk around and let it all sink in

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. We visited for the Blair Taberer concert in February so it was nice relaxed, easy listening music coupled with a tasty picnic basket and bottle of wine. Only room for improvement was the picnic as we felt there could have been more content (we have had a couple of picnics there in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to wander around. Wine tasting excellent. I understand the food and picnics are very good but we didn't eat here. Staff very welcoming

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Formby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far the best Winery on the purple route Wine Tram tour. Very knowledgeable staff and beautiful garden settings to undertake the wine tastings. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely visit to this estate. Walking round the fruit and veg areas was a delight, as was the very pleasant small cafe.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big winery with extensive gardens and two restaurants, either casual under the trees or a more formal one.

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