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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
Pniel Road | Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
+27 21 870 4200
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

We stopped for a late lunch which we had under the trees at the lovely eatery. It really is the most beautiful setting. Don't miss a walk around the vegie garden.

Thank ams255118
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Had a fantastic and very lazy afternoon under the trees eating our delightful picnic accompanied by excellent wine. Perfect afternoon at a fabulously picturesque wine estate.

Thank MarkV1958
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We went for the New Year's Eve event they held. Food was great in a stunning setting with good entertainment!

Thank Chayangel86
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Boschendal as part of a Stellenbosch your. The guide was very knowledgeable and clearly loved working at this establishment. The wine tasting was a highlight and also a gourmet picnic lunch served in wicker hampers. It was a great experience and highly recommended.

Thank cubababe8
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We were recommended Boschendal for a picnic as it's our first visit to South Africa. It was quite expensive for what it was, but we did enjoy ourselves. However apparently from other reviews we should have been offered wine tasting as well. There was a...More

Thank janonholiday
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We had such a fun afternoon there. The wine is delicious. The lunch was very good. We had a cheese platter with lovely pickles and the salads were plentiful. Farm shop has fresh produce with amazing breads.

Thank wonderfulrooms
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic location and this is our third picnic. The setting for picnics is out of this world and the food and everything about it is excellent. Just lounging around the gardens and different shops is relaxing and yet the attention to detail is always...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

As ex-South Africans who last went to Boschendal when it was THE vineyard picnic 20 years ago, we took some friends from New Zealand along. The picnic areas are divided into the Rhone and Werff areas, the former offering tables and the latter requiring you...More

Thank richard_s_NZ
Reviewed 18 January 2017

It's been about 8 years since our last visit and we went wine tasting first followed by the picnic at Rhone. The tasting was just fine and not rushed as quite a few tourists there, but unfortunately the new location for the picnic is nowhere...More

Thank Astrabod
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We only stopped by for a quick wine tasting. The estate is very big, has lovely gardens. A nice restaurant but also picnic options on the lawns. Childfriendly with a water splash area and horse riding for small children. The wine tasting was nice, our...More

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