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Boschendal Manor & Winery

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Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein 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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“wine tasting” (208 reviews)
“picnic basket” (39 reviews)
“pique nique” (24 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein 7680, South Africa
+27 21 870 4200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our Gate 1 tour group of 36 visited here for a morning wine tasting. Although we were not allowed time to visit the historic manor house, we did have a pleasant experience outside at wrought-iron tables and chairs under a spreading oak. With a history...More

Thank CJW913
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We pulled up to the wine farm and the grounds seemed very impressive and well maintained!! The areas were bustling and we were excited to join in with the atmosphere! Entering the wine tasting we were informed that we had to book 24 hours in...More

Thank Charlotte B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I advice anybody to stop there for wine testing. Everything was perfect, really good wines and very friendly staff. Ask for François! Taste the "vin de mémoire" as the direct translation of the name you won't forget this wine.

Thank bertrand L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled by bus to Bossendaal which means 'Forest and valley'. It was originally owned by Jean de Long in 1685. It was transferred to Abraham de Villiers in 1715. The manor house was built in 1812. We were given a guide to the wines...More

Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We reserved a picnic basket for a late lunch, not knowing what to expect. You check in for your basket and are shown to a lovely table clothed table and chairs. We ordered sparkling wine and out came our basket full of amazing food. We...More

1  Thank Sara P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous grounds with beautiful gardens & trees . Buildings old ,painted white and gorgeous . Just a lovely place to have a wander , a coffee or a meal . Was recommended to go there & grateful for that recommendation .

Thank MargGoldCoast
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nestled in the valley Boschendal must be the best wine farm by far! 300 year old oak trees, the beautiful Dutch buildings add to the charm of this space. Ours was a MCC tasting which surpassed my expectations. The tasting master Ralton Adams was superb....More

Thank Melonie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at this winery and Manor house where there was plenty of free parking. The Manor house was open to the public and we could walk around some of the rooms. The gardens were well kept and architecturally designed with interesting water features.

Thank Al-Shumba
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The second oldest vineyard in South Africa with some superb wines. Set in enormous grounds that include restaurants shop deli butcher gallery and gardens amongst others.

1  Thank JGraham12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited with our teenage sons and spent the morning visiting the gardens then did a quick bike ride with their guide through their estate - some on the paths and some off-road which was fun, The coffee shop was good and had a wide...More

Thank LockhartsUS
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