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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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Excellent wine tasting experience

We visited for a late morning wine tasting. We were 4 adults and 1 youngsters. 3 of us went for the chocolate and wine pairing, and 1 had the standard tasting. We dealt with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited for a late morning wine tasting. We were 4 adults and 1 youngsters. 3 of us went for the chocolate and wine pairing, and 1 had the standard tasting. We dealt with Francois, who was a great host, friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining. The wine pairing was excellent, the setting is stunning and we ended up staying for around... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just dropped in as we saw the table from the road. As it was early in the morning and just after our breakfast neither for lunch nor for a coffee, but it was very much worth to stop.Very well maintained and vaste garden, beautiful buildings in old Holland style. They sell products produced on site what seem very tastefull.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were showing some visitors the delights of Franschoek and had told them about the cellar tour, tasting and the famous pique nique. This unfortunately did not live up to our memories or hopes. Why have hey changed to 2 picnic venues. The new one (at tables' is not nearly so good as in its previous home. The cellar tour... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried to do a cellar tour today and was messed around. Our group of 3 was left hanging having been told to return for a cellar tour at midday when we were then subsequently told it would not be happening as 80 other visitors were now expected and staff would be waiting for them. I guess Boschendal is more interested... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed immensely sitting outside at Boschendal's Deli, eating burgers, charcuterie, and sipping good wines in a friendly, informal atmosphere with fine weather. What a contrast with the snows of our USA homes!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This venue has all the components to ensure you have a lovely stay, my only regret is that I was only there for one night. The staff are friendly and helpful. Food is delicious. Venue is just gorgeous. Accommodation is so picturesque that you never want to leave. It is so well kitted out that it takes self catering to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was one of our hot summer mornings and we ventured out to boschendal for a light breakfast. Absolutely amazing!!! Will definity be back to enjoy the food, the service and the beautiful property

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a relaxed and delightful picnic with family and our 18 month old grandchild. The picnic baskets were very generously filled and the vegetarian basket was a real treat. A good bottle of Boschendal wine rounded off our meal perfectly. The grounds are perfect for small children, plenty of space to run and explore and kick a ball or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This wine estate is just so beautiful. The gardens, the restaurant, the cafe. It's all stunning. They do picnics with wine which you eat under a tree with giant cushions to lean on! Heaven! The Manor House was closed when we were there so we couldn't look around but it didn't spoil our visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Boschendal Blanc de Noir rose wine so when we came to Franschhoek this was number 1 stop on my agenda.... We were staying in Franschhoek and booked the wine tram. We had booked (separately) for a picinic on the grounds. You can either have a casual picnic or a sit down meal - 3 against 1 we... More 

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