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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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Great place to picknick

Boschendal offers a great picknick and we love coming here for a lazy Sunday afternoon. The baskets are well stocked with food for most tastes and it is really a good treat to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Boschendal offers a great picknick and we love coming here for a lazy Sunday afternoon. The baskets are well stocked with food for most tastes and it is really a good treat to enjoy under the trees. We usually book in advance for the weekends. Afterwards a stroll through the gardens and the homestead rounds off the experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is well worthwhile seeing with many dimensions to this estate. Great for lunch and a relaxing walk around the grounds

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Just had a most relaxing day with a lovely picnic, and the food was good and plenty of it. Did not have any wine but did look more expensive then we have had previously in South Africa. No one rushed us and we took our time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We google map our way here , full of greens and trees . Well kept and peaceful . I just visit the restaurant to buy some wines . Overall a lovely place to have a look .

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Cape Town,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The whole ambience is just so friendly, lovely gardens, well trained, bi lingual staff, always friendly.The food at both the Cafe and the restaurant worth every cent, albeit it pricy--worth paying for.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We were lucky as of the wheather and enjoyed a beautiful afternoon picknicking on cussion seats. Basket is filled with rich food and you should order a bottle of wine. Kids could play on the lawn. If nice wheather this is the place to go for pick nick. Sorry no idea about restaurants but I assume also good quality

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Let's start with the grounds of boschendal are beautiful and there are lots of choices of where to eat . We had a wine tasting and I thought the lady was a bit abrupt . We then went for a picnic and we hadn't booked but they could still accomodate us which was good , the server was friendly but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This vineyard dates back to 1695! The outdoor setting is lovely but we made the mistake of sitting in the sun and got a bit burnt! The wine tasting was good but not great. We had to request a spittoon and water to drink to clear the palate. And there was no wine list provided to help guide us through... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Lunch was very very nice. Good food,wine and service. The rose garden is amazing with a stunning selection of roses,the perfume filled the air. Wonderful views too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We had our Sunday lunch at Boschendal in there restaurant. We really enjoyed it, good food and friendly people.

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