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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein 7680, South Africa
+27 21 870 4200
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Boschendal hosted a MTB race yesterday on Sunday, 11 September. Our husbands and some friends were riding the race and so my sister and I decided to meet the at the finish. From the moment that we entered the estate and were directed to the...More

Thank Amanda v
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our group went here for a pre-arranged wine tasting. We all sat at tables outside with umbrellas on a beautiful day. We had the Classic tasting which consisted of the Chardonnay, Blanc de Noir, Le Bouquet, Pinotage, and the Shiraz. The person telling us about...More

Thank igolfCA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to have been gifted with the most beautiful weather imaginable. Sunny and warm, we walked through the gardens, sat down in the shade and took in everything around us. I don't personally drink alcohol too much but my friends and girlfriend...More

Thank Prevlin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a picnic for two to take in the beautiful landscape on a warm spring afternoon. The food was as wonderful as the view, from the brie and homemade chutney to the fine meats and fresh olive oil - truly delicious! Of course, the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, with all your heart desires as far as wine farms concerned. Very friendly hosts at the wine tasting venue and we enjoyed buying wine and other goodies at the farmstall.

Thank AntoinetteVenter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was most impressed by the restaurant at Boschendal. Great interiors. Relaxed and interesting..a modern take on traditional Cape Dutch style. Generous portions of flavoursome food. Elegant without being fussy. I was invited to taste the menu of one of the Olive Chef School students...More

Thank Jacqui H
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Over many years we have enjoyed Boschendal several times. We love it. It is iconic South African. The manor house, the grounds, the gift shop and the wine are top case. It is a must stop between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

Thank TxBamaEx
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We had lunch at Boschendal during our stay in Stellenbosch. The whole manor is very stylish and nice to see the vineyard, garden, shops, etc. pleasant staff and very tasteful lunch. Portions are pretty sizeable - we could not finish the combined grilled meat selection...More

Thank SimonB188590
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We have visited the Boschendal Deli on a couple of occasions recently - one for brunch and one for lunch and were impressed with the quality of the food and the service. The Deli sells super freshly baked baguettes, ciabatta, sour dough and rye breads...More

Thank Myrtle M
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

When in tbe area we always make point of popping in at Boschendal in the lovely Pniel area. Great for kids and families and the food is great and wine tasting also good. Well worth a stop when traveling to or from Franschoek, Paarl and...More

Thank Denver B
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