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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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“wine tasting” (238 reviews)
“picnic basket” (48 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
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+27 21 870 4200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good example of a place that has steady traffic and is far too comfortable with themselves. Arrived for a late lunch. The grounds looked like an after party. Lunch baskets, serviettes, rubbish. Some cutlery on the table has been used. The young...More

Thank Loi J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was my 3rd time in this wonderful winery. We enjoyed delicious food and wine in the bistro in the middle of the winery. It is very clean and groomed and it just fantastic to spend some time there. In the middle of the mountains...More

Thank Zwillingsseele
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Immaculately looked after - worth a visit. We had a decent casual lunch in the Farm Store Deli (with the local wine of course!). Grounds are lovely and worth a wander. NIce small rose and herb gardens too.

Thank John M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely morning exploring the grounds then having lunch at the ‘deli’. Great quality food, nice relaxed setting and really friendly.

Thank Tom D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is beautiful and there is no wonder why people choose it for their wedding. We were there for wine tasting which was ok but nothing great. We were served five wines (as far as I remember they were their entry level wines) and...More

Thank Yair K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped off here for lunch and were impressed by the facilities. We had a delicious light lunch in the cafe, and walked round the beautiful garden.

Thank furze2
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just stopped off for a wine tasting which is really good. The whole estate is lovely, loads of gardens to explore and two good places to eat. The views of the mountains towering over the valley are amazing from every corner. A must visit on...More

Thank Dalestoke
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here several time over the past few years and have never been disappointed. The grounds are lovely, wines good and the picnic in the rose garden was very good, far too much food for us to eat! We will return

Thank mol1
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I booked the picnic online and paid for it. When we arrived, i was asked to pay a 10% service charge before being handed my picnic basket. That is just rude. Service charge for handing me a picnic basket that I paid for online??

Thank Rayan R
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful estate! we had lunch in the deli restaurant which was very tasty and good service. Afterwards we had a spa treatment. The spa is small. Great and attentive therapists.

Thank Katrijn_Jeroen
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