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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” (225 reviews)
“picnic basket” (43 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 27 March 2017

The Boschendal picnics are almost a 'must' for those in the Franschhoek area for long enough to take one in. Which is what we did - and thoroughly enjoyed it. We chose the one where tables and chairs are provided - under the trees in...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Bosschenaar is a well known wine in Europe. It is obvious when visiting the Estate that as well as producing a drinkable sauvignon blanc it is also a well oiled tourist machine. There are two restaurants and accommodation as well as conference / party facilities,...More

Thank RichardVUK
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I booked the vineyard tour for 11:30 am and it was a disorganised joke. It was almost 11:50 before we left, in one of the most run down and dirty Nissan mini vans I'd ever been in. There were 6 guests and 2 staff which...More

1  Thank OnceaCabby
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We were there late morning and enjoyed a nice wine tasting experience. Our host Francois was very friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining. To " soak" up some of the alcohol we just purchased a baguette, which was the best baguette/bread I have tasted in the 6...More

2  Thank Badenzerin
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Such a disappointed. I would not recommend it. We had a rushed 15 minute tour of the winery which was less than informative followed by a wine tasting experience and a picnic where the service was so slow it was painful.

Thank Jerry H
Reviewed 22 March 2017

When we told various friends we would be visiting Franschoek on our trip to Cape Town, we were encouraged by 2 or 3 friends to have a picnic at Boschendal. Even the photos on their own website looked great so we booked before we left...More

Thank StewieMarshall
Reviewed 19 March 2017 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...More

2  Thank Terence D
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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...More

Thank J_A11
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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...More

Thank Polly D
Reviewed 17 March 2017 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...More

Thank AJRUK1
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