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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Pniel Road | Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
+27 21 870 4200
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Incredible wines tasted in an amazing setting. Be sure to request for Francios, he is sure to entertain you with hilarious stories that allow you to fully relax and enjoy a great experience while learning to appreciate the great wines that this vineyard has to...More

3  Thank 953kirstinp
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Being new to South African wines, we enjoyed a stay in Franschoek, and it was suggested by our hotel staff that we might be interested in this winery. From an architectural and historical perspective it was worth visiting anyway, but our wine tasting experience was...More

1  Thank deeEl
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Really nice place to spend an afternoon. Interestingly the girl in the tourist office adviced us against it but I have no idea why? We visited on a Monday when a lot of other places are closed and we had a delightful afternoon. A very...More

1  Thank dagreenspan
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I've visited Boschendal several times and each time I'm enchanted by the place. Strolling through the garden and estate during winter on a cold, lazy Sunday leaves me feeling sleepy and content after a great lunch at either Die Werf or The Boschendal Deli. My...More

Thank CLP020395
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I was sorry I was on a day tour and had to leave after the wine tasting. I could have sat under those trees, sipping wine, all day. Delicious wine and many in our group purchased bottles. When can I return?

Thank LB-TX-2014
Reviewed 11 June 2017

It is the second time we stop at the Boschendal winery for a relaxed break, wine tasting and light snack. Everything about this place is perfect. To start with they have amazing wines at very attractive pricing. We decided to do the tasting outdoors while...More

Thank Shlo73
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Just a short[ish] drive from Cape Town, we’ve been having these ‘white linen’ picnics here as part of our birthday celebrations for the past 7 years and also take overseas visitors there. Albeit the location in the grounds has changed the setting remains spectacular amongst...More

Thank MountainGoatSydney
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Very relaxing, wonderful service in all the little "farm stores". It's just a great place to spend a few hours relaxing after a long day of wine tasting.

Thank Q3534BVlindad
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Stellenbosch and immediately wished we were staying the night! It is absolutely beautiful: lush, green, well-maintained. We were between mealtimes, so we opted for a wine tasting instead. We choose three wines to try--all were wonderful--and ended up...More

Thank MandanaJames
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We stopped here on our way to Franschhoek. The gardens are beautiful and the deli is excellent. We will definitely be back for a picnic to soak up the beautiful views.

Thank Kokkelol
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