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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” (211 reviews)
“picnic basket” (41 reviews)
“pique nique” (24 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein 7680, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had the picnic basket again today..it was absolutely amazing accompanied by a bottle of Boschendal Bouquet which was great combination. Sitting under the these oaks that are more than 400 years old enjoying this amazing food and wine is a truly gastronomic experience! Loved...More

1  Thank Mervin L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If anyone can only visit one vineyard and enjoy wine tasting with good food in Franschhoek, this is the place. Steeped with a glorious history this place has also pursued agriculture and farming as close to nature as possible. There are herbs, vegetables and fruit...More

1  Thank CKY281
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A tour around the winery is of interest but it is the scenery hereabouts that takes the breath away. The picnic in the Rose Garden is sumptuous and idyllic.

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We used to attend Boschendal regularly and enjoyed their wine tastings, cellar tours and such. I do this professionally and some 10 days ago had a small group of 7 booked in for a wine tasting. The wine demonstrator Sommelier was very put out when...More

Thank Topnotchted
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This winery came highly recommended by a SA friend and it didn't disappoint! We enjoyed a fantastic pairing of their sparkling wines, as well as reds and were blown away by the quality. We decided to dine there as well and it ranks as one...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great estate this is...the grandeur of the road leading up to the manor house, the spectacular gardens dotted with sculptures and bronze works of art, the range of eating options, wine tasting, a butchery and deli to take goodies back home not to...More

Thank olive c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever in Cape Town we make it apoint to go to the Boschendal picnic...still a great experience in a fabulous setting...it has slacked off somewhat...although still good the contents of the picnic basket has been downgraded over the years...also the staff at the picnic were...More

Thank osdoerr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for a wedding and the venue was beautiful! The walk down to the ceremony space was beautiful. There was a perfect spot with a backdrop of the mountains for the ceremony. The alfresco venue space was a perfect indoo/outdoor experience. All around lovely....More

Thank SarahR_Travels-143
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a wine tasting tour and had a stopover here. The driver of the tour advised this place for food (and wine). He was right. Good portions, very nice meat and some great wines with that too. The driveway is impressive and the whole...More

Thank GvP13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in for a wine tasting and were treated to the finest and most knowledgeable tasting session we can recall. Euann was magnificent - and the wines were excellent too. Several real surprises. We will return to this beautiful winery in the future. We...More

Thank davidh of england
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