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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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“pique nique” (25 reviews)
“bean bags” (24 reviews)
“wine tasting” (190 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Pniel Road | Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
+27 21 870 4200
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

The vineyard has moved so down market it is really disappointing. It is trying to appeal to every visitor and failing badly in my opinion. Year's ago this was place to go but not now!

Thank NigelFerrier
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We did a wine tram from Franschoek and this was our first stop and by a country mile our favourite. The grounds are beautiful with old Dutch colonial buildings which looked amazing. We went for a wine tasting session and you won't be disappointed even...More

Thank Carl G
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely setting, great burgers and snacky food. Attentive staff and very tasty. Go for the burger medium rare if you prefer it juicy. There tends to be a slight tendency to over cook them in my opinion, but again down to personal preference.

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Things change, but three years ago we had a picnic at Boschendal and all the food was beautiful presented in Kilner jars this time in plastic containers , not the same , sorry and disappointed

1  Thank surreyBrenda
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Just outside of beautiful Franschoek is the incredible Boschendal Manor and Winery. The setting is magnificent. The grounds are laid out just right. It was a pleasure just walking through the estate. Don't go by their bakery though - the aromas will make you buy...More

1  Thank Frank L
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

What beautiful scenery! We were excited to visit this iconic wine estate, just to be disappointed with the setup: we went to the cafe to have a lazy Sunday lunch, received a wine list, but there was none of the wine available (how ironic). You...More

Thank Abigail B
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Had a fantastic time at Boschendal, the food was something else, I would say almost Michelin Star quality. Not only that but it is a beautiful place to visit and the fine is also delicious, especially the bubbles.

Thank hb0508
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

It's always good to recognise the name before you try. The tastings are well organised and well explained. All the wines were good(a couple excellent) and the prices to buy in the shop were good too. Situated in lovely grounds with such a pretty main...More

Thank tim p
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We have been visiting Boschendal and enjoying the picnic under the trees there for many years. In the past it was lovely to do wine tasting and amble around the estate before having a picnic. Now the whole estate has been revamped for what feels...More

1  Thank Christine180250
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Boschendal is a stunning estate. Walk around and have a picnic lunch under the trees, with a magnificent view of the mountains. What a perfect day!

Thank Danafrx
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