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Address: Pniel Road | Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 870 4200
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Description: Agriculture and a simple farm lifestyle is at the heart of Boschendal. One...
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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Now horse riding offered while you taste

We had a lovely afternoon at the Cellar Door enjoying the wine while our children entertained themselves playing boule and then went on a horse and car ride which is a new... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Victoria
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91 reviews 91 reviews
15 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Loved the Cape Dutch architecture and the beautiful surroundings of this winery. The four of us all agreed on the above. We went for a wine tasting, so neither stayed there nor ate at the restaurant. We also agreed that the young lady who served our wine tastings didn't seem to have her heart in it! Barely a smile and... More 

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Franschhoek, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Food very bad, we really tried, but they don't get it right no liquor only gin, lamps hanging to low so everyone hits his head. service not up to standard and the food is terrible. Waste of time and money

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a lovely afternoon at the Cellar Door enjoying the wine while our children entertained themselves playing boule and then went on a horse and car ride which is a new offering on the farm. What a pleasure to be able to relax over a glass of wine while the children are kept busy. There is an extensive list... More 

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

This is a must visit location if you are travelling in this area. You must book if you want to have a meal on the estate, it is very popular. The estate is easy to find and absolutely spectacular. The quality of the food, service and wine is top class. Well worth a visit.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The most stunning estate. Wines are absolutely divine - definitely my favorite. The MCC's are great too. Beautiful setting for a walk as well. Our tasting host was friendly and chatty - we cannot wait to return again (and maybe do a horse ride through the estate as well which looked great)

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We ate a very nice light lunch in the cafe area. We enjoyed seeing round the very interesting historic Cape Dutch House.

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Stay at Orchard Cottages on the Estate. First class accommodation. Helpfuland accommodating staff. Good eating venues and fantastic vistas.

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Called in on our way back from Stellenbosch towards the end of the afternoon. A great pity as we could have spent much longer there and enjoyed a meal. An interesting manor house to look around and grounds which offers the delights of a picnic on the lawn. In the leafy courtyard area was the restaurant, wine tasting venue, shop... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The grounds of this estate are beautiful. We pre booked one of the picnic lunches and it was fantastic. The food was great with nice wine and the setting was brilliant. A great way to spend the afternoon.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The most gorgeous wine farm in Stellenbosch! Delicious lunch, perfect setting and charming staff! Spent a very enjoyable couple of hours soaking up the atmosphere.

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