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Address: Pniel Road | Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 870 4200
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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This estate is very attractive and well laid out. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. The wines were very good and the wine tasting a fun experience. Quite pricey... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We have stopped twice before but have never had he luck to be able to get a meal (do to not booking) but this time we went to the newly opened Buffet and it was amazing! Fabulous food and very reasonable in the most magnificent surroundings! Attentive staff and of course good wine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We took an elderly family member out for morning tea. Picture sitting in dappled light under large old oak trees, 1806 Cape Dutch architecture and bantam chickens. Tea was served in unique individual iron-cast tea pots. Their baked goods were delectable and mention has to be made of their English scones...the best I've ever had! Inspite of it being winter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

You can't go to Franschoek without going to Boschendal ! What a great time we had. Started with lunch at the deli and both our meals were delicious. Very fresh, nice staff and well decorated. We then went to do a wine tasting paired with chocolate- amazing ! Merisca did our tasting and she was wonderful ! Wines are delicious.... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A beautiful wine estate with some really great wines. The manor house restaurant serve up the most delectable buffet, with lots of local South African favourites, like Bobotie, Malva Pudding and pickled fish. The best buffet lunch I've ever had... Devine!

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Stourbridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This estate is very attractive and well laid out. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. The wines were very good and the wine tasting a fun experience. Quite pricey compared to some of the other vineyards we visited but would recommend.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This historic farm is situated between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. If you are driving from Cape Town to the winelands, this grand old dame is well worth it. Several events are also hosted here, including mountain bike races, live music events, etc. The restaurant offers divine food, the gardens are magnificent. plenty to see and experiences, including picnics on a grand... More 

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

One of the first wine estates I ever visted in The Cape - and one the ones you must go to see. Dare I say it is a must!

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The grounds are well maintained, spacious and beautiful with the old trees and historic buildings. The farm is set in this amazing scenery too! We tasted far too much wine under their big oak tree! Very commercial, far preferred the smaller estates.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We stayed two nights in Clarence Cottage at Boschendal. The cottage is very spacious: living room/kitchen (with wooden stove to heat the room while staying in winter), 2 bedrooms en-suite. Electric blankets to warm the beds: also an absolute necessity in winter. Complementary coffee, tea, sugar, milk and a bottle of wine. On the premisses you find a restaurant (book... More 

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Invergordon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Had a great lunchtime experience here, and introduced to a lovely light wine, "Le Bouquet". Well served, al fresco experience in a great Park area. Nice PicNic Hamper, nice weather. Just a different, lovely, South African memory.

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Address: Pniel Road | Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 870 4200
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek

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