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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
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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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Beautiful winery, very good wine

This is a very nice winery with delicious wine and a nice atmosphere. We sat outside for our wine tasting and were not disappointed. It was a busy time of year for them so the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Caitlin D
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great picnic in wonderful surroundings. Definitely worth a visit. It is a beautiful place. What made it even better was the service given by Nomzamo; little in person but big in sweat personality. So much style and professionalism. And only 23 of age.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very nice winery with delicious wine and a nice atmosphere. We sat outside for our wine tasting and were not disappointed. It was a busy time of year for them so the service was a bit slow, but the sommaliers were very knowledgeable and the wine was good.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Because we live near Boschendal we have the advantage of visiting at any time of the year. We were hosted by friends from the UK on a very hot Sunday under the shade of enormous old oak trees and seated at generously sized tables. Our pre-ordered picnic baskets arrived promptly and the serving staff were exceptionally friendly providing ice buckets... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a great place to visit if you are looking to see a classic estate with Dutch style architecture and a more commercial orientated operation. Its has everything you'd want from an elite winery - great sheltered courtyards, stylish restaurants, deli and gift shops, good service. The setting is superb but so far away from the little wineries which seem... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I first visited here in 2007 and loved it, although I have been to the Cape two further times since it was not until the fourth visit that I managed to get back here. The setting is just beautiful, so peaceful to sit outside under the trees, have lunch with a light mist spray to cool you. The burgers are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A great experience. The gardens are well kept. They provide 2 tons of organic fresh veggies for their own 3 restaurants and the other 2 tons are sold in the deli. Perfect for a relaxed garden breakfast or lunch and the restaurant overlooks the well kept vegetable gardens and the Groot Drakenstein Mountains Picnic can be pre-booked and enjoyed under... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast at the bistro yesterday and must say is quite disappointed at the service, price per portion and general lack of management. Ordered scrambled egg with bacon for R45 + R25 and receive small portions and 1 X rasher bacon! The breakfast burger was small, burger patty had no seasoning and bland, and not worth R95. No salt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to stop here as we were driving past the farm. I had a nice glass of white wine, while my husband had a craft beer. We shared the cheese platter which was good for a light lunch. Good service and good food. The weather was quite hot on the day we were there, and the deli restaurant were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite by accident whilst looking at vineyard tours online I discovered a 'Roving dinner' being held at Boschendal on a Saturday evening. The theme being based on whatever was growing in the garden. The evening began with a cocktail and welcome from Megan, the garden food manager. She talked about her work being responsible for growing the garden produce for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a nice picnic with friends. The picnic baskets, booked in advance, were stocked very well. We shared two baskets among six people and still had plenty of food left over. Food was quite tasty. It´s a busy place so don´t expect so have the grounds for yourself...

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