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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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Get yourselves round a lunchtime Pique Nique

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We visited Boschendal after many years and I couldn't believe how much has changed and how fantastic the farm looked. We enjoy a beautiful bottle of wine and picnic basket for our anniversary lunch in the gardens. It was one of the best afternoons I have experienced on a wine farm. The food was insanely good and the Chardonnay was... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Lekkerwijn country manor suggested we have dinner at the Deli which was open on a Monday evening. A real treat. Restaurant is very cozy and service was super fast. R95.00 per person for a pastas dinner with lovely breads, olives and side salad. Of course the wine was divine.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Take a leisurely lunch in the grounds of this delightful estate, with good simple fare and splendid wines under the gave of the nearby mountains. Life doesn't get any better that this experience!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We were a group of four who visited Boschendal Deli for lunch. To cut a long story short...the service was outstanding in all respects. The wine was very good,..that we know for many years. However, the same cannot be said of the food. The two men in our group ordered the" Angus burger" That was super good 10/10 !. However...... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Great food, and one of the most informative wine tastings. And no pressure selling! Take a trip round the manor house, very quaint. Beautiful setting.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We tasted some good wines. The Shiraz Cab was my husband's favorite. I really liked the bubbly. It's a beautiful farm and really nice staff. I can't say anything about the food as we didn't dine there.

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Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The grounds are beautiful, the venue for events and the surrounds are stunning, the food is amazing, the service is excellent. What really impressed me was the ladies bathroom-at the basins they had a few 'emergency kits'-anything that a lady might need from sanitary items to deodorant and even headache and other medications...very well thought of.

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Address: 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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