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Boschendal Manor & Winery

Address: Pniel Road | Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 870 4200
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Ranked #14 of 39 Activities in Franschhoek
Type: Historic Sites, Wineries, Food & Drink
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115 reviews 115 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We have been visiting South Africa, once or twice a year, for eight years. During that time we have visited several different styles of vineyards. Whilst we find the wines at Boschendal to be of a very high standard we have found that the vineyard itself, like so many others, has become very commercial. Well worth a one time visit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Today i made another trip to Boschendal, in my Opinion one of the Most beautiful Wine farms in the cape , very Nice gardens , everything Looks 100 % Nice, and if you come early get a nice piqnic bag with delicious stuff Inside, and come hungry....only 350 R for two people and its a feast.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Boschendal is stunning! Gardens are well kept and the service was excellent. The waiting staff are helpful and friendly. Adrienne, Robin and Blessing went out of their way to look after us when we played pétanque there for the weekend at the beginning of November! Enjoyed the breakfast in the new deli!

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Sarnia, Canada
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

As part of an optional tour with our South African Highlights and Safari tour, we decided to try the Boschendal winery tour. Not being much of a wine connoisseur, we decided to give it a try. The winery manor is an impressive building supposedly exhibiting Cape architecture. The wine tasting consisted of five different wines. The red wines were fairly... More

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Playing pétanque in the very picturesque grounds in front of the Manor House - a beautiful weekend. Drinking what for me is the best Blanc de Noir and Sparkling Rose in ZA added to the weekend. Too busy to eat much but the lunch board was excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I came here first 25yrs ago and had a magical lunch. Now the winery is a much more commercialised establishment but still offers old world charm with excellent food, good service, good wines and all that you would hope from an establisment such as this. The main restaurant was undergoing refurbishment last week (Oct 2014) but we ate in a... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We visited Boschendal as part of our tour of South Africa. The tour (Boschendal's) of the winery was marginal, we have been on other winery tours that were much better. The tasting presentation was adequate. I say adequate because most tastings have crackers between different tastings so you can enjoy each wine. Perhaps a small point but, to me, just... More

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Lantana, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The grounds, the architecture combine to make this such a pleasant wine tasting. The tasting tables were set up under a giant oak tree. We sat around wrought iron tables with a line up of 5 wines with a knowledgeable guide to lead us.

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malacca, malaysia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were taken to this place as part of a tour for delegates of an orthopaedic conference two weeks ago. Upon arrival, we walked from the luxury coach to the restaurant and were told free seating anywhere in the three tables provided. Although the appearance of the building and the interior looks well kept and beautiful, the same cannot be... More

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Durban, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Stopped over here for a spot of wine tasting and was delighted to see that they offered choclate and wine paired tasting. The really delightful thing is that they manufacture chocolates specifically to pair with their wines. The result is a unique experience.

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