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Boschendal Manor & Winery

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Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
+27 21 870 4200
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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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“picnic basket” (48 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
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+27 21 870 4200
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The tasting is OK, you get the impression of tipical local wines. Also the lunch in baskets was OK, but tens of wasps turned it into hazardous enterprise.

Thank Zeituni
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had the most unbelieveable cheese and meat platter for two and the most wonderfull coffee the gardens and venue a must with great wines

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The wine tasting here is second to none - staff are knowledgeable and friendly. The highlight is the picnic on the lawns - be sure to book ahead - it is delicious and even better over a bottle of their wine. The grounds and gardens...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The wine tasting was very well informed and knowledgeable of the wine raise and local area. We loved Asand and his lovely fun character. This was followed by the most beautiful lunch, where the food was simply divine, organic and lushously prepared. Every mouthful was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The first visit to Boschendal was a few years ago when it was famous for the picnic it served in the grounds. It has recently been renovated with a new restaurant overlooking the extensive gardens. A magnificent sight with the bright colours and the distant...More

Thank roggy2016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We began with the winery tour. Eh. No biggee. Then we were off to the Manor House where we met Realton. What a gem he is! He knows the complete history of the estate, and he is the consummate host. We did the champagne pairing...More

Thank ChasinNJ
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be sure to book whether it’s Werf or Rhône picnic. The former is closed Mondays & Tuesdays much to our disappointment as we really fancied the beanbag idea. Regardless, we spent a lovely few hours picnicking in the Rhône grounds today. The children enjoyed some...More

Thank ddikelly
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most picturesque and relaxing places in the world to eat and drink wine! Stunning grounds, excellent service and great wine. We ate in the grounds at the Deli. Casual long lunch that was superb! You must then go down to the picnic...More

Thank Phil G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Boschendal was one of our favourite wineries in the Cape. Intending on going for a standard tasting, in the end we were swayed by the Oyster and MCC tasting. Very indulgent but so worth it. We didn't realise but it was a private tasting with...More

Thank RanjiJ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic lunch at this delightful winery! Great stop! We really enjoyed the setting and our lunch was delicious!

Thank Vicki D
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