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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food is great. They just know how to use their spices. The meat lovers enjoyed the lamb. I enjoyed the vegetarian buffet quite a selection really. The restaurant is quiant and lovely. This place is for those of us who love food and fine...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous venue. The staffs’ friendliness was only surpassed by the most enchanting and knowledgeable wine advisor, Shaun. Whenever visiting. Ask for Shaun. Enjoy. Looking forward to my next visit.

Thank Adriaan M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wines are amazing and you can pair the wines with cheese, biltong, bread from the next door shop. We also had the pre booked picnic which was lovely - rotisserie chicken, salad, hummus, olives... just sat in the garden eating lovely food, enjoying amazing...More

Thank Frankuaz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Winery is beautiful! The experience of trying their wine with chocolates is just perfect. The wine is really good!!!!! Is a wonderful place to go.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of staying the weekend. A treat in one of the countries oldest wine farms. The restaurant is quite frankly excellent. I don't think I've ever had such an indulgent and delicious breakfast!I love the attention to detail, the fresh produce grown on...More

Thank deonredman
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An experience just for the architecture and grounds. Great farm shop & deli. Small wine tasting area with OK selection. Loads of free parking.

Thank Emanpee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for a quick bite and had the buffet lunch. The food was fine, the staff were lovely. The grounds are nice to walk around. Some interesting Cape Dutch buildings. Our trip was somewhat ruined by some rude patrons.

Thank Chillyourbeans
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must visit while you are in the area. Well worth spending a while here to take a look around and enjoy the scenery

Thank Donall11
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the guide books are right. Stop here on your way to Frranschoek for a perfect introduction the The WInelands. Whatever you do here will be wonderful.

Thank 60811Kate
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

Whilst the picnic was amazing, we were worried by wasps but the staff brought citronella candles to ward them off. The wine tasting was very good. We didn't have time to visit the actual vineyards. We took a doggy bag home with us as there...More

Thank Annie H
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