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Boschendal Manor & Winery

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Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein 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” (43 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein 7680, South Africa
+27 21 870 4200
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stayed for two nights in the orchard cottages. Beautifully furnished and really comfortable. Grounds are gorgeous. Staff could not have been more helpful. The place was packed and they went above and beyond to be helpful (including keeping our luggage for us on the day...More

Thank j t
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Orchard Cottages for two nights - a relaxing, tranquil and perfectly charming cottage on the farm grounds overlooking the mountains. The cottage provided everything you need to stay in and cook or relax after a day of drinking. There is a...More

Thank ktrin22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a large family group of 14. The picnic basket was generous and delicious. We weren't expecting a whole chicken! The picnic area was clean, nice and green with plenty of space for everyone. The wine from the drinks stall was crisp and cool,...More

Thank Suretha H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a picning at Boscendal Werf. Perfect and beautiful location and the picnic was awesome. definately recommendable if you're in the area

Thank Mikkel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on New Years Day - a hot day with a a strong breeze. The setting is one of beautiful rose gardens, mature trees and grass. The main house is of cape dutch style and incorporates a restaurant. There were a range of options for...More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A large family friends outing on the 03rd of January. Staff friendly and helpful but a bit confused.No provision of tables and chairs and for at least 30 minutes no available picnic seats and /or beanbags. After a bit of forceful debate with the staff...More

Thank NigelDCapeTown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a happy return, gardens overgrown and unkempt, deli area smelt, and toilets had toilet rolls on floor and no towels. A shadow of its former self sadly in such a beautiful setting. Looks like lack of management and direction.

Thank BarbicanMatt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definetly worth the reservation. Take enough time to enjoy and relax (min 4h). Kids will play on the grass and playground, menu is good, just little bit loud where the playground is (road is just next to the estate). If you prefer more peaceful time,...More

Thank Iva J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have only time for visiting a Winery during your trip, this is the place. You can spend from one hour to your day on this Estate : visiting the beautiful mansion, the vegetable garden, admiring the artworks displayed throughout the park, enjoying a...More

Thank Gentleman64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been visiting frequently the last month. Great coffe, bakery and light food. Haven´t tried the Wherf restaurant though. Was there for a "moonlight picnic" the other night. Can highly recommend that. Nice food in i picnic-basket and beautiful scenery and surroundings.

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