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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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“wine tasting” (199 reviews)
“picnic basket” (39 reviews)
“pique nique” (24 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein 7680, South Africa
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+27 21 870 4200
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited as a couple and were the only two people doing the historic tasting/tour of the grounds. Quite surprised, when we asked about this we were told that tastings are kept as small and intimate as possible, which is really quite lovely given the...More

Thank 84simone84
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a wine tasting as a group here and a tour of the making of the wine. It was not the time of year for making the wine so we could only look as the machinery and imagine! Our guide was knowledgeable about the...More

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful estate and well kept scenic gardens. Stunning coffee and friendly service. Worth the visit

Thank JohanFSX
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed not far from here for 3 nights and visited for a tour and had breakfast which was yummy ! We walked the gardens and grounds visited the shop and wine tasting , loved it all so much we decided to go back for...More

Thank harktobounty
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a reservation for a wine tasting, mainly due to the winery's reputation and beautiful scenery. Boschendal delivered on both counts. The outside seating under a number of large hardwood trees is a great spot for a wine tasting. The wines themselves stood up...More

Thank aperry932
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wine tasting followed by a superb picnic under the trees. Service was excellent and we were really impressed with the quality and quantity of picnic food. The tables were set up, but blankets were also provided so we had the choice. There...More

Thank mb1605
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Boschendal Winery and stayed for 1 night. The food and service meet expectation. What stood out was the amazingly beautiful stay and grounds and the location is just amazing. We had a lovely indoor fireplace and a good arrangement for the outdoor seating....More

Thank Rajeev J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the 2nd oldest winery in SA and there is more to do and see than expected. The fresh vegetables gardens are magnificent. The wine tasting was more than generous. The shops have a broad variety of items to entice spending. Not only is...More

Thank Susanhilary1313
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Premium tasting of sparkling wines with oysters. The ambiance at the manor house was top!! The generosity in serving the wines beyond expectations. The oysters tastefull This was a first class client focused experience!!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole wine area is really great to view. We went to this winery, it was fun to sample the wines with chocolate. The grounds are beautiful, and there looked to be a fantatic place to eat.

Thank Tim_of_Gilbert
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