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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Pniel Road | Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
+27 21 870 4200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Over many years we have enjoyed Boschendal several times. We love it. It is iconic South African. The manor house, the grounds, the gift shop and the wine are top case. It is a must stop between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

Thank TxBamaEx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at Boschendal during our stay in Stellenbosch. The whole manor is very stylish and nice to see the vineyard, garden, shops, etc. pleasant staff and very tasteful lunch. Portions are pretty sizeable - we could not finish the combined grilled meat selection...More

Thank SimonB188590
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Boschendal Deli on a couple of occasions recently - one for brunch and one for lunch and were impressed with the quality of the food and the service. The Deli sells super freshly baked baguettes, ciabatta, sour dough and rye breads...More

Thank Myrtle M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When in tbe area we always make point of popping in at Boschendal in the lovely Pniel area. Great for kids and families and the food is great and wine tasting also good. Well worth a stop when traveling to or from Franschoek, Paarl and...More

Thank Denver B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've often visited Boschendal in the past, to buy wine, to enjoy the buildings and sometimes to eat. But this time, accompanied by some Australian visitors, we decided to do some tasting. What a great experience: Francois the wine expert and raconteur of note, took...More

2  Thank robdotinfo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have had a couple of great lunches at the Deli, we sat inside, but there is also seating outside, now in the winter under a canopy, and in the warmer months that have umbrellas. The lunch menu is good, we had the burgers, which...More

1  Thank GeoffC5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of 20 stopped and had lunch at the Farm Shop & Deli. The food was out of this world. The view was spectacular. The staff was attentive and kind. The chickens and roosters ran around under our feet and delighted us throughout the...More

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely and organic food with wine tasting and fluffy chickens running around...what do you want more?

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This was one of our favourite wineries in the Franschhoek area. It is unpretentious yet classy, simple yet stylish. The setting is beautiful and it is a nicely laid out working farm. We ate at the Cafe which had a kids menu too. The food...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The food is devine, all organic self grown veggies & own meats taste like "real" meat should. Setting is amazing & service from staff is excelent. We collect our food basket from them every Thursday & in one word, Amazing & great value for money.

Thank JamesKymdell
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