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Boschendal Manor & Winery

#4 of 59 things to do in Franschhoek Features Animals
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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“pique nique” (25 reviews)
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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

I was sorry I was on a day tour and had to leave after the wine tasting. I could have sat under those trees, sipping wine, all day. Delicious wine and many in our group purchased bottles. When can I return?

Thank LB-TX-2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the second time we stop at the Boschendal winery for a relaxed break, wine tasting and light snack. Everything about this place is perfect. To start with they have amazing wines at very attractive pricing. We decided to do the tasting outdoors while...More

Thank Shlo73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a short[ish] drive from Cape Town, we’ve been having these ‘white linen’ picnics here as part of our birthday celebrations for the past 7 years and also take overseas visitors there. Albeit the location in the grounds has changed the setting remains spectacular amongst...More

Thank MountainGoatSydney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very relaxing, wonderful service in all the little "farm stores". It's just a great place to spend a few hours relaxing after a long day of wine tasting.

Thank Q3534BVlindad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Stellenbosch and immediately wished we were staying the night! It is absolutely beautiful: lush, green, well-maintained. We were between mealtimes, so we opted for a wine tasting instead. We choose three wines to try--all were wonderful--and ended up...More

Thank MandanaJames
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way to Franschhoek. The gardens are beautiful and the deli is excellent. We will definitely be back for a picnic to soak up the beautiful views.

Thank JohannesburgJudith
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What is there to say? This place is a slice of heaven. Beauty is overwhelming. Wonderful food and the most amazing wines

Thank Erwin K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a year since we got married at Boschendal. Booked a revisit and was thrilled to be greeted by many people who remembered us. Lunch at De Werf was amazing with wonderful views and good weather. We stayed in Orchard cottage 1, which was...More

Thank Asierra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were spoiled by the service in Franschhoek at La Bri and Haute Cabriere. They were more eager to explain the wines and answer your questions plus they changed the glasses for appropriate wines. Little details make the difference. But you should still check Boschendal...More

Thank mariamsa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the winery and our tasting. The setting is absollutely lovely and I couldn't recommend the winery more...a must visit!

Thank LauraannSteph
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