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Boschendal Manor & Winery

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Address: Pniel Road | Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
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+27 21 870 4200
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Agriculture and a simple farm lifestyle is at the heart of Boschendal. One...

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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Bosschenaar is a well known wine in Europe. It is obvious when visiting the Estate that as well as producing a drinkable sauvignon blanc it is also a well oiled tourist machine... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bosschenaar is a well known wine in Europe. It is obvious when visiting the Estate that as well as producing a drinkable sauvignon blanc it is also a well oiled tourist machine. There are two restaurants and accommodation as well as conference / party facilities, a lovely garden and the opportunity to purchase a picnic to consume on the estate,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked the vineyard tour for 11:30 am and it was a disorganised joke. It was almost 11:50 before we left, in one of the most run down and dirty Nissan mini vans I'd ever been in. There were 6 guests and 2 staff which meant all seats were full. They then tried to load another member of staff and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were there late morning and enjoyed a nice wine tasting experience. Our host Francois was very friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining. To " soak" up some of the alcohol we just purchased a baguette, which was the best baguette/bread I have tasted in the 6 week stay in S.A.! Just a word of advice, when you have food in your... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a disappointed. I would not recommend it. We had a rushed 15 minute tour of the winery which was less than informative followed by a wine tasting experience and a picnic where the service was so slow it was painful.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When we told various friends we would be visiting Franschoek on our trip to Cape Town, we were encouraged by 2 or 3 friends to have a picnic at Boschendal. Even the photos on their own website looked great so we booked before we left the UK. When we arrived, we were shown some tables and chairs under some trees... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for a late morning wine tasting. We were 4 adults and 1 youngsters. 3 of us went for the chocolate and wine pairing, and 1 had the standard tasting. We dealt with Francois, who was a great host, friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining. The wine pairing was excellent, the setting is stunning and we ended up staying for around... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just dropped in as we saw the table from the road. As it was early in the morning and just after our breakfast neither for lunch nor for a coffee, but it was very much worth to stop.Very well maintained and vaste garden, beautiful buildings in old Holland style. They sell products produced on site what seem very tastefull.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were showing some visitors the delights of Franschoek and had told them about the cellar tour, tasting and the famous pique nique. This unfortunately did not live up to our memories or hopes. Why have hey changed to 2 picnic venues. The new one (at tables' is not nearly so good as in its previous home. The cellar tour... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried to do a cellar tour today and was messed around. Our group of 3 was left hanging having been told to return for a cellar tour at midday when we were then subsequently told it would not be happening as 80 other visitors were now expected and staff would be waiting for them. I guess Boschendal is more interested... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed immensely sitting outside at Boschendal's Deli, eating burgers, charcuterie, and sipping good wines in a friendly, informal atmosphere with fine weather. What a contrast with the snows of our USA homes!

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