We decided on Boschendal as the venue for my mom's surprise 60th birthday weekend. Her actual birthday fell in the hard lockdown last year which meant we were not able to celebrate with her as we would have liked. We wanted somewhere special, somewhere beautiful, but also kid-friendly & not too far out of Cape Town...& wow did Boschendal tick all these boxes and more. We stayed in one of the Orchard Cottages - which was luxurious, had a well-thought out layout & an amazing stoep leading out onto rolling lawns, beautiful shady trees & a pool. This spot is surrounded by mountains every way you look & was just so conducive to relaxing. The breakfast at the main farm (which came included with the accommodation) was outstanding - over & above what we were expecting. The eggs benedict was delicious, as well as the fresh juices and coffee. Every single member of staff that we encountered also gave us exceptional service and was so friendly. Such a special weekend!!…
When can we come back? I've honestly never had such a wonderful trip away, despite most of our group having to work for parts of it. Maxwell and the team went above and beyond to take care of our group and nothing was too much to ask, and was always handled rapidly. The house was extremely comfortable and spacious (great for a group social distancing), and the views just never get old. The food is a whole other story. The chefs whipped up some of the best meals I've had in a long time, and we never, ever went hungry. We bought some food from the deli but really didn't need to with the amazing catering from the chefs! We cannot wait to come back!
Incredibly private, spacious, beautiful self catering cottage. Lovely outside private terrace with braai outside and fireplace inside. Absolutely magical stay, excellent service. My favorite of all the wine estates in franschoek next to holden manz, where we got married. Stayed at werf cottages for our engagement party at Boschendal and they are more pricey but absolutely worth every penny! Can't recommend this farm and its gorgeous setting, deli, wine or farm shop high enough, the grounds and rose farm are absolutely out of this world! 20 stars! Definitely be back for a third stay asap! Thank you team Boschendal, you are all fantastic 👏
We had a lovely time! Everyone was so helpful and friendly, and the newly planted gardens behind the cottages are stunning. So many birds! We were delighted by the welcome pack and the complimentary drinks. The accommodation is very comfortable and clean. Breakfast was delicious too. Well done to all the staff, from check in, to the golf cart drivers to the deli staff, and all those who work behind the scenes. It was a perfect break.
We had a lovely stay at Boschendal wine estate, the staff are polite, helpful and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. We stayed in one of the Orchid cottages which was very well appointed and had magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. Our wine tasting of the 1685 range was superb and I thoroughly enjoyed the Chardonnay. The Deli could use more variety in their meal offerings for dinner but other than that we had a fantastic time. We will definitely be back.