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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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  • Average9%
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“pique nique” (25 reviews)
“bean bags” (24 reviews)
“wine tasting” (188 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Pniel Road | Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
+27 21 870 4200
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

We visited the winery and had pre-ordered their gourmet picnic for two (one does need to pre-order as many establishments limit the number of picnic baskets per day). The farm offers two options in terms of location - one being more formal than the other....More

Thank 440ursulab
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We had the worst experience in the Cape Winelands during our breakfast this morning. Not a single item/service was pleasant at Boschendal Farmshop & Deli. The most unfriendly service ever in the Western Cape and an extremely noisy restaurant with staff screaming at each other...More

2  Thank lizannelouw
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We visited this beautiful establishment and went through to the deli where we enquired about a picnic where we were very rudely treated by one of your Staff members. She first gave us a dirty look before answering us and said if you have your...More

Thank anastasia v
LaurenBerry31, Public Relations Manager at Boschendal Manor & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2016

Dear Anastasia, Thank you for taking the time to send us your review and we are sincerely sorry that your experience was not of the standard that we strive to deliver at Boschendal. We do have 3 restaurants and 2 picnic areas for guests to...More

Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to have breakfast. Nice selection on the menu. Reasonably priced. Beautiful landscape gardens. A must to visit. Great cellar and butcher on site

Thank 443malone
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We went to Boschendal and booked into our favourite cottage 6 and unpacked. We then went and did a wonderful wine tasting with a very knowledgeable young man and very naughtily bought two cases of wine. We the went to the deli and had a...More

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We stopped here for afternoon tea / coffee and a sweet treat after a busy day at various wine farms and what a treat we had - yum yum. The mist cooled tea garden under the huge oaks was a welcome relief from the hot...More

Thank touristpp
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

The picnic area for the Werf Picnics has been moved to the olive press. Please see the website photos and the actual setting. No shade no trees a barren lawn. The picnic basket itself was completely overpriced for what it offered . Boschendal was one...More

1  Thank Altu S
LaurenBerry31, Public Relations Manager at Boschendal Manor & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

Dear Alto, We had an emergency irrigation issue this week and have had to relocate the Werf Picnics to our Olive Press venue. This is very temporary and picnics on the Werf lawns will reopen tomorrow. We apologise for your disappointing experience and any inconvenience...More

Reviewed 20 December 2016

My experience of Boschendal is a casual relaxed and peaceful setting fit for anyone. Whether it is casual or more serious, there are something for everyone. Huge gardens and fresh air and great food. I had their big burger at the deli which was delicious...More

Thank Hardus L
Reviewed 19 December 2016

What a treat to spend an afternoon wine tasting and then enjoying a beautiful picnic basket under the old oak trees at the cellar door. The wine waiters at the cellar door are such a delight, they take huge pride in their wines and being...More

Thank Gillybeans64
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We spent a lovely hour at this winery, with it's beatiful rose garden. Tastings are done under a massive tree that gives some welcome shade on a hot day.

Thank Leedsaway67
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