Boschendal, the traditions go on

boschendal-manor-house-in-winterBoschendal Manor House, the majestic Groot Drakenstein as backdrop

Always something new and exciting from Boschendal. Especially in Heritage month where, by tradition now, a whole roast pasture fed Aberdeen Angus ox is roasted over coals.  The beef is pasture fed and prepared by Boschendal’s Cattle manager, Jason Carrol.

In celebration of National Heritage Day, also known as ‘Braai Day’, Boschendal is  hosting a special open-air Ox Roast Farm Feast in front Boschendal’s historic Manor House.

When Saturday 24 September 2016
Time 12h00
Venue Boschendal Manor House

boschendal-werf-ox-braaiIs this fun or what?

The farm feast lunch will be at a long communal table under the oaks with a festive, harvest style atmosphere. Most of the food will be prepared on open fires by the Boschendal chefs with the centre piece being a naturally raised, pasture fed Angus ox that will be put on a spit and slowly roasted over a bed of coals throughout the day.

Expect platters heaped with seasonal farm produce, great wine including some new Boschendal releases, and an upbeat atmosphere with live music by Blair Taberer.

There is a separate kids table set up adjacent to the shared long table where a kids menu will be served.

The lunch is limited to 220 people so early reservations are essential.

oxtamworthCarrying on a tradition of whole ox roasting
this is Tamworth in England about a hundred years ago

The event is set up on shared long tables, so please let Boschendal know when if you are a group but booking separately so that they can seat you together.

Seating from 12h00, lunch will be served from 13h00

Bookings 021 870 4274 or

Lunch Price for adults is R325 and children under 10 years, R95.

(Includes starters, spit braai with salads and vegetables, dessert selection, live music.  Kids menu at kiddies corner with carers.)

Boschendal is offering low season rates in luxury cottages for visitors wishing to overnight.

Visit for more information and mention that you are joining the Farm feast when making a booking.

Ice Cream Making Workshop

boschendal-ice-cream-scoopsBoschendal Ice Cream Scoops

The Boschendal Ice Cream Making Workshop, which is taking place on the 15 & 16 October 2016, is the ideal activity to get you ready for the summer.  This is one food item which is loved by everyone in the family and the weekend promises to be authentic, creative and interesting, ensuring that you become a master of homemade ice cream overnight.

Christiaan-chef-2_1024Executive Chef, Christiaan Campbell

Under the guidance of Executive Chef, Christiaan Campbell and his team, you will learn how to mix up your very own ice cream from scratch. The recipes are all based on freshness, high quality of ingredients, tradition and passion. Learn the technical aspects of ice cream preparation, the different types of ice cream, ingredients & equipment and how to pasteurise & freeze ice cream so that you can prepare your own at home.

Werf Cottages Urgent 002Boschendal’s Werf Cottages

The weekend will include a night in Boschendal’s luxury Werf Cottages, Saturday afternoon workshop and a delightful 2 course dinner at the Werf Restaurant, breakfast in our Farm Shop & Deli, Sunday workshop and light lunch.

Renowned chef, Christiaan Campbell and his team look forward to sharing their skills with other like-minded foodies.

Date Saturday & Sunday, 15 & 16 October 2016
Time Check-in at the Manor House – 14h00
Cost R1850 per person sharing / R2050 per person single.
(Includes Accommodation in the luxury Werf Cottages, DBB, Lunch & 2 ice cream making workshops)

Bookings, or +27 (0) 21 870-4202

mtb_tread_450_450_s_c1Mountain Biking on Boschendal

Tread MTB Skills Weekend

TREAD and Boschendal have teamed up to offer an exclusive weekend mountain biking experience. Stay at Boschendal’s luxury cottages with the TREAD crew and enjoy some incredible riding in one of South Africa’s most scenic valleys.

The package includes, afternoon and evening of Friday 28 October, bike set-up check and bike/gear discussion
Braai dinner and handing out of swag bags

experience-mtbThe Groot Drakenstein with a cyclist

Saturday 29 October, breakfast at Boschendal Deli
TREAD Skills Tuition and ride with Sean Badenhorst (Mr TREAD).  In the afternoon,
Volvo shuttle session (drive in luxury up the mountain and ride down – all afternoon!)

Sunday 30 October, breakfast at Boschendal Deli
3-4 hour trail ride on some of the region’s finest single tracks

Weekend awards session & handing out of photos

Included in the costs:
Professional photographs of your TREAD MTB experience
High quality swag bag with MTB-relevant items (riders only)
Volvo shuttle service on Saturday afternoon
Skills training/sharpening with Mr TREAD on Saturday morning

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When Friday 28 October 2016
Time 28-30 October 2016

Venue Boschendal
Price Package R2950 per person sharing

R3850 per person not sharing bedroom
Accommodation is in 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom luxury cottages on Boschendal Estate
(Beds can be made up as doubles or twins)

Cost for family and non-riding partners
R1450 per person sharing
R2350 per person not sharing a room
R3850 per person not sharing bedroom
R950 per child under 13

Werf Cottages Urgent 004A bedroom in one of the Werf Cottages

Included in the costs
Professional photographs of your TREAD MTB experience
High quality swag bag with MTB-relevant items (riders only)
Volvo shuttle service on Saturday afternoon
Skills training/sharpening with Mr TREAD on Saturday morning

Not included in the costs:
Alcoholic beverages at Friday night braai
Saturday and Sunday lunch at Boschendal Deli (R80-R150 menu)
Saturday dinner at the Boschendal Werf Restaurant (R120-R250 menu)
Massages at Boschendal Orchards Spa (R300-R650)

Space is limited to a maximum of 12 mountain bikers. Family bookings welcome.
Contact or +27 (0) 21 870 4202 to make your booking.
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