Boschendal Eateries – get them on your bucket list

There is such a wide choice of food and wine offerings on Boschendal Farm, from The Werf Restaurant, Rhone Homestead, Picnics in season, Farm Shop & Deli. There is a wide choice of tutored wine tastings offered in the Manor House and cellar tours and tastings at The Cellar Door at Rhone.

Boschendal – truly luxurious Cottages..

The Groot Drakenstein Mountain from our front door We recently spent a night in the utter luxury of Werf Cottage No 4, one of seven cottages just outside the long white walls of the Werf of the Boschendal Manor House, in its perfect situation in the Groot Drakenstein Valley. The Werf Cottages These seven former

Boschendal redux

Boschendal Farm We visited Boschendal recently and spent a night in one of the 7 Werf Cottages which are just outside the ringmuur of the old Manor House. Currently undergoing 5-star grading, these cottages are just perfect for a couple of days away.  Everything you would need for ultra-comfort. The one we stayed in had

Annual Mushroom forage at Boschendal with Justin Williams on May 6th

Cleaned Porcini on my Kitchen Table The Boschendal Estate has a variety of microclimate areas which are perfect for the growth of wild mushrooms.  You are invited to spend a day, part of which is foraging for wild mushrooms with Justin Williams.  Since boyhood Justin has been a keen forager and given his love for

Boschendal Farm – Easter treats in store from Friday 14th April to Monday 17th April

The Boschendal Werf Always something new and exciting and different down on Boschendal Farm, and April holds some real treats in store. Last year's Easter egg team Sharon Gambanga & Eli Kennedy Easter time offers an array of experiences which have been planned to entertain and indulge all ages.  On Friday 14th April and Sunday

Boschendal’s Full Moon Picnic – last of the Summer on Monday 13 March 2017

Boschendal at Full Moon Legend has it that energies are intensified on the night of a full moon. Meaning that your state of mind at the time, will be magnified! Make sure to increase only positive vibrations by joining Boschendal for the last Full Moon Picnic of the season. What to expect at the Full

Boschendal Musical Wine, Picnics & Valentine Vibes

Boschendal's Werf Picnics Sunday Music Picnics With Blair Taberer, Slow Jack & Manouche Fancy something a bit different for a Sunday? Bored of making that roast and doing those dishes? Yes? So come and chill out with a gorgeous picnic and listen to some of the best muso’s in South Africa as they get their

What’s to do at Boschendal – gem of the Winelands

Boschendal Manor House, the most perfect of settings Boschendal is a place which can keep you busy for a long time and offers so much to the visitor. MTB Trails on the Estate The views from the Mountain Bike Trails are quite spectacular with three marked trails consisting of a well-maintained single track, a mountainside

Boschendal hosts Jesse Clegg live on New Year’s Eve

Rhone Homestead & Boschendal Cellar Door New Years Eve - that hellish organisational job, trying to coordinate family, friends, partners and sometimes kids into one enjoyable party. It’s a Herculean task. We’ve solved your problem. Come and join us on the 31st December. Jesse Clegg live at Boschendal on New Year’s Eve We have amazing

Boschendal offers 2 November ‘Garden Days’

Horticulturist Jan Blok in The Boschendal Rose Garden You are invited to join Landscaper Jan Blok in the Boschendal Rose Garden as he hosts a lavish High Tea and shares his passion for and knowledge of Heritage Roses. The Boschendal Rose Garden was originally created by Dr Gwen Fagan, honorary president of the Heritage Rose Society

Boschendal Farm – destination for a day of fun

Boschendal in the Groot Drakenstein Valley Boschendal is such a wonderful place to visit as there is just so much to do and see. The beautiful old homestead and its surroundings and wonderful gardens. Breakfast at The Deli Breakfast at The Deli where there is a great choice on the menu and also an array

Boschendal Pasta Making Weekend – 3 & 4 September 2016

Fine Boschendal Ravioli Join the Boschendal Farm Pasta Making Workshop on the 03rd and 04th of September 2016 and cook like an Italian mama [or pappa]. Christiaan Campbell hand rolling pasta sheets Under the guidance of  Executive Chef, Christiaan Campbell and his team, you will be able to fine tune your skills by making plain,

Boschendal’s Yoga, Croissants & Pizza… August 2016

Yoga & Wellness Retreat When Friday 26 August to Sunday 28 August 2016 Venue Boschendal Price R2560 per person sharing and R3460 per person not sharing Boschendal Farm is hosting a Yoga & Wellness Retreat with Viktor van der Kleij from 26-28 August. Guests can look forward to an engaging weekend of yoga, healthy food

Boschendal’s Heritage Day Farm Feast – 24.09.2016

Boschendal's Heritage Day Farm Feast In celebration of National Heritage Day, also known as ‘Braai Day', Boschendal is hosting a special open-air Ox Roast Farm Feast in the historical Boschendal Werf. 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

Boschendal Food Growing Workshop 10th September 2016

Food Growing Workshop - The Boschendal Werf Garden Boschendal Farm is hosting a full day workshop covering all the basics you require to convert your home garden into a sustainable and bountiful space filled with beautiful, nutritional, organically grown produce. Megan McCarthy, Curator of The Werf Garden The hands on workshop is hosted by Megan

Boschendal, then and now

Boschendal in the Groot Drakenstein Valley “Of all the stately farmsteads in the Drakenstein Valley, Boschendal has the finest setting. The dark towering mass of the Drakenstein Mountain enhances the whiteness of the homesteads walls and gables and the long low, stretching line of its ring wall in the foreground.” Thus wrote well-known

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Boschendal 330 years of Cape history

The Boschendal Manor Housedwarfed by the Groot Drakenstein Mountain Gawie and Gwen Fagan, restoring architects of Boschendal in the late 1970s wrote, “Of all the stately farmsteads in the Drakenstein Valley, Boschendal has the finest setting.” First granted to French Huguenot, Jean le Long in 1685, the same year in which the King

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