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 jeep track and some farm road.

Boschendal Vineyards

A guided tour through the vineyards takes in a viewpoint at the highest point of the farm where you will look upon remarkable vistas and the natural beauty of the farm. Vineyard Tours are a great way to understand the aspects which make fine wine, which always starts in the vineyard.

Tour of the Boschendal Cellar

At the Winery, next door to the beautiful Rhone Homestead, Cellar Tours are offered which give you the opportunity to experience our wines at their source.  Winery tour times: 10:30, 12:00 13:00and 15:00 daily

Rides on the Mountain Trails

Boschendal offers both horse and carriage rides.  The farm has some beautiful Percherons which draw the two-person Horse Cart

[R300].  Horse rides can take place on the Boschendal Trails [R350] and pony rides take place in the Werf area [R50]. There is a Summer special carriage ride & wine tasting on offer at R350.

Quiet moments in the Boschendal Farm Spa

The Boschendal Farm Spa offers a quiet environment for guests to unwind, recharge and be pampered. Pre-booking of treatments must please be made.

Rhone Manor House & Cellar Door

The Cellar Door Wine Tasting Centre
Friendly hosts share their wealth of wine knowledge and stories of the people that shaped Boschendal as they guide you through a tasting.

The excellent Boschendal Brut Rosé

My best happening there was a tasting with artisanal chocolates with the Boschendal MCC Wines.
Wine Tasting Times: 10:00 – 16:30 daily

Jan Blok, Boschendal Horticulturist

The Boschendal Gardens
Besides the impressive collection of old trees on the farm, Boschendal boasts immaculate award winning gardens that are a haven of serenity and beauty.  The internationally acclaimed Rose Garden, designed by Old Rose expert Gwen Fagan, features many of the original roses that were cultivated at the Cape and in the East Indies. Definitely worth a visit. Curated by Jan Blok, the Boschendal Horticulturist and his team

Picnics on the Boschendal Werf

Boschendal Picnics
Boschendal picnics are a Cape legend. During the summer months, the Boschendal gardens with their dramatic mountain views provide the perfect setting for a picnic lunch under the trees. Booking 24 hours in advance is essential.

The Werf Restaurant

The Werf Restaurant
Situated in the beautifully revamped original cellar of the Manor House, the focus at The Werf Restaurant is on presenting innovative country-style cuisine using the best of available local, seasonal and ethically-sourced ingredients. Christaan Campbell is the head of the kitchen teams on the Estate.

The Boschendal Shop & Deli

Farm Shop & Deli
This is a relaxed and child-friendly environment in which to enjoy a delicious breakfast, a light and seasonal lunch or an afternoon tea. Also on sale a large variety of home baked breads.

Megan McCarthy, Curator of the Boschendal Werf Garden

Megan McCarthy is the Curator of the fabulous Werf Garden at Boschendal.  Producing 3 tons of vegetables, fruit, salads and herbs a month, a large portion of which is used in the various catering facilities on the Estate.

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