Situated a short 15-minute drive from Franschhoek village, between Stellenbosch and Paarl, is the Boschendal Farm, a working agricultural farm offering a plethora of activities, award winning wine and gourmet food. With a grand mountain backdrop, you can expect dappled oak tree avenues, 17th century Cape Dutch architecture, rustic-chic interiors and even ducks waddling up and down the estate.
The luxury guest accommodation includes option of staying in the historical Herbert Baker designed, Cottage 1685 (sleeps 10) or the beautifully restored 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom Orchard Cottages, all dotted around the property. Guests can also choose to stay in the Werf Garden Suites, close to the deli shop, restaurant and wine tasting; or in a more remote location amongst the hillside fynbos. All the cottages have a full kitchen (or kitchenette in the smaller cottages) where you may wish to prepare meals using fresh farm produce bought at the estate's Deli. Alternatively, you can have breakfast, lunch or dinner baskets brought to your cottage or eat at the Werf Restaurant, Farmshop & Deli, or picnic area.
Boschendal Farm is 50 minutes' drive from Cape Town, 15 minutes from Stellenbosch over the stunning Helshoogte Pass and 20 minutes' drive from Paarl along the R45.
Wine tasting, vineyard and cellar tours, farm tours, picnics on the lawns, swimming and trout fishing in the dams as well as biking, hiking and horse riding trails. There is also plenty of opportunity to sit, read, relax and take in the goodness of life.
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This was the highlight of our trip - we LOVED this place. the Cottage was perfect retreat in the wilds of the property and felt really magical (particularly when an African eagle owl came to visit us whilst cooking on our own braii with meat/produce from the farm shop). It seems the property had recently been re-furbed and was really comfortable and excellently equipped (in honesty better in that sense…
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