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Written by Lauren Berry

With the dramatic Drakenstein mountain views framing the lush lawns of Boschendal, we ensure that we offer some of the most popular outdoor picnics in the Cape Winelands.

Our classic Boschendal picnic has relocated to the Rhone Homestead lawns, which forms the wine-making and wine-tasting area of the estate and can be enjoyed at carefully-laid out tables or on a picnic blanket under the shady oak trees which surround the lawn. The picnics are fully serviced and the cost is R440 for two adults to share, R240 for a basket for one and R85 for kids under 12. Includes a 10% service fee, but excludes beverages and is open daily.

The Werf Garden Picnics are a more casual, child-friendly affair under the trees on the Pavilion lawn and offer  simple, nutritious food made from natural farm produce.  Relax in hammocks, bean bags or grab a blanket to find the perfect spot, we also encourage our guests to bring their own fold up chairs and tables, games or picnic blankets.  This is a partially serviced area and the cost is R360 for a basket for two adults to share, R195 for a basket for one and R85 for young children. Includes a 10% service fee, but excludes beverages and open from Wednesday to Sunday. Don’t miss the Live Music picnics on the first Sunday of every month.

The chefs use produce grown naturally on Boschendal or sourced from local artisan producers to put together generous picnic baskets packed with delicious and wholesome farm food. The seasonal picnic menus change depending on what the food garden is producing. 

Click here to view the picnic menu's or to make an online reservation. For more information or bookings, contact us at or +27 21 870-4274.

Rhone Picnic
Rhone Picnic
Rhone Picnic Dining
Werf Picnic
Werf Picnic
Relaxed Werf Picnics

Explore The Boschendal Estate

The Farm

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.

Must Do's at Boschendal

Guests are invited to enjoy all this magnificent farm has to offer: an award winning wine and bio-friendly food experience; a rich heritage; a spectacular natural and soulful landscape; fun, informative and engaging activities whilst also taking the opportunity for some down time in tranquil surroundings.

Weddings & Functions

Boschendal provides an idyllic natural setting for large and small functions. The Boschendal Manor House, Rhone Homestead, The Olive Press, the Werf Restaurant and the beautiful gardens are available to host an array of celebrations or events in a relaxed and tranquil environment.