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Rhodes Cottage
Shaded outdoor dining area with dinner table
Garden path at Rhodes Cottage, Boschendal
Afternoon tea in the garden
Rhodes Cottage sitting room
Bedroom in the Garden Annex
Kitchen shelves in the Garden Annex
Swimming pool and fish pond in the garden
View of the Drakenstein Mountains from Rhodes Cottage
Kitchen in the Garden Annex
Dining room in Rhodes Cottage
Rhodes Cottage gardens at Boschendal
Bathroom with bathtub and showers

This historic cottage, built by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker, has been redecorated to give guests a chance to experience a piece of South African history and walk in the footsteps of Cecil John Rhodes.

Set under the imposing outline of the Simonsberg mountain, the cottage has magnificent views over the Boschendal Estate and the valley. The cottage is about 2 km from the main Werf. A large verandah, outside dining under the oaks and an eco friendly swimming pool add to the relaxed feel of the property, which is a South African National Heritage Site.

Sleeps up to 6 people in the cottage and 4 people in the garden annex.


Rate includes the service of a housekeeper

Booking enquiries:

Tel: +27 21 8704290

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Rhodes Cottage - Rooms


Rhodes Cottage has a spacious main house and charming garden annex where you can relax and take in the majestic scenery.

Main house: 3 bedrooms. 1 x queen bed, 1 x twin bed, and 1 x king or twin bed. The 2 bedrooms in the main house share a bathroom. The Butler’s room, with a separate courtyard entrance is the third bedroom. The bathhouse is situated across the open courtyard.

Garden Annex: 2 ensuite bedrooms with king or twin beds - please advise us on booking which you would prefer.

Rhodes Cottage - Amenities

Amenities and Services

  • Serviced daily by the dedicated Rhodes Cottage housekeeper.
  • Breakfast cooked and served at the cottage by the housekeeper.
  • Fully equipped kitchen in both the main house and annex. Private pool and large gardens.
  • Trout fishing dam and fishing equipment, boule, croquet and 2 bicycles.
  • Sat TV, WiFi, air conditioning.
  • Access to all estate activities including mountain bike, walking and hiking trails.

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.


Guest accommodation is a recent addition to the farm with luxury accommodation ranging from the historical Herbert Baker designed Rhodes Cottage to beautifully restored farm labourer cottages. With emphasis on stylish simplicity the guest cottages are authentic, rural yet contemporary in character.

Eat & Drink

The Cape Dutch farms were historically renowned for their warm welcome and generous hospitality. What crowned this welcome was the Cape table, laden with wholesome dishes made from ingredients from the farm’s werf and fields.