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Things to do at Boschendal

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Visiting for the Day?

Spend the day at Boschendal.

Visiting with Children?

Activities your kids will love.

Staying Overnight?

Spend the night at Boschendal.

Visiting for the Day?

Spend the day at Boschendal.

Visiting with Children?

Activities your kids will love.

Staying Overnight?

Spend the night 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.

Guests staying in the cottages are able to savour the best of farm living with open access to the Boschendal farm area and outside of the main werf. Explore our things to do section to find the perfect experience during your stay. If you can't find what you're looking for here, just ask.

At the moment the hiking trails are for the exclusive use of overnighting guests but day visitors can purchase a permit to ride our MTB trails.

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Visiting for the Day

  
Mountain Bike Trails & Rentals
Mountain Bike Trails & Rentals

Five marked trails consisting of well-maintained single track, mountainside jeep track and some farm road.

Permits:  R50 per day available at the MTB trailer shop next to the Farmshop & Deli

Mountain bike hire:  R400 per day from the MTB trailer shop.
 

Click here for more info

  
Vineyard Tours
Vineyard Tours

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.

Tour Times: 11:30 (November to April weather permitting)

Book a Tour

  
Cellar Tours
Cellar Tours

Take a walk through our winery and experience our wines at their source. 

Tour times: 10:30, 12:00 13:00 and 15:00  daily
Booking is essential: cellardoor@boschendal.co.za 
+27 (0)21 870 4210/11

Book a Tour

  
Horse and Carriage Rides
Horse and Carriage Rides

Horse rides on the Boschendal trails - R350
Pony rides in the Werf area - R50
Two person cart drawn by a Percheron
draft horse - R300

Tel 021 870 4211 for bookings and enquiries.

  
Farm Spa
Farm Spa

The farm spa offers a quiet environment for guests to unwind, recharge and be pampered.

Pre-booking of treatments is essential. To make an appointment or enquiry please contact +27 (0) 21 870 4205 or email us at spa@boschendal.co.za

Click here for more info

  
The Cellar Door Wine Tasting Centre
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.

Wine Tasting Times: 10:00 – 16:30 daily

Book a Tour

  
The Boschendal Gardens
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 Rose Garden
The Rose Garden

This internationally acclaimed rose garden, designed by Gwen Fagan, features many of the original roses that were cultivated at the Cape and in the East Indies. Definitely worth a visit.

  
Picnics
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.

Lunch: Wednesday to Sunday 12:00 to 14:30 (Seated by 14:00)
Dinner: Wednesday to Saturday 18:00 to 21:00 (Seated by 20:30)


Reservations essential +27 (0) 21 870 4206.

  
Farm 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.

Open 7 days a week 08:00 – 18:00

  

Visiting with Children

  
Splish Splash Play Area
Splish Splash Play Area

This play area inside the main Werf area will keep kids entertained.

  

Staying Overnight

  
Walking & Exploring
Walking & Exploring

Overnighting guests have the freedom to explore the farm, nature reserve and mountain paths. Find a magical picnic spot and chill.

  
Silvermine Heritage Trail
Silvermine Heritage Trail

A guided tour on Boschendal that takes in the historical ruins on the slopes of Simonsberg as well as the deep tunnels and caves dug out by silver prospectors.

  
Kloof Nature Trail
Kloof Nature Trail

A scenic trail that climbs to the base of the Simonsberg cliffs and then descends via an indigenous-treed kloof. 

  
Mountain Bike Trail
Mountain Bike Trail

Farm roads, jeep tracks and single track through forests provide variety for casual riders and enthusiasts alike.

  
Trail Running
Trail Running

Warm up on the farm roads and orchard paths while ascending to the higher mountain fynbos paths and spectacular single track.

  
Swimming
Swimming

All the cottages have shared swimming pools, otherwise cool off in a mountain stream or farm dam. 

  
Trout Fishing
Trout Fishing

Tie some special flies to tempt the trout in one of our small dams above the vineyards. 

  
Franschhoek and Stellenboch
Franschhoek and Stellenboch

Both Franschhoek and Stellenbosch are within a 15-minute drive of Boschendal, making the farm a super base for exploring and enjoying the Cape Winelands.

  
Visiting for the Day
  
Mountain Bike Trails & Rentals
Mountain Bike Trails & Rentals

Five marked trails consisting of well-maintained single track, mountainside jeep track and some farm road.

Permits:  R50 per day available at the MTB trailer shop next to the Farmshop & Deli

Mountain bike hire:  R400 per day from the MTB trailer shop.
 

Click here for more info

  
Vineyard Tours
Vineyard Tours

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.

Tour Times: 11:30 (November to April weather permitting)

Book a Tour

  
Cellar Tours
Cellar Tours

Take a walk through our winery and experience our wines at their source. 

Tour times: 10:30, 12:00 13:00 and 15:00  daily
Booking is essential: cellardoor@boschendal.co.za 
+27 (0)21 870 4210/11

Book a Tour

  
Horse and Carriage Rides
Horse and Carriage Rides

Horse rides on the Boschendal trails - R350
Pony rides in the Werf area - R50
Two person cart drawn by a Percheron
draft horse - R300

Tel 021 870 4211 for bookings and enquiries.

  
Farm Spa
Farm Spa

The farm spa offers a quiet environment for guests to unwind, recharge and be pampered.

Pre-booking of treatments is essential. To make an appointment or enquiry please contact +27 (0) 21 870 4205 or email us at spa@boschendal.co.za

Click here for more info

  
The Cellar Door Wine Tasting Centre
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.

Wine Tasting Times: 10:00 – 16:30 daily

Book a Tour

  
The Boschendal Gardens
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 Rose Garden
The Rose Garden

This internationally acclaimed rose garden, designed by Gwen Fagan, features many of the original roses that were cultivated at the Cape and in the East Indies. Definitely worth a visit.

  
Picnics
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.

Lunch: Wednesday to Sunday 12:00 to 14:30 (Seated by 14:00)
Dinner: Wednesday to Saturday 18:00 to 21:00 (Seated by 20:30)


Reservations essential +27 (0) 21 870 4206.

  
Farm 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.

Open 7 days a week 08:00 – 18:00

  
Visiting with Children
  
Splish Splash Play Area
Splish Splash Play Area

This play area inside the main Werf area will keep kids entertained.

  
Staying Overnight
  
Walking & Exploring
Walking & Exploring

Overnighting guests have the freedom to explore the farm, nature reserve and mountain paths. Find a magical picnic spot and chill.

  
Silvermine Heritage Trail
Silvermine Heritage Trail

A guided tour on Boschendal that takes in the historical ruins on the slopes of Simonsberg as well as the deep tunnels and caves dug out by silver prospectors.

  
Kloof Nature Trail
Kloof Nature Trail

A scenic trail that climbs to the base of the Simonsberg cliffs and then descends via an indigenous-treed kloof. 

  
Mountain Bike Trail
Mountain Bike Trail

Farm roads, jeep tracks and single track through forests provide variety for casual riders and enthusiasts alike.

  
Trail Running
Trail Running

Warm up on the farm roads and orchard paths while ascending to the higher mountain fynbos paths and spectacular single track.

  
Swimming
Swimming

All the cottages have shared swimming pools, otherwise cool off in a mountain stream or farm dam. 

  
Trout Fishing
Trout Fishing

Tie some special flies to tempt the trout in one of our small dams above the vineyards. 

  
Franschhoek and Stellenboch
Franschhoek and Stellenboch

Both Franschhoek and Stellenbosch are within a 15-minute drive of Boschendal, making the farm a super base for exploring and enjoying the Cape Winelands.

  

Explore The Boschendal Estate

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.

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.

Accommodation

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.