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Boschendal provides an idyllic natural setting for large and small functions and events.

Surrounded by the breathtaking Groot Drakenstein and Simonsberg mountains you will find many function venues to choose from enabling you to tailor your special event.

Boschendal is located in the centre of Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch. We are only 45 minutes drive from Cape Town City Centre and 40 minutes drive from Cape Town International Airport. Up to 150 guests can be accommodated across the farm in luxury self-catering cottages. 

All of our functions are catered in-house by Executive Chef, Christiaan Campbell and his team.  Our farm-to-table menus use only the best quality seasonal ingredients sourced from our fields, gardens and other local suppliers.  We raise our own award-winning Black Angus cattle, acorn-fed pigs, free-range chickens and harvest most of our vegetables from the organic Werf Food Garden run by Megan McCarthy.


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Weddings at Boschendal

Boschendal Manor House Lawns

The historical Boschendal manor house dates back to 1812 and is home to our premier wine tasting. The large lawn in front of the Manor House with its rows of old trees can accommodate up to 250 guests.

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Rhone Homestead

This historic building is a national monument ideal for small functions and events. The beautiful private garden behind the homestead is also often used for intimate wedding ceremonies. Up to 50 guests can be accommodated in the Homestead.

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Rhone Area

The Rhone lawn with its backdrop of the historic Rhone Homestead, the Heritage Rose Garden, and Groot Drakenstein Mountains is an elegant setting for larger function. The venue can accommodate a 1000 guests or up to 500 guests in a marquee.

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Rose Garden

The internationally acclaimed Boschendal rose garden is ideal for a beautiful wedding ceremony or a picnic style function. The grounds can accommodate 80 guests either seated on chairs or with beautiful picnic blankets.

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The Olive Press

The Olive Press with its exposed natural poplar roof trusses, floor to ceiling glass doors and stunning views over meadow gardens and Groot Drakenstein Mountains make for a picturesque event. Up to 200 guests can be seated inside depending on the required layout and excluding a dance floor. A further 50 guests can be seated in the adjoining covered outdoor veranda, weather permitting. To seat over 250 guests a marquee would be required on the lawn.

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Werf Pavilion Picnic & Rhone Rose Garden Picnic

Ideal for more casual, picnic-style functions and weddings. These picturesque summer venues can host 250 guests each.

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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.

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.