Boschendal, already internationally renowned for its fine wines and a rich history dating back over 300 years to Huguenot origins, is pleased to introduce a new farm stay experience to South Africa’s Winelands region.
In line with our vision to restore, share and safeguard its legacy, elegantly renovated Cape Dutch labourer cottages are being launched over the following months and guests are invited to enjoy all this magnificent farm has to offer: an award winning wine and bio-friendly food experience; a spectacular natural and soulful landscape; fun, informative and engaging activities whilst also providing an opportunity for some down time in tranquil surroundings to recharge and reinvigorate. Bringing life into the working farm, the guest experience will be about connecting with the land, its produce and its heritage.
With emphasis on stylish simplicity guest cottages are authentic, rural yet contemporary in character. Ideal for couples, families and groups of friends they range from the exclusive and historic 5 bedroom Rhodes Cottage, a National Heritage Site built by renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker to the Orchard Cottages, a series of one and two bedroom cottages with communal outdoor dining areas for braais, a large swimming pool and a magnificent setting among the plum trees.
Natural and rural in design, a new farm stall and deli will also open providing wholesome farm produce that includes Boschendal Extra virgin Olive oil and their prized 100% pasture fed, naturally aged and hormone free Black Angus Beef. Picnic baskets brimming with freshly made, locally grown produce will be made up here to take away for lunch whilst a newly refurbished 5* restaurant in the 200 year old Cape Dutch Cellar will open in December to offer great tasting, naturally grown produce straight from the Boschendal’s bio-friendly farms.
With privileged access to Boschendal, guests staying in the cottages will be able to savour the best farm living. They may choose to join farm and history tours, explore the farm on foot following trails taking them through orchards, stopping off to pick pears, plums and citrus fruits depending on the season. There are mountain biking trails, wine tasting (currently novel pairings include Wine & Chocolate) and cellar tours, trout fishing and swimming in the dams – and plenty of opportunity to sit and read, relax and generally take in the goodness of life.
Rhodes Cottage prices start from R 5,200 for six guests per night including breakfast and a housekeeper (approx. UK£300, US$490, Euro 370, AU$520). A one bedroom Orchard Cottage starts from R 1,075 per night (approx. UK£62, US$100, Euro 80, AU$110). All cottages are serviced daily, include a welcome hamper and provide access to the farm’s activities.