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BOSCHENDAL COVID 19 STATEMENT

Thursday 05 November 2020

Dear Friends of the farm

We would like to update you on our latest operations.

Covid-19 training and social distancing protocols

All Boschendal staff receive ongoing Covid-19 training. The Company has implemented strict social distancing protocols for staff and guests which will be explained to every guest upon arrival.

We continue to test every guest’s and staff member’s temperatures at our two entrance gates. Guests who register a temperature higher of 37,5 and above will not be granted access to the property. Guests do have the option to undergo additional screening at our Covid-19 clinic and will be asked to sign a declaration of health form for contact tracing purposes.

  • All staff continues to receive COVID-19 preventative training measures and hygiene protocols. 
  • Informational signage is displayed for both guests and staff throughout the estate to serve as a reminder to follow social distancing protocols and to sanitise hands. 
  • Staff are provided with personal protective equipment (PPE) in line with regulations, along with additional hygiene resources. 
  • We have increased sanitising and disinfecting practices (over and above our normal stringent cleaning protocols)
  • We have implemented strict public social distancing, demarcated areas, physical barriers where necessary and PPE. 
  • We have increased our sanitisation of high touch points, deep cleaning, and pest control. 
  • We have brought on an external auditing firm, Guest Assured, to monitor our compliance in all areas of the property every week. 

The Deli

Join us at The Deli for a hearty farm breakfast or wholesome lunch Monday to Sunday 08h00 - 17h00. We are also open for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays from 17:00 - 21:00. Bookings are essential.

Rose Garden Picnics

Our classic Boschendal Rose Garden picnic is open on weekends and public holidays. The picnic area is located at the Rhone lawns - this is in the wine-making and wine-tasting hub of Boschendal. More info & bookings here.

Cellar Door Wine Tasting

We are open on weekends as well as public holidays. Along with our classic cellar door wine tasting experience, guests will also be able to enjoy delicious farm platters to pair with their wine experience. Rhone Rose Garden Picnic guests get to enjoy a 10% discount on wine tasting or purchases made at the Cellar Door.  To adhere to social distancing regulations, we can only accommodate 10 guests per table. Limited seating will be available, please contact reservations1@boschendal.co.za or 021 870 4210/1 for bookings and inquiries.

The Werf Restaurant Wine Tasting and Sales

We have all your favourite Boschendal wines available to taste and purchase at the Werf Restaurant. Our sharing plate menu features produce from the farm including our Black Angus beef, forest-reared Duroc pork as well as vegetables and herbs from The Werf Food Garden, which can be viewed from the conservatory. 

Wine Tasting Mon – Sun | 10h00 - 17h00 (Last sit down at 16h00) 
Wine Sales Mon - Sun | 09h00 - 17h00

Leisure Cottages

We’re open for travel and can’t wait to welcome you to the farm! We’re offering South African Residents discounted rates on all our accommodation offerings and a further 30% discount on a 3 night mid-week stay (excluding Mountain Villa and Cottage 1685). View our specials here.

Kids Outdoor Experience

Kids aged 5 – 14 years once again have the chance to enjoy an authentic outdoor farm experience under the leadership and professional guidance of our Farm Experience team whilst you unwind and take a well-deserved break. We offer full or half-day packages. Please book 24hrs in advance at reservations1@boschendal.co.za or 021 870 4210.

Farm Shop

Our new Farm Shop & Butchery is open at the following times:

Monday to Saturday 09h00 – 19h00 & Sundays 09h00 - 17h00

We are selling our award-winning grass-fed black Angus beef, forest raised charcuterie, bread, pastries and other assorted products from local like-minded suppliers.

We are very excited about our new frozen food range, capturing the best seasonal produce from the farm. 

Mountain Bike and Hiking Trails

Permits can be purchased at the Trail Centre. Please note the trails will be closed during inclement weather and 1 day after to protect the long-term integrity of the trails.

Horse Riding

We are only hosting individual, couple and family rides at a time to maintain social distancing on the rides. All equipment to be thoroughly sanitised before and after the rides. Bookings can be made beforehand with reservations on 021 820 4200 or email reservations@boschendal.co.za or book at the Trail Centre on the day. Rides will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

Boschendal Friday Night Market & Christmas Market

We have some exciting things ahead for Boschendal this coming festive season. We look forward to re-opening our Friday Night Markets from 6 November 2020 and also look forward to our Christmas Markets & festive pop-up stores later in the year. Keep an eye on our social media channels for more information on this. Market open dates are subject to weather permitting.

Functions, Events and Conferencing

Our events staff are available for pre-booked site inspections or online for any questions or future booking inquiries at 021 820 4200 or email eventsteam@boschendal.co.za

Staff Employment

Thanks to our owner’s generous support, Boschendal has guaranteed every single employee’s employment for the remainder of the year, the company is behind its staff and their families at this difficult time. Boschendal will also continue to pay tips and commission subsidy to affected staff to ensure no member of staff is financially disadvantaged due to the Covid-19 crisis. 

We thank you for your ongoing support.

Please download our COVID-19 Preventative Measures Poster below for more information.

Warm Regards

Georgie Davidson | CEO Boschendal


COVID-19 Preventative Measures Download