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Lying between the Simonsberg and Drakenstein mountains, only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, Boschendal is a gorgeous Franschhoek oasis and South Africa’s second oldest wine farm. The name Bos-en-dal, or “wood and valley”, reveals its essence: a breathtakingly beautiful valley basin of 1800 hectares.
Various cottages are scattered across the vast expanse and changing landscapes of the property, making your stay a special one. You’ll have privileged access to the farm, enabling you to experience and savour the best of farm living. Join a farm tour or explore the estate on foot, following exciting trails that take you through orchards and mountain fynbos.
There are also mountain biking routes, caves to explore, wine tasting, cellar tours, swimming in the dams and plenty of opportunities simply to sit, read, relax and take in the goodness of life. Multiple family activities are on offer and for children seeking an authentic farm experience, The Tree House offers various activities for ages 4 - 14yrs.
Dine at The Werf Restaurant, The Deli, Rhone Homestead or enjoy a picnic on the grounds. Breakfast or braai baskets can be brought to your cottage for your enjoyment or you can pick up some fresh farm produce at the Farm Shop and Butchery to prepare in your cottage. All cottages have a fully-equipped kitchen and are serviced daily, making them ideal for couples, families or groups of friends.
The latest farm offering is the all-inclusive luxury tented camp experience. Nestled between indigenous fynbos, ancient olive trees and boulders on the side of the Simonsberg mountain, seven beautifully furnished tents look out over Franschhoek, Paarl and the Drakenstein mountain ranges. Disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and spend time reconnecting with nature.
Delectable harvest table spreads and delicious meals are cooked and enjoyed around the fire, using the freshest ingredients, most of which are grown on the farm. Partake in outdoor yoga, guided hikes, swimming, as well as farm and vineyard tours. For the more adventurous, there are mountain bike rentals and guided horse rides (at an additional cost). The floating deck on the lake is truly something special and the ideal relaxation farm spot.
Location, the sheer scale, natural splendour and history make exploring and staying at Boschendal captivating.
Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.
DIRECTIONS TO AND FROM BOSCHENDAL FROM THE N2
TO BOSCHENDAL FROM CAPE TOWN
Take the N2 towards Somerset West from Cape Town.Take the R310 – Baden Powell Drive turnoff
Turn left at the top of the slip road. Travel towards Stellenbosch, past Spier and Van Rijn Brandy Cellar. At the T-junction, turn right for Stellenbosch
Travel towards Stellenbosch past Gilbey's, keeping to the left and filter left onto the R44
Travel through the bottom of Stellenbosch past Simonsberg Cheese factory on the left
At the fourth robot, turn right onto the R310 to Franschhoek
Follow this road for +- 14 km.
You will pass over the Helshoogte pass, through villages called Kylemore, Johannesdal and Pniel
Boschendal is on the right hand side, about 1 km after the Pniel Primary School
TO CAPE TOWN FROM BOSCHENDAL (N2)
Turn left out of the gates. Travel along the R310 for +- 14 km to the second robot.
Turn left onto the R44.
After the third robot, turn right, following the direction signs (aeroplanes) on the road surface for the airport signs indicate Kuilsrivier/Kaapstad. Follow this road, past Gilbey's, on the left.
Take the turning onto the R310 (N2) Follow this road turning right onto the N2 for Cape Town
DIRECTIONS TO AND FROM BOSCHENDAL FROM THE N1
TO BOSCHENDAL FROM CAPE TOWN
Take the N1 towards Paarl from Cape Town, Pass the R304 for Stellenbosch
Take the next exit, No. 47 for Stellenbosch, Wellington and Klapmuts
Turn right at the bottom of the slip road onto the R44 and pass under the N1
At the 4-way stop street, go cross straight over
Take the next turning left to Franschhoek/Simondium
After 8.5 km, at the T-Junction, turn right for Franschhoek
After 3.6 km, turn right onto the R310 to Stellenbosch
Boschendal is 1.5 km further along on the left hand side.
TO CAPE TOWN FROM BOSCHENDAL
Turn right out of the gates. Travel 1.5 km to the T-Junction, turn left to Paarl
Travel 3.6 km, turn left to Klapmuts. Travel 8.5 km to T-Junction, turn right
At 4-Way stop street, go straight over N1 ahead, take slip road to Cape Town