An Authentic Taste of Farm Life at Boschendal

boschendal working farm

Escape to exceptional accommodation on a historic working farm and experience for yourself why Boschendal was rated as one of the nine best family hotels in the world by Condé Nast Traveller.

The historic Boschendal, nestled in the spectacular Franschhoek Valley, offers guests a unique opportunity to experience authentic farm living while enjoying world-class dining, award-winning wines and a range of activities catering for all ages.

With accommodation offerings that range from the spectacular Mountain Villa to the historical Herbert Baker -designed Cottage 1685 and the beautifully restored cottages in the Orchards, Werf and Retreat, Boschendal gives guests a chance to be immersed in the best of sustainable farm living.

Offering open access to the historic farm, Boschendal gives guests the freedom to explore and discover everything that makes this such a unique part of South African history.

Take to the trails to enjoy world-class mountain biking and hiking or spend long afternoons sampling award-winning wines. Boschendal’s Farm and Homeware Shops offer the best of locally sourced and artisan goods as well as farm-fresh sustainable produce. Art lovers can trawl through the art collection, or just soak up the many opportunities to relax and breathe in the splendour of nature.

For young guests, the Outdoor Programme offers an authentic outdoor experience, with morning, afternoon, and all-day slots open, guided by the expert leadership of the Tree House team. Free-range kids are also welcome, with play at the Tree House playground or some two-wheel fun at the pump track to let loose their spirit of adventure.

Tamara Patel, Chief Marketing Officer at Boschendal, says the farm represents much more than just a typical Winelands experience. “Our working, regenerative farm gives guests a chance to live our farm their way, with a variety of outdoor experiences for all ages, exceptional dining, world-class shopping and an accommodation option to suit every taste. Our range of accommodation options including the thoughtfully revamped Retreat Cottages are ideal for families and groups of friends to come together for an authentic taste of farm life.”

With a variety of accommodation options on offer as well as wide range of activities – from picnics on the werf to win-pairings and guided farm tours – guests are encouraged to extend their stay with one of the many accommodations offers and specials available.

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