Set on one of the oldest wine estates in The Winelands, Boschendal Wine Estate gives guests access to the entire farm. With the emphasis being on style and simplicity it is the perfect base to totally relax and explore the Winelands.
Take a bike ride along the mountain biking trails and explore the beautiful winelands
The perfect place to do as much or as little as you wish from relaxing in the gardens with a book to fishing in the dam and walks through the vineyard
Stay on one of the oldest wine estates in South Africa
Incredible food all paired with the finest Boschendal wines
Ideally situated between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch at Boschendal Wine Estate you can choose to do as much or as little as you wish. With a range of cottage options which accommodate from one guest to six there is something to suit everyone. Larger groups can stay in the historical Rhodes Cottage designed by Herbert Baker and the recently restored farm laborer cottages are perfect for honeymooners. All the cottages have some sort of a kitchenette so you can make tea or coffee in the mornings or enjoy a sundowner drink in your private garden in the evening.
A continental breakfast basket filled with fresh croissants, fruit and preserves will be delivered to your door each morning after 9am. Should you want an earlier start then we recommend sampling the food from the deli which opens at 0730. Food here however will be at your own expense. If you ever wish to have lunch or dinner in your cottage just ask in the morning for it to be delivered to your door.
You will feel right at home. Go for a wander through the vineyards or head out on a mountain hike stopping off to sample a fresh plum or pear in the orchards. Take a stroll up to the dam for a spot of trout fishing or simply relax by the pool.
The hotel has three different dining options from the more formal main restaurant to Le Cafe which is a perfect lunch spot in the summer and a cozy hideaway in the cooler months.
When to visit
Take a tour of the state-of-the-art wine cellar and the oldest building on the estate.
Boschendal Estate is situated just outside of Franschhoek and just a 45-minute drive into the heart of Cape Town.
Extraordinary South Africa
Incredible wildlife encounters, immersive experiences and delectable fine wine awaits you as we take you on a journey through some of the most extraordinary parts of South Africa. This tour opens the door to exploring the wilderness in style on safari, to stand-up paddle boarding on the rugged coastline of Cape Town. Top this off with world-class restaurants and indulgent wine tasting in the staggeringly beautiful Winelands, and you’ll leave South Africa wanting to come back for more.
Cape Peninsula - Active
Explore the Cape Peninsular with its local fishing villages and surfing beaches. Snorkel or stand up paddle board in rock pools near penguin colonies before venturing deep into the Peninsula reserve to discover the rich wildlife inhabiting this area.
Dine at Babel
A trip to the Winelands is not complete without visiting Babylonstoren. A walk through the gardens is a fantastic experience, time your visit to take advantage of Babel's opening times. Lunch here is not to be missed!
Dinner reservation at Tokara
This evening we have booked you a table at Tokara.
The Garden at Babylonstoren
Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful acres of Babylonstoren's gardens. Team up with the gardeners for a fun and interactive experience.
Waterford Estate Vineyard Safari
Waterford Wine Estate, in the heart of Stellenbosch offers a range of tours for visitors, including a Wine Safari Tour in a safari style Land Rover, a Wine and Chocolate Tasting Tour and a Reserve Vintage Tasting Tour.
Wine at Babylonstoren
Enjoy an interactive tour of a working wine farm. Babylonstoren take you from the grape to the finished product. The enthusiasm and commitment to the Babylonstoren ideal shines through on this tour.