Boschendal

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Boschendal, the award-winning Franschhoek wine farm, is situated just outside of the quaint town of Franschhoek with exceptional mountain vistas and views over the winelands. Steeped in history, with a taste for sustainability and surrounded by a bio-diverse environment of fruit orchards, fynbos and vineyards, a true escape can be expected where you can reconnect with nature.Boschendal, with its variety of cottages and villas, invites visitors to savor the best of farm living with its rustic atmosphere imbued with a sense of calm and serenity while top notch services are rooted in their hospitality offering. The facilities at Boschendal include an outdoor pool, a shared lounge, restaurant, lush colorful gardens and the opportunity to taste the wines of South Africa's second oldest wine farm, stemming from a proud wine making heritage of almost 300 years.The luxury accommodation of Boschendal, scattered across the property, will whisk you away with its charm. Whether you are staying in the historical Rhodes Cottage built by renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker, or the suites with its fireplaces and breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside and mountains, an ambiance of stylish simplicity can be experienced under and throughout. Individually styled, with a touch of yesteryear blended with contemporary touches, all accommodation has private entrances and feature all the amenities needed to make your stay not only comfortable, but also idyllically peaceful and romantic. Free parking and complimentary wi-fi are included while a full kitchen or kitchenette allow you to pick fresh farm produce and ethically sourced products from the Farm Shop and Butcher to prepare in your cottage. There are three restaurants on-site, and you can also enjoy the added benefit of having breakfast or braai (barbecue) baskets delivered to your cottage.While Franschhoek can keep you busy for days at end with its numerous art galleries, boutique shops, fine-dining restaurants, museums and the hop-on hop-off Franschhoek Wine Tram, serving a number of wine farms in the area, Boschendal also has a few activities on offer. Experience the vineyards on horseback, go on a farm and cellar tour or tackle one of the many mountain bike trails; bicycles, including e-bikes, are available for rental. And for the kids there is the Tree House, an edu-play center with supervised activities (complimentary to overnight guests) such as the playground, farm foraging, outdoor cooking and art classes.

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