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Boschendal Wine Farm: The Place to Unwind and Unplug in Franschhoek

Jun 27, 2022 | Africa | 0 comments

Boschendal Wine Farm is a beautiful place to visit in Franschhoek, South Africa. It’s the perfect spot to relax while on vacation. The farm offers stunning views of the mountains and vineyards, as well as, a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy. Whether you’re interested in wine tasting, hiking, horseback riding, or just relaxing on the property, Boschendal Wine Farm is definitely worth a visit!

When I think of wine, the first thing that comes to mind is California. But South Africa has its own thriving winemaking community. The last thing I expected to find when heading out on the road was a little piece of heaven. Staying at the Boschendal Wine Farm is a must, because it is located just over an hour from Cape Town. This is the place where you can drink incredible wines while looking at the stars at night–it’s all too good not to be true!

My trip was booked through TBA Escapes which is an all female travel tour company for adventurous women. Book your own trip or better yet have someone else do it for you! Click on the link in yellow for more details.

Farm Cottages

With so many cottages to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect place for your next vacation. We loved our two bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage that came with a full kitchen. It was such a great place to stay and relax after drinking all day. These farm cottages are about 2 km from the main Werf area. A short drive or cycle through beautifully- landscaped pastures and fruit orchards will bring you to this stylish getaway.

You can see below how sweetly quaint these up to date cottage are! Click here for more information.

If you’re wondering, it comes with cable and internet. The farm feel without the farm challenges.

Swimming Pool

Cottage residents enjoy a large shared swimming pool, perfect for cooling off and relaxing in the sun with your wine. I personally spent many hours at the pool just soaking up the sun.

Wine Tasting

Come visit the Manor House Tasting Room for an informative and fun-filled tasting session. With knowledgeable guides, they can help you find your perfect pairing so that you will be sure not to leave without one!

During the tasting, they paired the wine with different chocolates and it was an interesting experience. The chocolate melded beautifully with the wine, creating an experience that was both elegant and decadent. I have to admit at first the taste was a little surprising, but after some time it grew on me. Chocolate and wine are two of my favorite of things, so count me in!

The more people who come, the better! It’s always fun to make new friends while drinking.

Food

The food at WERF Restaurant is delicious. We had breakfast, lunch, and dinner there during our time in town – all of which were really great. Their South African dishes are made with the freshest ingredients and they come straight from their garden. The food was so good, you’ll want to come back again and again during your stay.

Activities

When you walk through the grounds of this wine farm, it is like taking a step into another world. There’s nothing to worry about and all your worries are left behind with every footstep on these beautiful grassy fields. The relaxing atmosphere here has been known to cause people who visit ́to stay longer than they originally planned, which results in them purchasing more wine bottles!

The shops here are the place to go if you’re looking for unique gifts, from wine accessories or home goods, like shirts or kitchenware. The store had so many unique garden items that I couldn’t decide what to get.

If you’re looking for an activity that will make your trip worthwhile, horseback riding through the wine country is not it. This was not a crowd pleaser, therefore I am happy I decided to pass on this excursion. However, I did stop to say “hi” to the beautiful horses.

There are many trails that you can hike to get the perfect view. If you like being outside and enjoying nature, then I suggest going on one of the hikes instead of horseback riding.

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for a place to relax and forget about the hustle and bustle of city life, Boschendal Wine Farm is perfect. With stunning views of the mountains and vineyards, it’s easy to spend a day or two here enjoying wine tastings, picnics, and hiking. If you have any questions or comments, please let me know below.

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