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Boschendal is officially launching a new farm stay experience

In line with its vision to restore, share and safeguard its legacy, elegantly renovated Cape Dutch labourer cottages invite guests to enjoy all this magnificent estate has to offer. Bringing life into a working farm, people will be able to connect with the land, its produce and its heritage.

Guest cottages are authentic, rural yet contemporary in character, ideal for families, groups of friends or couples. They range from the exclusive and historic 5 bedroom Rhodes Cottage (built by architect Sir Herbert Baker for Cecil John Rhodes), to the Orchard Cottages; a series of one and two bedroom cottages with an outdoor dining area for braais, a large swimming pool and a magnificent setting among the plum trees. Situated adjacent to the historic ‘Werf’ (farm yard) of Boschendal, and each named after former labourers, the 7 one-bedroom Werf Cottages are in walking distance to the Boschendal restaurant and Deli.

A Farmshop & Deli will offer delicious breakfasts, seasonal lunches and afternoon teas, it will stock wholesome farm produce and delicatessen products that include Boschendal Extra virgin Olive oil, their prized 100% pasture fed, naturally aged and hormone free Black Angus Beef along with farm made bread, jams and preserves. Picnic baskets with freshly made, locally grown produce can be made up to take away for lunch. The newly refurbished restaurant will offer great tasting, naturally grown produce straight from the Boschendal’s bio-friendly farms to pair with its finest wines. At lunchtime the restaurant’s harvest table will see chefs led by Executive Chef Christian Campbel preparing the final touches to guests’ meals at interactive food counters.

With privileged access to Boschendal 2200-hectare farm, guests staying in the cottages will be able to savour the best of farm living. They can choose to join farm and history tours, explore the farm on foot following trails taking them through orchards, stopping off to pick pears, plums and citrus fruits depending on the season. There are mountain biking trails, wine tasting and cellar tours, trout fishing and swimming in the dams – and plenty of opportunity to sit and read, relax and generally take in the goodness of life.

 

Prices:

– Rhodes Cottage prices start from Rand 5,200 for six guests per night including breakfast and a housekeeper. Additional meals can be enjoyed at the Werf or prepared by the housekeeper.

– A one bedroom Werf Cottage starts at Rand 2,050 per night.

– Orchard Cottages from Rand 1,075 per night.

All cottages are serviced daily and provide access to the farm’s activities.

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