Luxury farm retreat for you and your bike!

Working with nature, producing real food and a simple farm lifestyle is at the heart of Boschendal. One of the oldest farms in South Africa, founded in 1685, the farm has grown with the passing centuries into a cherished source of wholesome produce, great wines and happy memories.

Accommodation & Dining

Guest accommodation is a recent addition to the farm with luxury accommodation ranging from the historical Herbert Baker designed Rhodes Cottage to beautifully restored farm labourer cottages. With emphasis on stylish simplicity the guest cottages are authentic, rural yet contemporary in character. With privileged access to the farm, guests staying in the cottages will be able to savour the best of farm living.

Dining options include eating at the Werf Restaurant, Farmshop & Deli, Rhone Homestead or picnic area. You can have breakfast, lunch or dinner baskets brought to your cottage; or pick up some fresh farm produce at the Deli and prepare it at your cottage.

Mountain Biking @ Boschendal

Boschendal proudly hosted the Cape Epic 2016 for 2 days and we have recently opened the new Boschendal MTB Trails to the riding public. With single track by Bennett Nel and Pieter van Wyk expect some sweet riding. The world class black route is proving to be a hit with intermediate to advanced riders, but we do have routes to suit families and casual riders. There are five marked trails (ranging from 4km to 23km) consisting of well-maintained single track, mountainside jeep track and some farm road. Trail start just inside the Rhodes Avenue security gate. Riders can park at the main parking area at Boschendal Werf. From here it is a short 1km ride the trail start on the other side of the R310.

Permits: R50 per day available from the Boschendal Farmshop & Deli.the MTB trailer shop next to the Farmshop & Deli. Annual permits are available at R500 for 1 / R800 for a couple / R1000 for a family. 100% of the permit fee goes towards building and maintaining trails. No permit no ride.

Mountain bike hire: Trek Marlin 7 mountain bikes for hire at R400 per day. Contact to make a reservation. Bikes and permits can be collected from the mobile bike and coffee trailer next to the Farmshop & Deli.

Family friendly: Family friendly facilities and things to do at the Boschendal werf for those not riding. Things to do after your ride: Have breakfast at the Deli, enjoy a long lunch at the Deli or Werf Restaurant, have a picnic on the lawns, enjoy wine tasting under the oaks, swop your iron steed for a horse or pony ride, visit the natural meat Werf Butchery, check out the vast gardens, and stock up on some fresh farm produce at the Farmshop & Deli

Amenities: Shower facilities and secure parking available.

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Pniel Road
Franschhoek 7680 WC ZA
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MTB Trails opening hours: Open 365 days a year during daylight hours only. Day permits available from 8am Monday to Sunday.

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