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The Orchard Cottages at Boschendal Estate

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Overview

Oftentimes, the most basic of vacations turn out to be one of the best. Take the time to disconnect from modern life in the charming town of Franschhoek. Here, you’ll get to enjoy a simple yet luxurious stay in a stylish cottage that promises a taste of farm life – you’ll even have a chance to get your hands dirty by harvesting your own vegetables from the food garden.

The Orchard Cottages might look rural, but they feel every bit as modern as a 5-star hotel. The rustic yet contemporary accommodation can be found on Boschendal Estate, one the Cape Winelands’ most renowned wine estates. Here, you’ll enjoy a tranquil setting of rolling orchards, lush greenery and majestic mountain range through a host of exciting activities, including mountain biking, horseback riding and more.

Whether you’re a couple looking to spend some quality time together on a romantic getaway or a large brood wanting a nice family vacation, you’ll get no better than The Orchard Cottages at Boschendal Estate.

Highlights

  • Located in the beautiful setting of the Cape Winelands
  • Explore the historic and charming town of Franschhoek
  • World-class food & wine
  • Guided hikes, mountain biking trails, swimming in dams & horse rides
  • Childrens’ (5 to 14 years) outdoor experiences & activities
  • Weekly Boschendal markets

Activities

  • Day tours
  • Hiking
  • Wine tasting

Rooms

One Bedroom Cottage

The Orchard Cottages are a collection of rustic yet contemporary cottages that come with every creature comfort one would need when holidaying in the famed Cape Winelands. Gently awake to the soft sounds of nature and a gentle stream of sunlight that illuminates your tastefully decorated room. Tear yourself away from the comfort of the bed and make yourself a cup of coffee or tea to enjoy as you take in the incredible view of the Boschendal orchards from your private patio. And in the evening, watch the sunset as you stoke a fire in preparation for dinner – a traditional South African braai (BBQ).

The charming cottages are perfect for any type of getaway; whether it be a romantic weekend for two or a family vacation. The Orchard Cottages consist of one, two, three and four bedrooms to accommodate any and all group sizes.

Facilities

When staying at The Orchard Cottages, your days are likely to be filled with scenic hikes, mountain biking, horse riding and many other exciting activities. But in the rare moments you find yourself back at your cottage, there is still plenty to keep you entertained. Our favourites are midday dips in the swimming pool and rolling up our sleeves to harvest fresh produce straight from the onsite food garden. And if you’re visiting with children, they’ll delight in the treehouse and outdoor playground that’s perfect for the adventurous tyke among you.

Dining

Franschhoek is famous for two things: wine and food. And at Boschendal, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge the very best of both. You are spoilt for choice at each mealtime, with four onsite eateries serving a delectable range of dishes prepared from the freshest ingredients.

Start your day off right with a hearty farm breakfast or wholesome lunch at The Deli. The charming restaurant’s menu offers all the well-known farm favourites with a few fresh additions sourced straight from the garden.
The Werf Restaurant focuses on contemporary farm-to-table dining that uses only the best available local, seasonal and ethically sourced ingredients. Choose from a sharing plate menu that features produce from the farm, including Black Angus beef, forest reared Duroc pork, as well as vegetables and herbs from the Werf Food Garden. And, naturally, you can expect each meal to be accompanied by one of the many natural and biodynamic wines on offer.

If you’re not in the mood to sit down at one of the abovementioned eateries, then opt for a delicious ready-made meal from the Farm Shop and Butchery that can be prepared and enjoyed in the comfort of your kitchenette. Or why not make the most of your scenic location by enjoying a classic Boschendal picnic at Rhone Rose Garden.
A stay in the Winelands wouldn’t be complete without a spot of wine tasting. Enjoy a wide variety of Boschendal’s finest wines alongside a delicious platter and impeccable view at The Cellar Door.

General facilities

  • Secure parking
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Private balcony or deck
  • Private garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Television
  • Wi-fi available

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