With emphasis on stylish simplicity, these new guest cottages are authentic, rural yet contemporary in character. Ideal for families and groups of friends as well as couples they range from the exclusive and historic 5 bedroom Rhodes Cottage, a National Heritage Site built by renowned 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 bbq’s, a large swimming pool and a magnificent setting among the plum trees.
With access to Boschendal’s 2,200 hectare farm, you can savor the fine wines, and the best of farm living. You may choose to join farm and history tours, explore the farm on foot or tractor, following trails taking you through orchards, stopping off to pick pears, plums and citrus fruits depending on the season. There are mountain biking trails, wine tasting (pairings include wine & chocolate) 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.
Franschhoek is a charming small town in the Western Cape Province and one of the oldest towns of the Republic of South Africa. It is about 50 miles (75 kilometres) from Cape Town and has a population of slightly over 15,000 people. It is widely regarded as the gourmet capital of South Africa, and the wines are world class.