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Boschendal: The Ultimate Mindful Retreat in Franschhoek, South Africa

An indescribably beautiful retreat in the heart of Franschhoek, South Africa. Boschendal represents farm living at its finest; the estate is exploding with character and vast areas of natural beauty. The epitome of a working farm, all the food & wine is grown and harvested across a staggering 4000 acres of land. Boschendal is inspiring ways of living that regenerate nature and actively support communities to thrive, through an exceptionally unique South African experience.

A Mindful Retreat in the Heart of Franschhoek

As well as a working farm, vineyards, cellars, deli and butchery and dedicated picnic areas, there are also secluded residencies scattered throughout the spanning terroir. The safari-style tents which are at set the foot of the mountain, are idyllic for those looking to have a digital detox and immerse themselves in the beauty of nature and the tranquillity of their surroundings. A calming wellness escape, surrounded by nothing but endless countryside and the gentle bustle of wildlife. Scattered throughout the grounds you’ll find characterful country style cottages and safari style tents selection of luxury wine farm accommodation, ranging from the historical Herbert Baker-designed Cottage 1685, to beautifully restored farm cottages in the Orchards. With an emphasis on stylish simplicity, the cottages are ideal for authentic farm living with a contemporary feel.

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The Beautiful Residencies at Boschendal

There is a host of activities are available to guests to re-connect with Mother Nature, from sunrise hikes up Silver Mountain, Sunset Horse Riding and a vast 60km of mountain biking track. With access to this historic wine farm, the in-house guests get to savour the best of farm living. You can join their experienced guides on a morning farm tour or explore the wine estate on foot, following trails that take you through orchards and mountain fynbos. There are world-class mountain biking and hiking trails to explore, wine tasting to enjoy, beautiful dams to swim in and plenty of opportunities to sit back, relax and breathe in the splendour of nature.

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Enjoy an Early Mountain Hike or Sunset Horse Ride

They offer a variety of outdoor family activities to choose from and for young farm explorers seeking an authentic farm experience. There is a dedicated outdoor experience for kids, exclusive to their in-house guests. Kids aged 5 – 14 years have the chance to enjoy a fun outdoor farm experience under the leadership and professional guidance of their Tree House team while you get time to unwind and take a well-deserved break. With a host of enjoyable family activities, the open freshwater dams for swimming are one of the most breathtaking features at Boschendal. The water is so clean you can wash your plums, picked from the adjacent field - country living at its finest.

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Boschendal's mission is to be a pioneering and ethical village, setting a global benchmark. Through wow-factor, immersive guest experiences and knowledge acquisition, Boschendal enables more connected ways of living that celebrate life and support the wellbeing of each other and the planet.

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