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About Boschendal Cow Shed Cottage

Boschendal Cow Shed Cottage is a private, beautifully situated self-catering escape located on a famed wine farm near Franschhoek in the Western Cape. Surrounded by sweeping vineyards, fruit groves and spectacular mountain views, the cottage offers a lovely laid-back ambience, with a stylish simplicity and a blend of rural and contemporary aesthetics. It's the perfect choice for those seeking a peaceful geaway with family or friends in a stunning setting,

Boschendal Cow Shed cottage is tucked away in a private corner of the farm, positioned approximately 2 km away from the main area known as "werf" and is a tastefully converted labourers' dwelling. The cottage features two spacious bedrooms, cosy furniture, an expansive and charming living space, as well as a private patio enveloped by nature and offering awe-inspiring mountain vistas. It's an ideal retreat for up to four guests.

Boschendal Cow Shed Cottage Setting

The Cape Winelands region of South Africa is a stunning destination renowned for its exceptional wines, rich history, picturesque landscapes, and top-quality dining, and is characterised by its vineyards and historic Cape Dutch architecture all framed by majestic mountains. Perhaps best known among visitors for the wonderful wine and cuisine offerings, the spectacular scenery and abundance of activities speak for themselves!

Boschendal Estate is the perfect base for visitors to indulge in a range of delightful activities both at the farm itself, and in the surrounding Winelands area. These offerings encompass exquisite dining and wine experiences, mountain biking, hiking, swimming in the pool and farm dams, and much more!

Please note: Boschendal Cow Shed may warrant the use of a 4x4 vehicle. The primary Werf Restaurant, Deli, Farm Shops, and gallery are conveniently reachable by a short drive. There are also shuttles to get around the farm which guests can use.

What's included

  • Breakfast at Werf Restaurant
  • Turndown service
  • Complimentary bottle of wine on arrival
  • Complimentary chocolate and wine pairing per person at Werf Tasting Area


How to get there

  • 1 hrs

    Cape Town International Airport

  • Boschendal Cow Shed Cottage

    Boschendal Estate, Pniel St, Groot, Franschhoek, 7680

  • Check in at Boschendal Cow Shed Cottage

    13:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Boschendal Cow Shed Cottage

    10:00 on day of departure

Frequently asked questions


    Boschendal Cow Shed Cottage impact highlights

    Boschendal Estate has implemented many measures to make sure they are on track with many sustainable movements. They have removed over 500 hectares of invasive vegetation, including acacias, hakeas, and pines, has brought about significant and positive changes. This effort has notably improved birdlife, facilitated the free movement of wildlife, and most prominently, enhanced the flow of small rivers that are fed by the neighboring mountains. Where these rivers were previously dry for much of the summer months, four substantial streams now maintain a year-round flow.

    Within the vineyards, the implementation of cover crops serves multiple purposes. These crops not only enhance the soil quality but also discourage the growth of weeds, aid in pest control, and effectively manage soil erosion. Alongside this, various strategies are employed to conserve water, including the removal of invasive trees. This approach ensures a consistent and natural water supply while also investing in irrigation systems that prioritize conservation.

    As WWF Conservation Champions, Boschendal Estatee is committed to biodiversity-friendly, regenerative farming practices, conserving our unique, natural areas, and continually improving our water and energy efficiencies.

    With the SIZA certification in place, the farm guarantees ethical and environmentally sound trade practices through the Farm Shop. Collaboratively, they assess our effects on the environment, undertake conservation efforts, and maintain adherence to prevailing labour legislation standards.

    Boschendal Estate is proud to be IPW certified. IPW (Intergrated Production of Wine) is aligned with international wine industry environmental sustainability criteria. This guarantees that all aspects of the wine production are undertaken with due consideration of the environment and that the wine is produced, bottled and sold in an environmentally responsible manner.

    In close collaboration with The Greater Simonsberg Conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting conservation and community services, thy are engaged in proactive conservation efforts covering 700 hectares of the farm. This partnership aids us in their commitment to preserve the land while also contributing positively to the neighboring communities.

    Enthusiasts eager to delve deeper into this eco-conscious approach are encouraged to enroll in a farm tour. Led by a knowledgeable local guide, these tours traverse the Food Garden, Werf precinct, surrounding farmlands, and model farm. Along the way, the guide delves into the farm's history, regenerative farming practices, and the exhibition of sustainable gardening techniques.

    Moreover, when indulging in a meal at The Werf or The Deli, you can be assured that every item on your plate is sourced directly from the neighboring farmlands. This encompasses everything from free-range poultry and pasture-raised Angus cattle to freshly harvested herbs and vegetables.

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