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About Bosjes Herehuis

Bosjes Herehuis is an idyllic manor house in the Breedekloof Valley between the towering Waaihoek and Slanghoek mountains of the Western Cape. Celebrating the beauty of award-winning architecture where history blends seamlessly with nature, Bosjes as a destination offers a unique and unforgettable experience for travellers seeking something special. Bosjes is a historic working Boland family farm that has evolved into a haven for those looking to escape to a breathtaking landscape characterised by vineyards, orchards, and indigenous fynbos.

Bosjes Herehuis is the authentic Cape Dutch homestead on the farm, providing a perfect combination of traditional charm and modern comfort. While there, guests are invited to explore the spacious landscaped grounds and savour the history and culinary traditions of the farm in a contemporary setting at the Bosjes Kombuis & Gardens. The farm's shop offers a bounty of local produce and crafts, while an abundance of attractions await nearby.

Bosjes Herehuis Setting

Bosjes farm is a refuge for diverse species of flora and fauna, and is enveloped by vineyards and orchards. The lush Breedekloof Valley in South Africa displays abundant indigenous species, including Renosterveld and succulents, as well as water plants that thrive in this ecosystem. The farm's architectural marvels include the Boombrug canopy walk and an elevated labyrinth, offering stunnning views and a fun experience. Bosjes encourages a deeper connection with nature, making it the ideal destination for environmental enthusiasts and hikers.

Key species, such as indigenous birds and insects, are abundant here, underscoring the importance of conserving this natural paradise. Bosjes showcases the perfect balance between human design and nature, making it a must-visit destination for those who want to celebrate and preserve the extraordinary biodiversity that characterises this South African gem.

What's included

  • Breakfast

Frequently asked questions

  • Is there a restaurant on site?

  • Is Bosjes Herehuis child friendly?

  • Is Bosjes Herehuis pet-friendly?

  • How far is Bosjes Herehuis from the centre of Breerivier?

Reviews

  • Exceeded expectations

    Gorgeous venue, beautiful surroundings, delicious food and wine pairing dinner at the restaurant and fantastic service from all the staff.

    Conservio.com review

    B. van Wyk

  • Superlative stay

    Wonderful experience at the restaurant. The estate is stunning - lovely gardens and landscaping. The beautiful chpaael is an incredible architectural feature of Bosjes. The service was fantastic and the food was divine. Our stay was everything and more - we can’t wait to go back!

    Conservio.com review

    J. Macaulay

  • Top Notch!

    Absolutely loved this place! The vibe, the relaxing music, service and staff were all just amazing! Not to mention the dinners and breakfasts, top notch! Definitely returning.

    Conservio.com review

    I. Watts

Bosjes Herehuis impact highlights

Bosjes aims to create awareness about nature during farm visits. Their philosophy is to construct buildings that harmonize with nature. Designers, including architects and landscapers, are instructed to treat nature kindly. They integrate underground structures for temperature control and use water-efficient native plants. Bosjes believes in unity with nature, not competition. Their conservation and sustainability efforts have expanded, including biodegradable packaging, 'Healing Earth' beauty products, composting restaurant waste, clearing alien vegetation, restoring Renosterveld, maintaining recreational dams, managing wildlife, and a solar farm for all electricity needs.

Through these sustainable practices, Bosjes reduces its ecological footprint and fosters harmony with the environment. They continually assess and improve sustainability, aiming for a positive impact on the environment and community. In terms of hospitality, they've grown from 15 to 70 local employees since 2017. On the conservation front, a security guard has become a guide with extensive training, including birding courses and a Grootbos Nature Reserve internship.

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