Picnic in the Winelands at Boschendal

Less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town, two new picnic offerings await.

Boschendal wine farm boasts some of the most picturesque views in the Cape Winelands, with dramatic mountain vistas visible from the lush lawns. So, it’s no surprise that the estate has become a popular picnic spot, as families and friends come together for a day out.

Boschendal has two picnic lunches that offer guests distinctly different experiences. But there is one similarity – the food. Only naturally grown produce from the estate, as well as locally made artisanal goods, are used, ensuring guests receive a basket filled with delicious, healthy and wholesome food.

Rhone Classic Picnic Lunches

This picnic area is surrounded by the largest Heritage Rose Garden in South Africa, the exhibition vineyards, the Rhone Homestead, the Cellar Door and Winery. The lawn under the shady oak trees is perfect for laying down a blanket, or you could settle at one of the tables. Included in the basket is freshly baked bread, three delicious salads, pasture raised meat, a selection of cold meats, homemade whole grain mustard mayo, artisan cheeses and a dessert. The picnics are fully serviced with vegetarian and kiddies options available.

Werf Garden Picnics

Under the trees of the Pavilion lawn is where you’ll find this picnic spot, next to the main werf and the farm-to-table food hub. It’s a more relaxed affair, with hammocks, bean bags and loads of space to spread out a blanket. There’s a jungle gym and acres of garden for the kids to romp around in. In the basket you’ll find wholesome farm produce and artisanal goodies courtesy of Boschendal’s bakers, butchers and chefs, such as pates, fresh baquettes, a seasonal garden salad, a selection of cold meats, cheese and homemade preserves and a dessert. There are vegetarian and kiddies baskets available.


Boschendal Estate, Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein Franschhoek Western Cape


021 870 4274