Enjoy Boschendal’s NEW Winter Picnic

You might not think that picnics are possible during winter, but with the incredible winter weather that we have been having in the Cape these past few weeks, they most certainly are!

Fortunately Boschendal have revamped their picnic menu and launched a new winter picnic so now you can soak up some winter sunshine while snacking on a hearty spread of delicious eats and treats while enjoying a glass of wine and savouring the breathtaking scenery.

After our e-bike excursion from Stellenbosch to Boschendal, enjoying delicious food and wine leisurely on the lawns of this historic estate was JUST what was required in order to revive our weary bodies!

The experience is relaxed and casual and groups of friends and families are invited to recline and reconnect under the trees of the Pavilion lawn while dappled sunlight streams across the picnic baskets filled with delicious fare.

The Werf Winter picnic baskets include only the best local, seasonal and ethically-sourced ingredients – many produced right on the farm. My basket was filled with delicious, healthy and wholesome food including freshly baked bread, farm-fresh butter, spicy free-range roast chicken and a green salad from the Werf Food Garden. Other delights include Boschendal Butchery charcuterie, homemade preserves and delicious desserts – I’m still dreaming about the gooey goodness that was my brownie!

View the new Winter Picnic Menu

This is a fabulous family activity that everyone will find lots of fun, but, if they younger kids need some entertainment (or the adults need a break!) then The Tree House Playground and Pump Track is very accessible from the picnic lawn and caters for children aged 5 -14 years (parental supervision is required at the pump track and playground, pre-book activities indoors if you’d prefer to drop and collect.)


  • R550 Basket for 2
  • R275 Basket for 1
  • R135 Kids basket (3 – 10 yrs)


  • R550 Basket for 2
  • R275 Basket for 1
  • R135 Kids basket (3 – 10 yrs)

The prices above are for standard picnics and excludes special occasion menus and events. Vegan options are available on request. No banting or gluten-free options.

A 10% gratuity will be added to the total bill for our friendly waitrons.


Thu – Sun from 12:00 –  17:00.

Basket collections take place from 12:00 – 14:00 and the picnic area closes at 17:00.

Booking 24 hours in advance is essential.



Email: reservations@boschendal.co.zaa

Tel: +27 (21) 870 4273


P.S. In case of rain there is an inside area set aside for families.

P.P.S.  Don’t miss popping in to the glorious Boschendal Farm Shop after your picnic to pick up some of your faves to take home with you! You can now also shop your favourite Boschendal produce online. Order from a selection fine food, organic produce and gorgeous decor items and bespoke crockery all crafted and created on the estate or in the surrounding winelands. Whether you’re craving homemade jams or a flaky pasteis de nata the NEW online portal puts some of the Cape’s finest fresh produce a few clicks away.

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

1 Comment
  1. A nice agreeable winter getaway for the family with kids. Soaking in the sun is such a privilege during the winter months. Boschendal is a pleasure trip during winters. Food looks sumptuous!

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