Have a happy hoppy Easter Weekend at Boschendal

Friday, 1 April, 2022
Join Boschendal in Franschhoek this Easter Weekend to indulge in delicious food and wine, keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny, and more.

And just like that it’s April, and almost time for Easter! For all of us at Boschendal, it’s a time of preparing for new harvest delights (hello citrus!), enjoying dreamy traditional Easter temptations (especially our hot cross buns, warm from the oven), and keeping an eye out for the Easter Bunny.

Join us with your loved ones as we celebrate everything our farm has to offer during this special time of year.

Our farm markets

Jump start the Easter long weekend with our Good Friday Night Market on 15 April. Tempting food stalls of gourmet burgers, tacos, waffles, and many other delicious bites await. Complete with live local music, the Boschendal Night Market is an ideal evening out with your family and friends, welcoming the weekend under the oaks.

For anyone interested in South Africa’s artisanal craft scene, the Ceramics SA Western Cape Potters’ Market is a must. The market takes place on Saturday 16 April from 09:00-16:00. We have the pleasure of many local ceramicists living and working nearby, which is why this market is all about showcasing their craftmanship. Whether you’re looking to spoil yourself, browse the best of local talent, or maybe even get a gift ahead of Mother’s Day, this market is definitely worth a visit.

Easter egg hunt, farm style

A fun family adventure awaits with our signature Easter egg hunt, a fun activity for the whole family to seek out nature’s treasures around the farm. Collect a map and set off on an adventure together. A special treat awaits at the end of the hunt.

Dining out at Boschendal

We welcome you to enjoy our abundant autumn farm dining and food offerings. Our picnics under dappled sunlight have long been a winelands favourite and the charming setting and bountiful baskets are the perfect partners for a memorable day out. From 15-18 April, the Werf Farm Picnics are Easter inspired and priced at R660 for two adults to share and R150 per child.

Our deli is serving a special Easter-inspired breakfast menu from 12-19 April. These sunny breakfasts that will make you want to linger longer and explore the farm’s gardens, shops, and art gallery. 

Our Good Friday Dinner on Friday 15 April, prepared by Head Chef Allistaire Lawrence and paired with premium Boschendal wines, is a celebratory South African affair at just R520 for two persons sharing. 

Easter Sunday and Family Day Lunch on 17-18 April 2022 presents a beautiful three course soil to fork menu celebrating the freshest ingredients from the farm.  

Love all we have on seasonal offer? Be sure to remember to take home a tray of gourmet hot cross buns and other Easter treats from our farm shop, also available for order online. And, as an additional bonus, our skilled bakery team have shared our well-loved recipe, available on our website.

Boschendal X Norval Gallery

The sensitively restored Boschendal Manor House is now home to a special art collaboration with the Norval Foundation. Kate Gottgen’s Whispering of Ghosts is the latest exhibition and span the last seven years of her career from 2015 to present. The collection demonstrates Gottgen’s ongoing interest in creating atmospheric often unsettling scenes from everyday subject matter. 

The commercial exhibition boasts a partnership with the THK Gallery in Cape Town and features the unique collection “Flights of Fancy”. The manor house will be home to both exhibitions until end July 2022.

Ukwanda Puppet Show

And just when you thought your April calendar of fun was complete, we’re also hosting a spell-binding puppet performance. Let the child in you come out and play!

The show takes place on Sunday 1 May. The performers are larger-than-life puppets from Ukwanda Puppet Company from the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) and musicians from Net vir Pret in Barrydale. Focusing on the importance of conserving our freshwater resources and featuring the endangered red fin minnow and other surprises, this free show is sure to be a joy to young and old. Entry is free and the show starts at 11:00.

There’s so much to discover at Boschendal this April. Join us!

For more information about all of our Easter offerings, and more on our working farm, please visit www.boschendal.co.za.



Boschendal x Norval
Boschendal x Norval

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