STORY BY Debbie 19th November 2019

In March 2020, legacy wine estate, Boschendal, will welcome South Africa’s very first tented camp within the Cape Winelands. Situated in the heart of The Greater Simonsberg Conservancy, an area dedicated to responsible and sustainable agriculture, the seven serviced luxury tents will offer guests a unique perspective of the staggering landscape that surrounds and seek to establish a feeling of connection with the biodiversity on the doorstep. The launch from South Africa’s second oldest wine farm further reinforces Boschendal’s commitment to supporting the environment for years to come.

Designed in neutral and earthy tones, Boschendal Tented Camp, will be composed to blend into the surrounding scenery and celebrate the best of the region’s rural setting. Guests will awake to the sounds of the Malachite Sugarbirds and step out onto the earth that has been a vital part of farm life for more than three hundred years. Ancient mountains, including the grand Simonsberg Mountain, impose on all sides and rivers run through the landscape and concentrate in dams in which to swim. Built with the finest local craftsmanship, the tents will feature a spacious bedroom, bathroom and private deck ensuring guests can relax in comfort to the backdrop of the great outdoors.

“Over and over again we see that guests thrive when they ‘live’ the Boschendal farm experience and the best way to do that is to connect with the vast landscape of mountains, rivers, farmland and conservation areas that make this biosphere so special,’ commented Matt Stevens – Estate Manager at Boschendal. “Taking this a step further, we know that our new tented camp will offer an otherworld luxury that will help our guests disconnect and escape from the stresses of modern life connecting with the natural in a transformative way”.

On the estate guests will have access to a range of outdoor experiences inviting them to explore the landscape even further. Horse riding, guided hikes, mountain biking and trail running accompany cellar tours, bread-making, farm tours and open water swimming. The restaurants on site further reflect the simple values of the farm and celebrate produce fresh from the earth, cooked on an open fire. Of course, the signature sundowners overlooking the 1000 acres of protected nature reserve will be a particular favourite for guests.

Dating back to 1685, Boschendal, boasts a beloved history and has been utterly transformed in the last six years to restore this legacy wine estate. The property is dedicated to conserving its natural biodiversity and promotes sustainable farming. Grass-fed Angus cattle, forest-fed pigs and free-range chickens work alongside farmers to replenish and revitalise the soils, while ducks help gardeners grow exquisite organically grown produce for their two restaurants.

The farm offers a total of 40 cottages and suites each designed to provide guests with a unique experience of farm living. The new luxury tents in keeping with Boschendal’s philosophy of ‘living the farm’ will provide a further connection with the environment and all of its natural wonder.

Prices start from R9500 per tent, per night, based on two adults sharing. Rates include all food and beverage, wine tasting and vineyard tours, hiking and farm tours, and daily yoga. For more information:

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