Last week I took a trip out to the Breede Valley to visit Bosjes Estate which is a family-owned farm producing grapes, olives, peaches and proteas. The estate was given a complete facelift towards the end of last year and has since been the buzz word on everyone’s lips. This is mainly due to the incredible chapel designed by Steyn Studio which is set to be the wedding venue of the season. Pop back tomorrow for a post on the chapel and garden.
The estate offers stylish accommodation and top-class dining at their restaurant, Bosjes Kombuis. The contemporary restaurant, also designed by Steyn Studio, features high ceilings with floor to ceiling glass on either end to allow for maximum taking in of the vista. With mountains all round, the view is really spectacular.
The restaurant offers a menu of simple, modern dishes served with locally produced wines. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and had great service from start to end. We found the dishes to be quite rich so after a starter and main there was sadly no room for dessert.
There is a large deck for outdoor dining, plenty of lawn and a fabulous jungle gym for kids so as you can imagine this will be bustling come summer weekends.
Don’t forget to admire the beautiful tiled wall mural which was created by Cape Town artists Michael Chandler and Lucie de Moyencourt. The Bosjes Tree of Life features 366 hand-painted tiles that depict the flora and fauna of the farm and surrounds.
The 18th Century Dutch farmhouse was also given a makeover and the guest suites look equally fabulous, hopefully I’ll get to visit in the future and report back.
So next time in you’re in the mood for a country meander, why not head out to the Breede Valley and explore Bosjes – just be sure to book for lunch!
Bosjes Kombuis is open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday. Booking is essential – 023 004 0496.
All photography: Lana Kenney ©