After the hectic start that heralds the beginning of any year, Boschendal Farm has the answer to restoring your inner zen for the rest of 2017.


We are hosting a Yoga & Wellness Retreat with the much respected Viktor van der Kleij from 12 – 14 May. Guests will enjoy an engaging, restorative weekend of yoga, healthy food and luxury farm-style accommodation on the beautiful, peaceful grounds of Boschendal.


This retreat is designed with everyone in mind, from the seasoned yogi to the complete beginner. You will discover the power of alignment with various sessions designed to strengthen your practice, improve your focus and channel the strength of your body in restorative poses. The sessions will include yoga, breath work, movements, dialogues, mantras, meditation and advice on nutrition.


Viktor divides his time between Europe and South Africa where he teaches the practice of yoga using his intuition, wisdom and expertise to guide students to a state of inner clarity and peace. He is trained in classical yoga and has extensively studied the practices of Iyengar, Sivananda and Ashtanga.


In keeping with the focus on cultivating a balanced and vibrant lifestyle, guests will also spend time exploring and experiencing Boschendal farm and the food gardens, gaining a deeper knowledge of eating well. Megan McCarthy, our Food Garden Manager, will introduce guests to the basics of urban food growing and the joy of sustainable farming, using environmentally sound practices. Megan will also share growing tips and techniques used in our prolific Werf Food Garden.


The weekend is designed around the philosophy of holistic nourishment — physical activity and healthy fresh food to nourish the body, meditation and meaningful interactions to nourish the mind, and the gorgeous surroundings of Boschendal to nourish the soul.


What better way to reinvigorate yourself? Come and join us in May.


Yoga and Wellness Retreat:
R4740 per person – Single Room
Please note a cottage is shared and consists of two rooms and two bathrooms


Two nights’ luxury accommodation
Dinner on Friday evening, including one yoga and meditative session
Breakfast, two tea breaks, lunch and dinner on Saturday, including five yoga and meditative sessions
Breakfast, two tea breaks and lunch on Sunday, including two yoga and meditative sessions
All meals are vegan friendly

Check in on Friday at 14h00 and check out on Sunday at 17h00.

WHEN: Friday 12 May 2017
TIME: 14h00
VENUE: Boschendal
PRICE: R4740 per person per room

Bookings can be made on +27 (0) 21 870 4500 or


About Boschendal Estate

Boschendal, an iconic historical venue with rich cultural history dating back to 1685, offers a relaxed and contemporary soul-enriching winelands experience. This vibrant farm to table destination of naturally produced and artisan produce, cultivates an innovative Farm to Table ethos. Situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch winelands, its terroir lends itself to the production of fresh, natural, healthy and unprocessed farm foods which are served at the Werf and Rhone restaurants, at two exclusive picnic venues and presented at the farm shop and deli. 


An authentic accessible farm experience, this ideal winelands retreat offers guests a privileged opportunity for real farm involvement. Guests who stay at one of the 23 cottages on the estate, including the Werf cottages, the beautifully restored light and bright Orchard Cottages or the historical Herbert Baker designed Rhodes Cottage have the freedom to roam, pick fruit from the orchards, meet the farmers and experience the farm with their families in a tranquil safe environment. 

Real gourmets and wine lovers can retreat to Nature and enjoy a complete farm experience, exploring walking trails, caves, mountain biking trails, indulging in wine tasting and cellar tours, swimming in the dams and trout fishing. 


Boschendal offers guests four unique dining experiences on the estate at the Werf restaurant with a focus on Farm to Table shared meals, Rhone restaurant which embraces heritage with traditional Cape Cuisine using natural farm produce to create homely goodness, at the al fresco Rhone classic seated picnics and the relaxed Werf picnics on large floor cushions and hammocks. Fresh natural farm produce including pasture-reared Angus beef, Boschendal free-range eggs, daily fresh garden produce, fresh farm bread and artisanal jams are all on offer at the farm shop and deli, an authentic farm shopping experience with family friendly accessibility allowing children to play on the rolling lawns and play area.  


About Boschendal WWF Conservation Champion Status

All farming on the estate is done in sustainable way with minimum negative impact on the natural environment. Farming practices include raising free-range animals to reduce food miles and contribute to soil productivity, the use of cover crops in the vineyards to enrich the soil, inhibit weed growth and preserve soil moisture, and water saving strategies such as conservation-efficient irrigation systems for vineyards and fruit trees. Being awarded Conservation Champion status by the WWF is an endorsement of all Boschendal’s efforts over the years to conserve biodiversity and to protect the special environment.


About Boschendal wine

The Boschendal winemaking vision is to balance tradition and experience with innovation to produce premium wines of modern sophistication, creatively embracing modern trends while honouring traditional winemaking techniques to create a selection of lauded red, white and Méthode Cap Classique varieties. While the Boschendal winemaking roots extend over 300 years to the origin of winemaking in the Cape Winelands, the fresh vision of young dedicated millennial winemakers focuses on translating some of the world’s most noble grape varieties and their delicate fruit expressions into Boschendal’s award-winning wines.


The 1685 range is presented in a unique curvaceous bottle inspired by the traditional bottle design used through the ages and commemorates the year of the original title deeds. These wines express the style and class that is particular to our estate and coastal surrounds, with special focus on purity of fruit lavished with measured modern winemaking for depth, breadth and balance.


The Boschendal bottle fermented Méthode Cap Classique selection embodies vibrancy and energy. Crafted from classic varieties in the time honoured traditional method with extended lees contact for opulence and texture without compromising inherent vibrant fruit detail and natural freshness. The Appellation Series is a portfolio of Limited production super premium Appellation specific wines that express the distinctive cool viticultural climate and soils of Elgin.


Boschendal’s young winemakers are encouraged to experiment creatively while preserving traditional winemaking techniques to produce premium wines of modern sophistication, such as the limited release Vin de Memoire Chardonnay and a range of contemporary wines, served exclusively at the Werf Restaurant.


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