Bosjesman’s Valley Farm, which produces wine grapes, olives, peachs and proteas, just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town just off the R43, is relaunching as a tourism destination, called Bosjes, open to day and overnight guests.
It features a chapel with glass walls, to make the most of the surrounding views and landscaped gardens.
Overnight guests can stay in the guesthouse, which was decorated by interior designers, Liam Mooney. It is ideally suited to a large family or wedding party and includes five rooms, which can also be rented individually.
The ‘voorkamer’ (front room) in the original manor house has been redesigned for small day conferences or boardroom-style meetings.
Cakes and sandwiches will be served at the open-air tea garden, or lunch at Bosjes Kombuis. The restaurant, like the chapel, was designed by Coetzee Steyn from Steyn Studio, and includes high ceilings, glass walls, a wooden terrace and an impressive tile mural. Consultant chef Pete Goffe-Wood designed the contemporary rustic lunch menu. There is also a children’s playground within viewing distance of the restaurant.
The second phase of the project will include the building of the school. The Bosjes Trust has commissioned architectural firm, Meyer and Associates, to build a crèche, school and aftercare facilities for the local children.