And just like that it’s April, and almost time for Easter! For all of us at Boschendal this means it’s time of preparing for new harvest delights (hello citrus!), enjoying dreamy seasons 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 to come as we celebrate everything our farm has to offer at 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, taking place on Saturday 16 April from 09h00 until 16h00. 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 hunt, a fun activity for the whole family to seek out nature’s treasures around the farm. Collect a map, and set off on adventure together. A special treat awaits at the end of the hunt.
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 to 18 April, the Werf Farm Picnics are Easter inspired and priced at R660 for 2 adults to share and R150 per child.
Our Deli is serving a special Easter-inspired Breakfast menu from 12th to 19th of April: 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 15th April, prepared by Head Chef Allistaire Lawrence and paired with Boschendal premium wines, is a celebratory South African affair at just R520 for two persons sharing.
Easter Sunday & Family Day Lunch on 17th & 18th 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 that can be downloaded from our website.
Boschendal and 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 from Cape Town and features the unique collection “Flights of Fancy”. Both exhibitions are housed 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 1st May and will be performed by larger than life puppets from Ukwanda Puppet Company from the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) at the University of the Western Cape and musicians from Net vir Pret in Barrydale Focusing on the importance of conserving our fresh water 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 and follow along on Instagram for updates via @boschendal.