Today I got a sneak peek into the very beautiful Bosjes Farm in the Breede River Valley before it’s opening in the middle of this month. I had seen many pictures of its chapel, the design of which was inspired by a bird in flight, but seeing it in the flesh was even more impressive. It is exquisite. From a distance it looks to me like a swan gliding across the water, and is a stunning space to look at and be in.
The property is nestled at the foot of the Waaihoek Mountains and there are panoramic views in every direction. The small boutique guesthouse has 5 luxury suites and gorgeous pool in the middle. The décor has an earthy, natural but contemporary feel that blends into the stark surroundings.
The Bosjes Kombuis (kitchen) serves up bistro fare and the menu is very pared down country-style cuisine. You can take a look at the sample menu here. I’m sure it will evolve as they open to the public, but in its current format it’s very simple with limited choices. Pete Goffe-Wood has been involved with menu development on the project but the kitchen is attended to by chef Kim Cox who most recently worked at The Boschendal Deli.
They will also be opening a tea garden serving drinks and light meals next to the chapel garden which you will definitely want to stroll through if you visit the farm. Its still small but I can only image how beaituful it will get when the trees grow and the garden becomes more established. The pomegranate, olive and citrus trees were already brearing fruit and blend in perfectly to the surroundings. They have built a small hill in the garden with a pathway that winds its way up to spectacular 360-degree views over the farm. Check out the stunning sculptural water feature.
On the side of the kitchen is a beautiful porcelain mural designed by Lucie de Moyencourt and Michael Chandler. This 366 tiled work of art took 6 months of planning, 4 months to paint and a month to install. It’s called the Bosje Tree of Life and depicts the fauna and flora of the farm.
This is a family friendly working farm that offers hiking, game-and bird watching, and will appeal to anyone who loves being out in nature. With the iconic chapel at the front of the property its set to become a sought after wedding venue too.
Here are a few more of my pics:
*I was invited on a media trip to check out the farm
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