Boschendal Founder Estates, its time has come. After three centuries of jealously guarded ownership, Boschendal is ripe for five star residential development, Boschendal Founder Estates. A consortium of local and international investors including a 30% empowerment component, is putting their money behind this extraordinary vision.
The rich heritage, community, land and wines will be protected and developed. A primary goal is to promote prosperity for the people in the surrounding valley and long-term sustainability. It is believed that through the endeavours of these people, Boschendal and its environs should attain World Heritage status alongside St. Emillion in Bordeaux.
In the heartland of the centuries-old vineyards of the Cape of Good Hope, Boschendal is the icon of a heritage brought to South Africa by the French Huguenots in the seventeenth century.
The 300-year lineage that has shaped Boschendal, now begins a new chapter. Its development as a private estate will fall into 3 phases. These include Founder Estates - each one with ownership in Cecil Rhodes Cottage and the award winning winery.
Generous sized Farmyard Estates, all with a shareholding in the vineyards surrounding their village and retirement homes nestling in the rustic ambience of a traditional Cape wine farm.
The natural landscape and environment will be kept untouched. Buildings will be erected on the footprints of current structures, such as barns, existing homes and sheds. The homesteads will be designed in the Cape wine farm vernacular of two hundred years ago, with the creature comforts of 21st century living.
The families who live and work on Boschendal are being given ownership of comparable homes in a brand new village at neighbouring Lanquedoc, in a landmark social development programme.
Boschendal, with 2,240 hectares (5,500 acres), offers a unique combination of vineyards, orchards, nature reserves, mountain corridors, rivers and historic homesteads.
Follow in the footsteps of the original de Villiers family, Cecil John Rhodes, the Oppenheimers, De Beers and Anglo American. Boschendal offers an unprecedented opportunity to own a piece of a renowned wine farm and a truly global brand name.
Founder Estates of up to 20 hectares apiece (50 acres) are being developed. Each with its own portion of the choicest part of the vineyard around Cecil Rhodes Cottage.