Bosjes, South Africa

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Bosjes, South Africa

Heavenly design and momentous landscapes combine at this paradisiacal new South African farm resort...

Turning onto a long gravel driveway, the bright white curves of an Elysian structure up ahead vies for attention with the imposing natural landscape it inhabits. Inspired by Psalm 36:7 — ‘people take refuge in the shadow of your wings’ — this is the Bosjes chapel in all of its sublime glory.

Bosjes South Africa, Formerly Bosjesmans Valley Farm near Botha R43

Hovering delicately, thanks to subtle glass walls, the chapel’s ‘wings’ are a thing of lofty beauty. They announce in spiritual style that you’ve arrived. Destination Bosjes. Meaning ‘small bushes’ in Dutch, the farm — formerly Bosjesman’s Valley Farm — produces wine grapes, olives and similar produce; all just an hour or so from Cape Town.

Surrounded by the Slanghoek and Waaihoek mountains, Bosjes is a long-time dream of its owners; who want to benefit the local community by increasing tourism to the area. Historical architecture rests alongside the contemporary here, impressive landscapes visible through plenty of open spaces; set to open March 2017, the farm will be open to both day visitors and overnight guests.

As well as the heavenly ode to a higher being, Bosjes features a charming guesthouse (updated by interior design Liam Mooney in muted shades of sand), an open-air tea garden, and the Bosjes Kombuis restaurant (designed, along with the chapel, by Steyn Studio), a space complete with high ceilings, glass walls, a wooden terrace, and those dramatic mountain views.

Hike into the mountains; stroll among the vineyards; indulge in the robust flavours of consultant chef Pete Goffe-Wood’s rustic dishes; stay over in humble luxury … Bosjes is quite the Garden of Eden.

Bosjes
Bosjesmans Valley Farm South Africa
Bosjes and Bosjes Kombuis Restaurant
Bosjesmans Valley Farm South Africa
Bosjes and Bosjes Kombuis Restaurant
Bosjes
Bosjesmans Valley Farm South Africa
Bosjes and Bosjes Kombuis Restaurant
Bosjesmans Valley Farm South Africa
Bosjes and Bosjes Kombuis Restaurant

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