Psalm 36:7 – “How precious, O God, is your constant love! We find protection under the shadow of your wings.”
From the moment I saw this building on Instagram, I knew that I had to plan a visit …
A little over an hours drive from Cape Town and situated on a wine farm outside Worcester in the Breede Valley, you’ll find this magnificent property with landscaped gardens and it’s architectural feat, The Chapel. The 120 seater chapel was designed by South African born Coetzee Steyn of London based Steyn Studio. Using the above bible verse as it’s inspiration, this awe inspiring chapel with floor to ceiling glass walls, looks like a bird in flight … weightless and hovering.
The thoughtfully landscaped chapel garden is filled with sculptural water features, pergolas, pathways and atmospheric lighting that encourage you to explore and contemplate. All the plants and spaces are referenced Biblical elements or events, such as the huge water feature that’s symbolic of the parting of the Red Sea and the winding walkway up the “koppie” (called Mount Sinai) that overlooks the entire property. All the plant identification signage also includes braille … it’s quite the Garden of Eden
Visitors can either visit the BOSJES amphitheater TeeTuin for a cup of tea, or BOSJES Kombuis for lunch. Both are open between 10h00 and 16h00, from Wednesday to Sunday, weather permitting. The TeeTuin menu includes carrot cake with cream cheese frosting; homemade scones with jam and cream; chocolate éclairs and many more delectable sweet treats. On the savoury side, choose from quiche or pie served with a side salad, or a gourmet sandwich filled with roasted vegetables, mozzarella and basil pesto
For those looking for a more substantial meal, The BOSJES Kombuis serves up contemporary rustic cuisine. The restaurant boasts high ceilings, glass walls, a wooden terrace, mountain views and a historical-and-nature inspired blue and white tiled mural of the BOSJES Tree of Life. Fashioned from 366 hand painted tiles, it depicts the 100 fauna and flora species found on BOSJES along with the story of the farm owners family. The little ones are also well catered for and there is the most amazing children’s playground within viewing distance of the BOSJES Kombuis. The restaurant, like the chapel, is a complementary and perfect contrast to the old Dutch manor house next door to it called Die Skuur Guesthouse.
Flanked by lush vineyards and a pomegranate orchard, BOSJES is definitely a MUST VISIT. Would I return … yes absolutely, only the next time we will be staying for lunch
Make a lunch reservation by calling 027 23 004 0496 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org