The Boschendal drive-in cinema is back, with the iconic Winelands estate celebrating a bountiful plum harvest this March, offering a series of events and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
The Saturday night movies currently being shown at the Werf helicopter pad are running to the end of May, and the line-up includes The Lion King (2019 live action) on March 20, and Aladdin (2019 live action) on March 27.
An almost forgotten part of the cinema industry, the drive-in culture has made a comeback in Cape Town, and around the world since the temporary closure of countless movie-houses due to the pandemic.
The Boschendal teams have once again innovated to offer visitors the iconic experience and guests can now savour a delightful evening in the glorious outdoors where screenings are enjoyed in the safety and comfort of one’s own vehicle.
It’s a festive setting with comfy bean bags strewn on the lawn for your picnicking pleasure, and an array of market-style po- up stalls selling yummy traditional movie snacks like slush puppies and popcorn, and, new to the menu, juicy Angus beef burgers.
Browse the Farm Shop in the Werf for a takeaway selection of homemade pies, pastries, cakes and sandwiches, and Boschendal wines, Werf gin and cocktails, and a variety of artisanal soft drinks.
Aside from the cinematic fun, a variety of festive on-the-farm entertainment options have been arranged to suit visitors of all ages, including the return of the weekly Friday Night Market and a walkabout and performance by the Ukwanda Puppet Company on select dates.
Drive-In movie nights take place every Saturday (weather permitting), and the cost is R250 per vehicle of a maximum of four persons, and R100 per additional person. Bookings are online.
Please note temperature screenings will be done at the entrance to Boschendal and only card facilities will be available, as well as Snapscan and Zapper. For all other information, visit www.boschendal.com