One of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, and today, one of the Cape’s most authentic luxury stays, Babylonstoren located in the Drakenstein valley between Franschhoek and Paarl, is a unique experience in every way.
It’s hard to define Babylonstoren - part restaurant, winery, deli, shop, hotel and spa, but in the centre of it all, a magical garden. Characterised by thick whitewashed walls, elegant gables and hearty fireplaces, the overall effect is chilled yet well-healed. The transformed farm cottages overlook three and a half hectares of rustic, flourishing organic farm-to-fork-produce. The one bedroom cottages are perfect for romantic escapes, and the two bedroom cottages are ideal for families.
Overnight guests have access to a hot spa area that includes a sauna, salt room and hot pool, and a swimming pool that resembles as a farm dam! What else is there to do on this farm brimming with character? The obvious answer would be to eat at their phenomenal restaurant, Babel. Food is presented as close to its natural form as possible, and they transform daily harvest into organic delights. Get involved with farm life - ride on a tractor, feed the ducks, ride a bike, enjoy a run or relax at their spa.
Babylonstoren is a magical experience in so many ways!
Caroline's Hot Tips
The ideal stylish, family farm retreat.
Stay midweek and receive a complimentary dinner or spa treatment!
Stay four nights and only pay for three.
Pack comfortable shoes and enjoy an early walk up to the view point before breakfast.
Don’t miss their shop - it’s one of our favourite places to wander, and spend!
A FAVOURITE TRAVEL QUOTE
'Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.'
BEST SUITED TO - Everyone, both young and old
NUMBER OF ROOMS - One manor house, nine farmhouse suites, seven cottages, six suites and Koorien Huise two bedroom cottage
SUGGESTED LENGTH OF STAY - Three nights
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL - All year round. Each season is special
CHILDREN - Children of all ages are welcome, but guest privacy must be respected
WE LOVE IT BECAUSE - It’s a beautiful, unique and fun farm experience