Babylonstoren

From: $320 Per Suite

Babylonstoren is a one of a kind 200 hectare estate nestled in the Drakenstein Valley between the towns of Stellenbosch and Paarl. Babylonstoren presents guests with ultra modern accommodation, whilst still remaining true to its 300 year old history. The estate has very impressive manicured gardens that are almost reminiscent of the gardens at the Palace of Versailles, only a bit smaller.

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There is also a sophisticated Balinese Spa complete with Turkish bath. Babylonstoren probably has the most unique pool area in the Cape Winelands: The pool is an old restored farm dam, and a wooden walk way leads to a discreet artificial beach where guests can sun tan in complete privacy.

Why choose Babylonstoren:

  • Most unique estate in the Cape Winelands
  • Magnificent gardens
  • Its history has been preserved

Staying at Babylonstoren:

Guests get immediately catapulted back in time when their host tells them a bit more about this historic farm on the way to their cottages. The cottages are comprised of 4 two bedroom cottages, 2 one bedroom cottages and 6 en-suite rooms. All the cottages have been elegantly designed to breathe new life into the original farm buildings, and all of them have great views that inspire total relaxation.

The Gardens:

The gardens are home to more than just beautiful plants, flowers and trees; seasonal fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs and even nuts are also grown there. The green- fingered gardeners give daily guided tours, and guests can also participate in the daily harvesting of fresh produce for the restaurant; this is a particularly fun activity for the children. Babylonstoren even has a eye- catching greenhouse for the more delicate produce, and doubles up as a relaxed and cool tea room that serves light foods, teas, coffees and wine.

Wine and dine at Babylonstoren:

Babel Restaurant serves dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings, and lunch from Wednesdays to Sundays. The ingredients come straight from the estate gardens, and the portions are generous. Breakfast is an event at Babel, with almost all its food home- made and from the farm. Babylonstoren also has a bakery, where guests can buy different types of delicious home- made breads. There is even a delicatessen where you can purchase different cheeses and cold meats. Babylonstoren makes its own wines, and these can be tasted in their beautiful tasting rooms. Babylonstoren’s farm shop also sells wines from 28 different cellars from around the region.

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