Overview

Babylonstoren is a historic Cape Dutch farm located in the Drakenstein Valley near Franschhoek and Paarl. The farm dates back to 1692 when it was established by the Dutch East India Company. Today, it is renowned for its stunning gardens, luxurious accommodations, and award-winning wines.

The farm spans over 494 acres and is famous for its beautifully preserved Cape Dutch architecture. The main attraction of Babylonstoren is its extensive gardens, which are laid out over eight acres and divided into different sections, each showcasing a variety of plants, herbs, fruits, and vegetables.

In addition to its gardens, Babylonstoren also boasts a winery that produces a number of acclaimed wines. The farm’s vineyards are meticulously maintained, and guests can enjoy wine tastings and cellar tours to learn more about the winemaking process.

Rooms

A number of luxurious accommodation options are on offer that blend traditional charm with modern amenities.

The Farmhouse Suites feature a king-size bed, lounge area, fireplace, and private veranda or patio with garden or vineyard views, whilst the Fynbos Cottages offer rustic-chic decor, fully equipped kitchenettes, living areas, private gardens, and outdoor baths or showers. The Mountain View Cottages offer panoramic views of vineyards and mountains, with contemporary furnishings, high ceilings, and private terraces for alfresco dining, and the Garden Cottages boast whitewashed walls, thatched roofs, cozy bedrooms, and private outdoor dining areas.

Finally, the Manor House is an exclusive private residence in a restored historic mansion, featuring spacious suites with antique furniture, original artworks, grand living areas, and formal dining rooms, along with a private garden and pool.

Amenities

Each air-conditioned apartment preserves historic elements such as wooden farm doors, fireplaces, and thick stone walls, while also featuring modern amenities like fully-equipped kitchens, designer bathrooms, and cable TVs, whilst complimentary WiFi is included. Guests are treated to a freshly prepared breakfast each morning, and they have the option to order a packed lunch to enjoy while exploring the area on complimentary bikes. The property also hosts tea rituals, available by reservation for an additional fee. Guests can also relax by enjoying both an indoor pool and an outdoor pool, the latter of which has a sun terrace with picturesque mountain views. Babylonstoren provides free private parking, and shuttle services can be arranged for a fee upon request.

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The above accommodation options are just a small sample of the 100’s we have for you to choose from. Get in touch for more amazing options, pricing and personalized itineraries!

Safari

Embark on a thrilling 3-hour game drive at Aquila Game Reserve and encounter South Africa’s renowned Big 5. Located just 2 hours away from Cape Town, venture into the wilderness in search of lions, buffalo, elephants, rhinos, and the elusive leopards.

Experiences

Themed Workshops

Led by experts in various fields in collaboration with Babylonstoren’s team, these workshops typically begin with a garden tour and extend into full-day events, complete with lunch.

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Guided Walks

Depending on the season, knowledgeable gardeners may lead guests to observe the succulent collection, the cycads by the stream, or take a leisurely walk through the Healing Garden.

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Kids Activities

Explore plenty of kids’ activities near the Farm Shop – from assisting with animal feeding, egg collection, harvesting to baking bread, enjoying a scavenger hunt, and more.

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Seasons and FAQ’s

Rates

Low Season

Pricing is more affordable in the Cape Winelands during the winter months. However, the area is a fantastic year-round destination with excellent deals available during the low season. Visiting during these months also allows you to avoid the crowds!

Starting from $355 pp/pn

High Season

High season includes major holidays such as Christmas and New Year, along with the warmest, driest weather of the year, and prices are typically at their highest. The more predictable weather coupled with the range of experiences on offer make it an extremely popular time to visit.

Starting from $480 pp/pn

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