Just 60 km from Cape Town lies Babylonstoren. One of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, this beautiful property now offers its guests unique accommodation, fine food and the holistic pleasures of farm life. Explore the farm on bicycle, enjoy Babylonstoren’s signature hammam treatment in the garden spa, or simply unwind with a glass of wine.
The central focus of Babylonstoren is the 8-acre formal French kitchen garden, inspired by Cape Town's famous 17th-century Company Gardens of the Dutch East India Company. The gardens fruit, herbs and vegetables form the ingredients for the farm's restaurant, Babel. And hotel guests are encouraged to join the daily garden tour or pick their own fruit and veggies (should they want).
Accommodation options include a one-bedroom suite, farmhouse suite and cottages. Overlooking the vineyards and garden, Babylonstoren's 13 guest cottages echo Cape Dutch farm buildings. The outer walls are whitewashed and decorated with ornate gables and the interiors are pleasantly cool in summer, and heated by open hearths in winter.
The abundant harvest table breakfast is served in the garden's beautiful greenhouse, and you can also enjoy dinner on the farm either in Babel or the farm bakery.