Babylonstoren is a magnificent historic property, the pride of the Cape Winelands, with oodles of character, attentive staff, and plenty to do on the estate.
Founded in 1692, Babylonstoren is a historic Cape Dutch farm within one of the best preserved farmyards in South Africa. Set amidst fruit and vegetable gardens covering 3.5 hectares, the character-filled farmhouse still has whitewashed walls, distinctive gables, and impressive fireplaces.
In the farmhouse are nine one-bedroom suites, and there are one- and two-bedroom cottages in the grounds. All rooms have king size beds, underfloor heating, marble bathrooms, and attractive contemporary furniture which complements the building’s original design.
Guests have access to the outdoor swimming pool, hot spa with sauna, and a well-stocked library and lounge. Meals are sumptuous, often made with ingredients from the kitchen garden.
A wide range of inclusive activities are offered at Babylonstoren: you may like to spend a few hours wandering around the property, learning of its interesting history from the gardeners and other staff, or even help out with some the pruning, picking and planting! Cycling, hiking, canoeing and swimming can be arranged, as can wine-tasting in the cellars or at nearby estates.