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Babylonstoren Farm Hotel - South African Winelands, South Africa
This place has a lovely homely and rustic feel. Built in 1777, Babylonstoren Farm Hotel in South Africa's Winelands has five bedrooms and accommodates up to ten people. The contemporary rooms feature four-poster beds, marble en suites with freestanding tubs, and underfloor heating. The restaurant here uses ingredients straight from the gardens and is especially popular with both guests and the public.
Set in the heart of Cape Winelands, Babylonstoren is one of South Africa’s oldest wine and fruit farms. Built in Cape Dutch style, this historic property boasts delightful accommodation, organic gardens, world-class wines, and outstanding restaurants operating on a farm-to-table concept.
There are six one-bed suites, a handful of one- and two-bed cottages, and nine farmhouse suites. Built in 1777, the Manor House has five bedrooms and accommodates up to 10 people. The contemporary rooms feature four-poster beds, marble en suites with freestanding tubs, and underfloor heating.
Babel restaurant serves modern creative cuisine though book early – there’s often a two-month wait for a table. Greenhouse restaurant opens for lunches, and Bakery offers causal meals.
Activities include wine tastings and cellar tours, garden tours, cycling around the grounds, tea ceremonies, and rowing on the dam. Guests are invited to help out in the gardens and vineyards, and there’s a fabulous spa.
Location & Getting There
Babylonstoren is set on one of the oldest Cape Dutch Farms in South Africa's Winelands, surrounded by vineyards and orchards, a 45-minute drive away from Cape Town International Airport.
The 12 unique cottages are located in the stunningly converted 17th and 18th century Cape Dutch farm buildings. The one-bedrom suite provides an expansive living and sitting area with an in-room fireplace. The two-bedroom Cottage features an additional kitchenette and lounge.
A wide range of activities are offered at Babylonstoren Farm Hotel. Guests can cycle through vineyards, go birdwatching, whale watching, shark diving, visit wine farms of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek, Cape Town and Cape Point.
Children are free to explore the gardens, ride on tractors, feed the ducks, collect their eggs in the morning and they will be kept entertained all day long. Babysitting services are available too.