Babylonstoren: Experience Tranquility and Natural Beauty

Babylonstoren, one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms with a long history dating back to 1777, is located at the foot of Simonsberg, situated in the gorgeous Franschhoek wine valley. This magnificent estate features a large fruit and vegetable garden, beautiful accommodations, outstanding dining experiences, and an overall sense of well-being. We invite you to discover the beauty and tranquillity of Babylonstoren’s Accommodation, a place where history meets modern luxury.

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Experience the Garden of Diversity

The luxuriant fruit and vegetable garden, a true floral marvel, is the heart and soul of the estate. This rich plant life-filled landscape leads every element of the estate, from the Farm Hotel & Spa to the eateries. The modern Farm Hotel & Spa blends the charm of farm buildings with modern elegance, with whitewashed walls, graceful gables, and pleasant fireplaces.

Farm-to-Fork Dining

The culinary concept of Babylonstoren is simple yet profound: “pick, clean, and serve.” Every meal served at the farm’s restaurants is inspired by the farm’s products. Breakfast is included in the price of the room and includes freshly blended drinks, seasonal fruits, homemade muesli, and farm-style yogurts. Babel Restaurant delivers farm-to-fork specialties for lunch, while The Greenhouse serves light meals and refreshing teas among the oak trees. Dinner is a treat at The Bakery, which serves wood-fired pizza and spaghetti.

The estate’s light-filled gym and central 22-meter swimming pool are dedicated exclusively for lodge and villa guests. You can be active or simply relax in the sun while admiring the scenery.

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Relax and Unwind at the Garden Spa

The accommodation also has a Garden Spa, an oasis located among bamboo forests, to enrich your visit. Enjoy traditional Turkish cleaning treatments, deep-tissue bamboo massages, and hydrating body wraps. The new Hot Spa offers the ultimate relaxing experience with an indoor pool, sauna, salt room, and vitality pools.

Family-Friendly Retreats

The Fynbos Cottages offer an exciting vacation among the natural plant habitat of the Western Cape’s highlands. Families will appreciate the one- and two-bedroom options, which include roomy en-suite bathrooms, couches, and fireplaces.

Exclusive Manor House at Babylonstoren

The Cape Dutch Manor House, built in 1777, has five beautifully refurbished bedrooms that can accommodate up to ten people. The house has a well-stocked individual pantry, garden access, and stunning views.

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Endless Activities for All Ages

Babylonstoren provides a memorable experience for guests of all ages. Children can feed donkeys, collect eggs, and help harvest vegetables in the garden. Workshops and guided tours unveil the estate’s secrets, and visitors can explore walking trails, cycle, fish, and even row at the dam.

A World of Wine and Olive Oil

For wine connoisseurs, cellar tours, wine tastings, and an award-winning wine selection that reflects the estate’s distinct terroir are offered here. “The Story of Wine,” a newly opened wine museum, takes you on a sensory journey through the world of wine.

Don’t miss out on their delicious Extra Virgin Olive Oil Blend, which is handcrafted on the farm, as well as their organic Rooibos and Honeybush teas, which encapsulate the essence of South African flavors.

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Book Your Stay At Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren has it all, whether you’re looking for relaxation, culinary delights, or a family-friendly experience. Enjoy the peace and natural beauty of this ancient estate. Book your vacation today and immerse yourself in its charm and diversity.