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One of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, Babylonstoren offers a simplistic, yet elegant home where you can experience a slice of 18th century farm life without compromising on luxuries. Ideal for families as well as romantics, Babylonstoren lies in the heart of the Cape Winelands and is ideally located to explore the surrounding farms. Explore the 200 acres of working farmland, perhaps visiting the extensive fruit and vegetable garden.

Walk or jog up the Babylonstoren Koppie for fantastic views and a closer look at the indigenous fynbos vegetation, cycle through the vineyards, or paddle on the farm dam in a canoe. Babylonstoren is ideally located to explore the wine farms of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek. End these perfect days off with a sundowner at the picnic spot before visiting the Babel restaurant for a top-class meal, fresh from the garden.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Conde' Nast Traveler Hot List 2011

highlights

  • Simplistic, yet elegant, farm-style lifestyle
  • One of the best preserved Cape Dutch farmyards
  • The wineland's best farm to table concept kitchen - meals made with fresh, wholesome ingredients
  • All fruit and vegetables are from Babylonstoren's own garden
  • Farm dam & restored reservoir for swimming
  • Large, spacious rooms with a warm, clean feel, designed by award winning South African designer and owner
  • Get involved with fruit picking during season

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Facilities

The spa area is situated between the garden and the vineyards, offering a beautiful environment in which to relax and unwind. The Hammam treatment offers an elaborate treatment in their traditionally designed room.

There is also a plunge pool, steam room, sauna and private treatment rooms. The farm dam is a wonderful place for a refreshing swim or some leisurely time spent paddling in a canoe. You can also go swimming in the main pool - a reservoir that has been restored.

The gym boasts modern equipment and overlooks the garden, giving the active travellers a great place to work out.

The comfortable, welcoming lounge area is the ideal place to curl up with a book in front of a crackling fire.

General Facilities

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    Spa
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    Swimming Pool
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    Gym
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    Restaurant

Dining

As Babylonstoren boasts a large fruit and vegetable garden, you can be sure that all your meals will contain only the freshest ingredients.

The Babel, the in-house restaurant, is situated in an old 'kraal' that has been refurbished to provide a unique farm atmosphere. Take a stroll through the garden and pick your own ingredients for a fresh lunchtime salad or sit back and let the talented chefs tantalize your taste buds.

Choose to enjoy your meals in a variety of locations on the farm grounds for a memorable dining experience.

Standard Suite

With only 12 rooms available at Babylonstoren, you'll always enjoy a private, exclusive stay.

The exteriors of the suites are white-washed and built in the traditional Cape Dutch style, with gables and thatched roofs while the interiors are clean, contemporary, and spacious. In the summer months, the predominantly white decor and furnishings allow for a cool atmosphere, while during winter, the rooms are heated by the open hearths.

High ceilings and hand-picked furniture give the rooms a contemporary feel while maintaining the historical flair.

Standard Suite AMENITIES

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    En-suite bath only
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    Fireplace
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    Underfloor heating

Other Room Types

The exclusive private suites feature beautiful glass-fronted kitchens and exquisitely furnished interiors and are ideal for the more discerning traveller. The restored Manor House dates back to 1777, and is available for exclusive use.

Activities

  • Birding
  • Photographic safaris
  • Guided walks
  • Biking
  • Canoe trails
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jan 2014 - 30 Apr 2014 $245 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 May 2014 - 30 Sep 2014 $170 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Oct 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $245 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015 $265 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 May 2015 - 30 Sep 2015 $200 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Oct 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $265 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. One Bedroom Cottage,Two Bedroom Cottage Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most curent rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • What can I say, divine in every sense of the word and we were sad to not have 3 nights here. We were seriously impressed! If we ever come back to SA this is the first stop on our list and I have not stopped telling people about it.

    Leah Arnold-Phillips, October 2013
  • Everything on our trip was fantastic. The transfers and hotels were top-notch and trouble free. We loved the Babylonstoren property as pe ust a shame we had so little time to spend there.

    Stacy Townson, November 2012
  • Our last 4 nights at Babylonstoren were memorable.

    Peter Rouhi, October 2012
  • Babylonstoren - well, what can I say... we didn't want to leave. It was perfect. I really can't think of anything they could have done better. Food delicious, wine too, very cosy cottage with everything you might need. Comfiest hotel beds ever. The staff were attentive but not overbearing. The gardens are beautiful. There has obviously been a great deal of attention paid to detail there, and it shows. We definitely want to go back. A wonderfully relaxing place.

    Jane & Lawrence Notman, October 2012
  • Another super recommendation. Excellent family accommodation and different, interesting things to do like the Garden and Pizza evening with wine. Food was great local produce.

    Ian Ellis, August 2012

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Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

Product Manager

"Any foodie's dream - a beautiful oasis in the Cape Winelands. Babylonstoren offers fantastic, home-grown food, great wines in scenic surrounds."

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Babylonstoren - well, what can I say... we didn't want to leave. It was perfect. I really can't think of anything they could have done better. Food delicious, wine too, very cosy cottage with everything you might need. Comfiest hotel beds ever. The staff were attentive but not overbearing. The gardens are beautiful. There has obviously been a great deal of attention paid to detail there, and it shows. We definitely want to go back. A wonderfully relaxing place.

Jane & Lawrence Notman, October 2012 >View more reviews