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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.


  • 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


  • Guided walks
  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Spa treatments
  • Wine tasting


Two Bedroom Cottage

The Fynbos Cottages (fynbos is a specific type of heather found within the Cape Floral Kingdom) are set further from the main buildings at Babylonstoren to ensure privacy for more adventurous guests who love nature. Designed in the Cape Dutch vernacular, they adjoin the lush orchards and verdant vineyards of the working farm, and overlook the farm dam. Birders should be on the look out for up to 78 different species, including elusive African fish eagles, a species rarely heard around Cape Town.

There are four 2-bedroom cottages and two 1-bedroom units, making them ideal for small families or couples. A larger group may want to reserve all of the cottages for a special holiday or celebration.

The Fynbos Cottages have an exclusive-use leisure area known as The Pool Room. Fynbos guests have free rein in the lounge, bar and plunge pool, which is surrounded by natural water pools. Here you can enjoy time under the South African sun while savouring tea brewed from freshly picked herbs or a glass of special Babylonstoren wine among other delicious drinks.

Farmhouse 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.

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.


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.


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.

General facilities

  • Private garden
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Restaurant


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Dates Board Price
2023-05-01 — 2023-08-31 Bed & Breakfast $245
2023-09-01 — 2023-12-31 Bed & Breakfast $325
2024-01-01 — 2024-04-30 Bed & Breakfast $360
2024-05-01 — 2024-08-31 Bed & Breakfast $260
2024-09-01 — 2024-12-31 Bed & Breakfast $360

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Traveller Reviews


Florence Warda

Our jaws dropped when we arrived and roamed around the extensive beautiful gardens with a gin tonic in hand while we waited for our rooms. It felt like the garden of Eden. Absolute paradise! My mum honestly had tears in her eyes as we were shown our room. The room was so delightfully furnished - all in African/Dutch cottage chique theme - flowers, fruit and wine bottles for our consumption everywhere! Such attention to detail by even popping in a hot water bottle inside the bed at turn down service! Just fantastic service. The activities included on the farm where also extreemly interesting (the garden walk in particular) and we really felt that the staff were not rushed and took extra time to spend with us to answer questions etc... We asked if one evening we could have a sunset picnic and like magic they arranged it all for us and even set it up. Talk about royal treatment! It was definitely a highlight. Delicious food and wine with a stunning setting in nature. Exquisite grounds, infrastructure and produce!
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Chris Adamo

"Babylstoren is out-of-control beautiful - we sacrificed wine tasting elsewhere just to hang out there (could have stayed a third night easily - it truly made us slow down and take it all in). The food was crazy as it was mostly grown there."

Matthew Smythe

"Babylonstoren was amazing and we loved everything about it and every minute we spent there. The surrounds, the accommodation and the food was incredible. We will definitely be back."

Ilana Mycock

"Babylonstoren was amazing – the accommodation was clean and beautiful, the location was great and overall it was very hard to fault at all!"

Caroline Perry

"I have not stayed anywhere like Babylonstoren before. The rooms, food and attention to detail was incredible - everything had been thought of, but in a very understated way."

Tammy Ingram

Babylonstoren was a real highlight for us. Elke thought it was akin to the Alhambra in Spain (but better maintained). It is such a unique place with the vineyard, orchards and animals. As we wandered around I had a real sense of the generations of wo rk and commitment to get it to its current state. The accommodation was so comfortable and the staff were a complete delight. And I had a transportational massage! All in all, an unforgettable place. Thanks so much for everything. We had a great time.
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Justine Donohoe

"We loooooooooved Babylonstoren. Can’t rave enough about Babylonstoren. We loved our two-bedroom cottage. Very comfortable and loved the food. No complaints whatsoever."

Leah Arnold-Phillips

"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."

Stacy Townson

"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."

Peter Rouhi

"Our last 4 nights at Babylonstoren were memorable."

Jane & Lawrence Notman

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. T he 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.
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Ian Ellis

"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."

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