A life under the wide open skies in harmony with nature – the philosophy of the ancient but luxurious homestead Babylonstoren. Make yourself at home amidst the old buildings and scenic South African landscapes.


The 200 hectare farm is located in the famous Cape Winelands in the Drakenstein Valley between Franschhoek and Paarl. It is the perfect setting for nature enthusiasts and those that would like to unplug from modern life for a while.


The sweeping and well kept gardens invite you to read more » take a stroll – hence the name Babylon, in reverence to the ancient world wonder. Pick fresh fruit from the trees or learn more about growing countless vegetable varieties.


The setting offers more than excellent conditions for growing fruit and vegetables. Tie up your hiking boots or set off exploring on a mountain bike or in a canoe.


Return to the Babylonstoren in the afternoon for a refreshing splash in the pool or surrender yourself to caring hands at the hotel's spa. Of course, you may also return to the gardens. Settle down in the shade beneath an age-old tree, enjoy the mild summer air and loose yourself in a good book.


The Babylonstoren's superb restaurant serves delicacies that, as you might have guessed, are mostly prepared with produce grown on the farm. Do not hesitate to knock on the kitchen's doors to take a peep inside or make a special request! You are most welcome to step inside to pick up a few secrets.


Your accommodation is most luxurious, radiating contemporary elegance set against a quaint backdrop. The chalets all feature a finely appointed seating area and private terrace with a stunning view of the surroundings vineyards.


Settle down, put your feet up, twirling a glass of finest red wine and observe the setting sun lighting up the hills and mountains. Just wonderful! The elegant Babylonstoren is your first choice for a supremely relaxing stay in the Winelands.


Moreover, Babylonstoren also has a lot to offer for those travelling with children. Plenty of space to play, farm animals and a host of activities to choose from.


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Welcome to the beautiful Drakenstein Valley and South Africa's graceful Winelands! The luxurious farm hotel Babylonstoren perfectly complements the quaint and serene setting. It is located between the read more » Simonsberg, Du Toitskloof and the Franschhoek Mountains.


The Babylonstoren offers a total of eight luxurious ensuite cottages (80 square metres large) with a single bedroom and four more with two bedrooms (115 square metres), the latter a perfect solution for families.


Once upon a time, the ancient buildings served their purpose as grain and hay storages. Today, the cottages offer supremely luxurious accommodation but thankfully retain their graceful 17th and 18th century Cape colony design.


The interior is generously spacious and complemented by a private terrace. Enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner beneath the twinkling stars or take a swing and a snooze in the hammock - quality time par excellence!


The Babylonstoren cottage's facilities leave nothing to be desired: On a crisp and clear winter's day, the underfloor heating chases away any chills. And on languorous summer's afternoon, the air-conditioning takes the edge off the African heat.


Every cottage offers a separate living room with a generous and comfortable seating area as well as kitchen complete with a coffee machine, telephone and safe. Some units additionally boast a fireplace.


The technical gadgets are limited, as befits the setting, but include a TV and DVD player, allowing you to cuddle up with a movie on the rare occasion of a rainy night.


Of course, you also enjoy full access to the manor house, which offers an additional five bedrooms available on request. Just let our friendly and professional team of travel consultants know about your plans and expectations.


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The luxurious homestead hotel Babylonstoren is the perfect base for a host of activities that range from sports to wellness, culture and history. Something for everyone!


Nature and gardening enthusiasts read more » will want to start with stroll through the Babylonstoren's gardens and farm property. A glowing recommendation goes to the guided visits. The farm's chief gardener provides fascinating information about the cultivation of the different crops.


When was the last time you stuck your hands into the fertile soil to plant and harvest our everyday food? You are quite welcome to lend a helping hand, learning about vegetables, fruit and herbs in a hands-on experience – a great option with kids!


Later, take a hike through the rolling hills and vineyards. Keep a pair of binoculars at hand to observe the many bird species that frequent the Babylonstoren's property. Of course, none are needed for the farm flocks of chicken, doves and ducks.


On a different day, maybe you would like to learn more about the Babylonstoren's history. Stop by the more than 320 year old manor house, which dates back to 1690, and include the historic wine cellar, the grain storage and pigeonry into your tour.


The Winelands are just perfect for sports and activities like biking, hiking or paddling on the hotel's lake. Every part of the farm's 200 hectare property is open to you.


Afterwards, visit the Babylonstoren's spa for a professional treatment or relaxing massage. And on a hot day, the elegant pool invites you to take a refreshing splash or do some early morning laps.


Your culinary well-being is in excellent hands at the farm restaurant. Of course, the farm's own produce finds its way directly from the vegetable patch into the cuisine's delicious and hearty creations. Other ingredients are bought locally.


And then, there are the countless vineyards that surround the hotel. The location allows you to sample the world renowned wines that are produced in Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek without having to travel far.


Last but not least, the city sights: Vibrant Cape Town's countless attraction may be explored on an easy day trip. Or spend a day on a whale-watching cruise. Those with an appetite for adrenaline may also go shark diving.


Welcome to the Babylonstoren luxury farm hotel in the Cape Winelands! A romantic, relaxing holiday you will always remember!


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