The spirit of Babylonstoren
Set against a stunning backdrop and surrounded by the Simonsberg, Drakenstein and Paarl Mountains, Babylonstoren resembles a quaint village of days gone by. At the heart of the farm is a fantastic vegetable and fruit garden, inspired by the famed company gardens of the Dutch East India Company. Charming cottages dotted around the lush gardens and flourishing vineyards include spacious bedrooms, lovely ensuite bathrooms, small kitchens and glassed dining areas. Guests will be enticed to pick their own fresh produce from the gardens and whip up their own meals or savour the incredible culinary fare served at Babel, the hotel’s five-star restaurant. After a workout in the fully-equipped gym overlooking the garden, guests can unwind with soothing massages at the superb spa or take advantage of the sauna, steam baths or indoor plunge pool. Those who want to stretch their legs can enjoy birdwatching, horseriding, visit the nearby Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm, test their golfing skills at the Boschenmeer and Pearl Valley courses or simply stroll around the farm to admire the beautiful jade surroundings.
What we love about Babylonstoren
- Whatever the season there is always something exciting happening in the flourishing garden — you’ll be invited to join the harvesting, pruning, planting or picking of abundant fruit, herbs, nuts, spices and vegetables.
- Follow the light and photograph the breathtaking beauty of historical buildings, vineyards, the garden and surrounding amphitheatre of mountains.
- Over and above the variety of domestic farm fowls and pigeons in the historic Fowl House and the 280 snail-harvesting ducks, Babylonstoren is home to a myriad of bird species — be sure to bring your binoculars along to spend many leisurely hours ticking off your feathered friends from the farm’s birdwatching list.