Set against a stunning backdrop and surrounded by the Simonsberg, Drakenstein and Paarl Mountains, Babylonstoren resembles a quaint village of days gone by. Enjoy a wonderful family holiday and stay at the Fynbos Family House, an exclusive-use home that sleeps 10 with five en-suite bedrooms, each with a cosy fireplace and glorious tubs for bubble baths. Leading off the spacious lounge is a fully equipped kitchen. A central courtyard is the ideal spot for family and friends to gather with a sparkling pool for refreshing swims.
A wonderful outdoor adventure awaits the children here, and they can enjoy the farm and feed the donkeys, collect eggs and pick delicious fresh fruit and vegetables from the garden. They can also bake scrumptious breads with the bakers and get messy with kneading the dough and run around in the sunny outdoors on a scavenger hunt.
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. 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. After a workout in the fully equipped gym overlooking the garden, guests can unwind with massages at the spa or take advantage of the sauna, steam baths or indoor plunge pool. Those who want to stretch their legs can enjoy birdwatching, take the kids to visit the nearby Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm, go golfing at the Boschenmeer and Pearl Valley courses or simply stroll around the farm.
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