Babylonstoren is one of the best preserved werfs (farm yards) in the Cape Dutch tradition. Not only the manor house from 1777, but pioneer structures all the way back to the founding of the farm in 1690. The Koornhuis (for storing wheat and hay) and the old cellar are exceptionally fine. An ornate fowl house, pigeon loft, leaning bell tower and historic gates embellish a traditional courtyard surrounded by a low, whitewashed wall.

The days are intentionally unscripted at Babylonstoren, leaving our hotel guests free to do as they please. Stroll out onto the farm of 200 hectares and see fruit being picked in the orchards or vines being pruned – depending on the season. Enjoy a walk in the remarkable fruit and vegetable garden (guided if you feel like learning, or unguided for relaxation). Pick your own salad or enjoy a meal in the superb restaurant. Perhaps a massage in the spa after lunch? Or a stroll along a clivia lined stream? Then a swim in the farm dam or a bout in the gym, before sundowners?

How to get there

Babylonstoren lies in the Drakenstein Valley between Franschhoek and Paarl. Surrounded by the Simonsberg, Du Toitskloof and Franschhoek Mountains, Babylonstoren is in the heart of the Cape Winelands. It is some 60km from the city of Cape Town and an easy 45 min drive from Cape Town International Airport.

 

Opening Hours

Monday

9:00 - 17:00

Tuesday

9:00 - 17:00

Wednesday

9:00 - 17:00

Thursday

9:00 - 17:00

Friday

9:00 - 17:00

Saturday

9:00 - 17:00

Sunday

9:00 - 17:00

Closed Christmas Day. Garden Tour : Mon - Sun @10h00

Address

Our Address:

R45, Simondium, Western Cape, South Africa, 7670

GPS:

-33.82247774998541, 18.93014280743182

Telephone:
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Our Useful Features & Services

Wine Tasting

Restaurant

Accomodation

Spa / Massage

Scenic farm