Babylonstoren is a perfectly preserved Cape Dutch farm—some of the farm buildings even date back to the 17th century! Your garden-side private villa only adds to the charm of this place, even though it is new and quite modern. This idyllic hideaway has been designed to reflect the crisp simplicity of the old architecture: thatched roofs, whitewashed walls, and ornate gables compliment the modern wood furniture and white fabrics. Well-stocked bookshelves, extravagantly soft bedding, and an open hearth round out the cozy serenity of each villa… it truly feels like home.
- En-suite bathrooms
- Private living area
- Hair dryer
- In-room safe deposit box
- Babel Garden Restaurant
- Full spa and gym
- Large pool
A note for families & children
Children are most welcome at Babylonstoren—indeed, children under two stay free.
Spend each day at your leisure, going at your own pace as you explore the surrounding countryside by horse, bike, car or motor-trike. Stop for a wine tasting at a renowned vineyard, a farm-to-table meal at a hidden restaurant, a chance to shop for antiques on the cobbled streets of a Cape Dutch village, or an opportunity to tour a grand manor house, a la Jane Austen.
Or you’d rather explore the great outdoors? Venture out on a bird-watching expedition in the hills or a whale-watching jaunt on the waves. Canoe the rivers that wend their way through the mountains, or hike the mountains themselves, looking out from key vantage points at the vast expanse of valley floor below.
Perhaps staying at home is more your speed. There is much to do here as well, from curling up with a book and a mug of cocoa in the library to exploring the vast farmland, perhaps even helping with the harvest—the chefs in the kitchen are happy to cook whatever you pick. To work up an appetite, take a jog up the Babylonstoren koppie—the view of the Winelands from the top is a worth the effort. Swimming in the salt-water pool or spending the afternoon at the spa are other worthy options.
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