Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Babylonstoren, an iconic Cape Dutch farm that has stood the test of time. Nestled at the base of Simonsberg in the picturesque Franschhoek wine valley, this historic estate offers an idyllic retreat that blends rustic charm with modern luxury.
Lush Gardens and
Babylonstoren is a historic working farm with a hotel, spa, farm-to-table restaurants, winery and magnificent garden located in the Franschhoek Valley in the Western Cape region. Stepping onto the farm is like stepping into history. With a rich heritage dating back through to 1692, it stands as one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms in the region. The farm’s graceful architecture, beautifully preserved, provides a glimpse into the past, while its timeless spirit continues to captivate visitors.
Babylonstoren welcomes guests to experience its enchanting farm-style accommodations. Luxurious Suites and cottages provide serene escapes, overlooking vineyards, gardens, and mountains for ultimate relaxation.
Many of the original farm buildings have been converted into beautiful, elegant guest rooms. The estate features nine one-bedroom suites, each granting access to an outdoor pool and a hot spa. Housed within a wooden building with a decked design, the salt room, vitality pool, and sauna contribute to the facility’s serene ambiance.
South Africa, Cape Winelands
The farm is a paradise for children!
No of Rooms
Style of accommodation
Family Farmhouses, Garden Cottages
Families are most welcome and children under 2 stay free if sharing a room with their parents in a cot.
- A Babylonstoren breakfast
- Full access to the garden at all times
- A guided garden tour and farm walk
- Guided fishing
- Bicycles to explore the farm
- Rowing at the dam
- Mountain drive (for a two-night stay and longer)
- Morning harvest with the gardeners
- Bread baking with the bakers
- Cellar tour and wine tasting
- Guest laundry
- A selection of personalised beverages in your room
- Access to the Garden Spa
- 15% VAT (subject to change)
- Meals other than breakfast
- All drinks other than the beverages supplied in your room or the hotel’s bar area
- Spa treatments
- 1% tourism levy per room per night
- All transfers
One of the highlights of Babylonstoren is its extensive fruit tree collection, with over 300 varieties including citrus, stone fruit, berries, and pome fruit. Fresh produce from these trees enhances the farm’s restaurant dishes. The gardens also house vegetables, herbs, and flowers, creatively arranged along interconnected paths. Beehives on-site yield the farm’s own honey.
Babylonstoren is a popular destination for both locals and tourists. The farm’s restaurant, which serves delicious dishes made with fresh, local ingredients, is a popular spot for lunch or dinner. The spa and accommodations also make Babylonstoren a great place to relax and unwind. Whether you’re interested in gardens, food, or just getting away from it all, Babylonstoren is a great place to visit.