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“Babylonstoren is a restored Cape Dutch farm set in the remote rural hamlet of Simondium. The elegant interiors offer various original details-think wooden farm doors, fireplaces and stone walls-contrasted with modern kitchens and bathrooms. Enjoy exquisite meals from the organic gardens- heaven!”

“Babylonstoren is a restored Cape Dutch farm set in the remote rural hamlet of Simondium. The elegant interiors offer various original details-think wooden farm doors, fireplaces and stone walls-contrasted with modern kitchens and bathrooms. Enjoy exquisite meals from the organic gardens- heaven!”

Hotel Review

Housed in one of Cape Town's wine country's oldest vineyards, Babylonstoren's classic Cape Dutch architecture is where the 'traditional' ends. Inside, each of its cottages and suites are white-on-white with rustic touches, some with their own log burners. There is a sumptuous bamboo spa, and in keeping with Babylonstoren's ethos, includes natural therapies from Himalayan rock salt scrubs to bamboo massages.

Ducks, geese, chickens, and a couple of donkeys wander amidst the properties eight acres of cultivated fruit and vegetable gardens. Its several restaurants, serve seasonal menus and the fruits of the farm's labour. Make sure to book a table at Babel, very popular with outside visitors, and do sample the fine flavours of The Greenhouse and The Bakery's sweet treats.
Recommended for
  • Eco break
  • Everything grown in their incredible garden is edible and chemical-free- utter organic indulgence!!
  • Honeymoons
  • A truly uniue spot- unfussy elegance with a modern flare, spectacular views, unbeatable food and plenty of wine!
  • Total relaxation
  • Forget about all your worries at this stunningly tranquil spot and make use of their spa facilities
 

Written by Megan Lambert

Recommended For

  • Eco break
  • Everything grown in their incredible garden is edible and chemical-free- utter organic indulgence!!
  • Honeymoons
  • A truly uniue spot- unfussy elegance with a modern flare, spectacular views, unbeatable food and plenty of wine!
  • Total relaxation
  • Forget about all your worries at this stunningly tranquil spot and make use of their spa facilities
  • Wildlife Area
  • Go visit Drakenstein Lion Park, located just a short distance away
  • Fishing
  • Head off to Berg River and find a nice spot for a quiet afternoon fishing
  • Cycling
  • Make use of the free bikes available to explore the area on two wheels
  • Wine tasting
  • Head off to any number of local vineyards and enjoy a tasting session
  • Romantic
  • Free wifi
  • Available in all areas
  • Views
  • Secluded setting
  • Remote
  • Gourmet
  • Wellbeing
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Boutique
  • Chic
  • Gym
  • Farmhouse
  • Disabled access
  • Sit-out Terrace

Facilities

  • Views
  • Air conditioning
  • Free wifi
  • Available in all areas
  • Wifi
  • Safe
  • Parking
  • Free public parking possible on site
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Massage
  • No pets
  • Concierge
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Room service
  • Disabled access
  • Sit-out Terrace

Activities

  • Wildlife Area
  • Go visit Drakenstein Lion Park, located just a short distance away
  • Fishing
  • Head off to Berg River and find a nice spot for a quiet afternoon fishing
  • Cycling
  • Make use of the free bikes available to explore the area on two wheels
  • Wine tasting
  • Head off to any number of local vineyards and enjoy a tasting session

Map & Location

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Other Reviews

From Farm to Estate in Cape Town's Winelands

"I dare you to find something comparable to the Babylonstoren experience, anywhere on earth."

Originally published by Forbes (view article)

THE HOT LIST 2011

"It's an intimate oasis, a new-style retreat with old-school values and compelling charm."

Originally published by Conde Nast Traveller (view article)

The beauty of the Cape

"At its heart, the French garden designer, Patrice Taravella, has made what is, essentially, a gigantic kitchen garden – a beautiful and contemplative space where everything grown can be eaten."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)