Babylonstoren Farm Hotel

CEDARBERG RATING

Premier

Overview

  • Fantastic restaurant, Babel
  • Working wine and fruit farm
  • Guided tours in their extensive formal French garden
  • Small spa offers various treatments
  • Lovely farm shop offering fresh bread and other produce

Babylonstoren Hotel & Wine Estate lies in the heart of the Cape Winelands fairly close to Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. It comprises a 250 ha working wine and fruit farm, a beautiful formal garden, fantastic restaurant and some truly unique accommodation all within the setting of a beautiful 300 year old Cape Dutch homestead.

Babylonstoren has a unique ambience with a sense of purity, simplicity and quiet. However there’s also lots to enjoy here. The formal French garden is divided into multiple 'rooms' a la Villandry in France (with guided tours offered daily which are well worth it.)

More active pursuits at Babylonstoren include walking or mountain biking through the vineyard, hiking up the Babylons hill ('toren' in Afrikaans), canoeing on the farm dam or swimming in the 'farm-dam' style swimming pool - though I have to say that no farm dam has ever looked as inviting as this one…There's also a small spa - and a gym in case you're feeling guilty - as well as a fromagier featuring cheeses from neighbouring Dalewood Fromage.

Lots of their organic garden produce finds its way into their restaurant, Babel, and into their innovative breakfast menu with its delicious fruit and vegetable smoothies. Dinners are now offered though what’s on offer varies according to the day. The restaurant is open on selected days and a supper platter or gourmet pizzas are on offer on other evenings.

Accommodation

From the outside, the 12 suites look like old Cape Dutch outbuildings, complete with water furrows and wood pile stores. But open the door to your cottage/suite and you are welcomed by a light and airy contemporary décor. There are open plan studio suites, slightly larger one bedroom suites and lovely two bedroom suites which have their own kitchen cum glass-walled conservatory area overlooking the garden. Each bedroom is en suite with a 1930's bathroom - all black and white tiles and understated glamour.

The Manor House at Babylonstoren is also available on an exclusive use basis. This traditional Cape Dutch manor houses comprises three en suite bedrooms in the main house and two exquisite modern suites in the outbuildings so that it can be taken by a party of 10 people - there could be few better places to celebrate an anniversary or a special birthday with some close friends.

Babylonstoren Farm Hotel on the map

Rooms

Two-bedroom cottage – sleeps 4

The pristine Cape Dutch style of our two-bedroom cottages emulate a farm stay experience with thick walls, elegant gables and a hearty fireplace. A contemporary glass cube has been seamlessly added to the 18th-century structure to house a dining and kitchen area. The interiors continue this contemporary pairing with modern four-poster beds and furniture from international design brands such as Kartell, Magis, Philippe Starck and the Bouroullec Bros. Each bedroom also has a luxurious en-suite bathroom. Bookshelves filled with carefully selected books, underfloor heating and free Wi-Fi are just a few of the things that await you. Our cottages are either garden or vineyard facing. A well-stocked personalised bar fridge, as well as breakfast, are included in the room rate. All our two-bedroom cottages are serviced daily and come with a king-size bed, and a king or two single beds in the second bedroom.

4 Cottages available

One-bedroom cottage – sleeps 2

Each of the slightly larger open-plan cottages has a luxurious en-suite bathroom and lounge area with thick walls, elegant gables and a hearty fireplace. Into this pristine Cape Dutch style, a contemporary glass cube has been seamlessly added to house a kitchen area. The interiors continue this pairing with modern four-poster beds and furniture from international design brands such as Kartell, Magis, Philippe Starck and the Bouroullec Bros. Bookshelves filled with carefully selected books, underfloor heating and free Wi-Fi are just a few of the things that await you. Suites are either garden or vineyard facing, with access to the garden and the farm. A well-stocked personalised bar fridge, as well as breakfast, are included in the room rate. All our one-bedroom cottages come with a king-size bed and are serviced daily.

3 Cottages available

One-bedroom suite – sleeps 2

Each open-plan suite has a luxurious en-suite bathroom and lounge area with thick walls, elegant gables and a hearty fireplace. The interiors take on an altogether contemporary feel when paired with the modern lines of furniture by international design brands such as Kartell, Magis, Philippe Starck and the Bouroullec Bros. Bookshelves are filled with a wonderful selection of books while underfloor heating and free Wi-Fi are just a few of the things that await you. A well-stocked personalised bar fridge, as well as breakfast, are included in the room rate. All our one-bedroom suites come with a king-size bed or twin beds and are serviced daily.

6 Suites available

Farmhouse suite – sleeps 2

Comfort is key in the one-bedroom Farmhouse suites where a moody interior theme comprising swarthy four-poster king-size beds, dusted moss walls, luxurious en-suite marble bathrooms and generous walk-in cupboards are paired with contemporary furniture and accessories such as extra-length MDF Italia sofas. In addition to the underfloor heating, each room is fitted with a cast-iron stove. Bookshelves filled with a wonderful selection of books and free Wi-Fi are just a few of the things that await you. A well-stocked personalised bar fridge, as well as breakfast, are included in the room rate. All our suites are serviced daily.

9 Suites available

 

Definitely worth it

"It was definitely worth it, one should stay a minimum of two nights to fully enjoy the setting and everything that’s on offer. "

Special offers

Babylonstoren Farm Hotel Winter Special

The Farm Hotel makes the perfect winter hideout spot where guests can relish simple pleasures and restore a sense of well-being. Reading by the fireplace or sipping on a glass of red wine - Make the most of Babylonstoren winter offer: Stay 4 nights and only pay for 3 nights. 

Stay 4 night and only pay for 3 nights

VALID FROM 05/01/2017
VALID UNTIL 25/10/2021

Includes

Bed & Breakfast

Family Suitability

Family-friendly all ages

Good For

Leisure, Shopping, Adventure, Sports, Watersports, Birding, Flora, Nature, Hiking, Cycling, Wine, Gourmet, Relaxation, History & Culture

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