Babylonstoren Offers Cape Dutch elegance and farm antiquity
Originally built in 1692, the Babylonstoren farmhouse and fruit grove offers elite travellers the exclusive opportunity to holiday in South African opulence. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Cape Dutch region, this luxury retreat provides a unique view of old farm life. Lovingly restored in the last decade, guests will encounter the wonders of Babylon through the property’s amazing gardens.
Royally Rural Accommodations
Babylonstoren proffers a choice of thirteen bespoke guest suites, each with their own fully equipped kitchen and view of the gardens. Open floor plans are gracious and spacious, with appointed décor from the world’s top designers. Wake in the morning to panoramic views of the garden or surrounding vineyards.
A new addition to the property are the Farmhouse suites. These nine suites include one bedroom, and access to a private swimming pool and spa facilities. Baths are appointed with marble features, the Italian sofas are nearly as large as the plush king-sized beds. Added luxuries include under floor heating and endless rows of brimming bookshelves. Breakfast is offered with every room, in the privacy of your own Cape Dutch oasis.
Farm Fresh Food and Fun
The farm to table concept comes to fruition through each lovely meal. During the breakfast hours, guests are treated to fresh fruits and home mad breads, along with a signature farm breakfast of eggs and plum-smoked bacon or smoked trout. Each meal is created at the farm using only the finest locally sourced ingredients. Lunches and dinners may take place at one of the three on site restaurants. Between Babel, The Greenhouse, and the Garden Spa, there is no wrong choice for a delicious and satisfying meal.
Mere steps away from your luxury suite is the Babylonstoren spa, where guests may luxuriate in the Bamboo Treatment area, the hammam, or one of the saunas. Choose to participate in a water ritual or a salt scrub, among many other selections. Visitors who wish to maintain their fitness while on holiday are pleased to find a full service gymnasium on site as well.
The immaculately kept gardens on the property are a major attraction for every guest. Each season brings new colors and fragrances, new opportunities to take part in the harvesting events. Join in the celebrations each season and help select the ripest fruits and vegetables, or simply assist the caretakers by pruning the vines. Garden tours are held each morning, which offer a phenomenal history of the land and residence.
Wine tours through the cellar and vineyards are complimentary for every hotel guest. Starting in the verdant vineyards, guests will learn about the entire wine making process, and end their tour with a savory wine tasting. With thirteen grape varieties grown on the property and eight glorious wines to choose from, the wine tour is not to be missed.
Babylonstoren provides guests with many opportunities to explore their hundreds of acres, or even venture out into the surrounding villages. With so much to see and do, visitors to the Cape Dutch region will wish to make the hotel their home away from home.