Less than 45 minutes’ drive from Cape Town lies Babylonstoren, one of the oldest and best preserved 17th century Cape Dutch farms. The magnificent fruit and vegetable garden spans over 3.5 hectares and has incredible vistas of the surrounding mountains. There are a variety of accommodation options across the property including: a farmhouse suite, six cottages (including two 2-bredoom cottages) and the iconic Manor House that sleeps up to 10 guests in 5 lovely rooms.
The Farmhouse combines authentic architecture with modern design, whilst there is also a beautiful library that houses a rare collection of butterflies. The farm hotel is characterised by thick whitewashed walls and hearty fireplaces that emulate an authentic farm-stay experience. A botanical theme comes across in all the rooms and features four-poster beds, dusted moss walls and ensuite bathrooms.
There are also two excellent restaurants on the property with a ‘farm-to-fork’ philosophy. Babel Restaurant serves delicious seasonal food whilst The Greenhouse serves tea and light lunches during the day. The hotel also has a spa and gym on site, whilst an array of activities are offered including rowing, fishing, cycling, farm activities, cellar tours and wine tastings and garden tours.