Boutique Luxury

Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren is a beautiful and unique boutique hotel located within vineyards and orchards in the Drakenstein Valley. Envision converted Cape Dutch farm buildings as your own person cottage or enjoy a luxury suite in the converted farm house.

Paarl, The Winelands, South Africa
Babylonstoren
  • Stunning surroundings

  • Incredible gardens

  • Beautifully restored Cape Dutch buildings

  • Delicious food specializing in home-made produce


Babylonstoren is a perfect boutique farm hotel within vineyards and orchards in the Drakenstein Valley, between Franschhoek and Stellenbosh. Every way you look the beautiful gardens and vineyards stretch out before you in the most impressive example ever of a working farm.

This stunning property boasts a total of 22 rooms, with six one-bedroom suites in the historic manor house, three gorgeous one-bedroom cottages, and four two-bedroomed cottages which are in the traditional Cape Dutch Style with a lounge and basic kitchen. Finally there is an additional nine suites in the tastefully converted Farmhouse which can be taken over elusively. This small personalized property is ideal for either families or couples. Children can run free and explore the gardens, ride on the tractors, walk with the working ducks and collect their eggs. It’s a treasure chest of surprises; a maze, a lake with boats and a surprise water fountain. Couples meanwhile will enjoy the peace and privacy of their own cottage and sampling the delicious wine from Babylonstoren's vineyard whilst cosying up in front of their fire on chilly evenings.

Babylonstoren is also great for those with green fingers, there are eight acres of gardens with over 300 varieties of plants, creatively designed. Guests can even help with the harvesting should they so desire and gardeners can take guests on a guided visit of the garden. As well as this, it is perfect for those who are keen on organically diverse menus – the seasonal fruit and vegetables are the foundation of the menu at their renowned restaurant Babel.

From Babylonstoren wander through the farm’s extensive fruit orchards and vineyards or accompany the duck herd as they wander through the farm harvesting snails. There are seven different hiking trails extending across the property. Alternatively, borrow a bike and cycle through the vineyards, around the dams and koppie. The spa at Babylonstoren is like no other, with fresh herbs picked each morning for use in the Spa's daily rituals, and a steam room, sauna, heated jet pool and cold plunge pool to relax in before having a nibble on some ripe and delicious food and sipping fresh juices in the bamboo garden.

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Have a delicious food platter delivered to your door and enjoy a relaxing dinner in the privacy of your cottage.

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Rooms

Manor House

Manor House

This exclusive use Cape Dutch Manor House has five bedrooms and can accommodate up to 10 guests. All rooms have a comfortable king-sized bed, with two having the option to be converted into twins. Breakfast is included daily as well as a well-stocked bar fridge, and there is access to the farms gardens, farms shops and restaurants. Other facilities include a traditional farm kitchen with wood burning stove, a large fireplace and finally a private lawn with a selection of games.

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Farmhouse Suite

Farmhouse Suite

Each of the one-bedroom Farmhouse Suites offers access to a swimming pool and rejuvenating spa area. All have a comfortable four-poster king size bed, a cast-iron stove and a spacious en-suite bathroom.

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9 bedroom
Garden One-bedroom Suite

Garden One-bedroom Suite

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 Bourellec 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.

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Facilities

Golf

Golf

Horse Riding

Horse Riding

Swimming pool

Swimming pool

Fishing

Fishing

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Spa


Location

Paarl, The Winelands, South Africa

Babylonstoren lies in the Drakenstein Valley between Franschhoek and Paarl. Surrounded by the Simonsberg, Du Toitskloof and Franschhoek Mountains, Babylonstoren is in the heart of the Cape Winelands.

12-hour international flight to Cape Town International Airport. Babylonstoren is some 60km from the city of Cape Town and an easy 45-minutes drive from Cape Town International Airport. Transfers can be arranged by the hotel.


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