Babylonstoren Farm Hotel

Explore South Africa

Lying within the vineyards and orchards of the Drakenstein Valley, between Franschhoek and Paarl, Babylonstoren is one of the best preserved werfs (farm yards) in the Cape Dutch tradition, with the manor house dating back to 1777.

Now a boutique hotel it hosts 14 cottages in converted Cape Dutch farm buildings. There are 8 en-suite one-bedroom guest cottages and 4 en-suite 2 bedroom guest cottages, which are ideal for families. The elegant interiors are designed by the former editor of the South African Elle Decoration, Karen Roos.

One of the highlights of a stay is the restaurant, Babel which is simply fantastic. Straight-from-the-garden ingredients are spun into colourful plates, meat is organic, and puddings are a treat.

The beautifully landscaped 8-hectare garden is a splash of colour with giant orange pumpkins, yellow citrus orchards, scented herb beds, a block of mulberries, and bright vegetables in every hue.

How to get to Babylonstoren Farm Hotel

Babylonstoren is a 10 minute drive from Paarl, some 60km from the city of Cape Town and an easy 45 min drive from Cape Town International Airport. Franschhoek and Stellenbosch are a 15-minute drive.

Activities at Babylonstoren Farm Hotel

Enjoy a walk in the remarkable fruit and vegetable garden or enjoy a meal in the superb restaurant. Partake in a massage in the spa or a bike ride through the orchards. Swim in the farm dam before sundowners at a picnic spot.

Babylonstoren Farm Hotel Photo Gallery

Babylonstoren Farm Hotel Reviews

Read what our previous clients thought of Babylonstoren Farm Hotel

Client Score: 5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews 5 View more reviews
Babylonstoren Farm Hotel

Marissa Basile &Liam; LaCasse

5

The grounds were GORGEOUS, the food was incredible, and of course the staff, amazing. We wish we had an extra day here to go into town.

Read full trip review
Babylonstoren Farm Hotel

Michael Brown & Carly Elphick

5

Beautiful cottage accommodation. Immaculate grounds. Less personal service.

Read full trip review
Babylonstoren Farm Hotel

Sandy Beatty & Family

5

Literally breathtaking; aweinspiring, jaw droppingly lovely. There are not enough descriptions to do Babylonstoren justice. It was simply and profoundly superb! My wife's elderly parents were looked after like royalty and thoroughly spoilt. So much so, they can't stop talking about Babylonstoren! I can't recommend Babylonstouren enough, it was simply that good!

Read full trip review

Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit Babylonstoren Farm Hotel

All South Africa Itineraries
Shamwari Game Reserve Kids

Cape Town, Garden Route and Safari Family Self Drive

Days
17
Cost For Family of 4
From $11,040 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Winelands, Plettenberg Bay, Oudtshoorn, Amakhala Game Reserve
lion

Cape Town, Winelands, Hermanus and Kruger Family Holiday

Days
16
Cost For Family of 4
From $13,220 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Winelands, Hermanus, Ngala Private Game Reserve
Londolozi Pioneer Camp landscape

Cape Town, Winelands, Kruger and Mozambique Holiday

Days
19
Cost Per Person
From $7,760 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Mozambique
South Africa
Locations
Bazaruto Archipelago, Cape Town, Winelands, Sabi Sands
Motswari safari

Western Cape, Kruger and Dubai holiday

Days
16
Cost Per Person
From $6,260 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
Locations
Cape Town, Winelands, Sabi Sands, Dubai