Babylonstoren

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Resort
Franschhoek
,
South Africa
Type
Rooms
Cabins
Location
Franschhoek
South Africa

Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, set at the foot of Simonsberg in the Franschhoek wine valley.

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Set within 3,5 hectares of cultivated fruit and vegetables, the big garden at Babylonstoren is at the heart of the farm. The farm hotel is characterised by thick whitewashed walls, elegant gables and hearty fireplaces, emulating an authentic farm stay experience.

Lizzy Nelson

The Farmhouse at Babylonstoren

A botanical theme combines with moody interiors, incorporating swarthy four-poster king-size beds, dusted moss walls, luxurious en-suite marble bathrooms and generous walk-in cupboards. The room, which sleeps 2, is fitted with a cast-iron stove, contemporary accessories and furniture.

Garden Cottages at Babylonstoren

The Garden Cottages at Babylonstoren can accommodate between2- 4 guests depending on whether you stay in the suite or larger cottages. Each built in Cape Dutch style, they are spacious and luxurious. All rooms come with a modern en-suite bathroom. Whilst the larger cottages provide a lounge, with a hearty fireplace, filled bookshelf, and modern kitchen and dining extension.

Fynbos Cottages at Babylonstoren

At Fynbos Cottages, guests can fully immerse themselves in the beauty of the natural plant habitat of the Western Cape’s mountains. The cottages are newly built in the Cape Dutch style and adjoining vineyards and orchards – ideal for more adventurous guests. The cottages can accommodate either 2-4 persons, again with a contemporary kitchen and dining extension added to the spacious lounge area.

Family Houses at Babylonstoren

Fynbos Family House - Up to ten guests are accommodated in five individual bedrooms, each comprising a fireplace and spacious en-suite with marbled tile floors and luxurious freestanding baths to soak away your worries. Leading off the spacious lounge is a contemporary glass cube, seamlessly encompassing a fully equipped kitchen. The heart of the house is the private central courtyard, offering a gathering space for friends and family to share. A crystal pool in the centre of the courtyard is fed by a shallow channel, emulating the streams on the rest of the property and providing the tranquil sound of gently trickling water.

Manor House - All rooms have a king-size bed, with two of the rooms having the option of twin beds. Breakfast is included in the room rate, as well as a well-stocked personalised larder. Guests have access to the garden at all times, with games set up on the private lawn. Curl up in front of the hearty fireplace and admire the architecture, or enjoy refreshments in the garden whilst savouring the exquisite views.

Activities at Babylonstoren
  • Children's activities e.g. cooking, scavenger hunt
  • Workshops
  • Garden tour
  • Bike ride
  • Gym
  • Guided walk
  • Garden tour
  • Mountain drive
  • Swim
  • Wine tasting
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Rowing at the dam
  • Fishing
Spa Treatments at Babylonstoren
  • Hammam
  • Massage
  • Hot spa
  • Facials
  • Body wrap
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
Children at Babylonstoren
  • Children under 2 stay free if sharing a room with their parents in a cot.
  • Unfortunately The Farmhouse is not suitable for children
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Workshops at Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren holds regular workshops which guests can enjoy for free. Previous classes have included:

  • Craft your own soap
  • Discover beekeeping
  • Foraging
  • Flower crown making
  • Herbal healing
  • Flower pressing
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